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Bags, bags everywhere! How do I thin you out without throwing you out?
I have hundreds of plastic bags and I hate throwing them out! It's just a shame to do so! I learned this from my mother and I didn't see anyone with this specific type of fold.. so hopefully this will be useful.

Posted by Penny F. from North Bay, Ontario, Canada • Published See Penny F.'s 17 projects »
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  • How to make a folding. Folding Bags Into Triangles For More Space. - Step 1
    Step 1

    Fold bag in half and then again till it looks like this!

  • How to make a folding. Folding Bags Into Triangles For More Space. - Step 2
    Step 2

    OPTIONAL: Enlist help of your precious cat to help with getting the air out of the bag... LOL! Or any pet will do.. :D

  • How to make a folding. Folding Bags Into Triangles For More Space. - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold over one edge, starting at the bottom of the bag

  • How to make a folding. Folding Bags Into Triangles For More Space. - Step 4
    Step 4

    Lift up, should now look like this. Keep flipping from side to side.

  • How to make a folding. Folding Bags Into Triangles For More Space. - Step 5
    Step 5

    Keep flipping from side to side till you have a triangle with part of the handles out.

  • How to make a folding. Folding Bags Into Triangles For More Space. - Step 6
    Step 6

    Tuck it into the open part of the bag and voila! Finished. These are quick to do as you get used to it.
    They are easier to store and if you need to bring a bag with you anywhere for something then you can tuck them in your purse (even a pocket if you really needed to).

    I don't know if you are like me but I hate buying a plastic bag at the store because I already have so many at any time but it's also the store's advertising/being cheap because they won't give you a bag for buying something anyhow...

    Any questions on directions please let me know!

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HotPinkCrayola
HotPinkCrayola · Holmfirth, England, GB · 97 projects
I've just been tying mine in knots, but this looks so much more compact, thanks for the tip. Your cat is lovely btw. Mine does the same - whenever anything is spread on the table or floor she assumes it's for sitting on... Happy
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Penny F.
Penny F. · North Bay, Ontario, CA · 19 projects
Thanks Caydyith! I think it's a good space saver! Happy
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Caydyith
Caydyith · Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty, NZ · 2 projects
What a cool idea! ^.^
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Caydyith
Caydyith · Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty, NZ · 2 projects
What a cool idea! ^.^
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