Trash cans are surprisingly expensive. I found that out while browsing Amazon for a new one for my kitchen a few weeks ago.
I really didn’t want to spend more than $50 on one since a trash can isn’t exactly an exciting purchase. The more I looked, however, the more I realized I was going to spend at least that much on a trash can I didn’t even particularly like.
That’s partly why I ended up ordering a fancy Simplehuman one. If I was already going to fork over close to $100 on a new trash can (I wanted one with compartments for regular trash and recyclables), I might as well spend a little more and get one I really liked.
I don’t have the room to store a trash can in the cabinet under my sink or anywhere else where it would be hidden, so I decided to treat this purchase as I would a piece of furniture.
The trash can, for better or worse, is the first thing people see when they walk into my apartment, and my rose gold one from Simplehuman makes a pretty awesome first impression. It’s stylish (can I say that about a trash can?), surprisingly space-efficient given the amount of garbage it can hold, and it even has a convenient liner pocket that dispenses trash bags one by one from inside the can for a faster liner change.
It’s also $200. Yes, $200. A lot of people reading this are probably rolling their eyes, but I don’t care. This is by far the best designed trash can I’ve seen, and for me its high price is justified by the convenience, organization, and style it offers.
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