Monday, August 16, 2010

Reusable Trash Liner

Perhaps you did or didn't know...I cloth diaper, and I LOVE it. I "converted" about 3 months ago, and have appreciated no longer needing to buy box after box of diapers that end up in landfills!

Anyhow, a friend introduced me to Planetwise wet/dry bags, which are essentially water-tight bags that you can store dirty diapers in until you wash them. I love them (I have a small one for the diaper bag, and one large one for big trips, etc), but they don't really cut it for everyday storage (they start to stink). So, I saw an online suggestion to make a reusable trash can liner, and since I happened to have a Dollar Store plastic shower curtain lying around, I got to work with the simple cutting/sewing project. The result? A fantastic, water-tight trash liner that I can throw in the washer with the diapers (and airdry)...and now there is no stink in-between washes! I'm going to have to make more trash liners for the house!


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6 comments:

Trista Teeter said...

Awesome!!! What a great idea! I feel guilty bringing home a couple of plastic bags each week just for this reason. No more!! Now to find a sewing machine...I need one anyways to make some reusable produce bags.

Thanks for the idea! And all of the recipes! Trying Ratatouille this week!

Stacey said...

Brilliance!!!! I'm so going to have to hit up the dollar store asap! I HATE buying trash bags!

Alisa & Jared said...

Trista--Let me know where you find the material for the produce bags...I've found some bags for $2 apiece, and have been debating if I should try to make my own...or just buy those!

Morgan -Ing said...

I am so doing this! My diaper liners are STINKY after 48 hours between washes. Do you use just the shower curtain or do you still use the cloth liner as well?

Alisa & Jared said...

Morgan-Just the shower curtain. I folded it in half, and double stitched all of the seams (they're all sewed down, as the instructions [which are clear as mud] suggested). Did you see the link to the instructions on the blog post? So, the shower curtain is double thickness...and AWESOME. Have fun!!

leadatortilla said...

that's really cool alisa! A smart cookie - you ARE!