I come from a large family
I was raised in a family with five children. When you have a large family, certain household responsibilities require daily attention.
- We washed laundry every day.
- We ran the dishwasher every day.
- Some poor soul took out the trash every day.
My Mom created a chore chart comprised of about twenty tasks requiring daily attention. The chores were grouped and divided among the five of us and we rotated through the list.
This meant every fifth day I took out the kitchen trash. I dreaded “E” Day. I much preferred “B” Day, when I dusted and vacuumed the living room and folded clean laundry. “E” Day. Yuck! I cannot even remember the other chores on “E” Day, as they are forever crowded out of my memory by my disgust for kitchen trash. Bathroom garbage was different. Less messy and a much smaller bag, it fit more easily into the outside can. If “E” Day occurred near trash day, the task included an extra bonus of smushing the garbage so the lid would close. Need I say more?
I share this vivid childhood memory for a purpose. If you comprehend how much I dislike the mess associated with garbage, you will take more seriously my endorsement of a product designed to eliminate the mess in garbage.
Here comes the composting program!
A couple of years ago our garbage company launched a composting program in coordination with our yard debris program. I was thrilled. It makes perfect sense to me since we already compost grass clippings and leaves. Vegetation purchased in the produce section of the grocery store can be composted just as easily as the vegetation produced in my yard.
We received a small plastic pail to collect compostable kitchen scraps and a coupon for compostable liners. The liners are a must, as I am not in the least bit interested in cleaning the pail weekly.
Our local grocery store stocked the liners and we gave them a try. I learned that, unlike the plastic liners in the regular kitchen container under the sink, which provide an effective barrier between the muck and the trash can, these liners “sweat”.
By week two, we added a double layer of paper towel under the bag to help absorb the condensation. This worked effectively, until… the store no longer stocked the small compostable liners.
What’s a girl to do?
I was not about to use newspaper, or heaven forbid, no liner. We were running out of time. I needed a new option. I found a brand online and ordered it. The new brand was terrible. So thin and so quick acting, the bags partly decomposed before trash day.
I was beginning to relive my dread for taking out the garbage. Kitchen composting had become so disgusting. I needed to eliminate the mess in kitchen composting. I renewed my mission to find a compostable liner that would, once and for all, take the “ick” out of my garbage.
Fortunately, my next purchase did just that!
No more mess!
One simple change to Bag To Nature small kitchen bags effectively served the purpose of lining the compost pail while nearly eliminating secondary clean up.
Here is why I love Bag To Nature small kitchen bags:
The bags are compostable – The liner lifts out and enters the street bin with the compostable materials inside. No need to scoop the banana peels and cantaloupe seeds by hand (I shudder just imagining this).
The bags do not sweat or leak – I repeat: THESE BAGS DO NOT SWEAT OR LEAK! I still keep a paper towel liner in the bottom of the can, just in case, but rarely find condensation in the pail. This is a huge win for me!!
No more hunting for bags in the stores – Some stores stock compostable kitchen liners in the housewares section, others in the garden supplies. Some stores do not stock them at all. I no longer walk stores from one end to another only to discover they do not even stock compostable kitchen liners. I order my bags through Amazon. With options for free delivery, it just makes sense.
Take the mess out of your garbage
If you would like to read more about the manufacturer, based in Canada, access Bag To Nature through the embedded link.
If you would like to end your days of cleaning and re-cleaning your kitchen compost pail, purchase your bags through the link to Amazon.
The link to Amazon is an affiliate link, and I may earn compensation from the sale of the bags at no additional cost to you. That being said, I was not asked for my opinion on Bag To Nature kitchen composting bags. Bag To Nature has no idea who I am. The opinions expressed above are entirely my own, generated through my desire to require less hand washing.
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