Over the weekend I cleaned out the refrigerator. The super old olives (unbeknownst to me) had a loose cap on them - olive juice went everywhere when I tossed them in the trash. When I took out the trash it was a disgusting wet mess with olive juice and who knows what slishing on the bottom. I am so glad I didn't have a cheap trash bag in - things would have been much worse.
Then I remembered something my mother used to do. Right after putting a new trash bag in the kitchen trash she put a section of newspaper on the bottom. The newspaper absorbed messy wetness and minimized the likelihood of a leaking disaster.
I am going to start practicing this little habit today and wanted to pass it along to you as well.
That's what Life Hacks are - anything that makes life easier, more affordable or less messy!
xoxo Lady Katherine