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Kitchen Tips To Store Your Messy Plastic Bags

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Don't you just hate these supermarket plastic bags cluttering & taking so much space in your kitchen? They can be a pain, but yet so useful. I do bring my own recycle bags when I go shopping for groceries, but there are also times when I need these plastic bags for my kitchen use. They're really practical for trash disposal etc.

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Today, I'm gonna share with you some tips I learnt from my Indonesian live-in maids sometime ago, combining with another valuable lesson learnt during my days as a Flight Attendant. My maids used to employ this method of keeping those untidy #plasticbags neatly stored. When my son started his secondary school, we decided it was time to live without a maid. Since then, I've been continuing this technique in keeping my kitchen organized. These folded bags are also handy to bring it out too. My son would always take a couple whenever he has camps & needs bags for his dirty laundry etc. These folded bags are small, so he can tuck it in one of his backpack's pockets.

You must be thinking you'll need a lot of patience & time folding these bags, but that's not necessary. I do this bi-monthly, whenever I'm watching the TV. I just have to forgo snacking while watching my fave TV programme. Lol! It's easy.

The other technique that I'm sharing with you is what we cabin crew do onboard the plane. I used to take those inflight sales bags & fold them to make storage trays for kitchen tools in the aircraft galley. So let's watch this clip on how to fold the bags first.


Folding Plastic Bags For Storage:
  1. Straighten & flatten the bag. Fold into half.
  2. Fold again into quarter.
  3. Flip one end of the bag to form a triangle.
  4. Fold again to make another. Repeat till you reach the other end.
  5. Flip the end to form a triangle.
  6. Tuck the sharp corner into the fold.
  7. Bingo! You've got a nice & neat triangular bag!

Making Storage Tray:
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  1. Remove handle from carrier.
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  3. Most carriers will have cardboards to hold the handle. Fold the carrier inwards using the cardboard as a guideline.
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  5. Keep folding until you've reached your desired height.
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  7. Tada! Here's your storage tray to keep those folded plastics bags in place!
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Hope you'll find the above #kitchentips useful. Do you also have problems storing those messy bags? How do you keep them in place? #reuse #reduce #recycle

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36 comments:

  1. I folded mine too but not as neat as yours. I liked the idea of the storage tray. I know what i'm going to to this weekend. Thanks for the tips.

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    1. DS, that's great! Have a fun weekend organizing your home!

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  2. I fold them down into small rectangles and save them in a Lysol disinfecting wipes empty carton, they can pop out one at a time, just like the wipes. Saves me lot of trouble and keeps bags compact and secured.
    Love Ash.

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    1. Ash, thks for sharing your wonderful idea with us! I'm sure all of us can benefit from it too :)

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  3. A-ha that's exactly I fold the plastic bags too. Really more neater and tidier to keep it this way. If I ask for no carrier at shopping, my mum will scold me what if they accuse me for shoplifting. Haiyo, there's receipt mah right? haha

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    1. Evelyn, really?? That's so funny! Hahaha!

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  4. Thanks for these they are really useful :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. Uru, I'm glad u found the above of use :)

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  5. Shirley, this is a great tip! I generally stuff a bunch of bags into one bag and pull them out when I need them... this is much more tidy and takes up less room! My pantry thanks you... :)

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    1. Kim, that's another great tip too! Thks for sharing, dear!

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  6. Shirley, A wonderful blog to spread an environmentally friendly message of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

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    1. Ken, great having u here again! Thks & have a lovely long weekend!

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  7. These are great tips…Thanks for sharing. Folding is not too difficult. I used to fold & clear everything when I come home after shopping. But your way of storing is much more organized. I am going to adapt this method….

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    1. Amy, u're definitely more hardworking than I am. Hahaha! I only pack up once or twice a month :)

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  8. Love this wonderful idea! Will start cleaning up my messy cabinet tonight... =)

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    1. Smitten ByFood, hahaha! That's nice, dear!

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  9. Thanks a million, Shirley.

    LOL....am rather lazy so i just crumple and put into a bigger plastic bag. Guess i should follow your example to save some space

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  10. Gosh....just like Small Kucing. Crumple everything inside and it's getting higher and higher.

    Thanks for the useful tips!

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    1. Yee Ling, be careful as u may invite cockroaches. Hahaha! Better start tidying now :)

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  11. That's really a good tip, Shirley!

    My acquaintance had taught me this method before, but I couldn't get hold of the gist. I would usually tie it into a knot inside and throw it inside this bigger plastic that I have in the cabinet. Since the current house has the Ikea plastic holder, I'm using that now.

    Thanks for the tip! =) I'll give it a shot again. Maybe that will help save some space in my drawers. =)

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    1. Waverly, hope the video guide will help u in the folding :) Thks for visiting & it's great having u here with us! Will chk out your blog soon :)

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  12. Please come and organize my home!!

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  13. great tips!!! I know of the first. The 2nd was new to me! So creative! great to be learning something new everyday!

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    1. FoodieFC, thks dear! Hope to see more of u here :) xoxo

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  14. That is so neat! I use empty tissue boxes to stuff my plastic boxes into.

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    1. Trishie, that's cool too! Thks for sharing & it's great having u here!

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