Garbage bags can be slippery characters, and fishing around inside a pile of rubbish to retrieve the edge of a bag is a pretty unpleasant task. To prevent this very gross situation from happening to you, try one (or more) of America's Test Kitchen's bag-securing techniques.
Watch the video above for a full, visual demonstration of each technique, but there are four different ways you can prevent this tragic scenario:
- Adhesive Hooks: If you're using plastic bags with handles (such as shopping bags), you can hook the handles over a couple of adhesive hooks attached to the side of the bin.
- Bungee Cord: Just fold the excess bag over the lip of the can, and wrap the cord around folded portion.
- Tie It: If your bag is a bit too big for your can, just gather up the excess and tie it in a knot to to keep it from slipping around.
- Bread Bag Clip: Gather the edges of your bag up, twist and secure with a bag clip.
Once your bag is secure, you are free to toss rubbish in the bin with wild abandon, comforted by the fact that you won't have to go fishing around in there later.
Simple Tips to Secure Trash Bags [America's Test Kitchen]