The TikTok Trash Bag Hack You Never Knew You Needed

A three-step photo of a woman shaking out a trash bag and placing it in a can.

Arguably, there’s no truly right way to put a trash bag into a can. After all, it’s for literal trash. But if you (or your cat) hate the resoundingly loud noise of shaking out a fresh bag, try this TikTok trash bag hack.

Did you know trash bags actually come inside out? This means you no longer need to shake them out. Instead, just follow the directions in the video below from @edieobanion.

Because the bag is inside out, rather than shaking it, she places the drawstring edge directly over the rim of the trash can to secure it, then pushes it down inside. This effectively turns it right-side-out and avoids all the annoying noise. Plus, it’s just easier, unless you really enjoy taking out your aggression on plastic bags.


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This life hack is pretty simple, but it’s just another in a long line you can find on TikTok. For example, if you’re tired of lugging those reusable bags to the grocery store, try out this method! No matter what process you need to simplify, search for it on TikTok—there’s sure to be a shortcut.

[Via The Kitchn]

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