Thousands have been shocked after a home organiser revealed the ‘correct way’ to insert a bin liner.
In a TikTok video posted by
Rather than shaking the bag before inserting into the bin, she instead opened the lining, placed it over the bin, pulled it taut and pushed the plastic down.
‘Apparently you put it on like a hat, I had no idea,’ the woman said in the clip.
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In a TikTok video posted by Simply Stored , the woman said the bags are inside out when pulled from the packet to make it easier to place into the bin
Rather than shaking the bag before inserting into the bin, she instead opened the lining, placed it over the bin and pushed the plastic down
The clever trick worked well and seemed to line against the bin due to a lack of air inside the bag.
The video shared on February 9 has since gone viral and received more than 11.7million views and over 600,000 ‘likes’ from stunned social media users.
‘I’ve been doing it wrong all these years,’ one person wrote, another said: ‘This is literally life changing.’
But while many were amazed, others weren’t convinced and considered both ways to be ‘the same’.
‘It takes exactly the same amount of time so it doesn’t really matter,’ another wrote.
Despite the divided comments, many said they will try the new method and decide for themselves which one is ideal.
Earlier this year in February another woman revealed a similar ‘mind blowing’ trick for putting liners in the bin easily.
The mum posted online after noticing a hole in the side of her bin, designed to have the bag fed through, so it doesn’t have to be tied onto the bin.
‘Have I been putting bin liners in wrong my whole life?’ she asked as she posted her ‘amazing’ discovery.
Earlier this year a mum revealed her ‘mind blowing’ hack for putting liners in her garbage bin and says it means never having to wrestle with garbage bags again
‘I have literally wrestled bloody bin bags for so long so this is a big deal to me,’ she said.
And other mums in the popular group were divided – with some getting excited about the possibility of replacing bin liners with ease.
‘I am off to check my bin now,’ one woman said.
‘I did the exact same thing when my sister showed me, my brain exploded,’ one woman said.
‘I was excited when I found the hole too,’ another said.
‘I thought it was there to let air out so the bag would sit right, this makes more sense,’ said another.
The woman posted online after noticing a hole in the side of her bin, designed to have the bag fed through, so it doesn’t have to be tied onto the bin
Others ‘have been doing it for years’.
‘I was excited to, but now my boyfriend is laughing at me because I didn’t know,’ one mum said.
‘Yep, you just twist the bag a bit and pop it through the hole, it is easy,’ said one woman.
‘I have always used it this way,’ one woman said.
Some people said they checked their bins after seeing the post but they ‘don’t have a hole’.
‘Time to get the drill out,’ said one problem solver.
HOW CAN I SECURE MY BIN LINER EASILY?
USE THE HOLE – If your bin has a hole in the top then you should use that as it is made to make securing the liner easier.
Simply put the bag in the bin and then tuck the excess bag in the hole.
Twisting it makes it stay put for longer.
ELASTIC – If your bin doesn’t have a hole and you don’t like to wrestle with the bag to tie a knot then take some elastic and tie the ends together. This will give you an elastic band. Put it on the outside of the bin. and tuck the liner into it.
KNOTS – The best way to tie knots depends on the bin shape. If the bin is a square or rectangle then tie two small knots in diagonally opposite corners. This will secure the bag without hassle. For a round bin pull the liner tight and tie a small knot on the side.
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