Thursday, September 6, 2012

A Laundry Basket to a Trash Can

Today I was looking into how much it would cost to buy a large trash can the size of my laundry basket that I have been using because I needed a lid on the basket I have because we have had out big dog in the house and she has decided to check out everything that we put into the trash. Then of course she doesn't return anything back to the trash can and I have to do it and dirty my hands.

$9 trash cans

fitted with card stock

all done!

This is what I found while looking. Very expensive trash cans, $50 and up. I even found one that must have been a work of art for over a thousand dollars. So I went back to the plastic laundry basket. I went out and bought the cheapest tall standing basket that I could find with a lid. Then I took some card stock and covered the inside holes so that nothing would catch when I removed the trash bag. It was great only about $10 total project done.

Ideas for keeping it fresh:

tape dryer sheets to the lid
install a  air freshener  to the lid.
here are some different ones that I found AIR WICK Stick-Ups Air Freshener: Fresh Waters,
Munchkin Arm and Hammer Nursery Fresheners, 5 Pack,  


Ren said...

It looks like a good idea.. It's ridiculous how expensive trash cans are! But with the holes in the lid, won't the odor permeate the room?

Jenifer Harrod said...

I ended up putting a couple of dryer sheets on the inside of the lid with some more duct tape:) and it works great to keep odor out and I can still grab the lid through the holes to quickly remove it.

Swidget 1.0