Trash Talking

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Trash Talking

Trash Talk

We just arrived home from our NYC trip, and fall fell all over our yard. Crunchy gross leaves covered both our walkways and that lead from the sidewalk to the front porch and the driveway to the front porch.

About this time last year when fall covered our pathways, Joey ventured outside with no shoes on. Next thing I knew, we were in the hospital. Joey cut his foot on an unknown object, only to find out he was poisoned. By a turtle shell fragment. We have no idea how it got there and the hospital ensured us this was a first for them. His foot had crazy red veins creeping up well over his ankle and a very obviously infected gash resided on his foot.  It took months to heal properly. Let’s not do that again. Enter, clean up plan.



East Nashville has some major theft issues, so much so that two of our trash bins (provided by the city) have been stolen. Being down two bins sent me on my way to Home Depot to check out the selection. I rolled away with a Rubbermaid Roughneck Trash Can for way less than I expected.



Joey was kind enough to get to business  on sweeping up the walkways while I devices a plan to store the 32 gallon trash bags I also bought with the can. I despise running out of bags while doing yard work and tracking leaves in and out of the house and anything I can do to make it easier, I will.

making a house a home I trash can bag storage I

Pretty sweet, right? Very easy too. I used a brass rod and a 3/8″ bit to execute this very simple trash can DIY.

making a house a home I trash can lid storage I

making a house a home I trash bag lid storage I

making a house a home I trash cab DIY I


It fits and works great! We like the can too. The stand out perks are:

  • It’s hard to tip, which is nice because I have a history of tipping filled trash cans.
  • It’s easy to wheel around.
  • It’s affordable, and you can buy a two pack for just a few bucks more more.
  •  The bag stayed put the whole time and didn’t slip in the can.

How are you keeping your yard managed this fall? Have the leaves begun to do their thing by you yet?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Newell Rubbermaid®. The opinions and text are all mine.

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