It's a sad fact of life that trash cans are necessary. It would be so much better to just never accumulate trash at all. But until we gain another three levels in Wizard, we're just going to have to have trash cans. On the plus side, people out there are getting really creative with garbage cans. Check out these quirky options, and let us know what crazy things you've found. • R2-D2 Trash Can — $375
Yes, he's $375. But be honest, part of you wants him anyway.
• The Tardis Trash Can — £39.99
This trash can seems tiny, but it's bigger on the inside. It makes Tardis noises when it opens and closes, and it'll be in stores this summer.
• Chinese Take Out Trash Bin — $19.99
If trash cans shaped like Chinese take-out containers had been around when I was in college, I'd've had the coolest dorm room ever.
• Bin Bin Wastebasket — $55
Proving quirky can be classy, the Bin Bin wastebasket looks like crumpled paper, making it an ideal place to throw your crumpled papers. If you miss, just pretend it's a sculpture field.
• Amish-made Small Bathroom Trash Bin — $89.95
Sometimes objects are so vehemently normal that they go right out the other end and become kind of odd. This tiny bathroom trash can is solid wood and proudly Amish-made.
• Mini Round Retro Step Can — $25.99
Doesn't this retro-cute trash can remind you of Zooey Deschanel? It's just adorkable.
• Crusader's Helm Gothic Trash Bin — $49.95
This helm-shaped trash can is perfect for a gaming room. It's just begging to be filled with discarded character sheets.
(Images: 1. Proshopjapan, 2. Forbidden Planet, 3. Streamline, 4. Unica Home, 5. Trash Cans Unlimited, 6. Simple Human, 7.Design Toscano)