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How To Roll Plastic Shopping Bags

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 -
Time: 10 Minutes Cost: $0 Difficulty: Easy
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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  • Birdz of a Feather
    Birdz of a Feather Canada
    on Jan 10, 2017

    Thanks for posting this Kara; I was wondering how this was done when I saw the Pringle can hack :)

    • Kara S.
      Kara S. Jersey City, NJ
      on Jan 10, 2017

      That's right! Thanks for checking it out :)

  • Christina aka Queenopearls
    Christina aka Queenopearls Sarasota, FL
    on Jan 12, 2017

    Thank you so much for this! I was wondering what I would do with the old dispensing plastic containers. Smart, efficient and looking lovely. :)

  • Cel
    Cel Somerset, NJ
    on Jan 12, 2017

    Absolute genius!

  • Pakozy57
    on Jan 12, 2017

    I need to do this. I am swamped with plastic bags. I've tried fabric bag holders and they are ok but you often pull more than one out at a time. I'll try this for the regular size bags and save my fabric holders for the small ones ones and the large ones. I'll have to look around for the right container as I don't use wipes. I'll probably need a larger container. LoL

    • Crosbylc
      on Nov 8, 2017

      I use the tissue box idea for in the bathroom. when i need a plastic bag for the waste basket,there it is. No need to go to the garage or the kitchen where i keep my other plastic bags in the disinfectant containers.

  • V Smith
    V Smith Albrightsville, PA
    on Jan 13, 2017

    I like this for the car.

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