Category Archives: What Fits In A Bin?

Win Warm, Delicious Insomnia Cookies For Your Whole Office

When it comes to late night munchies, nothing comes close to the bliss of noshing on warm, delicious Insomnia Cookies, delivered right to your door at any time of day.

But why wait until 3AM?

Now’s your chance to have an Insomnia Cookies Office Party for the low price of free.

The only thing you have to do is guess how many of these addicting cookies fit inside a MakeSpace bin for your chance to win:

  • Up to 100 traditional cookies (depending on the number of employees in your office)
  • 12 deluxe cookies
  • Two 10-inch cookie cakes
  • Zero regrets

To enter the contest, submit your guess on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook by June 12, 2015. Whoever guesses closest to the correct answer wins the party. And most likely an extra pat on the back from his/her manager.

On June 15, 2015, we’ll select and notify one winner from all of the entries received.

Life is sweet. Make it sweeter for yourself and your equally-as-hangry coworkers by entering the Insomnia Cookies Office Party contest today.

Fine print: This contest ends at 11:59PM ET on June 12, 2015 and is only open to people who work in Manhattan. Limit of one entry per person. If multiple entrants guess the same number closest to the correct answer, one winner will be chosen at random. A total of one prize, which also includes daytime delivery to the winner’s office, will be awarded. Milk is not included.

Nothing Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day Like a MakeSpace Bin Full Of Lucky Charms

St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect excuse to go up, on a Tuuuesday. That’s why we decided to mash up a green MakeSpace bin, Lucky Charms, and a lot of milk for this installment of our infamous “What Fits In A Bin” series.

Now, we took a picture of it before we devoured it. But for those of you who don’t believe everything you see or read, we made sure to document the entire process in a video just for you.

The result?

Well, it speaks for itself:

A video posted by MakeSpace (@makespace) on

Have a lucky St. Patrick’s Day!

How Many Skittles Fit In A MakeSpace Bin? Hint: It’s A LOT

We can only gaze at rainbows from afar for so long. So we took the logical next step — capturing ROYGBIV and extracting its nectar.

The result: Skittles scattered everywhere.

Luckily, our bins are basically giant bowls. We scooped up the Skittles and asked you (on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook) to guess how many of these chewy fruit explosions squeeze into a MakeSpace bin for a shot at scoring $25 of MakeSpace credit.

The contest has concluded. Our rigorous calculations are complete. The total is …

81,149 Skittles fit inside a single MakeSpace bin.

Congratulations to Instagram user @alissazulvergold (she guessed 80,000), Twitter user @bobby (he guessed 62,001), and Facebook user Marcin K. (he guessed 148,200) on guessing closest to the answer!

As for us, it’s beast mode time.

What Fits In A MakeSpace Box? One Human.

A lot can fit in a MakeSpace bin. 164 Dos Toros burritos. 157 packets of Top Ramen. 63 bottles of Sriracha. A Fourth of July party’s worth of PBRs to chase it all down. Or perhaps, a more reasonable one MakeSpace Graphic Designer. And no she’s not a contortionist.

She is, however, a joy to be around. When she’s not crafting killer designs (and monsters) for MakeSpace, you can find her hiking, traveling, baking masterpieces, schooling the office in pool, or jamming to Shakira while building stephanienunez.com.

Her skills don’t lie.

You’ll Never Guess How Many Dos Toros Burritos Fit In A MakeSpace Bin

Like most New Yorkers, we here at MakeSpace have a serious soft spot for Dos Toros burritos. For years, we’d been complaining that New York City had no chance of matching the deliciousness of a West Coast burrito, but entrepreneurs Leo and Oliver Kremer have successfully transplanted the authentic flavors of Bay-Area burritos to the Big Apple. And we couldn’t be happier.

Besides their commitment to high-quality Mexican food, we love Dos Toros’ brand. They’re all about sustainability, using mainly organic, local ingredients and compostable cutlery and platos. Plus they’ve got awesome music videos for their two hit singles “Black or Pinto,” which riffs on Wiz Kalifas “Black and Yellow,” and “Guac It Out,” a mouth-watering parody of UNK’s “Walk It Out.”

Last week, our friends over at Dos Toros sent us a huge crate of burritos so that we could find out once and for all just how many would fit inside of a MakeSpace bin. After a number of experiments involving gratuitous amounts of carnitas, pollo, and carne asada, we came to the conclusion that 146 of these meaty, cheesy sacks of deliciousness could comfortably fit inside of a MakeSpace bin.

If this post’s got you hankering for a burrito, be sure to download the new Dos Toros rewards app to get a $3 discount on your next purchase and tons of other awesome loyalty offers!

Until next time, be sure to Guac It Out!

How Many Russ & Daughters Bagels Fit In A MakeSpace Bin?

We finally decided to find out how many of New York City’s favorite breakfast food will fit in a MakeSpace bin, and because our office is located so close to the Lower East Side institution that is Russ & Daughters, we decided to source these tasty rounds of doughy goodness from them.

We were able to shoot this stunning photo, but unfortunately, we still don’t know how many bagels will fit in a MakeSpace bin, because the Engineering team started eating before we could count!

Looks like we’ll have to get more bagels in the office sometime soon. Oh Well. 🙂

How Many Jars Of Hampton Creek Just Mayo Fit In A MakeSpace Bin?

You already know we love the Fourth of July. But we can’t stop honoring this holiday fueled by booze and barbecue; last week, we decided to see how many jars of creamy, delicious mayo would fit in a MakeSpace bin.

Our friends at Hampton Creek obligingly sent over a few cases of their Non-GMO Project Verified Just Mayo, and after hours of rigorous, scientific experimentation, we discovered that 71 jars of the gluten-free, egg-free mayonnaise could squeeze into a MakeSpace bin.

Now, to be clear, we definitely don’t want anyone keeping mayo (or any other spread for that matter) in a MakeSpace bin for any amount of time, but we do hope that you’ll be making some awesome, healthy Just Mayo-based sides for your picnics and barbecues this weekend.

Now we’ve got a refrigerator full of mayo at the office, so we’re definitely gonna be trying out all of the simple, delicious-sounding recipes on the Hampton Creek website for everything from Asian Cole Slaw to Sweet Potato Salad to Mediterranean Pasta Salad!

How Many Otter Pops Fit In A MakeSpace Bin?

Whether you call them otter pops, freezer pops, or something else entirely, you’re definitely familiar with these classic NYC summer treats. Our office is in Chinatown, so we went to the nearby supermarket New Kam Man to source these beautiful looking pops.

You’ll be eager to learn that 374 of these tasty popsicles fit in a MakeSpace bin.

If you want to find out what else fits in a bin, check out the whole series. Keep cool this summer, y’all!

How Many World Cup Soccer Balls Fit In A MakeSpace Bin?

In honor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, we decided to find out exactly how many soccer balls can fit in a MakeSpace bin. We went to the Adidas store in SoHo to pick up a few of the official World Cup balls and then did some rigorous mathematical calculations before determining that exactly 6.53 soccer balls can fit in a MakeSpace bin.

If you’re interested in storing balls of any sort, we definitely encourage you to think about deflating them to maximize space in your bin!

How Many Bottles Of Sriracha Fit In A MakeSpace Bin?

A funny thing about the internet is that it’s not very easy to get a sense of how just how big things are in the real world. We want to make sure that our customers never have to wonder about the size of our green bins, so every week, we’ll be experimenting to learn just how much of a thing we can fit into a MakeSpace bin.

Our office is in the heart of Chinatown, so to start, we asked MakeSpace users to guess how many 28 ounce bottles of Sriracha would fit in a bin. Then we hit up some local, specialty Asian groceries and cleaned them out of the chili sauce.

So what’d we find? It turns out that exactly 63 bottles of delicious, spicy Sriracha fit into a single MakeSpace bin (honestly, more than even we thought).

Check back with us over here on the MakeSpace blog to see what other insane (and not so insane) things we can fit in a bin!