I’ve been talking about bin liners a lot, recently. I’m not going to lie, sometimes its hard to come up with something else to say. I mean, you would think that the subject would just wear itself out. Not so, my friends, not so at all. I’ve been mentioning how I recently cleaned out my garage and found an old bag of bin liners and used them to clean up the massive piles of leaves all over my yard.
Autumn is a really good time of the year to find a roll of bin liners. As I was cleaning and organizing I was filling those babies up with stuff to take to Goodwill. Having kids really means that you begin to accumulate stuff, and then you forget about a lot of the stuff until one day you drive home, look in the garage, and say, “Holy crap!” You go out, find some decrepit dump trucks from last summer, that old t-ball stand your son never used because he was born with a bat in his hand, apparently, and sand toys out the wazz. Somehow they never want to actually use the sand toys, they want to use large sticks and heavy rocks and playing with sand goes from being pretty chill to incredibly dangerous.
I’ve had to ban the activity several times at my house. It’s been sad, but necessary. Anyway… Stuff to donate went into the bin liners. I filled one of them with all the soccer balls, basketballs, tennis balls (anything that rolls) and threw it on the top shelf until the weather becomes nice again. I’m tired of having to throw a ball every time I’m trying to get to something else. I put the inflatable pool in one of them, because those things aren’t cheap and you can bet your bottom dollar I’m going to get two years out of it.
Just roll that sucker up, stick it into a nice, roomy, gusseted bin liner, and get it out of everybody’s hair until next summer when I unroll it. I shudder to think of the many spiders who will have made it their home, but I’m afraid it’s a necessary evil. I even used the bin liners to do what they are meant to do, which is line a bin. Okay, so the bin is imaginary, per se, but if you hang up a bin liner on a nail by the back door you can put any and all cardboard in there which makes it way easier to tote back to the firepit. And then you can reuse it! Buy some bin liners. Seriously, even if you are just cleaning out your garage and your yard.