I’m sharing my Wood Tilt-Out Recycling Bin Cabinet project with Zep Garbage Odor Eliminator as
part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #ZepSocialstars
We moved into this house last summer. It was my first summer living in the area and I had no idea before moving here just how bad the flies are. It gets quite hot here, so where there's heat and trash, there's odor and flies. It seemed like every time we opened a trash can flies would come buzzing out and they were more than happy to take up residence in our house. Every time we opened the doors to let the dogs in or out, the flies would sneak in too. It got to the point that by the end of the summer I had tried most of the 'home remedies' I'd researched on-line with little success and swore that this year I was going to defeat them before they have a chance to take over again.
Our trash cans are nowhere near our back door, we have them around the side of the house by the gate, mostly for convenience, but also so that we don't have to smell them whenever we open the door. Inside, we have a large metal trash can and the recycling would just get piled up on a counter until someone took it outside.
But, in my quest to conquer the fly and trash problem in the house before summer hits, I finally got around to completing one of my trash to treasure projects last week. I had purchased a wood tilt-out trash can cabinet at thrift store probably close to two years ago. I was in love with the shape of it, but not the color (as you will see shortly), and it was only $35. So it has sat in storage in the garage ... okay two garages if you count our old house too, in my never-ending pile of "I will upcycle this one day".
So this is what the cabinet looked like before: