With Memorial Day just three weeks away, it's not too early to start thinking about the backyard cookouts you'll be hosting this summer. And while it's fun to gather your grill accessories, tableware, and decorations, have you given any thought to the trash? Probably not. If you're like most of us, you'll just put out a few plastic bags or cans and hope the stuff finds its way in.
Now, with (below), even your trash and recycling containers can be part of your party decor. These cool bins come flat when you buy them ($16/4 online) and easily pop open to the size of a 13-gallon tall kitchen trash bag. They are sturdy, stand up on their own, and close with a drawstring tie when full. The recycling version (below, right) is recyclable itself and can be reused, if desired. Indoors or out, now your guests won't have to guess where to toss their trash, and you'll save precious cleanup time when the party's over. Now that's something worth celebrating!
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