Introduction: Trash Bag Changing Hack

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Always forget to put a new bag into the trash? Or really hate change it like me? This solution can help you!

Step 1: Watch the Video

I always got in that situation to find a trash without a bag because me or my wife forgot to put in a new trash bag. If you have the same problem just use this tip and solve your problem ;)

Step 2: 1 and Only Step

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It's so so simple put the new bag into the trash but not just one put 5 or 10 :)

I did it 10 times in the video and i used different bags to reveal the method better. But you can use the same bag it works as well!

Step 3: The End

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We put out the bag twice but there is still a bag in the trash and this is absolutely joyful for us :)))

I hope you really like this as well ;)

That's the ShiftyWay :)

Step 4: Don't Forget to Check Out the Video

As always thanks for your support!


darkstar1899 (author)2015-11-21

You're my hero

steinie44 (author)2015-10-10

I just hate finding a new one. So I just put a bunch of them in the bottom, before installing a new one.

Yonatan24 (author)2015-09-17

When you take out the first bag to empty out the trash won't all of the other bags come with it?

TeresaM7 (author)Yonatan242015-09-21

That's what I thought, too. :(

joshua.artist (author)2015-09-13

They should sell them that way. That would be even easier!!!

jeanniel1 (author)2015-09-11

Just so long as none of them leak, then it's good! In case of any bags that might leak, I don't line the entire garbage can, but drape the unused ones over an edge, so I know I have bags ready to reline if I have to. I make sure to put that side of the can away from the front, so they won't get dirty from trash being thrown into the can.

chibibarako (author)2015-09-11

A similar effect can be achieved by storing a roll of garbage bags at the bottom of the can, opening the top bag for use. As each bag is filled, tie it off and tear it off and move the next bag into place.

Phil_S (author)2015-09-11

I rate dealing with trash/rubbish up there with visits to the supermarket - spoils my day. The bags (local council only deal with large black bags) have to out by 6-AM. If you put them out the night before, the foxes or gulls rip them open, so Mondays start with a bleary-eyed struggle to drag these bags through the house to put them by the road so that the operatives don't have to walk far. So all the effort and ingenuity of bagging in the house ends up with a rush to stuff these into the council-approved black bags.

As for pulling the bag out of the bin, I suspect that part of the problem is the build up of static between bag and bin if plastic - if due to creating a vacuum, perhaps an air admittance valve in the base of the bin or a length of plastic pipe from top to bottom in the bin to let the air in. Alternatively, connect to air compressor and stand back.

rickets (author)2015-09-10

you have a good idea -- i always put in only one bag but my dad taught me to punch a hole in the top of the bag by the rim of the can with my thumb. this lets out any air between the bag and the can. also, i put several layers of newspaper advertising in the bottom of the can to soak up any leaks(none yet-knock on wood). i've never had any problem pulling the bag out of the can with no holes and putting in a new bag couldn't be easier.

PropagandaPanda (author)rickets2015-09-10

I punch a hole in the bottom of the trash can. That way I don't need to worry about the bag tearing or leaking.

Taillights (author)rickets2015-09-10

I use used plastic grocery bags (the one's with holes in the bottom)along with news paper to put in the bottom of my garbage bags, hey like you said "no leakes!"

monadam2015 (author)2015-09-10

Great idea. I just fold extra bags and put them in the bottom of the bin.

Jack Rodgers (author)2015-09-10

You one upped me. I wadded mine up and put in the bottom of the can. Oh, wait, I used this idea for a 'porta potty' in my camper van. Used heavy duty bags and a 5 gallon bucket and filled each one with a layer of kitty litter. Had a hard time finding one of those toilet seats designed for these buckets...

gsilveira1 (author)2015-09-10

It is indeed a good idea but I wonder about hygiene since all the germs still in the can even after you take the last bag.
Just wondering.

rickets (author)2015-09-10

another thought. if you have 2 or several bags in your can, tight around the top so they don't fall in. wouldn't it a pain in the keester to grab only one bag at a time to empty the garbage? i know i don't use this method but i think this would be a major con versus the pro of many bags in the can

seamster (author)2015-09-04

This is a great idea, and so simple. Going to start doing this. Thanks!

LaysDIY (author)seamster2015-09-04

I'm totally not the one who figure this out but I was really glad when this came in my mind :))
I'm so happy to this can helo you as well ;) Thanks for you comment

skylane (author)LaysDIY2015-09-10

I first saw this done at a nursing home and did and instant "face palm" :)

Such a simple thing to do and a time saver. If others take out the full bag, they truly appreciate it.

Thanks for putting this simple piece of advice. :)

mariaclemente2000 (author)2015-09-05

Good idea :-). I was a janitor, and tried your advice, because a jerk kept emptying the trash and not replacing the bag. I placed three bags per your instructions, and the jerk took all three bags. It is a good idea, unfortunately the jerk is a jerk. I would like an instructable on dealing with jerks :-(

Put a rubber band around the first two, then at least it would be a lot harder to take all three bags!

abmhpd (author)mariaclemente20002015-09-10


josephsmythe (author)2015-09-10

"Are you hate to change the trash bag?"

John L (author)josephsmythe2015-09-10

He's just being Shifty, don't you know.

ChrisT26 (author)2015-09-10

I usually just put the pack of bags in the bottom of the can. So the next bag is sitting there are ready.. But I like this I never thought to go ahead and open all the bags..

DamianA3 (author)2015-09-10

I like this idea! I have been just laying extra bags in the bottom of trash cans, but I like this much better.

Syx (author)2015-09-10

Amazed that this common-sense tip that my parents were using warrants an instructable... however to ensure that you can get as many bags in as possible make sure you expand the bag fully into the bin (get your hands inside the bag and open it out) before you seal around the edges. This means you don't end up with wasted air-space!

gulliverrr (author)2015-09-07

Cool tip! I love spending 2 minutes every fortnight or so and no time ever day than spend 1 minute every f$$$ day! An additional tip about the holes mentioned. They do help to strech out the new bag if the bin is airtight but they will cause a mess if the bag drips in the bin, through the holes to your carpet/cupboard/etc. Don't drill the holes right at the bottom. Drill the walls 5cm/1 inch from the bottom so that air still gets out but drips stay in the bin! Win-Win!

StuNutt (author)gulliverrr2015-09-10

I find it also works to just use a pointed knife to cut a small slit a few inches up from the bottom of the bag.

foolishcop (author)2015-09-10

I simply take the entire roll of bags and put it in the bottom of the can. When I remove the full bag, I simply pull up a new one from the roll.

holly-g (author)2015-09-10

Been doing this 30 years now. I appreciate lazy girl hacks!

fredthomke (author)2015-09-10

I, too, envision folks grabbing multiple bags instead of the innermost bag when removing. I got around this by simply putting a good amount of bags INSIDE the can before placing the open trashbag as usual. Take out the full bag and voila! There are more bags at the bottom of my can ready to be installed. Still only one bag actually installed, so only one can be removed from the bin.

KyleTheCreator (author)2015-09-07


Dwargh (author)2015-09-07

If the bin is airtight all around, you would drill two little holes into the bottom of the plastic trash bin, so you could even deal with the air between the bag and the bin ^^

chefranger (author)2015-09-05

The problem with this is air gets around the outside and when you drop in stuff the might be heavy it make all the bags drop to the bottom,

ethan_hair7 (author)2015-09-05

Cool dude.

IrisKennita (author)2015-09-05

Great idea!!!!??????

Thank you for charing it

LaysDIY (author)IrisKennita2015-09-05

thank you too

Rosh31 (author)2015-09-05

great idea! shall try it out.

LaysDIY (author)Rosh312015-09-05

Thanks :))

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