Wednesday, October 04, 2006

WFMW: Buying fewer trash bags



I got tired of buying tall kitchen bags so often. Now, during every meal prep, I hang a plastic grocery store sack on the knob by my sink and use it until the meal is over. Then I trash it, full or not, at the end of the meal.

I used to take the tall trash bag out nearly every day but now it's about every third day. This little tip has really cut down on how often I buy the "real" trash bags.

One thing: I sometimes make them "paper only" bags, so if there's a hole in the bottom then I don't have to worry about leakage. It is surprising how much paper a family of four can collect in one day!

2 comments:

Leslie said...

I hear you! We have 4 kids and we generate alot of trash!

~Leslie

green3 said...

This is an awesome idea. I "discovered" this tip a few days ago when my trash was full and I was too lazy to take it out. Thanks for reminding me. I need to do this during every meal prep.