If you are anything like me, you save your grocery sacks.
I use them for lunch bags, wastebasket liners, carry alls, etc.
I have a box beneath the sink where I would push them all into
a larger plastic bag and then take them out as needed. It
was a mess with crumpled plastic bags stuck in others, some falling
out when I pulled another one out plus they managed to find their
way outside of the bag and fall into the rest of the storage area.
Then I saw a website with a brilliant solution.
Do you remember all those little footballs you made from
paper back in high school? She did this with the bags.
You open the bag and pull the handles so the sides are aligned.
Fold over once
and then again.
Adjust if your sides are not initially straight.
I added a red plastic so you can see the folds.
Once your sides are straight, fold over the bottom corner
so it aligns with the other side.
Flip it up so it's aligned with the other side.
When you flip as far as you can go (the handles)
fold over the handle so about an inch is visibible
and then tuck into the flap.
You'll have a little football.
I can place them in a smaller box
then squish them down so they don't hang over.
I have around 40 bags in this little box
where I used to have an overflowing mess.
Granted, I had a lot more bags in there before but
I don't think I need more than 40 at one time!
This is a great option for storage up in a craft room or
in bathrooms for the waste containers.