It’s lovely living in a little cottage, but it means that storage space is at a premium.
Because of the limited space, I take some of my supermarket carrier bags to the local farm shop for reuse, but like to keep some back, as they are so useful. But it’s incredible just how much space they can take up in already bulging kitchen cupboards!
On a visit to my brother in Sweden I noticed how he dealt with the problem. It was so simple that I thought I’d share it with you, so that you too, can free-up space in your cupboard.
Lay your bag flat on a flat surface, smoothing out towards the open end to remove all the air.
Then fold it lengthways three times, again smoothing towards open end.
Then fold diagonally starting from the closed end.
Then fold again.
Keep folding until you get to the open end.
Then just tuck in the handles into the open part of the folded bag.
Hey presto, one large bulky carrier bag folded into a little ‘wedge’ of plastic that will take up very little space in your cupboard! I fold up all my big horse feed bags like this too, which saves even more space out in the feed shed.