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SHOP HACK – DIY trash can

SHOP HACK – DIY trash can

The other day I was complaining that I need another trash can in the garage/workshop.  Ideally, it would be small and fit next to the workbench we built a few months back.  I was about to pick up this trash can from Amazon for $9.99 before I decided to look around the shop and see what was available.

That’s when I saw the empty box for the potty chair we have been using for our 2 year old:

The original contents of the box will be holding waste. Soon the box itself will also hold waste!

All I did was fold the top flaps down and put a trashbag in it!  It took less than 60 seconds and I saved myself 10 bucks!  I would assume this could be done with any cardboard box but of course you’d want something reasonably sturdy and a good size.

The finished product.

So what do you do if you don’t happen to have a potty chair box laying around?  You could always grab a 5 gallon bucket and put a trashbag in it for the same results!  Hopefully this helps someone.  If you have any other ideas, let us know!

from bucket to trashcan in no time!