I was so ashamed of our trash can.
Our little white trash can.
It was cracked and missing a handle. And let me just tell you that a cracked trashcan is not on your team. Everytime you lift the full bag to take it to the curb, the bag snags, rips and bleeds putrid raw chicken juice mixed with that unidentifiable leftover that had three colors of mold growing on it. And after all that…you must clean up vomit. Because you are sure to blow chunk nuggets out your nose.
Again – a broken trashcan is not your friend.
And our little trashy friend didn’t even have a stable place to ooze last month’s gravy. Sometimes it would be in the cabinet, or smooshed into our pantry, or under the end of our kitchen’s peninsula (which is super classy because you can actually see it from our front door)….but most times it lives next to the black dish hutch. Right there in the open. For all to see. And to smell. And to judge us.
Well, that all changed this past weekend. We headed out last week to grab a couple 2×4’s from Lowe’s and decided while we were there to look at the prices on a trashcan kit. We wanted one that would be the pull-out version. And one that was unlike most celebrities these days and could actually hold trash.
We found all that we wanted in the Rev-A-Shelf Single Pull-out waste container.
When we got it home and opened the box, my eyes about fell outta my giant head.
It was already assembled.
Maybe my shock means that I have been spending too much money at Ikea. Sheesh.
But either way, it was exactly what we were looking for to replace our Lindsay Lohan of a trashcan. And the perfect location would be our end cabinet on the peninsula. It was easy to access and since I do most of my cooking on the counter right there above it – the oh-so-convenient position would make clean up a heck of a lot easier.
Literally, one boyfriend, four screws, and five minutos later, my new BFF was installed. And what can I say?
I have not vomited since.
It’s been just what I need. So how does it look?
And do you have a pull-out trash can? Do you love it and might consider making out with it even if it had a little bad breath? Do you find reasons to throw things away just to be near it and graze your hand against it’s lip? Or maybe you and your can are total frenemies? Well, I would just say that your relationship doesn’t have to be more broken than Posh Spice’s film career…you can find a solace in one of these pull-out wonders. Just a word of encouragement from one reformed puke-free trash-lovin’ garbagaholic.