Workplace Hack: Take Out the Trash, Fast

You know how hard it can be sometimes to pull a full trash bag out of the can? It’s as if you’re having a tug-of-war with the bin—every time you pull, it seems to suck the bag back again.

That happens because you create a vacuum at the bottom of the bin when you pull the bag upwards. To avoid this niggling delay in your work day, cut a hole out of the bottom of your trash container to let air in and prevent the vacuum from forming. Problem solved!

What other workplace hacks like this do you use?


This hack is part of a series of weekly workplace hacks that teaches you about collaboration, productivity and time saving tips. Published every Wednesday.

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