This Super Compact Trash Can Doubles as a Cleaning Tool — and It’s Perfect for Tiny Bathrooms

published May 12, 2022
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Here at Apartment Therapy, we pride ourselves on finding the absolute best home products for small spaces — and if your apartment is (ahem) modestly sized, then you know why. Small spaces require a special kind of finesse in order to be both stylish and functional — without feeling cramped. To make a small space work, it’s all about slimmed-down versions of traditional items, products that serve multiple functions and take up minimal real estate, and decor that works hard and looks great. And our latest chic, sleek, and totally unique recommendation for petite bathrooms? The Cq acrylic 6L Slim Plastic Trash Can with Toilet Brush Holder from Amazon.

At just 9.5″ x 5.5″ x 16.2″, this stylish small-space wonder is designed to fit into the tight spots that are normally too tiny to be of any use (like between the sink and the bathtub or between the toilet and the wall). With this trash can, these wasted crevices suddenly become functional spaces. “The space between the toilet and the cabinet wasn’t that much to begin with,” commented one very happy reviewer. “Popped this little thing right in that space and WOW, how cool was that?!!!!” It also features a locking lid that adds to the streamlined look. (Note: Some users have reported issues getting the spring mechanism to work properly, so the company now includes instructions — on paper and online — for how to activate it.)

Adds another user, “It fits perfectly in the area I wanted it to go… and so cute and slick and clean… love it!!!!” Okay, so this slim pick is clearly a stylish bathroom trash can — but wait, there’s more! It features a removable toilet brush built right into the design. It also has a trash bag holder in the back, and hidden handles ensure that you never have to actually touch the trash itself. One reviewer shared, “I needed a really small trash can and the added toilet brush was perfect. I liked it so much I bought a larger one for a different bathroom. The toilet brush fits perfectly under the rim of the toilet and cleans an area that is normally hard to reach.”

This hard-working find from Cq acrylic is available in three sizes (4L, 6L, and 8L), all of which take up minimal floor real estate. And because it comes in multiple colors, you can choose the one that fits best with your style. Take it from this satisfied reviewer, who says, “I am so pleased with the slim fit of this item. I placed it beside my toilet and sink cabinet with ease. I do not need another spot for the toilet brush thanks to the brush holder built into the trash can. My grandbabies love to use it for their hand towels and wipes. The lid hides everything until you are ready to empty the trash. Thanks to the hidden handle your hands never touch the trash.” Now that’s the kind of trash talk we can get behind.