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'That Is Genius:' Mum's Clever Hack To Stop Plastic Bags From Overflowing

There's only one acceptable place for your unused plastic bags to live.

That's under the kitchen sink so you can easily grab one to line your bin. The only problem is, you always end up with way more plastic bags than you have bins to line them with.

All of a sudden, they've taken over your entire cupboard which threatens to explode the next time you need to empty your bin. But worry no more because a video from Mrs D's Cleaning Reviews is here to save the day.

In it, Mrs D demonstrates how to fold a plastic bag into a triangle to save space and make them look neater.

"Were all guilty of forgetting to take a shopping bag to the supermarket with us, meaning we end up having to buy one or two to get our shopping home," the caption of the series of videos read.

"But once you've got them home, where do you store them?"

The trick is the answer to those of us who scrunch them up and put them in a cupboard or drawer.

"Keep them organised by folding them neatly into a triangle and then you can keep them stored neatly in a basket, freeing up much needed space in you drawers and cupboards," Mrs D explained.

Here's are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Flatten the bag and get as much air out as you can.
  2. Fold it in thirds by bringing the left and right sides to the centre, while continuing to press the air out.
  3. Fold it in third again by bringing the top and bottom to the centre, while still pressing the air out and you will be left with a little square.
  4. Make a triangle by folding it in half from corner to corner.
  5. Repeat step four again.
  6. Using the handles, you can fold them over to hold the triangle in place.

Once you have all of your bags turned into little triangles, Mrs D said you can pop them into a storage basket to go into the cupboard.

Fans of the page, which has over 30,000 followers, were quick to comment and label the trick as 'genius'.

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"Love this, I know what I'm going to be doing later," wrote one.

"I've been doing this using another method but this is so much easier, I'll be doing it this way from now on," added another.

“That is genius! Good for the back of the car and handbag too!” wrote a third.

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