Our Little Life Hack #1:  Simplify Trash Takeout Day

Welcome to our new series: Our Little Life Hacks!  Check back each week for a quick trick or tip to simplify and improve your life. Remember, little steps help us to stick with a new change or habit.  

So I’ll start off this new series with a rather simple hack.  I like to get at least one more use out of the plastic grocery bags I get each week from our shopping trips, so I use them as trash bags or liners for my small bathroom trash cans. This also saves me from buying those specialty small-size trash bags. (#frugalliving) We also have a small trash can in the nursery since our youngest child is not fully potty-trained yet, so I use the bags there too. (Smaller trash can means it gets emptied often, hence less smells.  We can count that as a bonus tip! haha)


After unloading all the groceries on our weekly shopping trip, I grab the pile of grocery bags and head to the bathroom to empty the trash.  Once emptied, I place an extra bag at the bottom of the empty pail before attaching the new bag.  That way, next time I empty the trash can before my next weekly grocery shopping trip, I don’t have to go get a new bag to line it. Timesaver!

Bonus tip:  Since it’s our first Little Life Hack, here’s a bonus tip: add a drop of Young Living Purification essential oil to a cotton ball and add it to the bottom of the pail also.  No more odors!

Check back here next week for another Little Life Hack!

–Brandi

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