Problem: an ugly black wastebasket in the secondary bathroom.
Solution 1: Buy a new wastebasket; this was put on hold until I could get out of the house.
Solution 2: Cover the wastebasket with fabric in a good color. I already had the fabric, and tied it on with string. Result: I didn't actually like that color in that particular place.
Solution 3: Trade wastebaskets with the main bathroom, where the acceptable, white wastebasket is kept out of sight under the sink...problem solved, cost = $0. I put the $4 I might have spent on a new wastebasket into savings, for a double win.