Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Works-For-Me Wednesday: Trash Tip

My tip today is something I've learned at my fast food job. I've found that I am more likely to get a job done if there aren't a lot of steps. One thing that I sometimes don't like doing is taking out the garbage, cuz then I have to put another sack in which means opening up the childproof cupboard under the microwave. Just too many steps! (Yes, I know I'm lazy lol.) Anyway, what I started doing is to put extra garbage sacks in the can when I take the garbage out. We do this at work so that if we are busy and the trash needs taken out we don't have to stop and put new sacks in. For example I will line it with 5 sacks so that when I'm in a hurry and the trash needs taken out I can just grab it and not have to worry about putting a new sack in, makes it much easier. When I run out, I just put 5 in again the next time. Very helpful when I realize I need to take out the upstairs bathroom garbages and I don't want to run downstairs to get a new sack.

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8 comments:

Susan said...

I use this tip too! My dd learned this when she worked as a housekeep at Glen Eyrie castle.

Susan said...

I use this tip too! My dd learned this when she worked as a housekeep at Glen Eyrie castle.

Stephanie said...

I am also lazy and do this same thing. It is a great tip! :)

Girl Gone Wild said...

That is a great tip...probably solves the problem with leaky bags too!

Beth said...

Hey, this is a really good idea! I too am slow about taking out the trash, especially in rooms other than the kitchen because it's just TOO far of a walk to get a new bag (in my tiny apartment, lol). Thanks for the tip; I'm gonna try it!

Kara said...

ggw- yeah, that's another good thing, if one bag is leaky you have the extra bags to keep it all in.

beth- lol, my bags are in the cupboard right next to the trash and I still don't want to have to get them out lol.

Glad this works for other people too :)

Michelle said...

We do this too. My husband came up withe idea and at first I thought it was strange. I didn't want the other bags to get dirty and smelly, but it does work well when you're in a hurry! Great tip Kara!

Anonymous said...

I work in fast food also and this is a great idea