Trash Can Fix

Introduction: Trash Can Fix

About: Jack-of-all trades, master of some. I would probably be much more modest if it wasn't for these delusions of granduer that I suffer from.

How often has this happened to you?

You go to empty the trash in the kitchen and as you go to lift the bag out of the can, only to find the can and the trashbag are joined in some unholy union of gravity defying logic.

You finally manage to pry them apart from each other. But that is only half of the job.

Now when you try to put a new bag into the can it it like trying to wrestle a herd of run away balloon animals.

Well fear not, there is a solution.

And for only four easy payments of $19.95 (plus shipping and handling) you can ...


What's that?!

What do you mean we are giving this away for free this week?!?

THIS IS INSANE! Some get my agent on the phone.

*storms off set*


The problem is caused by trapped air.

A lack of air between the bag and trashcan when you are trying to remove the bag.

A surplus of air trapped between the bag and the can when you reset it.

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Step 1: Solution Time

Grab you favorite instrument of perforation, It's time to get to work.

By making a series of holes around the bottom of the trash can, there is no longer a lack of air in the can when you try to remove the bag, and you won't have to try to deflate the new trashbag that you put into the can.

I chose to place three holes along the long sides of the can and two on the short sides and that seems to be sufficient ventilation.

By placing the holes about 3 inches from the base of the can, it creates a bit of a catch basin so that if there is any liquid in the trash and the bag happens to leak it will not make a mess on the floor.

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    5 years ago

    Very simple,I like it,much better then putting a hole in my bags