“New year, new you!”
This is an oath many people tend to take as we reach a new year. But what if you could do that with your compost bucket? Rather than hiding it out of sight or leaving a large bucket out in the open, what if you could disguise your old table scraps as something that looks- and smells- more appealing?
Waste Not has thought up a few solutions to this conundrum which resulted in making the compost look “pretty” and more appeasing for the those living at home as well as for those visiting. Here are some clever, creative solutions to this conundrum-- feel free to adapt these ideas for your own use!
For those who wish to keep their compost in their homes, here are some ideas of what to keep your food scraps in to make it look more attractive!
This pretty patterned pitcher is easy to store on a counter and also contains the smell of decomposition! If you don’t wish to designate one of your current pitchers into the “compost container”, you can go to any thrift store and purchase one at a reasonable price.
This clear glass container has a greater capacity to hold compost and looks attractive placed upon a kitchen counter or island! With the clear glass, the colors of food scraps and other compostable items can be viewed which, with the variety of color, is rather appeasing to view! Any sort of container like this can be picked up at a thrift store, Walmart, Target, or any other appliance selling story.
This crockpot is simple, yet effective! It can sit on any counter in plain view and contain odors effectively. Not a fan of neutral colors or wish to match your compost crockpot with your kitchen? No problem! Check out any thrift stores or appliance shops and purchase one at your own convenience.
The idea of keeping compost inside the home is not always appealing to people. Here are the best alternative solutions!
To insure that unpleasant odors stay out of the nose’s range of smelling, nothing can beat the great, fresh aired outdoors! It also allows you to free up counter space as well as to avoid the hassle of trying to hide the lesser styleful bucket. Porches, garages, and basements are fantastic places to store your bucket! The only issue is that you now have to go to and from your bucket’s new location to dispose of your compostables.
A grand solution to the issue is to line your kitchen sink with a couple layers of newspaper. While cooking, you can toss all compostable items onto the newspaper. Once finished cooking and/or eating, simply pick up the newspaper with the scraps and toss the whole thing in the bucket. Easy peasy!
In addition to this, one could also bring the bucket into the home just for meal times.
All of these methods are made to make your composting experience with Waste Not less of a chore. Have a method that works better for you that you wish to share? Reach out to us on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/foodwastecomposting/ and tell us about it! We’ll be more than happy to hear from you.