My Favorite Things- The Container Store

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imageThere is a feeling that comes over me when I walk into The Container Store.  I almost feel accomplishment before I have even purchased anything since I know there will be at least one thing in my life that will be easier now that it is organized.  I get this goofy smile on my face and feel like a kid in a candy shop, walking around thinking about how organized my closet, my daughter’s toy area, the mudroom and the kitchen will be if I just spend some time exploring the whole store.  The associates are so helpful and they come up with some great ideas!

I recently posted our newly organized Lego Friends and Rainbow Loom bands.  This was a fun project with my daughter because she loved The Container Store.  My last three projects for the adult part of the house were our bathroom medicine cabinet, a small section of my closet and the top shelf of the pantry.

The medicine area looked like the shelf in the grocery store with the most random of stuff on sale all thrown together – it needed a lot of help. I took an inventory – we have medication for headaches, cramps, stomach issues, allergies, sinus and of course, kid friendly medications too. And then there was all the stuff that was expired. And all the half full boxes of bandaids and ointments.   I bought 5 plastic containers to organize the medicine area after throwing out the bad stuff:  one container for anything safe for my daughter, one for allergy and sinus medicine, one for stomach issues, one for band aids and ointments and the last for headaches and the flu.  Now all I need to do is grab the container and find what I need rather than searching through bottles and bottles of everything.

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In the master closet, I have shelves above the hanging area and I try to keep my handbags organized.  But I didn’t want to stack the small bags since they are too hard to get to so I bought some shelf separators and instantly it was so much easier to access and more visually pleasing to the eye!

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The pantry was the easiest.  We just had an overflow of chips and since the chip shelf pantry is high up, we couldn’t see what we had.  I had 4 bags of tortilla chips and all of them were stale.  Now, we can just pull out the bin and choose what we want!

My next project is my daughter’s closet.  Add some color and keep it fun for her….any ideas before I head off to my favorite store??

 

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