Ever wonder what to do with all the paper advertisements and leftover grocery ads that you always end up throwing away? Here's something my mother has passed along to me. Fold them up and fit them into the bottom of your garbage cans throughout the house. You may need to fiddle around with it a little bit to make sure it's sitting on the bottom snugly, edges may stick up but that's ok. Then use your leftover grocery bags for trash can bags (as I hope everybody does anyways).
The paper ads on the bottom will soak up any liquids that may drip through your bags. This saves on time and hassle in cleaning your garbage can. Especially handy for the kitchen garbage as raw meat juices or liquids inevitably seep through.
That is cheaper than the shelf lining. I used that because of the color contrast and they are washable
Better idea How about recycling those ads and papers? Don't throw liquids into your garbage in the first place. The little liquid from meat wrappers, etc should get soaked up by other trash (paper scraps, paper towels, tissues, etc)
Use some of the paper from your shredder.
My Grandmother Lottie always done this very thing. They owned a beer tavern and she did the cleaning. They received the newspaper daily so she used it. The paper also absorbs odors.
I always use plastic bags in my garbage can and never get the paper bags. I recycle all paper and I never have a mess to clean up.
Hey that is a great idea! It seems like I am always cleaning my cans out! I will be sure to do this from now on! Thank you! :)
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Recycle the ads with your newspapers!
Good idea, but then if stuff does leak through I will have to touch the nasties when I am taking out the garbage.
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