No Mudroom, I've Resorted to This

Below are pictures of a problem spot in my house. We have no mudroom. We have no room under the sink for the garbage and recycling bins. It's awful. And I don't know what to do anymore. Anyone have any recommendations?

I'm thinking about purchasing a Simple Human garbage can, but then that still leaves me with the problem of recycling. And I hate using paper bags.

So I guess I'm stuck with ugly for awhile unless there's some magical fantastic 3 bin garbage/recycling container out there that can handle cardboard too.

P.S. If you know of any fantastic and magical device, please let me know. Thanks.


dm said...

something like this: http://ana-white.com/2010/01/plans-recycling-center-pottery-barn.html

it gives you space for both trash and recycling and a space on top for baskets for personal items like keys.

Katrina Allen said...

Ha ha, I was JUST going to link that exact Ana White plan! I put it on my husband's to-do list last week but for our porch, not kitchen.

Here's another version for just the trash http://ana-white.com/2011/04/wood-tilt-out-trash-or-recycling-cabinet which you could combine with this recycling bin somehow http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_xcUikKc5kKY/Sn3EXkPAsJI/AAAAAAAACck/SvnqsjWq-Ks/s1600-h/191.JPG

If you hang hooks on the right or left of the window you can hang coats and stuff too.