Help for Trash Can Liners That Won’t Stay Put

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My trash can liner refuses to stay put but I don’t want to spend big bucks on a fancy trash can that has a built-in feature to hold the trash bag firmly in place, like this one for $40 at Wal-mart.

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Don’t get me wrong – I might like to have one, depending on how much trouble it is, but I don’t want to pay for it.  My trash can was about $5 at Wal-mart and that price suits me fine.

But I do get tired of the trash bag slipping down into the can.  So my husband came up with a solution that I wrote about previously (you can read about it here).  It worked really well for a while but then the hook stopped sticking to the trash can.  This solution would work better on a different material or if the hook was super glued or attached in a more permanent manner.

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So I came up with another solution.

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I used binder clips I had on hand in the kitchen drawer – a large binder clip and a medium binder clip.  The large binder clip prevents the lid from closing all the way.  As long as there’s no stinky trash, it’s not a problem.  But it seems like we always have stinky trash!  So the next time I’m out, I’m going to get a medium size binder clip to replace the large one.  That will allow the lid to close completely.  This method is working extremely well.

So if your trash can liner won’t stay put, perhaps one of these solutions will solve the problem.

Do you have problems with your trash can liner staying put? Would one of these solutions work for you?

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Born in Kentucky, I am a wife and mom to 1 son and 2 daughters . I have an ink pen obsession, as well as a love for all things planner. I have been married for 10 years to my high school crush. I am a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

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2 thoughts on “Help for Trash Can Liners That Won’t Stay Put

  1. I LOVE binder clips! I use them to secure many things that are not paper, and use them for the trash can liners, too!

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