Plus one year. That is approximately how long it took to install the pull out garbage can in our laundry room cabinet. Apparently we like to keep the easiest projects on the back burner in this house. And by we, I’m totally just referring to Dain. I mentioned it to him quite a few times (which he loved), but after months of looking at the box for it, its moment of glory came tonight. Marking things off our list left and right.
This is where our pull out garbage can has been living for the past year. Dain bought it the same time he bought the 2 unfinished cabinets for our laundry room. He primed, painted, and installed the cabinets along with the counter top, but he never got around to the garbage can. Funny how that works. But it was so lovely to look at on our dryer I can’t really blame him for the delay.
This is where our old trash can has been living. Right next to the dryer since we mostly use it for our mounds of dryer lint. It was hidden away by our water softener and the cabinet making it a little difficult to get to.
Dain started by setting everything out and reading the directions.
He then set the frame in the cabinet and positioned it about an inch behind the opening.
Next he drilled some pilot holes for the screws with a drill.
And then he secured the frame with the screws provided.
Here’s what the installed track looks like without the pull out section.
All that was left to do was slide the pull out section in place, and set in the trash can.
Literally, it took 10 minutes to install from start to finish, which really made us wonder why we let it sit on top of our dryer for a year. Totally unacceptable homeowner move. How about you? Has there ever been a project that you’ve put off for a long time and after you’re done you wonder why the heck it took so long to get it done? I know we are going to be looking around here for more simple things to knock off our ever growing list. The one I’d really like Dain to tackle is patching the hole on the wall in the kitchen where our doorbell used to be. We’ve had that patch kit for almost two years, but Dain has been putting it off just as long. Something about sheet rock in the way. Blah blah blah.