How to Fold that Hoard of Plastic Bags that Lives Under Your Kitchen Sink

Life Hack: The quickest and easiest way to fold plastic shopping bags

I am pretty good about remembering to bring my reusable shopping bags with me when I pick up groceries. I walk in the store with my canvas bags, and I leave with my groceries and only those bags (and usually a pint of Ben & Jerry's - don't judge me). No matter how hard I try, plastic shopping bags still seem to magically appear under my kitchen sink. While tiny bags are handy to have around (fellow pet owners may agree with me here), keeping them from looking like a literal wad of trash is tricky. I'm here to share with you a folding technique to beat all others. It's by far the fastest, and definitely the easiest, way to fold a plastic shopping bag.    


What a space saver! Learn how to fold a plastic shopping bag the right way.

For reference on how much space this life hack saves, the number of bags in this before and after picture is twenty-five. Twenty-five bags! Look how neat and tiny they are in the second photo! If you're in full spring-cleaning swing, you'll know what a chore organizing the kitchen can be. Learn how to minimize and organize some of the clutter with this quick video below:


Whew. No more bags inside bags inside bags. Claim that space under your kitchen sink back! Hooray for tidiness! 

No more shoving a wad of bags into the belly of yet another bag - get that mess together! We'll show you the quickest and easiest way to fold a plastic shopping bag.
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Ever since I learned this trick, I've been folding bags this way. It's just a habit at this point. If you have any little life hacks that make organizing less chaotic, I'd love to hear about them in the comments!


Folding a plastic shopping bag is pretty awesome, but folding a fitted sheet is legitimately life-changing.

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MEGray on Mar 22, 2017:

@C Brodie It's a game-changer! =D

C Brodie on Mar 22, 2017:

I have a similar method! Its saves SO much space! Fantastic!

Darreleen Wiles on Mar 22, 2017:

simplistic indeed

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