How To Roll Plastic Shopping Bags

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10 Minutes

Everyone has that 1 spot in their house that holds all the plastic shopping bags. For me, it's under the sink. I stuff them all in there until I need one then they all come flying out. What a disaster. I decided it was time to learn how to roll them into a space-saving dispenser! Heres how -
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First, you fold the bag in half and press all the air out.
Next, you line the bags up. This is the important part - only let the handle from the second bag overlap the first bag. This is what will give you the dispensing effect.
You then fold the top handle back and begin to roll down.
You continue to roll and line the bags up, rolling downward only letting the handles overlap.
Finally, you should have something that looks like this!
My roll fit perfectly into an empty clorox container. I snapped the lid off, inserted the bags through the notches and replaced the cap.
It's so easy! I just sit in front of the TV and roll the bags every so often. It saves SO much space under my sink and not to mention it looks nicer.
Check out the video below to watch me roll the bags!

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Clorox Germicidal Cloth Wipe, White, 6 3/4"(W) x 9"(L), 70/Container
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  • Psy11497769
    on Jan 17, 2017

    I am a sengager and I am having trouble lining up the bags correctly I watched the instructions I am missing something. in the process. what do I do?

    • Ash22494743
      on Oct 26, 2017

      Angela, this also makes the rolled-up bag look like a rose. So much nicer than the stuffed in way I used to do it.
  • Ton10743166
    on Oct 26, 2017

    What do you do with different size bags
  • Donna
    on Nov 26, 2017

    FYI. I used a roll from wrapping paper , put a rubber band at 2 places, and just stuff the bags into the folding and stands easily in a corner. I use for yard pick up after the dogs so I have at each door outside.

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  • Natalie Hancock
    on Apr 25, 2018

    I just rolled up my Walmart plastic bags. This is such a resourceful idea. Thanks so much.

  • Cindy Timms
    on Feb 23, 2019

    Thank you for sharing, I'm going to make one right now. I hope mine comes out just as nice ☺️

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