Binder Clip Your Trash Bags

You heard me right. Binder clip… your trash bags… to the trash can… and they’ll stay in place!! That’s TOO easy, isn’t it?

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I owe it to my grandmother who was over one day, watched me fetch the bag out of the can and replace it over the edge of the bin again. She said, “You know they sell little clips that hold your bag on there – right?”

Looking at her blankly, I said “Clips?? I HAVE binder clips.” She started to explain, “No, they’re little clips–” Me, “No, I understand. I’m just saying.. I HAVE binder clips. Right here. Right now. Why didn’t I ever think of that?”

So poof! My trash bags have been binder clipped ever since, one on each end. They don’t get in the way, the bag does stay in place, and I didn’t have to spend any money.

Love it.

Hop over to Kristen’s and throw your tip into the hat. This week’s Works for Me Wednesday is a Back to School theme, but she promised me she wouldn’t delete any non-school tips. 😉 I suppose I could have said, “You’ve got too much to worry about with all the back to school stuff you need to do – why worry about your trash bag? Binder clip it in place and you won’t have to waste valuable remaining summer time scrubbing out the bottom of the can.” Is that pushing it a bit you think? 😉

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animators wife
animators wife
August 4, 2009 9:53 pm

Love that! awesome tip.

Erin @ Closing Time
Erin @ Closing Time
August 4, 2009 11:13 pm

This is a great tip! Our bag falls down inside the trash can all the time. It just so happens that our trash can is black, so the clip will even match!

katie Stutler
katie Stutler
August 5, 2009 6:06 am

never would have thunk it! Great tip – my trashbag thanks you!

Heather
Heather
August 5, 2009 7:25 am

Great tip! My mom uses a GIANT rubber band, which works fine – until it pops!

Groovewoman
Groovewoman
August 5, 2009 11:02 am

Okay, THIS IS GENIUS!!! And wondering, “WHY haven’t I ever thought of that??” **Sigh** I love reading helpful tips like this. THANK YOU, Amber!
You get the *GENIUS STAR* for the day!:D

Amanda
Amanda
August 5, 2009 2:25 pm

Good idea! I actually never thought of doing that. I get so frustrated when the bag falls down inside the can and people keep throwing trash in there then I have to dig out the bag. Now I won’t! Thanks!

By the way, Amber, remember giving me some advice when I first started my niche blog on blog designs? It has grown quite well and I appreciate your help and the posts you did on blogging.

Jennifer @ Clutching to the Vine
Jennifer @ Clutching to the Vine
August 5, 2009 4:07 pm

I love simple, “obvious” tips that are new to me. Thanks–I’m going to try it!

Shelley
Shelley
August 5, 2009 6:32 pm

What a great idea and so simple! Thanks for sharing.

kelly
kelly
August 8, 2009 8:02 pm

AWESOME idea!!

jakesmommy
jakesmommy
August 26, 2009 12:11 am

wow i just thought of this today as i was once again diggin the trash bag out from all of the wonderful things my hubby threw on top of it! I was just looking to see if there were any other ideas out there to keep it up and if this worked well… Looks like it does 🙂 Hoooray!!!! Cant wait to check out the rest of the site for more helpful ideas!!

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