“ Brand: The Bright Side „
This is the kind of item that I'd see and think "how quirky, wouldn't waste my money though!" ... Fortunately, it wasn't down to me to waste my money as I received this tin for my birthday! Not that I thought my house gave the impression of having lots of stuff that had nowhere to go (= untidy!) but everyone identifies with the stuff that doesn't go anywhere else" concept.
The tin is rectangular, approximate dimensions 21x16x7.5cm with a hinged lid. The words "Stuff that doesn't go anywhere else Tin" are embossed into the lid and they are written in a funky font all over the sides and lid of the tin in black and gold lettering.
To see that the tin retails £7 - £10 depending whether you're an online shopper or a high street shopper, I still think it represents a bit of an extravagant purchase, but as a gift it makes a great fun item, it's raised a smile with everyone I showed it to.
In truth it is not big enough for all my stuff that had nowhere else to go, but it is a handy sized tin and has been used to thin out my "stuff that doesn't go anywhere else *drawer*". I've used it to put all my phone/ipod/ereader chargers, cables, earphones etc. and in that respect it's really done me a huge favour. The size of the tin means it will fit in any wall or base unit cupboard or even in the drawer itself to keep things much tidier.
If you have less clutter than me then this tin would comfortably house a quantity of bits and bobs such as pens, keys, scissors, sellotape, tape measures and so on... stuff that indeed might not go anywhere else, and as such, it might help to keep unnecessary clutter to a minimum.
This tin hasn't caused a revolution in my house, but it has proved useful and does make a good fun gift to give or receive.
I'm a huge Michael McIntyre fan and his sketch about everyone having a 'man drawer' was so true in my household. It's a drawer that contains everything that doesn't have a home anywhere else around the home so you will find such things as batteries, old currency and keys.
Recently, I had to vacate my 'man drawer' to allow room for some Tassimo discs in the kitchen but then I had the dilemma of where all that necessary 'stuff' was going to live. I mean, I couldn't possibly throw away those wheelie bin stickers that I haven't managed to put on my bins yet in the 4 years I've lived here or indeed discard 5 small screwdrivers saved from Christmas crackers last year.
Along came this tin which I purchased from Amazon for £7.99. I'm not usually so frivolous with my money but I had some money left in my Amazon account so decided to treat myself. It is white and clearer has "Stuff that doesn't go anywhere else Tin" emblazoned on the top. I love that this is slightly raised which gives a more quality finish to the glossy topcoat. Along the edges, it has Stuff Tin written on it so from all angles you know exactly what it will contain.....STUFF!
It isn't as big as the drawer that all the stuff came from as it measures just 75mm high x 155mm deep x 205mm long. With some clever packing, I was able to fit all of my 'stuff' into it included the elastic band ball made from elastic bands that the postman sometimes drops.
It has a hinged lid which is a great idea for people like me who have a habit of starting a task and then going off to do something else. I can't possibly lose the lid.
This is part of a series of designs from Bright Side and I think I may look into purchasing a few of these in the future or putting them on my wish list from Santa.
I am awarding it 4 stars as it is quite expensive for what is effectively just a tin with some writing on it.
I received this tin as a present last Christmas. It is one of a range of products produced by The Bright Side which produce gift items such as diaries, notebooks, calendars, tins, mugs and keyrings with quirky amusing writing on the front. I already owned a diary from the range so I recognised the font of the writing straight away as being one of their products.
A you can see by the picture, on the top of the tin it says 'Stuff that doesn't go anywhere else Tin' in black and gold. I happen to have a lot of stuff that doesn't go anywhere else, so this gift was perfect for me! The letters on the top are raised and textured and purposely uneven in places to add a more unique look to the tin. Around the edges of the tin it says 'Stuff Tin' in the same font but these letters are not 3D. The lid opens on two small hinges at the back. The dimensions of the tin are 75 x 155 x 205mm.
Although this has been classified in the kitchen category, it doesn't exclusively belong here as the whole point of the tin is that you can use it to store any kind of bits and bobs you want, the only limitation being the size of the tin. I was originally going to store cosmetics in mine but then I worried that if it regularly came into contact with water in the bathroom then it might go rusty so I decided not to do this just in case. I now use it to store things associated with my fish tank i.e. pots of fish food, spare parts for the filter etc. This is handy as I would definitely classify those things as stuff that doesn't go anywhere else. I really like this tin. There is something so much nicer about storing items in a nice tin rather than a boring plastic tupperware tub!
The Bright Side produce a range of other sized tins for other things but there are a few others that are the same size as mine, just with different writing on the front including:
- 'Man Tin - for leads, screws & other pointless stuff I must keep'
- 'Obsessive, Moi? Collecto. Maniac Tin'
- 'Grandma's Treat Tin'
- 'The Finishing Touch. Accessories, glamour bits and other glamour girl stuff'
Anyone who likes Michael McIntyre's Man Drawer joke will love the Man Tin! These tins are really nice items and also make really nice gifts too. I have seen The Bright Side items on sale in gift shops and independent stationery shops and they are also available online (including Amazon.co.uk) Prices vary depending on the seller but they are around £8- £10. I really like my tin so it's 5 stars from me!