“WALMART” PLASTIC BAG FOLDING
Courtesy of Bunkey Cunliffe &  Kaye Assenmacher

PARTY OF TWO and SHEARWATER

 

Seems that the ubiquitous ‘Walmart’ bag is everywhere!  While cruising, we often stock up on items from ‘Walmart’ type stores (like in Vero Beach) before heading off-shore to the Bahamas.  Because such items as trash bags are expensive (especially with the price of petroleum based products now) in the Bahamas and elsewhere, we ‘recycle’ them for later use instead of placing all these used plastic shopping bags in the local dumpster.  Since the used bags are quite bulky when simply wadded up and placed in a drawer or bag, we do a ‘flag fold’ on them, which saves a lot of space, while making them handy to use as small trash bags.

The following sequence of photos show how!

 

 

WHAT A MESS!

 

 

 

 

 

STRAIGHTEN OUT THE BAG

 

BEGIN THE ‘FLAG FOLD’ (You Scouts know how to do this!)

 

 

CONTINUE THE FOLD

 

TUCK THE ENDS INTO THE ‘POCKET’

 

 

ALL NEAT AND TIDY!

 

Now you can tell your non-cruiser friends what you do on a boat all day!!

 

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