This Trash Can Hack Changed Everything

With a busy family life, I am always looking for big ways and small ways to save time! I love when I stumble on to time-saving tricks that help things around our home run just a tad smoother – So when I discovered this trash can hack on Pinterest, I started using the idea right away, and I quickly decided that it was going to be a game changer.

In fact, this trash can hack changed everything about how we tackle our kitchen trash, and I wouldn’t go back if I could…neither would my husband – He has loved this idea, too!


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What to do: The next time your kitchen trash can needs emptying, remove the full bag and instead of immediately replacing it with another single bag, place the entire new roll of garbage bags down in the bottom of your trash can – pulling one off to use in the can, of course.

The Trash Can Hack that Changed Everything

The next time you’re ready to empty your trash can, your new bag will be right there in the bottom of the can – ready to grab!

To make things even easier, you might want to tear off 5-10 bags, fold them loosely, and place them down in the bottom of the can! This may be an especially good idea if you have a smaller trash can that does not allow for the entire roll of garbage to fit down in your can along with your trash!

This simple trash can hack has saved us loads of time in the kitchen! Instead of having to grab a garbage bag from elsewhere, our bags are right there ready to go when it’s time to empty our kitchen trash can…and around here, we empty it often!

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  1. My grandma always did that! In fact, I posted this very hack on my blog this morning 🙂

    1. says:

      haha! I love that! Grandmas are so, so wise!

  2. Barbara Robbins says:

    I also do the same thing with my waist baskets, in the bathroom and bedrooms, using the plastic bags from grocery and department stores. I just fold 5 and place them in the bottom. When trash day comes just take them out, tie the handle pieces together and pick a new one up from underneath. It’s a sanitary way of dealing with colds also.

    1. says:

      I need to start doing this in my bathrooms, too~ So glad you shared this!

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