Essential Pantry Staples

Speaking of groceries, your ingredients don't have to be organic, artisanal or even expensive. They just have to be real.

The Quick
Kitchen Fix


Sometimes you've got to put your style spending on hold and take care of some practical things for your place. Whether you live in a small apartment, or just need a convenient out-of-the-way place to trash stuff in the kitchen, we've found Simplehuman's grocery bag trashcan to be a real time and space-saver. The eco-friendly design efficiently stores and reuses grocery bags, and the fingerprint-proof plastic lid helps prevents smells from emanating everywhere. The brilliance comes from the sturdy chrome steel frame that lets a bag simply hang, making it easy to remove. And replacing it is a cinch thanks to the dispenser and storage unit built into the bottom. It's a great way to reuse old plastic bags. And offers a mild excuse to go shopping again—you know, so you can build up your supply.

$26, at Amazon


Published on

September 13, 2012

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