Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Trash Can Labels!

Lots of exciting things have been happening around here – like organizing the trashcans in our kitchen! So, so exciting…

But really, this is a huge upgrade from the situation we’ve had for several years. We had a container for trash in one part of the kitchen, a different container for recycling in another part of the kitchen, and the glass would just pile up on the floor in the corner. Nothing was labeled, so when guests where over, there were either questions about where to get rid of things, or trash would inevitably end up in the recycling. It wasn’t working. 

We bought two more trashcans to match our other one (they are super functional, and not cute, but they are pretty simple and narrow, which work well for our situation right now), and put them all in the same spot of the kitchen.

I made the labels to easily distinguish where things go, and so far it seems to be working great! Much more organized than the mess we had before. 

I’ve included the file here, if you are also in the same situation we were in. I made mine with a vinyl cutter, and had it cut around the lettering. This made it a little difficult to adhere since they came out more delicate than I planned. The version in circles should hold up a lot better, and be much easier to cut and apply! I would definitely recommend using vinyl (if you have a Silhouette or Cricut at home) or printing the file, and than laminating the paper – should allow for easy cleaning and they should last a little longer.