I saw this idea on Rachel Ray years ago and LOVE it. When she cooks, she keeps a big bowl for her peelings, wrappers, etc. I do that AND I use a bowl when I'm cleaning the kitchen. All the little bread ties, leftover food, straws, etc. go into the bowl so I don't have to make a million trips to the garbage can. If you have a garbage can conveniently located in your kitchen then this idea probably seems silly. But my can is in the corner out of the way and I love using a bowl. A simple time saver tip I wanted to share.