Trash Bags Dispenser

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About: Dad, Maker, biker, trekker, I like sciences, technology, martial art and wild.

For my first instructable, I present to you a little life hack: a trash bags dispenser. I had a bag full of bags and rolls of different size under my sink, it took the place and was not convenient. So I turn a bucket in bags dispenser . Here's how.

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Step 1: Components and Tools Needed:

Tools:

- cutter

- ruler

- pen

- tape

Materials:

- plastic bucket with cover (pop corn bucket, coating ... recycle ! )

- cardboard

- plastic bags of course ! for me, 3 different size.

Step 2: The Bucket Compartments

To begin, measure the height of the bucket, then cut a strip of cardboard that height.

Next, form a rectangle with the cardboard strip by folding with the rule. The corners should touch the bucket, and divide it by 3(for my case). close the rectangle with a piece of tape.

Step 3: The Cover

measure the center of each compartment of the bucket, and report measure on the lid. Make square holes with the cutter, of greater or lesser size depending on the thickness of the bags. The hole must be clear, else your bags will tearing ...

In my case: 3 compartments, 3 holes.

Write the size of bags for each hole.

Step 4: Fold the Bags

Now it only remains to fold the bags.

For free plastic bags :

First: fold in half.

Second: superimpose all bags on 10cm,

Third: roll the bags

For rolls bags :

If the bucket is large enough: nothing.

Otherwise: unwind the roll and fold accordion.

Step 5: Finish Him !

Finally made to pass a piece of bag into each hole.

And now, you have a trash bag dispenser for your kitchen, garden, camping ... simple, but practical!

PS: Possible improvements: larger bucket , transparent bucket ...

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    MomLog

    3 years ago

    Thanks for the reminder! I just voted for you!

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    MomLog

    3 years ago

    I made it! I used a large, rectangular laundry detergent bucket to hold kitchen trash bags and larger, black bags from Costco, but I cut just 2 holes in the lid. Those Costco rolls are large, so there's no space in my bucket for 3 rolls. This is a great, simple idea. Thanks!

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    thefrenchmakerMomLog

    Reply 3 years ago

    Ho, I forgot : if you found it useful, please vote for me ! ;)

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    thefrenchmakerMomLog

    Reply 3 years ago

    Hi MomLog ! Thanks for your feedback! Big rolls are problematic, they need to be unrolled to be less rigid. Or take a biggest bucket :D

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    wold630

    3 years ago

    Good thinking to have three different bag types in one bucket!