Pinterest: I Tried It (Car Garbage)


Welcome Pinners and friends!  If you've tried something from one of your pinboards this week and blogged about it, you can link up your post at the bottom of this one.  I really love to see what you come up with and how you interpret your pins.

Ok, so you probably saw the title of this one and was like, "What??" but I can explain.  I thought I'd take a break from doing sewing things since I have been on that track for weeks and thought you might like to see something else.  I wasn't quite in the mood or prepared to do any new cooking, so I hit up my generic Things To Try board, which houses all the stuff I think is a great idea but don't have a specific board for it.  Case in point:

The description said, "Cereal dispenser trash can. Such a good idea."  And it is!  Let me explain further: my husband's job has him in the car a lot.  Said job also required collecting business cards, sticky name tags, and, apparently, colds from people he meets and places he goes, so he often has things like Kleenex to throw away, and because he is a man and therefore handbag-less, he has no place to stash such things.  Now, he could just put a trash bag on the floor in the car, but that's just as sloppy looking, and hanging one over the seat is a good idea, except it's always behind you.  Not good.  This one (from Better Homes and Gardens, how can you go wrong?) suggests using one of those plastic cereal keepers lined with a small bag to use to hold garbage, and they put it on the floor under the passenger-side dash.  We had one of those cereal holders in our pantry closet doing nothing, so I thought it was about time to put it to use, since I pinned the idea months ago.

It works great! We've had it in there for just under a week.  It's kind of wedged up under the dash, so it doesn't tip over, and the flap opening is just large enough for most on-the-go trash, but keeps it closed and secure.  A very easy solution to a silly problem.

So how about you?  How were your pinning experiments this week?  Link up below or leave a comment!  And remember- same time next week!  I had a lot of fun trying this one out and may stick to the sewing board for a little while.

Feel free to grab a botton to add to your post to share this link-up with your readers!

life by the book


  1. That is such a convenient gadget to have in the car!
    I haven't made any of the items I pinned yet...hope to get around to it soon :)

    (via EBT)

  2. You're right, I said, "Uhhh..." when I saw the title, but that's actually a great idea. We have one of those big cereal things, too, and this would be a much better use for it.

  3. What fun! I am in love with pinterest! I'll have to start blogging about the things I try:)

  4. Very cool idea, I'll probably need two, one in the back for the three boys, but will definitely try this. Maybe one in my creation workshop as well.

  5. Yay! I need to try this for sure!

    I liked up this week but I'll be out of town next week and unable to participate! Sad :(

  6. I like that you can close the lid so stuff doesn't fall out if it tips over, too. Great idea!

  7. Such a great idea... now to get something that will vacuum my car while I sleep...

  8. Good idea! I have a trash can in my car, but it's not this nice looking or compact.

  9. The simplest ideas are often the most brilliant...Love it!

  10. is the deadline to link up over and gone?! I finally finished my project lol. and don't see a linky :( At least ill be prepared for next week! I actually like your trash bin better, it looks smaller and not so intrusive. amazing idea for road trips or vacations!

    -rachel w k

  11. I pinned that too! And I definitely need to follow through and make one. Nice job!

    I don't think I make anything directly from pins this week. Pinterest gets my creative juices flowing and I just bounce off from there :)

  12. hi very nice blog and very nice information.That is such a convenient gadget to have in the car!Good idea! I have a trash can in my car, but it's not this nice looking or compact.