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Outdoor Hacks We Love

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Have you started your fall yard clean-up yet? The mature trees that surround the yard at our new home certainly shed a lot, much to the satisfaction of my boys. Zane and Shay aided and abetted me this weekend with my outdoor chores. Piles of raked leaves waiting to be picked up became scattered by their boy glee. Little stinkers. The guys were having way too much fun for me to fuss about it and it was a beautiful day to be outside anyway.

Outdoor Hacks We Love

A new house comes with new needs—like a durable trash can. Actually, I’m finding everything needs to be durable when you have a household full of boys! A new trash can wouldn’t top my list of exciting things to buy, but we needed it. My boys were thrilled. All my life, and I never knew a trash can could be a rocket ship. Wonder if NASA knows?

Zane Helping with Leaves

Rubbermaid Roughneck on Wheels

Rubbermaid Roughneck Trash Can

Rubbermaid Trashcan at Home Depot

We bought a Newell Rubbermaid® Roughneck™ Wheeled Trash Can at Home Depot. The wide base makes it stable and inline skate wheels make for smooth moving. There’s a fixed handle, a nice big one, so it’s easy to pull the can around. We used a trash bag inside the can for the yard refuse and there’s a LinerLock™ bag cinch that conveniently keeps the bag in place. It holds a ton of “stuff”—32 gallons worth.

Rubbermaid Roughneck 32 Gallon Trashcan

Trashcan on Wheels

The Roughneck™ is a great value and it’s much more than just a trash-toting rocket. My husband and I debated about which way we’re going to use ours during the off-season:

Garage Toy Storage

1.)  Outdoor toy storage

2.)  Garden tool storage

3.)  Pool toys, including the deflated, inflatable pool (so the mice don’t chew on it)

Furniture Storage Ideas

4.)  Outdoor furniture cushions (so the mice don’t chew on it)

5.)  Boating equipment, including oars, seat cushions, life jackets

6.)  Left over lumber that we don’t want to throw away

7.)  Cat bed (this from 5-year-old Zane—lay the can on its side with a towel so the outdoor cat can stay dry and warm…and chew on the mice!)

Easy to Move Rubbermaid

Lawn Care Hacks with Rubbermaid

There you have it. With all of the ways to use a Roughneck™, we just might have to buy more than one!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Newell Rubbermaid®. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Layne Quintanilla

Layne is a boy mom in love. Surrounded by three adventurous little men and her ever patient husband, she's in pursuit of an empty laundry basket, the perfect cup of coffee, and sleep. She blogs, parents, and manages social media while wearing her tiara. You can join her party at My Best Laid Plans and Coupons with Q.