Fold Plastic Bags Like Flags For Easy Storage

The plastic bags from groceries, takeout and other shops often end up wadded, stuffed or tangled in an inconvenient spot, unless you buy a single-purpose storage tool. Or, if you've got the inclination, you fold them like a flag.

Not everyone is going to put this kind of effort in, but the blogger at A Lil Bird Told Me puts forth the evidence that it can be really convenient to have all your bags stashed in a container, inside a standard drawer, ready for easy unfolding whenever needed. The folding should be familiar to any former Boy/Girl Scout or military member — it's the same kind of triangular end-over-end used for flags.

If you don't keep plastic grocery bags around or just can't imagine actually folding them, consider other uses for grocery bags, such as crocheting into a full shoulder tote.

Tidy Tips: Bags [A Lil Bird told me...]


    I just tie 'em in a knot.

    Such plastic bags were phased out of South Australia ages ago. You'd be lucky to find one anywhere.

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