Introduction: Exponentially-multiplying Plastic Bags? Here's a Solution!
Ok, obviously plastic bags from grocery stores and most other retail establishments are pretty convenient compared to paper ones. There seems to be a strange phenomenon that occurs, however, when they are brought home and not thrown directly in the trash can. If you are like my wife and myself, we seem to think that they will ALL someday serve a useful purpose for....uhhh...something :) Conversely, they have accumulated and, in my conspiracy-based opinion, have figured out a way to mate and multiply exponentially.
This instructable is intended to display a simple, quick, cheap and easy way to wrangle those plastic bags into an organized, condensed dispenser. Someday you will use them!? Before you throw away that long-sleeved shirt that you painted in or somehow stained, take a gander at this. Gain the upper hand on those rascals.
The video shows it all take place:
Step 1: Materials
This project is so easy..a caveman could do it. Hopefully that caveman on the car insurance commercials doesn't see this. It should take you, or even him, less than 5 minutes once you've gathered all of the necessary materials:
1) An unwanted long-sleeved shirt or sweatshirt
3) String (somewhat-thick nylon works great)
4) 2 safety pins
5) 9,000 plastic bags...hehe
Step 2: Cutting
-Cut a sleeve off of the shirt.
NOTE: While doing so, picture all of your plastic bags being reluctantly brought under control with what you are about to assemble (this part is optional).
-Measure and cut a 10in. (about 25cm) piece of string.
Step 3: Fastening
-Tie the ends of the string to the safety pins. Alternatively, you can pierce the ends of the string with the pins if it's strong nylon.
-Fasten the safety pins to the end of the shirt sleeve (the end that you just cut). See pictures and check the image note.
Step 4: Hang and Fill!
-Quietly find a good place to hang your bag dispenser. As you'll see in the video and picture, the door knob on the inside of a closet door is perfect. Not only is it out of view, but it will quiet the potential bag riot that could ensue when they are captured.
-Fill it with as many plastic bags as you can. This may require help from another person (preferably a large adult). The level of resistance may be fierce. At this stage of the game, the bags have fully realized that they are no longer in control!
Step 5: The Finished Product
-Now you can just pull a bag out of the bottom of the sleeve when you need one!
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