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Easy way to have and hide a trash bag

| Updated Jan 8, 2019

When Mike and I were at one of our Roadtrek gatherings last year, many of us were in and out of one another's rigs, sharing those little things that make camping that much better.

Well, one of the those little things is the Handi Hanger Trash bag holder. What is that you ask? It is a simple solution to having a trash bin. Recently I had a moment to look it up, and thought I would share what I learned with you.

The Handi Hanger Trash bag holder is a plastic contraption that hangs on the inside of a cupboard door. The hanger holds those plastic grocery bags that seemingly every grocery store gives you and turns them into something useful, a trash bag!

Easy way to have and hide a trash bag 1Using it is very simple. You simply attach the two arms to the inside cupboard with sticky tape or a screw. Then you take your plastic grocery bag and hang it over each arm. When you close the cupboard door you will not see your trash.  It is that simple.

I like this idea for several reasons. First, it provides a simple way to keep your trash out of sight and off the floor. Freeing up valuable floor space in a class B campervan RV – or really any kind of RV – is important, I think everyone can agree. Also it provides a useful purpose for those free plastic grocery bags. And, because your trash bag is now relatively small, it will encourage you to remove your trash from your rig regularly, eliminating odor.

I found the Handi Hanger Trash Bag Holder on Amazon for less than $8.

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Mike Wendland

Published on 2019-01-08

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

3 Responses to “Easy way to have and hide a trash bag”

October 28, 2019at12:11 pm, Sybil Flom said:

stores in California charge 10 cents each for those wonderful bags

October 28, 2019at11:50 am, John Sherman said:

Suggest double bagging on the hanger. Grocery bags often come with one or two little holes in the bottom.

August 12, 2019at11:11 am, Anna said:

Good idea and item that I will try!

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