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Bin There And Dumped That
Date: 04/07/02, updated on 19/06/03 (294 review reads)
We all have waste in our lives, some more than others. We have to make decisions on what to do with those things that we no longer want or need. Do we keep them, or launch them out of our lives forever, bin them. I used to keep things that were of no further use to me, but as I grow older I have begun to realise that there is no point in hanging onto something that has gone stale. I've learned to let go.
The choice of dustbin can tell a lot about someone. Are you the type of person who keeps your bin in a cupboard, hidden from view? The type of person who is ashamed to let others know that there are some things in your life that just aren't worth keeping. Or do you display it proudly, let it sit there in all its glory proclaiming to the world "YES, I throw things away when they are of no further use. I move on.".
If you are the first type of person then this review won't interest you. You care not for the discarded elements in your life, you lock them away, hush them up, pretend to the outside world that they just aren't happening. A £3.99 plastic number from ASDA will suffice for you. But if you are the second type of person, the type who carries their wastage above their head and dumps it ceremoniously into the awaiting wheelie bin, then the Brabantia range of dustbins may well be for you.
Rubbish, wastage, is simply stuff that we once had a use for but no longer require. Bearing in mind that it once had a place in our hearts I think it is unfair to give it a miserable ending. I think garbage should go out in style. And what could be more stylish than a polished chrome waste bin?
The bins come in various shapes and sizes too. There are flip tops ones if you are the type of person who likes to flip their lid now and again when dealing with your waste. Or there are pedal ones if you prefer to firmly put your foot down when dealing with unwanted items. Which style you choose will be very much up to
your individual personality. Personally I go for the pedal variety, I like to put my foot down and show the waste that I'm in control.
Size, it is said, doesn't matter, but that isn't exactly true when it comes to wastage vessels. If you have a lot of wastage you will need a large bin, perhaps a 30 or 50 litre capacity one. If your waste is small you can choose from a range of smaller ones from 5 litres and upwards. The cost will depend on the size, of course. My waste isn't as small as it used to be, but nor is it very large. I find that the 30 litre size is perfect for my needs, and that one cost around £45. Perhaps a little bit expensive for something that you no longer require, but I like to give things a dignified exit. You can even buy custom made Osama's (bin liners) to put in it, costing £2.49 for 20, but worth paying for if you don't like to see unsightly overlaps.
So that's about it. The Brabantia range make a great addition to anyone who has wastage in their life. They allow you to proclaim to the world that you are dumping old useless stuff, and are proud of it. My advice is not to be cruel to your unwanted items, let them go out with a bit of style and dignity, get a Brabantia.