It's funny. As I get older I find I'm getting more fussy about some things and less fussy about other things. For example, if you're new at your job and trying hard, I'll be the first to cut you some slack and give you encouragement! But if you're NOT new at your job and you just don't give a crap, you're on my list.
I'm the same way with the physical things in my life. Some I care less about now, while some I care more about. In my younger days I was ALL about function over form. If something got the job done, that's all that mattered. I'm still that way in some areas today. But I notice that as I get older, my appreciation and desire for a higher aesthetic is showing itself. Take trash cans for example. I used to not care at all what a trash can looked like. As long as it worked and was the right size I was fine with it.
However, lately I purchased a Simple Human stainless steel butterfly can for my kitchen. Isn't it pretty?
Yes it cost a bit more than the last one I bought, but it has performed like a champ for over a year now! I'm okay with spending a little more because this can is way better than the cheaper stainless steel can I used to have, which rusted out in the same amount of time. Blergh.
Speaking of trash, one of my other peeves about trash cans is when you buy a cute trash can but then the white liner pokes out the top and comes partially down the outside of the can, obscuring the cuteness of the can! Plus all your trash is visible too. I mean, what's the point in getting an attractive can if all you can see is the liner and the trash?? Double blergh.
This morning I got an email from The Container Store announcing a new product and it solves my very first-world problem trash can pet peeve!
Check out these fab rosewood trash cans!
I just love its clever design! The outer rosewood "shell" covers an inner container, so your liner and your trash become invisible and you can actually SEE the beautiful wood grain on the can. (see photo below for how it works)
The design is lovely isn't it? And so smart! Now I can have bathroom and powder room trash cans that aren't ugly to look at. The rosewood version comes in both a round and rectangular shape and for those who prefer a more sleek and modern look, the rectangular can is also available in white. Are these cans more expensive than a regular open-top bathroom trash can? Absolutely. This may be one of those times when you really do get what you pay for, especially if you're an old curmudgeon like me with a trash can peeve.
What are YOUR peeves and how have you solved them? I'd love to know in the comments section!
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