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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A Little Piece of Organizing Heaven!

For all my American readers who frequently shop at the Container Store, you can probably relate to my excitement in this post.  For all the rest of you, today I want to share with you what I like to call "a little piece of organizing heaven"!

{This is not a sponsored post... I just had a really fun time here and want to share it with you :) }

We don't have The Container Store in Canada, but I've read about it so many times on U.S. based blogs, that I feel like I've been there many times.  Awhile ago I was able to finally actually go to The Container Store when we were in the U.S. and I had a blast!

You know when sometimes something is built up so much that when you actually experience it you're disappointed?  Well that was NOT the case with my Container Store visit :)

I took some pictures (that's not crazy right?!) and bought a few things I needed.  Yep... "needed" :) 

How pretty are these shelves of baskets?!

And these too?!

There are rows and rows like these!  So much eye candy :)

I've heard lots about Elfa closet systems.  Had to take a picture of the closet with purple clothes hanging in it :)

I've seen these on lots of blogs... totally wanted to buy some but they wouldn't have fit in my suitcase unless I left a lot of clothes behind.  Tempting :)

Aren't these be a cute and practical way to keep shower supplies or bath toys organized? 

For those who hate stepping on Lego pieces... maybe your kids would put them away more if they had these?!  A mom can hope :)

I REALLY wanted to buy these!  A little slice of purple organizing heaven.  They were almost as tall as me :)

I so wish I lived near a Container Store when I was registering for wedding gifts!  How much fun would it be to pick out pretty and functional organizing items for people to buy you?!  For all you brides out there... I'll help you make your registry list :)

I took lots more pictures, but I don't want to bore you.  Or spoil the surprises for those of you who may get to the opportunity to shop at a Container Store.

Tomorrow I'll show you what I bought (that did fit in my suitcase) and how I used them in my home.  For now I'll leave you with one last fun picture.

This is the bag my purchases came in!

I love those large paper bags and I gotta tell ya, this one made me a little giddy to walk out of the store with.  I felt a bit like a celebrity after reading about the Container Store so much and finally getting to shop in one :)

Have you shopped in a Container Store?  What are your favourite items to buy?  Please tell me I'm not the only one who gets excited about the Container Store?!

Happy organizing!

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  1. I have been to the container store once, in Chicago, a really long time ago...nine years ago I think. I loved it then and I wasn't nearly as into organizing my home as I am now. I really really need to get back there with a plan for what my home needs. LOVE the pics of the baskets, so pretty!

    1. I bet you'll have a whole different experience now that you enjoy organizing more Melissa! Definitely plan ahead though... it's a really tempting place :)

  2. Oh my goodness how cute are those Lego containers. Are they stackable? Cause how much fun would a kid have if they got to 'build' while cleaning up! And those purple fronted storage towers.... *sigh* I so wish they would follow Target's lead and open stores in Canada, though that might be a little dangerous for the pocket books. lol I know they do ship to Canada, not sure how much they charge to ship here, but it's cool that they will ship here when many companies won't. You must have had soooo much fun!

    1. I actually didn't try the Lego containers Alli, but they look like they would be stackable. Solutions stores in Canada are similar in all the organizing goodies they sell, but I found the Container Store's products more stylish and colourful. And I for one am much more likely to keep something organized when it looks pretty :)

      I checked into shipping costs internationally but I couldn't get actual rates without going through the whole ordering process. I'm not sure I want to know... could be dangerous!

      Yes... I had a lot of fun! Sadly I was by myself... couldn't convince the hubby and kids to join me but I probably wouldn't have been able to stay as long if they had come, so maybe it's better this way :) And now I got to share my pics with people like you who don't think I'm crazy for enjoying a store this much!

  3. I've never made it to any of the stores, but that's probably for the best since I would be far too tempted to fill a couple of suitcases!

  4. Oh, I got pretty excited going to a Container Store in Phoenix. I think I was glowing. I also was flying home and couldn't buy EVERYTHING in the store, which would have been awesome. Luckily my suitcase saved me from emptying our bank account. There's a store about 2 1/2 hours from our house, but I'm afraid to go. The baskets and bins will ask me to take them home and then we will all cry when I have to leave the store with a pencil cup. Maybe someday, I can have a mini shopping spree. Maybe someone in my family will get me a giFT CARD!!!!!!! That would be incredible!!!!! Congrats on leaving the store with one bag :)

    1. Oh a gift card would be a GREAT gift Gabrielle! Start dropping hints with anyone who buys you gifts :) If you have a gift card then you don't have to feel guilty buying stuff because it's a gift! I'm glad I'm not the only one excited about a store LOL!


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