Sunday, October 19, 2008
Wastebaskets are one of an organizer's best friends, and I've written about them a lot - but I keep finding more. The trash mug is one of the cleverest products I've seen in a while - the removable mug top lets you easily separate recyclables from the other trash. But I've seen a lot of other notable wastebaskets, too.
For a different green idea, take a look at these wastebaskets made from "recycled cotton rags leftover from the apparel industry." [via Apartment Therapy]
Here's a very different wastebasket (and laundry bag). [via Swiss Miss] Update on Nov. 21, 2011: I'm no longer finding this one for sale.
And here's a pretty wastepaper basket, unlike any others I've seen. Update on Sept. 18, 2009: This basket has disappeared from the web site where I found it.
Here's a very modern waste basket.
And here's a simple elegant cherry wastebasket. (You can also get one in birdseye maple.)
Rustic isn't usually my style, but these metal wastebaskets appealed to me. Update on Nov. 21, 2011: The site where I found these is no longer carrying them.
Zany in New Zealand has some interesting waste bins. This one "comes flat pack and clicks together in a jiffy." (OK, this one is interesting for those of us who remember graph paper. If you don't, some of the other ones might still appeal to you.) Update on Dec. 27, 2010: This particular wastebasket is no longer available, but Zany still has others.
The lovely hand-woven baskets from the Peterboro Basket Company, in a range of sizes, are certainly worth a look.
And finally, how about the Wesco Spaceboy?
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