Handy AND therapeutic!

October 27, 2012


So, do you remember Brad’s post that linked to the amazing list of life tips? Here it is: 99 tips

One of the tips was drilling a hole in your garbage can so it’s easier to get the bag in (by letting the trapped air escape). Well, tonight after we identified the source of a horrific smell in the house being the meat tray rotting in the garbage, Lloyd changed the bag and said, “When are you going to drill holes in this can?”


I strode to the Drawer Of Seldom-Used Implements and removed…….

an ice pick.

We took turns.

Oh my oh my oh my oh my. There is nothing as satisfying as taking turns stabbing a trash can repeatedly. (While being careful to not stab the foolishly curious kittens, of course.)

By the way, it works like a charm.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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2 Responses to “Handy AND therapeutic!”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Do I see a bread bag clip on the floor in that picture? Save it! Those were mentioned more than once in that list.


  2. Gretchen Said on:

    Genius stuff! Thanks, Lauren and Brad!


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