How to Fold Plastic Bags for Easier Storage

Sooner or later, every adult acquires a plastic bag that they use as storage for other plastic bags. But the bag becomes huge pretty quickly, ends up not fitting in the drawer it’s kept in, and becomes the reason for a huge mess.

5-Minute Crafts would like to show you how to fold plastic bags and store them in an organized way. And, in the bonus section, we’ll tell you how to fold and store reusable grocery bags.

1. Triangles

  1. Spread the bag out on a flat surface and fold it in half.
  2. Then fold it in half again.
  3. Fold the lower corner from left to right.
  4. Then fold it upward.

5. Continue folding the corners until you reach the bag handles.

6. Carefully tuck the handles inward.

7. Smooth the resulting triangle.

8. Store these triangles in a small box or container.

2. A tube with bags

  1. Take an empty tube of computer wipes, remove the lid, and put a plastic bag folded in half
    with its handles up, inside.
  2. Pass another bag through the handles of the previous one.
  3. Put it inside the tube with its handles up too.
  4. Put another 6 to 8 bags, the same way, into the tube and pass the handles of the latter one through the hole in the lid.

3. A paper tissue dispenser

  1. Take an empty tissue box.
  2. Cover it with decorative foil.
  3. Put a plastic bag folded in half, with its handle up inside. Pass another bag through it and also put it into the dispenser, handle up.
  4. Put another 6 to 8 bags inside in the same way.

4. A handmade dispenser

  1. Take a box with a flap lid approximately 14×8 inches and mark the cut lines on the lid. You have to draw 2 equal lines (which you will then cut) that are approximately 6 inches from each side edge.

  2. Cut the box along the marked lines with a paper cutter.
  3. Remove the middle part and the top of the right piece.
  4. Insert the right piece of the box into the left one.

5. Make a wide rectangular hole in the lid.

6. Cover the box with decorative foil.

7. Put a plastic bag folded in half and with its handle up, inside. Pass another bag through the handle and also put it into the dispenser, handle up.

8. Put 6 to 8 bags inside in the same way.

Bonus: How to fold grocery bags

  1. Spread the bag out on a flat surface and fold it in half.
  2. Then fold it in half again.
  3. Fold the right third of the bag.
  4. Tuck it into the left third of the bag.
  5. Tie the folded bag with its handle.
  6. Store the bags in a small box or container.
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