i have been searching for a cool (and by cool i mean funky stylish and never get tired of looking at) container for our indoor compost collections. i have run into issues with all my containers this far, little things, but this morning i had a wave of ingenuity. im a genius. first the things that always went wrong
- the lid was missing or didnt fit tightly = pesky little flies or bad bad smell
- made of tine so rusted inside = over time, as fruit juices sit, rust developed. made me worry that the rust is getting into my lovely clean compost and just ruining the whole process.
- ugly container = when empty someone (mother-in-law or husband) either tosses it in the recycling or puts away in a cupboard
- too small = find that im dumping it three times a day, or just filling another container and then having this open collection of food causing all the above issues lining my countertop. (next issue will be to conquer the actual amount of food wasted)
… seems petty, but if im going to convince my family that this WILL work (me making my own garden dirt) it has to exceed all these expectations.
my wave of ingenuity?? … hummm…. what type of container has a lid and can hold wet items for long periods of time and offers many many funky patterns to choose from? i will let you think about that for a sec… doo dee doo dee doo dee do… doo dee doo dee doot dee- doo de-doo-dee …
but while i was looking at all the choices in esty, and falling in love with each and every one, i also decided a nice fancy tin bucket would make for a grrreat cookie tin. right now our cookie jar is the fancy looking “Chrisitie – Premium Plus” saltine crackers tin. its tall and skinny and really cool, but its not vintage. and the problem – for almost everything in my house — its not big enough!
i will resolve (haha trying to make that word a part of my everday life, to make work life easier — but i will talk more about that late) these issues momentarily. right now i need a coffee, and may stop into the local thrift shop up the street to see if i find anything better. i am, you will soon realize, the have-to-have-it-right-now girl. i dont like to wait once i get really excited about an idea.