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Rubbermaid Trash Cans

November 18th, 2010

rubbermaid-trash-can.jpgRubbermaid trash cans are one of the most recognized brands of containers in the world. Easily found in almost any retail store, they are economical and durable.

The biggest choice you will have to make is deciding how large of a trash can you are really going to need. While this may sound funny, it can actually make a big difference. Why would you want a 55 gallon trash can in an area where a 10 gallon size would work better, or vice versa? Choosing the right can for the job will make your life a lot easier.

Rubbermaid trash cans also come in a variety of colors making it easy to match any d├ęcor that you may have in the house. The great part is they even come in a flat white, which is one of those neutral colors that can be used in almost any room. On the other hand if black would work better then you can always switch to that. These rubbish cans come in so many decorative colors that it would be rather surprising if you could not find one to fit your needs.

Even though the name ‘Rubbermaid’ might imply that they are made of rubber, these trash cans are more frequently made out of a flexible plastic. Under most conditions they have plenty of flexibility; however, if they get extremely cold the material can become ridged and there is a possibility of cracking or breaking. They should also be treated with a fair amount of care because they can help to retain the smell from your garbage and keep it from emanating into the rest of the room. Taking the time to wash out these containers at least once a month can make a significant difference in keeping your house cleaner and more hygienic. This is well worth it, especially in the kitchen area.

Although typically associated with garbage, it is also possible to use Rubbermaid cans for food storage. The 55-gallon containers have a removable snap lid, allowing you to keep dry staples such as rice or sugar safe from bugs and rodents. If you want to do this, however, make sure that you are working with a brand new trash can, as the idea of mixing garbage residue with food products intended for human consumption is not a pleasant thought! In this context, “brand new” means a container that is purchased from a reputable department store as opposed to one that is obtained second hand. By doing this you will significantly increase the possibility that the container was not previously used for trash, thus avoiding any nasty surprises related to contamination or disease.

Rubbermaid trash cans have a notable reputation for durability and have been around for many years. It is a brand that generally can be trusted for quality. By taking the time to determine what sizes and colors you might need, this will make life easier, while implementing the proper maintenance protocols will ensure a long life for your new trash can.

This article was supplied by the freelance writer Blizzerand.

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