Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Folding Plastic Bags into Triangles for Maximum Space


I have lost count of the number of times I've needed plastic bags suddenly in cars, malls, parks and other random places. They're always good to keep on hand, especially with little ones. I've found that folding them into triangles really enables you to maximize the space you have so that you don't need to keep refilling your bag of...bags. Target bags are the way to go for me. Proven to tear less. 

I saw how to do this on a YouTube video, and thought I'd share it in a blog post. Let's get started!


Flatten out a plastic bag:


 Fold it in half:


Fold that in half:


And half again, if need be:


Take the top corner of the bottom of the bag and fold it down to make a triangle.


Flip that triangle to the right, then up, then right, then down

Until you reach the handles of the bag:


Tuck the handle inside the flap which has been created. Le voilĂ  !

I keep a snack-sized Ziploc bag of these in the car, in my purse and in the diaper bag. Always comes in handy! Hope this post was of some help to you :)

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9 comments :

  1. I do this and I love it! Infact, I'm addicted to it. lol. Folding plastic bags to triangles not only saves space but keeps your cabinet neat too.

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    1. Indeed! Thanks for dropping by! :)

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  2. Never thought about doing this. Thanks for the tip!

    Also, thanks for signing up to guest blog for me while I am on maternity leave. Please email me at allison.michelena@gmail.com so I can send you more info. I totally forgot to put email address on the sign up sheet! Oops!

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    1. Glad this post helped, Allison!

      I'll send you an email write now! :)

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  3. I do this often, and it makes my storage less cluttered, nice post :)

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  4. My daughter sent me to your blog; she is the organizing fiend in the family. I love it! I am in the middle of organizing my sewing studio, but this bag storage idea is fantastic! I just folded up all the grocery bags that were taking up the bottom pantry shelf, and it looks great! What about the reusable grocery bags? Any ideas for them?

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    1. Hi Jean! Thanks so much for dropping by, I'm glad the post could be of help!! Yes, I do have a post on reusable grocery bags. Here's the link:

      http://simply-in-control.blogspot.com/2013/09/undersink-kitchen-cabinet-organization.html

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  5. Hi Seher, I'm a late commenter since I just found your post, but I'm sure happy I did. I feel SO silly for not thinking of this myself! All those useful bags under my kitchen sink can finally be looked at ...lovingly. Also a great "chore" for my young boys. Haha! Thanks so much. :)

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    1. Hi Daphne! Thanks so much for dropping by. I get all comments sent to my email inbox so you can be sure I see them all :) This is definitely a very useful method of storing plastic bags and a perfect activity for young ones, especially while watching TV!

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