I’m not really sure when the garage got away from us. I think it was some time during the summer. We were busy enjoying the pool, basking in the sun, and trying to keep our plants alive during the worst drought we had ever seen. At some point, the junk in the garage took advantage of our inattention and began multiplying.
By the time fall rolled around, we tried to put the summer things away but there was no room. The junk had taken over! (Please tell me this happens to some of you guys too – I’m not the only one, right?) We decided that a bunch of it had to go. We recycled as much of it as we could, but there was a lot of just plain junk that needed to be thrown out.
This is always a challenge as typical trash bags wind up tearing from the weight before they are even half-way full. We had a bunch of sharp, pointy items that were surely going to shred any plastic bag we used.
I had received a box of Glad ForceFlex Garbage Bags and boy, did they come in handy for this project! I had always assumed that “ForceFlex” was just a marketing term that didn’t really men anything. I was waaaay wrong on that one!
The Force Flex in the Glad bags allowed us to stuff them to the gills with all kinds of pointy, sharp junk. I was truly amazed that we were able to not only lift the stuffed bags, but carry them all the way to the curb without a single tear or puncture.
Something about tackling the garage gave us inspiration to start attacking other parts of the house as well. I’ve been meaning to go through the kitchen pantry for months. Like many folks, I find that I use the items in the front, replace them, and then use the replacements while stuff in the back sits there well past its use by date. Jay and I emptied the pantry and discarded all of the expired cans and products and wound up clearing quite a bit of space!! And we fit all of the trash in one Glad bag.
I think it is safe to say that we are done buying the “cheap” garbage bags from now on. It may seem like we are saving by shaving a few pennies off here and there, but being able to stuff the Glad Force Flex bags all the way to the top means we use less bags. (Plus not having to pick up garbage off of the driveway when a bag lets go on the way to the curb is worth MORE than a few pennies to me!)
I don’t know that we will be having any “wild” holiday parties this year, but it’s nice to know that Glad will help us manage the amazing amount of trash we seem to be able to generate on our own! In case YOU are planning any wild parties, be sure to check out the Glad “After the Wild Life” Facebook Tab, and ‘Like’ the page to play the ‘Missing in the Mess’ game!
I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Glad. I received products to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.