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This Genius Hack Will Make You Never Dread Replacing Your Garbage Bag Again


Opening a trash bag by giving it a good shake is one of the simplest tasks, but it turns out we may have been doing it wrong this whole time. Although it’s hard to fathom a different method, a garbage bag hack going around social media makes the whole process even easier.

Sure, shaking an empty trash bag can be a good way to relieve some stress for a few seconds. However, we can all do without the loud and obnoxious sound that comes along with it… and avoiding knocking over any nearby items would be nice, too.

Well, professional home organizer Hannah Ian from Stored Simply has come to the rescue. She shared the clever garbage bag hack on the company’s TikTok and even she was stunned by how great it works! First, she pointed out that a trash bag’s seam is inside-out when you first take it from the box. Most of us have probably never noticed this, but apparently the seam shouldn’t actually touch the inside of the bin.

To make sure that it goes in properly, Ian put the bag seam-side up over the can’s opening like a hat. Once it was secured, she pushed it down into the bin so that it was fully lined — tucking the seam inside the bag and making light work of this household task.

See how this hack unfolds in the clip below:

This trick will work regardless of how big your trash can is. If it has a removable bin, take it out from the outer canister first before placing the bag over it. Then, insert it back into the can once it’s lined and it’s ready to use. This makes sure that the bag is properly fitted and secured over the bin so it stays snug when it’s being filled with trash.

This hack shows that there’s more than one way to do the routine chores we do without thinking. Now we can easily replace a trash bag without the fuss!

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