Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Wednesday Works for Me--Trash Can Liners




I have a small trash basket in every room. Mostly, they catch paper--bills, catalogs, kleenex, stuff like that. But occasionally someone throws away a sticky peppermint, a wad of bubble gum, or something equally messy/yucky/disgusting, that is hard to get out of the basket.
So I always try to keep some kind of liner in the basket. I've bought boxes of small trash bags, but I just hate buying something just to contain trash. I mean, I'm actually buying something, so that I can throw it away.
So I tried Wal-mart bags. We certainly have plenty of them. In fact, if we got a rebate for Wal-mart bags, we could probably retire a year sooner.
But the bags are bigger than the trash basket, and the part that drapes over the outside covers up my cute little woven basket.
Then I tried the thin plastic bags we get in the produce department to sack up fruit, vegetables, onions, etc.

Voila! Perfect. They are just the right size. They are thin and transparent, so they don't hide my cute little baskets. And just to make sure I always replace the sack when I empty the trash, whenever I unload the groceries, I stash the bags in the bottom of the basket, under the one currently lining the trash basket. So I don't have to go looking for a bag, or find that someone has thrown away my stash. They are right there, ready to replace the one being thrown away.
And best of all, they are free.
Free always works for me.

7 comments:

Nikkie said...

That really is a good idea! I never would have thought to use those bags like that!

Trisha said...

Great idea! I also use those produce bags to seal up dirty diapers so they don't stink up the house and I keep a few in the diaper bag because you never know....

Mama Duck said...

Well, gee, why didn't I think of that? Great idea, thanks!!

Jessica said...

That is a good idea! We do re-use our bags...but never thought of storing them in the basket!!! VERY GOOD IDEA! LOL One less step I have to travel out of the many I travel a day to do what needs to be done! LOL

Lindsey @ Enjoythejourney said...

Free, yes...free, good! :)

Amber said...

free is awesome! I NEVER would have thought of that!

Stephanie said...

I have been lamenting that I've had to cover up our nice bathroom garbage container with ugly Wal-mart bags. What a wonderful (and cheap!) solution to let its beauty show through! :)