Who says trash cans are just for trash?Â We can think of many uses that go way beyond using these receptacles to hold refuse.
Use waste bins in the playroom for storing of all kinds of toys, from the thousands of plastic building blocks your kids have collected to the seemingly endless supply of tiny doll shoes, purses and accessories. Hereâ€™s a super cute way to store those big stuffed animal friends that never seem to fit anywhere:
Bonus: Using pullouts can make clean up time quick and easy, too. Look for units with soft-close action like Simply Put Thoughtfully OrganizedÂ® Double Pullout Waste Bins. They open easily and close softly without slamming, perfect for little hands and fingers!
Trash bins in your laundry room cabinets are perfect for sorting clothes. Here, a pair of tandem rollout bins have plenty of capacity for separating the lights from the whites and dark clothes from bright colors. Then you can just slide â€˜em in and stow everything away till wash day.
To protect gift wrap and stop rolls from flattening or unrolling, stand them in tall waste cans. Take it a step further and use under-cabinet pullouts so you can roll bins open to see every kind of gift wrap you have. Count on these to keep wrapping paper neat and clean through birthdays and holidays and every occasion throughout the year.
A place for everything and everything in its place is the rule in most homes, and that includes the dogâ€™s stuff. Trash bins in kitchen cabinets make a great place to stash food, toys, grooming tools, snacks and more. Itâ€™s a convenient way to neatly store all things Fido in the right place. And that makes for a happy you and a happy dog!
The list goes on for ways to use these handy bins. Try some of these:
- Umbrella storage
- Keep extra blankets and throws on hand
- Use as a catch-all for kidsâ€™ shoes
- Store and haul sand toys to the beach
- Keep bags of potting soil or fertilizer off the garage floor
What ideas do you have? Email Simply Put and let us know. Send pictures, and weâ€™ll share!
All examples shown use Simply Put 27 Qt. Double Pullout Waste Bins with soft-close, exclusively for Loweâ€™s