Yesterday, I spent a good chunk of time browsing teh Intarwebs for kitchen-organizing accessories. Anybody who knows me will tell you that I love to be super organized, and that my P-Touch label maker is truly my best friend. (I didn't used to be this way - my OCD was a hindrance and then I turned it into a coping mechanism, but that's a whole 'nother story.) One of the reasons I'm so happy about getting a new kitchen is that I'll be able to take my time putting things in order, and really get it organized the way I want. It's hard to explain, but when you're trying to organize a space that you didn't plan or design yourself, it's a huge pain in the tuchus (at least in MY tuchus) to cram all your stuff in there just the way you like it.
Anyway, I ended up on the SimpleHuman website, staring at sleek, overpriced soap dispensers and such. And then I found this:
What's that, you say? Looks like just an ordinary pull-out trash can? No no, friend...this one's different. This one costs sixty bucks.
One of my biggest complaints about my kitchen (and many previous kitchens) is that there's never really a good spot for the trash can. I'm too germ-phobic to put it near any food prep areas, which means it's usually shoved in a corner too far away to be useful. Plus, our current can is so big that by the time the bag's full, it REEKS (and no, I will not buy overpriced odor-eliminating trash bags), or it's way too heavy to lift out.
So, the idea of having a petite trash can tucked away under a counter is very exciting to me. It'll go under the sink, which is usually wasted space anyway. This particular one has an 8-gallon capacity. That doesn't sound like a lot, but we recycle and compost, so not much ends up in the actual "trash."
To you, it's just a pull-out trash can. To me, it's a squee-inducing joy bin. Now you know my shame.