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Trash Talk

Posted: February 17th, 2010 | Author: Katie | Filed under: Simple Solutions |

I have a dirty little secret.

Here it goes…when I have an extra couple minutes I like to go around the house and empty the trash containers.

Seriously – for some reason this is rewarding – don’t ask me why.


I blame this on a fun little tip I got from Real Simple. I have collected a number of empty Kleenex boxes, stuff them with plastic grocery bags and I simply keep them under the sinks in the bathrooms. During those extra couple minutes - I go to the nearest bathroom, grab a bag and start emptying! I know there is a million other fun things you can do – but cut loose a little and try it out – secretly I think you might like it too!


I have another trash holder that I keep under my kitchen sink and it holds the bulk of my grocery bags. I got it from The Container Store ($16.99) and I think it is very sleek (sleek in an organizing kind of way!)


♥ Katie


Talking about dirty things…My good blogger friend Lindsay emailed me about spreading the word on her first giveaway! And it just so happens that she is offering a lucky reader one bottle of her Homemade detergent

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5 Comments on “Trash Talk”

  1. 1 becky said at 11:02 am on February 17th, 2010:

    hey there!
    so happy you came to visit again — isn’t it funny how the blogworld can connect people?

    like your kleenex box idea…i’m going to implement that one and want to know MY dirty little secret?

    i love to vacuum, i swear i could happily vacuum every single day with no complaints, but now dusting, that’s a whole new can of worms….


  2. 2 Melanie said at 4:28 pm on February 17th, 2010:

    Girl, we are related! I love the night before trash pick up. I go to all the garbage cans and empty them. I just put extra bags in the bottom of the cans but that is a great idea about the Kleenex box.

  3. 3 Infarrantly Creative said at 6:51 pm on February 17th, 2010:

    Now that is a great idea…the Kleenex box thing. You keep reading that magazine and then summarize the good stuff for me k?

  4. 4 jennifer said at 2:21 pm on February 21st, 2010:

    The tissue box idea is great. I was just tossing an empty one the other day wondering “I wonder what I could use this for?” Then shook myself & tossed it. Now I think I will let my 3yo play in the tissue box just so I can have another empty one to put the baggies in! Thanks.

  5. 5 dena said at 8:03 pm on March 19th, 2010:

    i TOO love to empty the trash AND vacuum! something about clean floors and cans make everything feel so much better!

    the tissue box idea was awesome and i LOVE that container store product. if you saw my bag pile in the bottom of my pantry, you’d understand why that sleek beauty is calling my name!

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