This Simple Trick Will Eliminate the Insane Pile of Plastic Bags Under Your Kitchen Sink

Saving and reusing grocery bags is environmentally friendly — but if you're stuffing them under your kitchen sink like many of us still do, we've got your back.

Your present:

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Your future:

It's possible to neatly store all of your plastic bags in one small bowl

It involves basic origami and one minute of your precious time.

Here's how it's done:

Flatten your plastic bag on an even surface.

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Fold it horizontally in 4-inch sections...

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...Until you're left with this:

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Fold a triangular corner at the bottom end of the bag.

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Repeat until you're left with a pocket-sized triangle.

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Tuck that stray edge.

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Congratulations, you've just advanced from novice to expert plastic-bag folder.

P.S.: It doubles as a boomerang. Knock yourself out.

h/t: Dollar Store Crafts

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Jessica Eggert

Jessica is a staff writer at Mic, covering breaking news. She is based in New York and can be reached at jessica@mic.com.

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