One day, I took binder clips (the black or colored clips with silver bars that you get in office supply stores) and used two clips, one on each side on the garbage can rim, clipping the bag to the can. I flipped the bars down. They easily went on and I was able to close the lid. It has worked like a charm. I can now use any type of bag that is on sale.
By Shardebhow from Cherry Hill, NJ
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By Marcy from Houston, TX
Some of these tips are downright genius and can really keep your trash bag in place, but instead of going all out, maybe just use the right size garbage bag. If you know your garbage can size, you can figure out which bag your can will be able to hold. If you get the right size trash bag, your bag will stay secure around the edge of the can.
I have a beautiful ceramic bathroom wastebasket and I was wondering if I could use double sided tape to hold the liner inside? I bought some 3 gallon liners, but they keep slipping down inside the wastebasket. Any suggestions?
What I do is grab 2 edges a few inches apart and tie them in a double knot like your shoes. If its too tight stretch it a little so its loose enough to tie. I do this every day only takes a second.
I was having trouble keeping the waste paper basket bag from falling inside the basket. Well, a bungy strap that fits a little snug works great. No more slipping.
By Joyce from Tennessee
By Laine Butterworth
To keep plastic trash bags in place, I cut a length of 1/4 inch elastic and tie the ends together - like forming a large rubber band. Slip this over the bag, at the rim of the can. Works very well for kitchen trash cans and bathroom wastebaskets.
By Chris from Levittown, PA
If the trash bag in your kitchen garbage bucket keeps slipping down, simply cut the elastic off the waist band from an old pair of panty hose and slip it around the top, securing the bag to the outside of the garbage can.
By Gretchen from Aberdeen, SD
By Trish in CT