Hate laundry? Yeah, me, too. I feel ya – really I do. Which is why I scoured long and hard to find a great solution to have the biggest laundry hamper I could afford – yet still fit into my style. So I know what you’re thinking: a garbage can – seriously? Yep, I’ve been using one for a couple of years now, and it’s been the best thing I’ve ever found to hide a mountain of laundry. The downside, is that if I take it around the house to fill it up, it’s too heavy to bring back to the laundry room. So I fixed it in about 15 minutes and couldn’t be happier with the results.
For this project you’ll need:
A simple metal garbage can (the common size at Lowe’s works great!)
18 inch table round (found in the lumber section)
Ok start with your wood round. This is the kind they sell to make a small table. My store had a several versions – this is the 2nd size from the smallest at 18 inches. It’s just a tiny bit too big, so take your jigsaw and just cut off the round bit.
You want a straight side, then sand it well – just so it fits in the lip of the garbage can when you turn it upside down.
Then place your wheels around the circle (think in quarters.) I used my Rockell drill to screw them in (love that tool!)
Once all attached, you’re going to flip the whole thing. It’s much easier to take the wood + wheels portion, put it on the floor, the put the can on top.
Now you’re gonna have to play Oscar the Grouch a bit and get to the bottom of the can so you can place 5 or 6 screws all around the bottom, going through the metal and into the wood. Once the can is secure to the wheels, you’re done.
*Thanks to Lowe’s and Rockwell for partnering with me on this post. All ideas, opinions and words are 100% my own.*