I will be the first to admit, this is not the most glamorous post in the world but it is something I’ve been putting off for over a year. I don’t know why because it took me less than thirty minutes and zero dollars to complete it.
For almost four years we have been living with a rather large garbage can sitting out in our kitchen. Then the lid broke and we have been living with an open garbage can for almost two years (gross).
So I decided to utilize the space under the kitchen sink to hang a smaller garbage can. Sure we’ll have to empty it more often, but the garage door is next to the kitchen and the garbage can is right outside that door.
First things, first. I need to clear the clutter under the sink to make room for the garbage bin.
My plan was to use two plastic bins, but quickly realized the plumbing was in the way and sadly only one would fit. You may recognize these guys from my home recycle center post last year. I learned I don’t need to separate anything and now use one trash can.
After I organized all the cleaning supplies, and found a new home for some, I decided on how I was going to hang my new trash solution. One side of the cabinet doors already had two hooks, but the garbage disposal was in the way and the new trash bin wouldn’t fit. The other side of the cabinet doors had one hook (the larger round one), and so I searched in my garage to find a second hook that might work and voila, all I needed to do was hang the garbage can.
Sure they’re not matching but as long as they are strong enough it doesn’t matter because no one will see them anyway. They are just simple peel and stick plastic hooks, nothing fancy, but I have also seen this done with wire shelving plastic hanging pieces. This way is much easier though, unless you have REALLY heavy garbage I would go the hook route.
Ok, so not the most exciting, but I’m pretty happy to have it out of the kitchen. Plus it didn’t cost a single penny, I used things that had been sitting around for years. So pretty much awesome.
What sort of trash solutions have you guys come up with?