Introduction: Trash Bag Changing Hack

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

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

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 made it!(author)2015-11-21

You're my hero

steinie44 made it!(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 made it!(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 made it!(author)2015-09-21

That's what I thought, too. :(

joshua.artist made it!(author)2015-09-13

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

jeanniel1 made it!(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 made it!(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 made it!(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 made it!(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 made it!(author)2015-09-10

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 made it!(author)2015-09-10

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 made it!(author)2015-09-10

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

Jack+Rodgers made it!(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 made it!(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 made it!(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 made it!(author)2015-09-04

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

ShiftyTips made it!(author)2015-09-04

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 made it!(author)2015-09-10

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 made it!(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 :-(

horsetcher made it!(author)2015-09-10

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

abmhpd made it!(author)2015-09-10


josephsmythe made it!(author)2015-09-10

"Are you hate to change the trash bag?"

John+L made it!(author)2015-09-10

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

ChrisT26 made it!(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 made it!(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 made it!(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 made it!(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 made it!(author)2015-09-10

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 made it!(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 made it!(author)2015-09-10

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

fredthomke made it!(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 made it!(author)2015-09-07


Dwargh made it!(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 made it!(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 made it!(author)2015-09-05

Cool dude.

IrisKennita made it!(author)2015-09-05

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

Thank you for charing it

ShiftyTips made it!(author)2015-09-05

thank you too

Rosh31 made it!(author)2015-09-05

great idea! shall try it out.

ShiftyTips made it!(author)2015-09-05

Thanks :))

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