OK, you are all virtuous and you compost your waste. Bravo! But if you’re like me, you just might be a little bit of a slacker when it comes to thoroughly washing out the bin that sits on your counter or under your sink collecting scraps.
Then one day, when you open that bin, a giant furry mold-creature reaches out and grabs you by the nose.
Leah Ingram at the Lean Green Family blog had the brilliant idea of putting a (recycled) paper towel or coffee filter into the bottom of the inside bin. Then, she wrote, when she dumps it out, all the goo goes along — so it’s rinse and you’re on your way again.
I tried her method and it works beautifully. But I am too cheap to use a perfectly good paper towel or coffee filter. Mr. Cheap suggested a little square of newspaper, and that works fantastically well. I rip off a rectangle of newspaper, fold it approximately the right size and drop it into the bottom.
“Now …” (the announcer would say if this were a compost-horror-movie commercial) “… mold and slime have NOWHERE TO HIDE!”
At least not in my kitchen.