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It doesn’t take that long and its handled immediately. I go through my refrigerator the night before trash day (since that’s when I’m collecting the rest of the trash and recyclables in the house) and throw out any spoiled food or liquids. It makes room in the fridge for new items and keeps the space smelling fresh. And its saves in steps. You do it all at the same time at once as opposed to cleaning out the refrigerator one day and filling the bins up and then taking out the heavy bins to the curb.
Trashcans! Wastebaskets! Whichever name you use, we can all agree that they are important assets to any home (indoor and outdoor). Everyday we throw away all kinds of trash and the trashcans get full and we tie it up and take them outside for pickup. Today’s quick tip is about the trash bags. Not about what kind to use (there are many different kinds on the market) but a time saving tip.
Trashcans are usually stored throughout the house where you need them, kitchens, bathrooms, home offices, bedrooms, etc, but the trash bags are probably stored in ONE place. Maybe they are way down in the basement, or out in the garage on a shelf. So maybe you go back and forth to empty the cans and then go get the trash bags or you carry the new trash bags draped on your shoulder and replace as your doing. My suggestion is to keep a couple of extra trash bags at the bottom of the trashcan UNDERNEATH the open one. Then what happens is that you always have one handy and ready at each one and it saves time and energy.
Todays tip come from a rule that i like to follow in my personal life AND professional life as an organizer: The One Year Rule.
The One Year Rule is when you look at something,a piece of paper, shoes, clothes, toys, and ask yourself if you’ve used it in the last year! If the answer is NO, then it’s probably time to let it go. If the One Year Rule is not comfortable for you, then try the Two Year Rule or Five Year rule. You get the picture. I’ll even expand, just a bit, in reference to clothes and I use another rule that i find works with the One Year Rule: The Does It Still Fit/ Is It In Decent Condition Still Rule! Even I had to recently pull out the 15 Year Rule and FINALLY look at that shirt (that was now too small, ahem) with the holes in it and stains of questionable origin and through it out! At first it was painful, but now I’m okay and have moved on. Family’s with small and school age children can find themselves with LOTS of toys laying around or the toy box overflowing with things they don’t even acknowledge exist. In the past when the kids were little we would take the toys that the kids moved on from and passed them on to the younger kids.
Try it and see how much more room you’ll have in your space. And if the item is in still relatively good condition, you can donate it or pass it on to a friend who WILL use it!