Thursday, October 20, 2011

Let's Talk about Trash

Older picture of the kitchen. Updated here.
Here is where my trash can has been since we moved it- on the side of the island. A functional spot, but not pretty to look at. I thought a stainless steel simplehuman would be nice, but was flabbergasted at the prices! While browsing Pinterest I spotted this:

Source: via Stephanie on Pinterest

I have a corner cabinet with a lazy susan that is under used. It houses my mixing bowls and colanders and those were moved into an adjacent cabinet.  I googled instructions to remove the top shelf of the lazy susan leaving just the bottom one. It took two trips to the store to purchase trash bins that would fit, but I am very pleased with the results!

The Corner Cabinet
The recycle bin is the one with the blue tape.
A different color can would have been better, but white was only available.
We are saving our pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald house.
I also used grip liner to keep the cans in place.

During a big clean up I rotate the appropriate can for ease of domestic duties.

The new set up is more efficient. The recycle bin used to be in the pantry. It makes more sense to be near the trash.  The total cost of this project was $8.50 for the new trash cans. Not too shabby. 

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