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Name: Carole
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carolem
Nov 15, 2017 9:55 PM CST
...have you one of those little trolleys to shift heavy things?

Sit a 45 gal. bin and strap on ---- great for wheeling about the garden paths for prunings, new mulch transporting etc.


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plantmanager
Nov 15, 2017 10:02 PM CST
Great idea, and so simple, yet I've never thought to do that.
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Legalily
Nov 16, 2017 7:28 AM CST
What a great idea! I get tired of carrying the bucket Thumbs up
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Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Nov 16, 2017 8:59 AM CST
Excellent suggestion, Carole! I use our 2-wheel cart for stuff around the yard quite often (I like that it goes into narrower spaces than my regular garden cart), but never really thought to "expand its horizons" with a storage bin as you've done Thumbs up .
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Name: greene
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greene
Nov 16, 2017 12:08 PM CST
carolem,
Thank you for this idea. Your idea has sparked my imagination to solve one of my problems...how to get the required paper yard waste bags from the backyard all the way out to the curb. I will use your idea, retrofit an existing trolley, and make it work for me. Thank you!! (I sent you an acorn because I really love your idea!)
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joannakat
Nov 27, 2017 9:43 PM CST
OMG! So simple, yet so wonderfully useful! What a great idea! Thumbs up
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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Nov 27, 2017 11:00 PM CST
Great idea, just be very careful with the bungee cords, seen them break, they can do some real damage
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Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Nov 28, 2017 9:35 AM CST
Very good reminder, Rj! One of our friends was injured by a bungee that snapped and hit him right in the face. His eye was injured, but had he not been wearing glasses he likely would have lost the eye. Blinking
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Name: Sue
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Zuni
Jan 3, 2018 12:03 AM CST
Great idea! I use bungees all the time. Found some that I really like at Walmart - they have plastic ends and are flat. Still stretch really nicely, but don't seem to be as likely to hurt you if they were to come undone. And since the end hooks are a hard plastic instead of metal, they can't stretch out and unhook themselves.

I bungee stuff to my little folding cart, to my truck to my balcony LOL...love the things. Great invention. These are the ones that are my new favorites:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/6-P...

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