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Reader Question of the Week

Posted: November 29th, 2010 | Author: | | Tags: | 2 Comments »

Q:  I have been living out of trash bags for two months now, cheap while the exterminator is in and out.  The chaos of all these identical trash bags is driving me crazy.  Is this  really going to help?

A:  Bagging up your stuff after you have cleaned it is useful, but repeatedly rummaging through the bags to figure out which contain cleaned items defeats the purpose of having these items sealed up.  To maintain order in your trashbag world, we recommend you use black bags for items that have not been cleaned/need to be cleaned, clear bags for cleaned items (this way you can also get a glimpse of the contents) and a colored bag for items that need to be disposed of.

2 Comments on “Reader Question of the Week”

  1. 1 HBK said at 9:52 am on November 30th, 2010:

    What about a big masking tape X on bags that need to get discarded? Then you can write on the tape so that no one will dare open the bag once you toss things. Either way, it’s important to have a system as you point out.

  2. 2 HJM said at 10:09 am on November 30th, 2010:

    A bright orange bag with an X on it would certainly send the message!

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