Introduction: Save Space When Storing Plastic Bags

This video shows how to fold a supermarket plastic bag to save space to store them. If you recycle these bags for you trash bin, you will find this very useful.


UdyRegan (author)2014-11-21

I've always been so lazy to pack up my plastic bags when I chuck them into storage. I've just been tying knots in them to keep them from tangling with others! Haha!

mole1 (author)2013-11-12

This is really fantastic. I've been using your idea since seeing it and have to say it has saved the day more than once. It's so easy to have a little triangle stashed in a pack, purse, car or pocket. It doesn't get tangled up with other stuff. It doesn't catch the wind and blow away. Brilliant!! I now fold all plastic bags this way.

marcelo7300 (author)mole12013-11-13

Thank you very much for yor comment!

swartley3ga (author)2009-06-10

I like to use these bags to throw diapers/ wet clothes in so it's handy to keep them in my diaper bag so this works perfect for woulodn't be practical for at home where I have hundreds of these things and I don't plan on spending a minute each on them ....maybe if there was a fast way to just roll them up or something then I would do it!

murphrocny (author)2008-12-16

This is freaking great. Obviously, saving space is far more important than saving time.

marsuecom1 (author)2008-07-30

Very cool. I like that, yes same as folding the flag. I always save my bags.

dontno (author)2008-05-27

That's the same fold that's used to fold the American Flag. Haven't seen that since my Army days.

The Porsche Fan (author)dontno2008-06-29

that's exactly what I was thinking, and I'm in scouts, we do that all the time

dontno (author)The Porsche Fan2008-06-30

Hey Porsche Fan; Great minds think alike. Stay in the Scouts. It's a great organization. When I was in the Army. My unit was tasked to support the National Boy Scout Jamboree at Ft. A.P. Hill, VA back in the early '90s. I was amazed at how resourceful they were. I definitely got an education working with the Scouts.

didough (author)2008-04-10

Thanks for that - will save me loads of space ....

diyworkbench (author)2008-04-02

sweet. nice and small. good idea.

Lego man (author)2008-04-01

So I make a plastic bag football?! Sweet!

Firebert010 (author)2008-03-02

Pretty convenient. I can see someone using this method to take several of these for LNT camping.

Cousin eddie (author)2008-02-28

Dont think I'd want to take the time to fold the 100+ bags I have at home, but maybe 5-10 for keeing in my vehicle... yeah, may do that.

marcelo7300 (author)Cousin eddie2008-02-28

Make 5 a day... or start with the new ones. When you get practice it is very quick indeed

GorillazMiko (author)2008-02-28

I just have all my bags in this cupboard thing... they're bags in bags, in bags, like that. But there's about 4 or something, with bags in them, and stuff like that. There's actually a lot, and it really helps out. Nice video!

marcelo7300 (author)GorillazMiko2008-02-28

I used to do that also!!! until my grandmother teach me this technique :P

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