This has been sitting in our living room for a few days:
We do a lot of composting. Even more now that we're using BA, because I'm cooking more and using more veggies.
Many years ago, Rob built a set of compost bins --three bins, made of of wood (no bottoms). The idea is that you fill one bin and then "turn" it by transferring it to the second bin. Once it hits the third bin, it's ready to use. Unfortunately, we have so many mature trees on our property that tree roots grow up into the finished compost, making it impossible to actually use. Since we make the effort to trot the compost pail out even in the dead of winter, I'd really like to be able to use the stuff eventually. So, we invested --and it is an investment. These things don't come cheap!
After we unpacked it, we thought about moving it out to the garage until we have time to figure out how to put it together. But then we looked at each other, sighed, and agreed that leaving it in the middle of the living room would make sure we'd get it set up more quickly :-)