They’re 7¢ and 💯 reusable. I don’t know what the other bags look like, because I just grab the seven-cent ones in a pinch when I want to add more to my collection.
I now store my bags in the small-sized IKEA rainbow shopping bag, which means they all get folded. The typical reusable grocery bags are self-explanatory in my opinion — flatten, fold into thirds, then fold in half hamburger style.
BUT IN CASE YOU WANTED TO KNOW HOW TO FOLD THE ALDI PLASTIC ONES, I GOT U.
*Not yelling, just excited.
1. Flatten the bag.
Tuck the butt (or bottom) of the bag into itself at the bottom and flatten on a reliable surface. I used the floor because I’m a floor person.
2. Tuck the handles inside the bag.
Because they’re utterly useless when storing and just get in the way of folding.
3. Fold the top green bar down.
I don’t know what else to call that part — but it’s a green bar. Just fold it down. It’s crucial. Really get into it, too — align ends of the bar you just folded down with the edges of the bag.
Actually, just crease everything from here on out.
4. Flip over.
I turned mine on its side for easier management.
5. Fold into thirds.
First into one-third.
Then into another third, which will essentially make a whole. Crease it real good, then…
6. Tuck the last third into the green bar flap.
Crease it again.
7. Fold into thirds from the bottom.
Where the handles were.
Crease ALL the places and maintain the width of the rectangle.
8. Fold the last third into the top flap.
You might have to rewind on the steps a bit and troubleshoot where you went wrong.
The better the creases, the flatter the end result.
Small enough to tuck into a purse!