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    • Justadmin88
    • By Justadmin88 13th Jun 17, 8:38 PM
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    How to hide wheelie bins
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    • 13th Jun 17, 8:38 PM
    How to hide wheelie bins 13th Jun 17 at 8:38 PM
    Hi all - ideas needed!

    We have two wheelie bins right by the front door, right under the kitchen window. It's the only place they can go and they look awful, makes the front of the house look really untidy and not very welcoming.

    Any ideas on how to hide them? I can't put anything permanently in front as they do need to be moved out on bin day. I'm not against a bit of DIY, but I want to solution to be cheap as chips - on Amazon the cheapest kind of screen is £80 which seems far far too much, I'd like to pay as little as possible!

    Many thanks for any help!
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    • parking_question_chap
    • By parking_question_chap 13th Jun 17, 8:42 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 8:42 PM
    A blanket.
    • Aylesbury Duck
    • By Aylesbury Duck 13th Jun 17, 8:51 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 8:51 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 8:51 PM
    A blanket is one solution(!) Another is to "decorate" the bins with a floral wrap or similar. Other than that, you're into the realm of constructing a mini-shed sort of thing. Could you sink a couple of posts and wrap the perimeter of the enclosure with the sort of bamboo wrapping people put against fences? Easy to roll back on bin day and pretty cheap. Not sure it'll look wonderful, but I don't think anything will to be honest.
    • T3RRY
    • By T3RRY 13th Jun 17, 8:53 PM
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    • #4
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    • 13th Jun 17, 8:53 PM
    Hi there,

    £80 for a screen sounds VERY good. Cheaper than that you might as well stick to the looks of the bins they will be better.

    Try giving the bins a good wash on the outside (and in to get rid of the smells). If you would like further ideas try looking at DIY ideas onpinterest
    • parking_question_chap
    • By parking_question_chap 13th Jun 17, 8:54 PM
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    • #5
    • 13th Jun 17, 8:54 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 8:54 PM
    What about a Tracey Island style bin lift?

    You can press a button and say "Binbirds are go". As the flowerbed slides backwards and the bins rise up and are ready to be pushed a few metres closer to the road.

    Would work a treat, might be a tad pricy though.
    • Geoff1963
    • By Geoff1963 13th Jun 17, 9:31 PM
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    • #6
    • 13th Jun 17, 9:31 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 9:31 PM
    B & Q :
    D-C-Fix Brick Brick Red Self Adhesive Film (L)2m (W)45cm
    Product code 4007386313232
    • London50
    • By London50 13th Jun 17, 9:41 PM
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    • #7
    • 13th Jun 17, 9:41 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 9:41 PM
    http://www.qvcuk.com/Compass-Garden-Expandable-Faux-Ivy-Trellis-with-Stakes-%26-Ties.product.509100.html?sc=NAVLIST

    From Amazon

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Compass-Garden-Expandable-Faux-Ivy-Trellis&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3ACompass-Garden-Expandable-Faux-Ivy-Trellis
    • manda1205
    • By manda1205 13th Jun 17, 10:36 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 10:36 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 10:36 PM
    Loads of great ideas on Pinterest. I think the re-using pallet ones look great.
    • rach_k
    • By rach_k 14th Jun 17, 12:00 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 12:00 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 12:00 PM
    Do your neighbours have their bins in similar places? If so, I wouldn't worry about it too much - it'll be obvious to everybody that you have to do it, you're not just slobs! Don't let them smell bad, maybe get some nice decorative house numbers (or at least write/paint the number neatly!) or those wrap things to show you've made an effort and I would be happy with that. You could perhaps get some taller plants in pots to put in front of them.
    • another casualty
    • By another casualty 14th Jun 17, 12:26 PM
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    another casualty
    Maybe some protection , similar to when you want to protect your suit.
    that you get from m&s/ dry cleaner etc. Or something similar to what protects guitar amplifiers when going to rehearsal etc. Size is the issue tho
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