How to Fold a Plastic Bag to Maximize Space

How to Fold a Plastic Bag to Maximize Space

Here’s how to fold a plastic bag to maximize space. I assume travelers, hikers, or anyone that wants to save space while packing away plastic bags could use this.

I first came across this method of how to fold a plastic bag to maximize space when I saw an Indonesian woman was doing it so I got her to teach me how. It’s not hard at all.

How to Fold a Plastic Bag to Maximize Space

Lay out the plastic bag flat and fairly neat. Just like origami, the neater you do it the better. The pictures are not the best example.

Fold it in half, length-ways so the ‘handles’ match up with each other.

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Fold it in half again in the same manner. Now you should have a long thin rectangle.

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Starting from the bottom, fold the corner up to line the edges so it forms a triangle.

Now fold it up at the crease. Repeat this process all the way to the top… just do it like the crease marks in the picture.

At the top, fold the handles down and tuck it into the opening. If the opening isn’t facing the right way, just fold or unfold once.

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I did this one quite quickly which is why it does not look so great, but it does the job. Saving space is good but you don’t want to waste too much time doing it.

In any case, it wouldn’t take that much longer to do a really good job.

And that’s how to fold a plastic bag to maximize space. What things do you do to save space in your pack? Let us know that (or anything else you want to say) in the comments 😀 .

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