Thursday, September 2, 2010

Wastebasket options

I loathe the idea of walking into a bathroom, guest room or home office and seeing a garbage can full of trash. It just looks dirty, but emptying a wastebasket every hour isn't realistic either...so, what's the solution? In rooms where I am not able to tuck a trashcan out of view, I use light weight metal umbrella stands. They are tall, so trash settles to the bottom out of sight.  Here's a fun Kelly green zebra striped one! 
Here is another one that is in our half bath.
Now, my absolute favorite garbage "tote" is the one designed by Bunny William's line of home furnishings, BeeLine Home. I'm ordering this one to use as either a magazine holder in our living room or in my office for debris, still deciding! This "tote" makes a stylish statement regardless of which room it is placed!

Not only are the above options functional and stylish, they are also practical...just wipe them clean with a rag. I'd love to hear what you use so that garbage is not in plain view upon entering a room!

16 comments:

Kathysue said...

I am so there!! with you. I hate garbage cans. they are a necessary evil. Mine is a black lined container with book spines on the outside of it. What I don't like is being able to see the garbage. I keep mine emptied most of the time. I have even been known to put a paper doilie in the bottom if I am having guest. I need to find a container with a lid of some kind. I am like you , always on the hunt!!! Love the Bunny Williams tote!! Kathysue

averydesigninteriors said...

What an amazing idea! I love it. Can't stand seeing the trash in any room.

Kate from Party Resources said...

Green zebra?? Yes, please!!

pretty pink tulips said...

These are great solutions! And, I'm with you.....can't stand to see trash. I'm always emptying it! :)
xoxo Elizabeth

Dovecote Decor said...

We've got some cute ones in our shop! I love the idea of using umbrella stands, especially for laundry baskets. I have my eye on the beeline home one. Great tip, I'm going to hunt some down in HP market!
All the Best,
LIz

Deborah said...

I think the shopping bag design is really cool. I hate ugly wastepaper cans as well. I found a beautiful black leather (pleather) wastepaper can for my bedroom. It's lined with a very soft fabric, very nice.

Jo said...

Love the options ~ I've eyed the middle one before but sadly, walked away.

Jo

Sally@DivineDistracgtions said...

Love the idea of the umbrella stand! My dad gave my mom about 3 decorative trashcans within about a year back in the 60's. She probably commented on one once, and he remembered. Needless to say, when she recieved the 3rd one, she had a few choice words for the boy! I can't see a decorative trashcan without thinking and laughing! Thanks for the memory tonight!

Style Attic said...

I absolutely love those golden bags! In the past I have bought one of the taller treasure chests (Like white croc patent leather with chrome nailhead trim). They are the taller, skinner boxes with a cute latch. I line it with the thin clear trash bags and voila, trash be gone. It's no more labor intensive than using the tin "push" opening bins ;) I love your umbrella stand idea! XO, Kelly

The Buzz said...

Now these trash cans have elevated garbage to a whole new level! I feel the same way about emptying the trash cans - especially if we have guests over. These are great!

The Zhush said...

How fun! Great idea and loving that Tote can!

Hampton said...

I've been shopping for new ones-lovely inspiration! xx

Heavenly Housewife said...

These are great little waste bins :) it turns it from a garbage collector to something that can bring a bit of fun into the bathroom.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
*kisses* HH

dennicapearl said...

very, very true :]

thanks for the ideas!

im a new follower. follow back :D

<3 dennica pearl
http://eyesofapearl.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

What a great idea, I had never thought of it really. I am in love with the kelly green zebra one, where did you get??

Beatriz said...

I am so awful... we don't have many trashcans in our house. You want to throw something away? Take it to the bathroom or go to the kitchen pantry. Sorry! Haha! I have a few extras around the house but they rarely get use. We stick with these oval wicker magazine holders from Pottery Barn (way cuter in person)
http://www.potterybarn.com/products/havana-oval-magazine-basket/?pkey=cbaskets

Definitely our great alternative to hideous trashcans!

Hope you have a wonderful Labor day weekend Love!
B.