This is the folding method that I was taught by my Japanese mother. Let’s fold plastic bags into beautiful pentagon shape, and you can organize them super easy!
If you have a chance to go to Japanese Ryokan (Japanese traditional hotels) , you will see their bathrobe belts are folded this way 🙂
Once you know how to do this folding method, you will love it simply because –
it gets very easy and quick to fold
you won’t need to use a table to fold (I walk around a house while folding!)
you will save A LOT OF space for storing plastic bags.
The first few times maybe a bit tricky in the beginning … it can be confusing. 😅
But don’t worry, I’ve made a tutorial video AND step-by-step images.
How to fold a plastic bags Step by Step
Step 1. First, open the plastic bag. Fold it into half – then another half.
Step 2. Then hold a bottom part on left hand, wrap it over your fingers – see pictures.
Step 3. turn your left hand
Step 4. Let your hand go – now, we will start folding! Notice the dotted line.
Step 5. You fold the bag along the dotted line.
Step 6. Now to make it easier to understand… let’s turn the whole thing, hold the bag like this in the picture.
Note the dotted line…. fold the bag along with it.
Step 7. Notice that this method, you are folding it pentagon shape. When you keep folding you will notice that the bag wants to be folded to a certain direction. Follow that natural direction, you continue doing that till the end of the bag.
Step 8. When you are coming to the end, basically you are putting the end inside of the bag. See the dotted line – you can put it inside of it.
Step 9. Well Done!
How was it!?
You basically fold the dotted line I drew on the pictures, towards opposite line, and repeat until end of the bag.