This is why you should drill two holes in the bottom of your garbage can

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Holes in your garbage can are really handy

It’s time to take out the trash because the bag is getting pretty full and it’s starting to smell a little unpleasant too. Of course, we don’t throw out trash bags that are still half empty, so this bag will probably be rather full. This also means that it’s probably pretty hard to get the bag out of the can. Does this sound familiar? Then the trick we’ve got for you today will definitely help you out. With this solution, you’ll always be able to very easily lift the bag out of the trash can.

Why didn’t we think of this earlier?


It happens to us quite regularly that we want to take out the trash bag but that it’s stuck so bad that we can’t seem to take it out of the can at all. We have to ask someone else to hold down the trash can while we pull at the bag. It’s not a handy situation at all because it takes a lot of unnecessary effort.


Plus, if the bag is full, you usually run the risk of tearing it if you pull too hard. If that happens, the trash spills everywhere and you’re an even longer way from home. This will happen more quickly if you use cheap trash bags, but the more expensive bags do tear as well. It seems like the only solution is to throw out the trash bag when it isn’t completely full yet, but that just seems like a waste of garbage bags.


The solution turns out to be very simple! Take a drill and carefully drill two holes near the bottom of your garbage can. Don’t drill the holes too low, because that might cause a mess in case of a leaking garbage bag. Why does drilling these two holes solve your problem? By doing this you let air into the trash can, which means the bag can’t suck itself vacuum. You can easily pull out the bag!

Read more: This is why you should put a cotton ball at the bottom of your trash can!

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