How To Roll Plastic Shopping Bags

2 Materials
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!

Suggested materials:

  • Clorox container
  • Plastic bags

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  • Psy11497769 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?

  • Ton10743166 Ton10743166 on Oct 26, 2017
    What do you do with different size bags

  • Donna 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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