How to fold a grocery bag and store those neatly?This is how I do.At first this folding sounds like difficult,but when you use to it,folding a grocery bag takes just a few seconds only.
Anyway this is not a recipe post. But I believe an organized pantry/kitchen is one of the secrets for a delicious dish. I usually reuse plastic grocery bags. Most of the time I use those as garbage bags or liners for the dustbins. But how to store them nicely in less space? Until recent, I folded them into four and stored in another larger size bag. That plastic bag was always bulky and took much space inside my kitchen cabinet which I didn’t like.
But I didn’t know a better method.
Later I found this folding method and it is really useful in space saving. Now I have lots of bags folded and stored inside a small basket.It is not bulky as earlier. I keep this basket inside the cupboard below the sink and it is aesthetically pleasing.
Folded bags can be stored in any type of container, plastic box or even inside a jar which is not in use.
You may feel that this folding process takes too much time. No! It can be done under 1 minute.On the other way, we don’t receive 100 grocery bags to our home in a day. It can be less than 10 bags per day. So, spending few seconds for folding a bag is worth than having a cluttered space, isn’t it?
This is easy to do while watching tv. Oh but don’t disturb other family members, as they won’t like the crinkly sound of folding the grocery bag. 🙂
Here are the steps on how to fold a plastic grocery bag using an origami fold and store them nicely.
Place the plastic bag on a flat surface. Firmly press it and make it smooth. Avoid any wrinkles.
Then fold the plastic bag into half-length as shown in picture. Press it and make it Smooth.
Then fold it again as shown in below photograph.
Always make sure the bag is empty of air and without any wrinkles.
Fold a triangle at the bottom of the plastic bag strip by folding one corner up.
Continue folding the bag in triangle shape all the way to the top of the strip.
Now you reach to the top.
You can find the small pocket shape in folded bag.
Tuck the handles of the bag into this opening at the top of the fold.
Yay! It is done. Now there is a triangle shaped folded bag which is easily fit into any container.
I store all my bags like this. I have two small baskets for larger bags and smaller bags. So, it is easy to find a bag according to the size.
When you want to use the bag, remove the tucked ends and just shake it.
For easy instructions, please watch the below video.(Please ignore the quality of the video as I did it only to share the instructions 🙂 )
Hope you enjoyed this post.How do you store bags in the pantry? Any other easy method? I would like to know.
Also check : how to store onion and garlic?
New post dear, very useful and they seem so organized and no one can guess that they are grocery bags 🙂 thanks for sharing
me too fold in the same way….easy to store…
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thats a very handy post, Amy !!! thanks a bunch for sharing.
jolly good idea.
That’s such a great way to store.. Neat it looks & obviously less space 🙂
Good post . me to use in the same way
very useful and nice post dear…
very useful post..
Oh, u’re storing your bags the same way too? Cool! I did a post on this too some time ago & this method saves us lots of space. Glad we’re on the same page 🙂
Great idea thanks for sharing 🙂
This is an awesome post! I always have such a mess under my kitchen cabinet! Thank you so much for linking this up for favorite thing friday.
Great post. I reuse them too but you’re right about them taking up space. I love this and will definitely use your method from now on.
Thanks for sharing at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.
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I keep dumping the bags into the drawer until its stuck and the rest of the drawers are jammed. Nice sharing on the step by step process but I sincerely wish I have to time to fold.
I did do this and it did save space, I hope I have the time to keep this up.
This is a great idea 🙂
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Who knew?!? Thanks!
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My sister’s roommate from Indonesia would fold her bags like this. It’s a great way to save space!! 🙂
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You are not supposed to just wad them up? lol! I will have to try this.
Thanks for sharing..
It is a good idea…
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This is a new take on bag folding that is very interesting. I’ll have to try it out! Thanks for sharing this tip
Thanks for the idea. I will do it to save space.
An excellent idea !!!!!Your folding method is really space saving !!!!
Great post on grocery bags as a shopping bags manufacturer i really happy to read this one
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