This trick for using adhesive command hooks on your garbage cans is so simple, but can save you a whole lot of frustration! I love little tricks like this!
Don’t you hate it when your garbage bag falls down into your garbage can? Then you go to change it and realize what has happened and you need to get another bag to dump the mess into and clean the whole can out before you can finally put a new bag in. You know what I’m talking about. It’s happened to the best of us. 🙂
This little trick solves all that so it will save you a lot of time and frustration if you have a garbage can that has this happen to it often.
How to do the Hook on the Garbage Can Trick
So here’s what you do!
Put your garbage bag into your garbage can and hook the handles over the command hooks on either side.
Now your bag can’t fall down inside your garbage can!
This works great if you re-use your plastic grocery bags as garbage bags, of course, because they have handles. (By the way, here’s how to fold your grocery bags into tidy little triangles like this! 🙂 )
Not to worry though if you use “kitchen catcher” style garbage bags or even big black garbage bags on larger garbage cans.
You can either pierce the end of your command hook through the plastic of the handles of your garbage bag or you can even just tie a little loop on the ends.
It takes a second or two more, but it’s definitely worth it for a garbage area that always stays tidy, don’t you think?
Do you use the hook on the garbage can trick on any of the trash cans around your house? Try this one out and let me know what you think!
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.