If you’re frugal like I am (and I assume that those reading a frugal blog share my frugal ways) then you don’t throw away empty plastic bags.
I need bags to pick up after the dogs, so bags that would otherwise go in the garbage at work come home with me.
In the laundry I have a bag storage container on the wall, Most of the bags get stuffed here and used to pick up after the dogs. I picked this up at a thrift store but I think it was originally purchased at IKEA. I bought a second one of these and mounted it on a fence post near the park trashcan. Other park users join me in keeping it stocked with recycled bags.
I keep a smaller stash of bags in a kitchen drawer for storing leftovers and other food related jobs, like my homemade version of Shake-n-Bake. To contain the mess of loose bags I expel the air and stuff them into an empty paper towel tube.
I saw another idea that I’ve tried in the past too of flattening the bags, folding them in small triangles with the ends tucked inside to secure them. It is a neat idea that I felt worthy of passing on but personally I prefer the paper tube storage method.
So if you have an empty paper towel tube I encourage you to give this storage method a try and see if it works for you too.