Motion-Sensor Trash Cans – Sanitary And Easy To Use
As we age, our hygiene sometimes takes a turn for the worse. It’s sometimes a chore to even get to a sink to wash one’s hands.
Touching a trash can full of germs is the last thing a senior citizen friend needs to worry about. That’s why a motion-sensor touchless trash can is a wonderful gift for your elderly loved one.
How long have Grandma owned her kitchen trash can? It’s typically not something most of us think about, but, if you look, I’m betting you’ll see a generic trash can circa 1950.
A trash can is a simple product that does its job, though there are plenty of options, such as slimmer trash cans, ones that match the color of your kitchen theme, or the trash can with a foot pedal where you don’t have to touch the dirty lid to toss something away.
And then, there’s trash cans on steroids. Enter….
Touchless, Motion-Sensor Trash Cans!
It may sound ridiculous or straight from a futuristic sci-fi, but this product is real. Forget about foot levers or easy-open lids, a motion-sensor touchless trash can opens with a wave of your hand – abracadabra!
Besides sounding like a fun thing to own, a motion-detection touchless trash can has some benefits that our regular trash bins don’t have:
- No need to interrupt cooking by having to wash one’s hands in the middle of food preparation and tossing something in the trash.
- Motion-detection trash cans are more hygenic than the typical trash can since you don’t have to touch any part of it to toss your garbage away.
- Power switches let you turn the trash can OFF so curious pets can’t figure out how to open the thing.
For its ease to use and its cleanliness, an electronic trash can is great for older adults.
I realize a trash can may not be the most glamorous appliance in your elderly loved one’s home. But, by upgrading that grungy old trashcan with a new sensor trashcan, you might be able to coax another dinner or two of your favorite foods from your favorite Grandma!
Small Motion-Sensor Trash Cans For Living Room Use
Motion-sensor trash cans, like regular trash bins, come in many sizes. These are small enough for a bathroom, office, or even to put next to that recliner Grandpa favors.
Nine Stars DZT-8-1 Infrared Touchless Stainless Steel Trash Can, 2.1-GallonSD Automatic Garbage Cans Desktop Wastebasket White Slim Trash Can Sensor Recycle Bin Size 3LSD Touch-free Sensor Automatic Stainless-Steel Trash Can 1.8 Gallon For Kitchen Office BedroomATECKING Rectangular Step Trash Can, Fingerprint-Proof Stainless Steel Trashcans with Lid, Removable Inner Wastebasket, 2.1 Gal/ 8L
Kitchen Sized Motion-Sensor Touchless Trash Cans
The typical kitchen sized trash can is somewhere around 13 gallons (49 liters). So, the first 5 links below are that size but, I prefer a larger kitchen garbage bin so I’ve added in those sizes in the bottom row below. Note: you’ll need bigger garbage bags….
Nine Stars 13.2 & 2.1-Gallon Touchless Automatic Motion Sensor Trash Can, Set of 2Nine Stars DZT-50-9 Infrared Touchless Stainless Steel Trash Can, 13.2-GallonSD Touchless Motion Sensor Trash Cans For Kitchen Livingroom Outdoor Garbage Bin Size 13 Gallon-RedSensible ECO Living Motion Sensor Trash Can With LinerModernhome PMT-723/1 Premium Automatic Brushed Stainless Steel Trash Can, Touchless Trash Can with Swiveling Lid Sensor, AC Power Wall Adapter, 13.2 gallonNine Stars DZT-80-4 Infrared Touchless Stainless Steel Trash Can, 21.1-GallonNine Stars Trash Can/Recycler, Infrared Touchless Automatic Motion Sensor Lid, Stainless Steel, 18.5-GallonNine Stars 15.9 gallon / 60LTRS, Silver black, Stainless steel, Motion Sensor Trash CanNine Stars DZT-50-13R Trash Can/Recycler Infrared Touchless Automatic Motion Sensor Lid, 13.2-Gallon