You know those nifty little Cascade Dish Soap containers? Well I love these things. They are so handy and easy to reuse for many other things. I have used them to hold art supplies, chalk for outside, headbands for my girls… the list goes on.
Most recently I used an empty container as a little trash can for my car. It has really come in handy and normally these car trash cans can be kind of expensive. I was actually thinking about getting one and couldn’t find one reasonably priced or that closed completely or that didn’t look too tall and thin (I think those will flop everywhere.)
I have kids so we always seem to have wipes, snack wrappers, straws… who knows what all over the car. These containers work well because they have a lid and they are fairly short and stout so they don’t fly all over the place. I can put them in the back for the girls or in the front for me.
So you don’t have to do anything with it except rinse it out really. I took the Cascade labels off the sides (ok that is nearly impossible so finally I just put white labels on top of the residue from the original labels.)
I also added a little label- my big girl is studying Spanish so we are labeling things in Spanish here and there these days. Besides Basura is such a nice word. Isn’t that fun to say? Basura…
And there you have it. Easy peasy.
If you are planning any road trips this summer you might consider making your own little trash. I can just empty this fella when I hit the gas stations.
Does anyone else recycle these containers for other things around the house? It is a shame to toss them because they are pretty handy little things.
And I also wanted to remind you of this nifty little recipe for a DIY Carpet Cleaner. It works really well for the car!