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I literally have a cupboard in the laundry that is filled with plastic bags that explodes everywhere when I open it. Even using recycled bags, I still seem to accumulate so many! Well, I’ve found a solution to keeping them tidy- a DIY plastic bag dispenser.

Here is how to make your own!

What you’ll need:

  • empty plastic wipes tube
  • plastic bags
  • covering for outside of box (optional)

Method:

  1. Remove lid off wipes container and cover it if you wish.
  2. Roll up first plastic bag.                                
  3. Continue rolling in plastic bags one at a time.
  4. Repeat until the roll is the width of the wipes tube.   
  5. Place plastic bags inside the tube and place lid on.                               
  6. Store and pull out a plastic bag when needed. You can refill when needed.

Watch the YouTube video for easy instructions:

How do you store your plastic bags? SHARE with us in the comments below.

Main image source: YouTube

  • I don’t have many plastic bags now cos you have to buy them, I have mostly re usable bags. When I did have lots of plastic bags, I had an actual plastic bag dispenser, just a fabric bag with a draw string

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  • I have the same trouble with my pantry – no matter how neat I try to make them, someone always grabs a plastic bag and then it looks as though a cyclone has been through the bottom of the pantry. I love the idea of repurpousing items as well.

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  • i love how this is up-cycling and recycling! what a fantastic idea and it is so useful

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  • Such a fantastic idea! I so need to make myself one of these. I particularly like how it’s explained to roll the bags up. Great idea

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  • I have a bag bag. A simple cloth bag with elastic both top and bottom – put your bags in the top and pull out of the bottom when needed. Keeps bags tidy, but handy, and ready for next use. Hubby has one in his garage as well – saves him coming into the house looking for a plastic bag to put something in that he is about to give away to our neighbour.

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  • Your idea is very neat and tidy ! But rolling them all up and putting them together in a tube is too much work and hassle for me. I have 2 bins; one for recycled plastic bags and one for rubbish.

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  • oh yes I have this problem too. I love to reuse any plastic bags i get, like the bags you get when buying fruit and veg. This is such a smart idea – thank you for sharing

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  • Wow, this sounds like a lot of effort (rolling them together etc). Will jsut stick to keeping mine in a bag under the sink.

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  • A carton sounds like a good idea to me. When you don’t want any you can leave the carton closed if you want to. If you are putting them in a cupboard you could even fold thome them and put them in shoeboxes.

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  • What a handy idea. I could keep this one in the car because I already have the tissue box idea for the house.

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  • A great idea to keep the bags tidy! Thanks.

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  • That’s a great idea but a bit time consuming

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  • Hmmm. It’s great, but with the time involved in getting the bags in there in the first place – I think I’ll stick to my ‘green bag over glowing with plastic bags’ contraption :p

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  • I keep my plastic bags in a cardboard box next to the bin. By folding the bags in half and stacking them, they take up less room and look tidier than scrunched up ones.

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  • I like the wrapping on the outside, very sweet :)

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