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The Mustard Seed Workshop & the Bagster Bag


For some crazy reason, my husband and I felt like we needed to get our basement organized, cleaned and functional right after the Lucketts Antique Market and before my Milk Paint launch.  I don’t know what we were thinking, but it’s been nice to see things coming together.  I don’t know about you, but I feel stressed out when things are messy, so organizing is a way I can regain some control over my house (and a little bit over my life.)

We ended up with a lot of trash and we were just piling it up in the back yard (our neighbors loves it, I’m sure.)  The plan was to drive it out to the dump when we were finished.  Then, I received an e-mail from Waste Management, the company who makes the Bagster Bag.  I’ve heard of the Bagster Bag and I’ve even seen people using them, but I never thought to use one myself.  They asked if I would like to try one out.  What perfect timing!  I have a pile of garbage sitting in my backyard right now!  I had looked into getting a small dumpster, but the cost was outrageous, so bring on the Bagster Bag.  (Isn’t blogging great?)



My husband got it while I was at Haven.  He was able to purchase it from Home Depot for about $40.  He spread it open on our drive way and filled it with the garbage from our basement.


When I got home, I was pretty impressed with the amount of stuff that thing would hold.  We’re going to squeeze a bit more in it and then call to have it collected next week, so I’ll let you know how that goes.

The basement is looking amazing!  I’m not going to show too much, because my husband wants to show it off himself, but here’s a preview…




It isn’t the prettiest room in our house, but it’s really a very functional workshop now.  My husband painted the floor to cover all of my paint splashes and spills.  It looks great, but he said, “Miss Mustard Seed needs to start using drop cloths now.”  Bummer. I’m sure other husbands of furniture-painting-wives will appreciate his desire to have a splatter-free floor.  (I must admit it looks so much better.)  More on the workshop later…

I received a free Bagster Bag and compensation for sharing my experiences.  All opinions are my own.   I think this is a very cool product for small home renovations and organizing projects and was happy to have the opportunity to share about it.

PS – Everyone can calm down about the screen door.  :)  I’ve pulled it out and found it a good home with Jennifer Carroll.

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  1. Wow a workshop in a basement I have never seen that before. I love that you have a hose hooked up to your saw for dust, right? What if you have to sand something? How do you cut down on dust in your home?

  2. Love the space. I need room to work on my projects. It is so funny that you said something about the screen. As soon as I saw it, I thought, “Why are you throwing that away?” I really needed that laugh.

  3. Delilas says:

    I am glad you found a home for the screen door. That was the first thing that I thought, “she is throwing away a door. oh well it looks pretty trashed, but…….”. Your basement looks amazing. Good Luck withall that you are working on.

  4. I have never heard of the “Bagster.” Hope my local Home Depot sells them. I started going through my garage (which is filled with boxes and bags of treasures) today. Four boxes done, just a drop in the bucket…. Organizing a space is good for your mental health (no matter how much or little is accomplished)!

  5. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Bagster! We have used it three times now – twice during a kitchen remodel and a third time during some basement demo. I think we’ll use it at least two other times this summer – it’s so easy & convenient. I’m always amazed at how much it holds!

  6. Janet Lawson says:

    Great looking basement and too funny on the screen door..
    I was thinking..Has she lost her mind with that in there..LOL

  7. Treva Worthington says:

    All the talk on the screen door! Thought you may be interested in seeing my use for doors! They were an amazing display of old family wedding portraits ot my wedding in May. They wouldn’t be complete without ASCP! Here is the link to my brothers photography site.

  8. Thank goodness that screen door did not go in the trash! How could you? :)

  9. Love your work space, I currently have a small shed moving my way up, eventually. Thanks for sharing


  1. […] We’re still working on the organization and, of course, it doesn’t help that I continually bring in new stuff and we’re always working on projects, but it’s getting there.  After the initial major cleanup effort, we ended up with a rather large pile of garbage in the back yard, just outside the basement steps.  (Our poor neighbors.)  It was there for a few weeks.  Yes, my husband mowed the grass around it and it looked pretty ghetto.  Out own little refuse pile in the backyard.  I then received a very timely e-mail asking if I’d like to test out the Bagster Bag.  “Well, I happen to have a pile of trash in my backyard right now.”  (Do you think my neighbors called them?)  I wrote all about buying and filling the bag HERE.  […]

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