Let me tell you something I learned last BBQ I hosted: no one will even attempt to recycle things if you only have one trash can outside. Most people won't even bother to walk to the trashcan on the side of the house with their trash even though it's a matter of feet away. That means I get to spend a half an hour gathering up trash and sorting out the recycling after all my guests have left, because I can't bring myself to just toss everything. (Sigh - see? I do tend to be a good little environmentalist) I only have one indoor trash can, and I thought about bringing it out and stationing it on the deck, but then I wouldn't have anything inside while I was preparing side dishes.
Enter Flings Trash and Recycle Bins. They will save you more time - and not get your indoor trash can dirty, either. All you have to do is open the package, pop the bin open, and place it where people are gathering.
Plus, there's even a design that has the recycling symbol on it too, so folks can easily drop it in the bin.
I'm not going to guarantee that everyone will throw their trash away properly, but hey, it's a start! And at a suggested retail of about $4 each, they won't break the bank, either.
Want some tips for your next get together from Jeanne Benedict, a nationally renowned event planner? Check out this video:
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I'm going to try some of her ideas for our Fourth party!
Win it! Would you like to try a Flings bin for your next get together for free? One lucky reader will win a Flings bin! To enter, tell me what's (or was) on your menu for the Fourth of July! (I'm looking for more ideas! LOL) Easy peasy! :) Do you have clean up issues too? (Do you wish you could hire a maid just to clean up for those occasions? lol)
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