It all started with the Dog. How many times have you achieved a level of trust and understanding with your dog that anything on the counter or trashcan is off limits? You leave your home for, let say, 10 minutes to run an errand. You get home, and you’re not greeted in the normal, you have been gone for years, happy dog anxiety that your accustom too. You call out to your dog to come, but no answer. You walk into your living room to find your dog on the family couch, and your meet with the no eye contact, head bowed, and the “I’m in a world of trouble” posture, that your accustom too when your dog typically gets into trouble.
You then, are put on red alert to find out what they have been up to. It doesn’t take long to find the evil deed. You walk into the kitchen and see the trash can tipped over and everything spread from one end of the kitchen to the other, and in some cases the transfer of that trash to the bedroom, because its much more comfortable to lay on top of the white goose down comforter, to chew on the Christmas Turkey carcass.
Ever have this experience to some degree? Me too. So I put my pallet re-purpose skills to work and made a trashcan holder. With very little effort or skill, it took me about an hour so to complete. no sanding needed or staining. Let face it, its a trashcan holder, it doesn’t need to look like a full on furniture accent piece.
So, far I have had this in our Kitchen since the summer and haven’t had any problem. Well, that not totally true, I had problems getting my kids to take the trash out, but as yet, I haven’t figured out what to build to help with that, other than a Paddle for there backsides to get them motivated.