Frugal Tip: Car Trash Container

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, July 09, 2018 | 0 comments
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Image: Re-Purposed Car Trash Can
Photo credit: Repurposed Project: Car Trash Can
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So a plastic bag for garbage isn't good enough for your car?

How using about a plastic cereal storage container?

Just add a small trash bag, and snap the lid back on!

Even cheaper (assuming you use this product) - a recycled Cascade dishwasher detergent container?

Just use as is, or use Mod Podge on a pretty fabric or stick on some contact paper!

What large size plastic container in your house could you recycle into a car garbage container?

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Image: Re-Purposed Car Trash Can
Photo credit: Repurposed Project: Car Trash Can
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Laura Toff posted: Thanks for sharing this awesome idea. If you're brave enough, the cat litter comes in large plastic bins too!!!

Tony Chang posted: I reuse my cat litter buckets too, and not just for used litter. Not always the most pleasing colors (Tidy Cats' yellow and red comes to mind) but I suppose you could paint as well as paper?

Michelle Rollins posted: Now I totally want some Cascade dish soap containers.

Jennifer Heatherly posted: I use the cat litter buckets. One has become the trash can in the laundry room, one is a car wash bucket, etc.

Deedee Warner posted: I store cat food (after washing the container, of course) in an empty litter bucket.

Penny Jones Roberts posted: I gave one of these to my grandson for storing his Legos... also others for some of his small toys.

Amy Madsen Bjerke posted: Good idea! Can't wait to try.

Christy Caroline Wong posted: I reused a Cascade bucket as a pen/pencil/marker holder for my 10-year-old daughter. She loves it!

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Mod Podge Waterbase Sealer, Glue and Finish
Kittrich Marble Contact Paper
Sterilite+ UltraSeal™ Food Container
Cascade Actionpacs Dishwasher Detergent

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