How to Fold Plastic Shopping Bags to Take Up Less Space

Lay the bag out on a flat surface. Line up the sides of the bag and smooth out any big wrinkles.
Fold the bag in thirds .
Starting from the end without the handles, fold the corner up to make a triangle.
Fold the triangle over and then flip it up the entire length of the bag. (it's the same technique you learn in scouting for folding a flag)
Tuck the ends of the handles into the open edge of the last triangle you folded.
You end up with a compact and neatly folded triangle (football). You'll be surprised how much less room your plastic bags will take up when folded this way.

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  • Terry
    on Jan 17, 2015

    OMG, take them back to the store and let them recycle them

  • Colleen
    on Jan 18, 2015

    I just use a Kleenex box just stuff them in.

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