This was perhaps the easiest DIY project in my life, yet what came out of it did take away quite a bit of pain for me.
Like many households out there, we collect recyclables. Every couple of months we take them to the bottle exchange and get a refund for the deposit we paid at the time of purchase, which is between 10¢ and 25¢ depending on the size of the bottle. Collecting and storing large volumes of recyclables requires a system of some kind, each family having one of their own. Most commonly, non-glass items go into plastic garbage bags, and we are no exception here. You keep filling a bag till it’s all packed, tie it down and put aside, then you start a new bag. Pretty simple, eh?
Well, kind of, except dumping recyclables into the bag is somewhat painful if it just lies on the floor. You have to pick it up, open its mouth and unload your temp container into it trying not to spill any items, which you don’t always succeed at. I must admit it, I have uttered swear words more than once when a dumping attempt ended up with some of the pop cans missing the target and scattered all around. Being sick and tired of that, at some point I thought to myself, “There’s gotta be a better way of doing it!”
In the end, the solution turned out to be so simple I feel compelled to share it with everyone because it’s a real pain saver.