In trying to be a Frugalista, I have learned a few things and one of them is company’s always try to gouge you when it comes to specialty items. I actually first noticed this during my wedding planning. If they think you are going to use their venue for a wedding versus a random party, they will hike up the price like nobody’s business. If there is a particular item used for a specific task (e.g. a broom for sweeping), they will drive up the price knowing you have to use it. Well I have a little secret, you don’t have to use what they tell you to use. You can tell that venue you are having a little party instead of a wedding and you can find a cool, bargain item and repurpose it.
This is exactly what my mother in-law did in purchasing this hands free disposal container from Goodwill. I am not sure if that was her goal, but it certiainly impressed the hell out of me.
We use this container as a recycling bin and based on the imprint, I am pretty sure it was some sort of laboratory container. It’s kind of modern-ecclectic meets utility? It’s super cool, convenient and hands free.