It is indeed the first Wednesday in October as I heard the storm siren test earlier today. That means it’s time for another Wonder if it Works Wednesday post where I go back and share whether a previous organizing project was a success or a huge failure. Today, I’ve decided to return to the land of recycling. Remember when I decided to get all crafty with using the big cereal box as a bag holder.
I was trying to find a way to make all my excess plastic bags fit in one spot along with coming up with a plan to store the recycling I hoarded until I could drop it off at J’s elementary school (literally, a 5 minute drive from here). I often had recycling covering my kitchen chair and half the kitchen floor.
THAT problem has been solved for a mere $6 a month by our lovely trash service company. Actually, much less than that because they lowered our rate significantly under some promotion when they added the service. Is this not the most beautiful sight?
One problem solved. Someone did point out that the school gets a cut on the recycling we send to their bin but I pointed out that family peace and harmony is more important! Now, let’s talk about those plastic bags shall we? I really do not want to show my collection (Does it sound better if I refer to it as a collection?) because it’s grown a bit since I made my box. Maybe plastic bags are like Gremlins and someone gave them water and food when I wasn’t looking. I don’t know. Be warned, this is not pretty.
So, anyone need any plastic bags for anything? I can help you out! Just don’t ask me for a plan on how to store them or let them go. I cannot seem to use them up fast enough. In review, recycling is working but plastic bag storage (stashing, collecting, keeping?) is definitely not working. Maybe there is a support group out there somewhere for those of us unwilling and unable to part with plastic bags?