Why is it that trash seems to double each time you are in the car? And if you have kids it quadruples!
There is a little hook built into a panel of my car. I don’t know if it is for purses or what, but it has been our handy dandy trash bag hook for quite some time.
My car trash corralling system worked perfectly until the one day I forgot to restock the plastic grocery bags I stash away in one of the many car compartments. It was amazing how fast the car seemed to fill with trash once I had no trash bag to put it in!
I needed a more permanent solution, one that didn’t rely on me remembering to stock old plastic bags in the car. Also, whenever the trash bag started to fill up (which was quite frequently) the bag monopolized the precious leg room of my adult passenger seat. I didn’t want to buy an overpriced container designed to be a car trash can, so instead I whipped up a quick DIY project to make car clutter a thing of the past. You might even have all the materials laying around if you are as Velcro obsessed as I am!
- Slim container
- tape measure (optional)
Be sure your chosen container fits your space. If you are going to buy a plastic container take your measurements with you. I chose the slimmest one I could find because more leg room equals happy passengers.
Decide where you want the Velcro and remove the backing to place on the car and then on the container. Voila! Your very own car trash can that actually stays in place when you need it and is easy enough to remove when you need to dump it.
I originally thought I would keep the cover on to keep things neat and tidy but after a week or so of use I found it could go either way.
You can still use a plastic bag inside or opt for an opaque container to keep your trash hidden. Whatever you decide, just a quick empty at the gas station is all you need to keep your car neat and clean. The trash can goes right back into place thanks to the Velcro. You gotta love that stuff!
Do you have a place for the trash in your car? Do you have a love for Velcro too?