Packing Packets

@Inlemay (16982)
South Africa
December 27, 2015 1:12am CST
I find myself doing a little spring cleaning today - There was a smell under my kitchen sink where i keep my onions and potatoes, and yes a few days ago i discovered a very rotten potato that my hubby had not smelt while we were away. The smell is lingering - so i am CLEANING. In SA we get plastic bags at the check-out of a supermarket. I have collected hundreds as recycling is a slow process here. However I do use them for my kitchen dustbin which saves me from buying Bin Liners. Today I am folding these packets to store in the packet decanter as they were strewn all over the sink (which is also called a zinc) cupboard. This is an easy way to keep them organised for re-use. Do you know how to fold them to the triangle size? My youngest daughter asked me "mom . . . are you bored?" Quite frankly - YES! Do you get stuck into strange cleaning spree's when you are bored?
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@xFiacre (5232)
• Ireland
27 Dec 15
@inlemay Folding those bags seems to me to be as pointless as ironing underwear! Or ironing anything.
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@Inlemay (16982)
• South Africa
27 Dec 15
ha ha ha ironing underwear will having me laughing all day -
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@Inlemay (16982)
• South Africa
27 Dec 15
@Inlemay pointless but needed to be done
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@JudyEv (134913)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Dec 15
@Inlemay I just squash them in a ball and stuff them in a cloth bag. I don't think they'd take much room whichever way you did it.
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@LadyDuck (176682)
• Switzerland
27 Dec 15
The smell of rotten potatoes is horrible. When I am bored, I get out my colors and the easel and I paint.
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@Inlemay (16982)
• South Africa
27 Dec 15
i would love to do that - but i am sure the family will disrupt me in some way or other
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@LadyDuck (176682)
• Switzerland
27 Dec 15
@Inlemay Usually husband disrupts me, I cannot understand why he always needs my help while I am relaxing doing my favorite hobbies.
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@Inlemay (16982)
• South Africa
28 Dec 15
@LadyDuck it sounds like your hubby and mine were made from the same clay.
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@Jessicalynnt (47880)
• Centralia, Missouri
31 Dec 15
I thought you had typo'd sink to zinc, but you repeated it, so now I wonder is it a thing?
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@Inlemay (16982)
• South Africa
1 Jan 16
You are correct - its supposed to be sink but made of zinc - smart edit from you - thank you for the heads up
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• Centralia, Missouri
1 Jan 16
@Inlemay lol so a zinc sink?
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@Inlemay (16982)
• South Africa
3 Jan 16
@Jessicalynnt you've got it
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@Morleyhunt (21005)
• Canada
22 Feb 16
I have been folding my bags that way for a number of years. It sure does keep them tamed compared to just shoving them in a drawer.
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@Inlemay (16982)
• South Africa
22 Feb 16
I have come to enjoy the quick pleasure of folding my packets and keeping order - not a boredom phase at all anymore
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@Morleyhunt (21005)
• Canada
22 Feb 16
@Inlemay no boredom involved, just trying to stay on top of the mess.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
27 Dec 15
I used to flatten and fold them and place them into carrier bags, although these days I seem to be running out of them.
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@Inlemay (16982)
• South Africa
28 Dec 15
ah ha - so you do the boring stuff too
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
28 Dec 15
@Inlemay Sadly yes, but I find it boring at times.
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
27 Dec 15
I might but more likely I would just go online and get un-bored.
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@Inlemay (16982)
• South Africa
27 Dec 15
I can only do so much online stuff - i read and write here and then move to something else - I cannot sit behind a computer longer than 30 minutes at a time.
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
27 Dec 15
@Inlemay I can sit with my laptop on my lap for hours and often do, lol I need to get a life
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@nonersays (2759)
• United States
3 Mar 16
I clean more when I'm angry. When I'm bored I play on the internet too much to try and find entertainment I've never thought of folding my plastic bags. We have them stuffed all messy into a tiny counter to the side of our stove. My mother in law has a special cloth bag made for holding plastic bags to store them.
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@Inlemay (16982)
• South Africa
3 Mar 16
ditto - i walk with a cleaning cloth when i am mad and clean everything even if its clean
@JudyEv (134913)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Dec 15
I usually manage to find something to do on the computer when I'm bored. I use these bags too as bin liners. Rotten potato has a dreadful smell.
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@Inlemay (16982)
• South Africa
28 Dec 15
its my kind of recycling anyway - like you do too. Rotten smell has gone - Thank goodness
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• United States
27 Dec 15
My bags aren't organized at all and just shoved into a container
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@Inlemay (16982)
• South Africa
28 Dec 15
I have a container but it was overflowing, so in order to get more space, i folded them
@just4him (127235)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Dec 15
I try not to get that bored.
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@Inlemay (16982)
• South Africa
27 Dec 15
ha ha ha THAT bored I was
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• Preston, England
27 Dec 15
I generally only do house cleaning when necessary - quite a slob much of the time
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@Inlemay (16982)
• South Africa
27 Dec 15
i have been a slob a little too long - it needed cleaning a week ago actually
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@TRBRocks420 (82736)
• Banks, Oregon
27 Dec 15
Yes, I do some strange cleaning things when bored, but I have to be pretty bored lol.
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@Inlemay (16982)
• South Africa
27 Dec 15
I say no more - pretty bored - you might get some other strange topics from me this evening.
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@Tampa_girl7 (26206)
• United States
29 Dec 15
I just wad mine up
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@paigea (22484)
• Canada
28 Dec 15
I do not sit and fold the bags. I try to only collect enough for the garbage and remember my reusable bags most of the time.
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@softbabe44 (5899)
• Vancouver, Washington
27 Dec 15
That can happen from time to time i use the bags for the bathroom garbage also the other bathroom also works pretty good.
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@Susan2015 (21702)
• United States
27 Dec 15
I like to clean and with two dogs in the house I'm never bored.
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@PainsOnSlate (20542)
• Canada
27 Dec 15
Never! I never clean when bored, anything but cleaning is OK and now I'm laughing at @xFiacre ironing is another thing I need to be forced to do. (and never underwear) Thanks for the laugh.
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@scheng1 (24742)
• Singapore
27 Dec 15
That is the part I hate to clean up too. Sometimes the onions rot, and the stink is horrible. That is the time when I really have to clean up, and to re-organize the whole area under the kitchen sink.
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