Repurposing Idea Prevents A Garbage Leak Mess In Your Trashcan

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Taking out the trash isn't exactly a glamorous job. Especially if your garbage bag has a leak, covering the bottom of your pail with a sticky mess. And while you can't always prevent nasty tears in these sacks, The Frugal Path has found a great repurposing idea that will make the clean up process a little easier.

Simply line the bottom of the trashcan with old newspaper. The paper will absorb smells and any liquid that has seeped out of the bag. has also recommended this tip for life's little messes. Or if you happen to have a furry four-legged friend, Wise Bread suggests using a few tablespoons of kitty litter to do the trick.

Both of these ideas are a great way to use everyday household items in a new purposeful way. Plus, we totally love the fact that this makes taking out the garbage a little less dreadful.

Click through our slideshow to see other cleaning and organizing tricks. And head over to The Frugal Path for more uses for newspaper.

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