My Experience With a Rubbermaid Garbage Can
A Rubbermaid garbage can is, by far, a superior product to anything on the market. I learned the hard way why I should have listened to my grandfather, who swore by Rubbermaid products forever. Living on a tight budget in today’s economy, I thought I could get away with purchasing cheaper products. I found myself constantly having to replace the garbage cans in my kitchen, bathrooms and home office every few months. I wasn’t saving money at all!
In fact, just last week I was going through my garage (I now live in my childhood home with my two children and husband) when I happen to come across a small Rubbermaid garbage can tucked away in a corner. I recognized it from when I was a child. My grandfather had used it to store old rags. Even after all these years, (I’m in my forties now) the Rubbermaid garbage can looked like new, just a bit dusty. I cleaned it up and brought it into the house for my daughter to use in her bedroom. She loved it. It was perfect.
After dealing with cheap cans that cracked and split and leaked, I set them all by the curb for trash pick-up day with a sign that read, “please take me, I am trash.” I set out for the hardware store to buy three Rubbermaid garbage cans, one small, one medium and one large. On the drive, I realized I should purchase outdoor garbage cans also. All of the cheap ones I had bought were falling apart too. I was going to buy Rubbermaid garbage cans for my entire home, inside and out.
The Choice and Variety in a Rubbermaid Garbage Can is Outstanding
I was totally impressed with the variety of colors and styles. There seemed to be a Rubbermaid Garbage Can to suit my every need. I realized that they didn’t have to be used solely for garbage. Just as my grandfather had done, I could use various garbage cans for other things, such as storing cleaning products, or old rags, or whatever other junk I might need to temporarily store for quick access. Outstanding! I left the store that day equipped with three outdoor garbage cans; one kitchen can, one for each bathroom, one for my home office, and four smaller cans for various storage needs. The girl at the checkout was a bit taken aback by such a large purchase of garbage cans at one time. She wondered if I had just moved into the neighborhood. I told her, no. I have lived in the same house for more than twenty years. I jokingly told her I had a Rubbermaid garbage can obsession. Actually, that’s somewhat true in a way. I knew I would not have to replace these new garbage cans for some time to come . . . unless I just wanted to try a new color to fit the space it was occupying.
Rubbermaid Garbage Cans Live Up to Their Reputation
Once I got all of my new garbage cans home, I compared their quality to the thirty-something year-old one I had found in the garage. In a word, amazing! Rubbermaid has obviously not cut back on the quality of their products, as many other manufacturers have done in recent years. My new garbage cans were heavy gauges, but flexible. There was nothing flimsy about them. Everyone thought I was a little strange, but I was extremely proud of my new garbage cans. I talked about them to anyone who would listen. I recommended they too make the switch to Rubbermaid cans, if they hadn’t already. Hey, it’s not every day, especially these days, that you find a high-quality product you know will last a long time. Maybe my kids would someday fine one or two of them hidden in a corner of the garage, as I had. That was a very cool thought. Rubbermaid’s reputation is safe with me!
How Many Varieties of Garbage Cans are There, You Ask?
To my amazement, there is a whole lot more variety than I ever imagined. There are eight styles, which come in various colors, for indoor waste alone. Each style is available in at least two colors. Rubbermaid makes twelve styles of medium and small garbage cans for indoor use, also available in various colors. See? Simply amazing. Almost too much to choose from. Not. The other day I discovered something incredible that no kitchen should be without . . . a 2-in-1 Rubbermaid Garbage Can and recycle bin. Garbage on top and recycling on the bottom, all in one convenient stacked container. This gives no excuses to anyone why they couldn’t throw their can into the recycling. My husband just loves the 2-in-1 for his “man cave.” I do too, because it makes clean up a snap.
Rubbermaid Stands Behind Their Products
Did you know that there is a 10-year warrantee on all Rubbermaid garbage cans? I didn’t either. I went to the Rubbermaid site to read some reviews, and I found out that if anything goes wrong with one of their products, Rubbermaid will either replace the broken parts, container, or possibly refund your money! Of course, you must have the original receipt of purchase. You can contact them online, by phone, or by mail. I found that the best course of action is to contact Rubbermaid online or by phone first. This way you will be informed of exactly what you need to do in order to remedy the problem you have with your garbage can.
Here is one great example (I read this on the Rubbermaid website): a woman bought an outdoor Rubbermaid garbage can, a 32-gallon Roughneck outdoor garbage can, to be exact. Shortly after purchase, the lid cracked and a wheel fell off. She was angry, to say the least. She contacted customer service to complain, expecting nothing to come of it other than getting her anger off of her chest. Surprisingly, in less than a week she received replacement parts in the mail at no cost to her. Obviously, she had the receipt. She didn’t know there was a 10-year warrantee when she called. It was explained to her that every Rubbermaid garbage can, and other products, comes with the warrantee. WOW! Now that is what I call standing behind your product.
How Would I Summarize My Feelings About Rubbermaid Garbage Cans?
On the whole, I give them two thumbs up! This is a company that really cares about the products they puts on the shelves for consumers to buy. They stand behind their products with, what I think is, a pretty generous guarantee on most of their garbage cans. The variety of their garbage cans is out of sight. There is something for every need and possible use. Rubbermaid’s products are well worth the money. Cheaper garbage cans won’t last nearly as long as a Rubbermaid. Overall, you cannot go wrong with any size or style of Rubbermaid garbage can. Indoor or outdoor, every product is well crafted and durable. I will never use another brand ever again.