Lately, my cupboard has been taken over by a big, white, plastic bag monster who likes to eat other plastic bags. It grows and grows until the shelves are overflowing. Some people have those bags for holding plastic bags but I never saw one I liked. Then I saw a post on Pinterest that suggested putting them in an old Kleenex box. That's a good idea... unless you have over 50, in which case, you need a lot of boxes. Then I came across this post by MouseChirpy and thought it was brilliant - origami plastic bags! Gosh I love the internet!
First, flatten out your plastic bag (including the handles). Fold it in half length-wise, then fold it in half again.
Next, fold a corner up from the bottom and into a triangle.
Continue to fold, making the triangles, until you've reached the handles.
Now fold down the handles from the top until they're only 1/2" to 1" long.
I found it was easiest to take the top corners of the handles and fold them in so the center made a point.
Take that point and tuck it inside the folded layers.
And there you have it kids! An easy way to store a bunch of plastic bags so you can finally use those Kleenex boxes for something else... like Kleenex!
TOTAL COSTS: Free!
TOTAL AMOUNT OF TIME: 1 minute/bag
EASY PEASY SCALE (1 super easy - 5 very difficult): 2 out of 5
It takes a second to get into the flow of it (coming from someone who never made paper footballs in school) but once you get into it, it's a piece 'o cake and they definitely cut down on valuable space!