Easy to do while watching tv or right after unpacking your groceries, huge difference with space management.

Step 1:

Empty your plastic bag.

Step 2:

Straighten it roughly.

Step 3:

Bring the lower left corner end all the way to the right side & fold it in half.

Step 4:

Follow the same step as Step 3 and fold it in half.

Step 5:

Make a triangle by folding from the lower left corner & fold up to make another triangle.

Step 6:

Continue this until you get to the top of your plastic bag.

Step 7:

Find the pocket on your triangle and fold to the remaining piece into your pocket.

Step 8:

That's it!

Step 9:

No more messy plastic bags to hide. You may even display them in your kitchen and find them easily when you are ready to go!

These plastic bag triangles are also a great way to carry in your purse or pocket while you are walking your dog. Keep them near your door with the leash.



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Thanks for the clear instructions, it was verry easy to make.

I told my 83 year old grandma about this and she spent a whole day doing ALL her bags. I liked it too.

Thanks for the great comments everyone!

That's a great idea, very easy. I put a small S or M on folded small and medium bags. Usually I want a large one but sometimes it it hard to tell once folded. The small ones make good litter bags in the car. Of course, I usually use my cloth shopping bags but it's hard to completely avoid plastic bags and a few do come in handy.

All I can think of is the episode of Gallery Girls when Eli made Maggie go in the back and fold the dog's plastic bags, oh yeah, and then he made her count the rocks in the bonsai tree planters to make sure they were evenly distributed.

Thank you! My Japanese friends all can do this (!?) but I've been a poor student and never remember how, my recreations are always no better than the wad I start with. Now I have a reference for it when I forget.

(And I really don't get the OCD comments below. If you live in a small place tips like this really make the difference. I'm pretty sure that's why all my Japanese friends know how: Tokyo apartments.)

Ok, like folding a flag,and pocket size.....good one

This is an excellent idea! Thanks for sharing it.

I just say "no thanks", everytime someone offers me a plastic bag. works fine.