Sunday, November 22, 2009

Take out the trash!

This is an idea of what our man room/office usually looks like. Trash overflowing in the garbage can, trash on the floor next to it, and things aren't recycled. I'm sick of it!

So I came up with an easy solution to fix this.

First, I printed out the words "TRASH" and "RECYCLE" in a fun font.

Then I cut them out and put them up against a window to trace the letters on the back of the page using a pencil. Color in every letter with the pencil.

Tape the words to the plastic bin. I used a mechanical pencil with no graphite sticking out to trace over the letters. You will be able to see how the pencil on the other side will be transferred to the bin. Once your pencil letters are transferred, use a marker or paint pen to color over them. I used a silver Sharpie and it took 2 coats to get the color dark enough.

Done! A quick, easy solution for organizing garbage and I hope it works!


  1. Ohhh, I hope it works for you! I also have a bin for cans, but it doesn't work at all--they are still ALL OVER THE HOUSE, and it drives me crazy!

  2. I think I've scared my husband into recycling. He even tells friends that come over to be sure to do it or I'll make them dig through the trash.

  3. Can your husband come and give mine some lessons? : )

  4. This is a cute solution. Hopefully it will work!


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