Saturday, August 8, 2009

The Container Store, in all its glory

It's no secret that I love to organize. Plastic storage bins are my favorite...oh I love them so. You can fill them, stack them, see what beautifully categorized contents lay inside...oh yes, the plastic storage bin is quite a lovely piece of equipment.

I'm going to have to buy some for the upcoming move-things-to-the-garage project, but I'm not sure exactly how many and what sizes. Or where to buy them this time around. The ones I bought at IKEA are cheap, but lacking in quality. I'd like to go to Bed, Bath and Beyond to use my 20% off coupons, but I'm not sure they have quite what I'm looking for (and they're more expensive usually).

And then there is The Container Store. I usually avoid it because of the well-known high prices, but the other night, I found myself outside the store in San Francisco with about 10 minutes to kill. What's a girl to do? I wandered in...

Organized. Happy. Yes. This store understands me. And look at all those clear plastic bins! Heaven...

As it turns out, they're not that much more expensive than they are at Target (ok, they're a little more expensive), but since my nearest store is in San Francisco, I think be heading to my local Target for instead.

Still, it was fun to visit and wander around - and I only made it through the first floor!

I know I'm not the only person who loves the clear storage bin - my mom taught me all about them growing up, and I just got off the phone with Erin, where about half of our conversation focused on them...why do we love them so? Is there some deep psychological reason, or do we just like to see what we've stored?

1 comment:

  1. not me--i like to have opaque drawers, made out of wood. i hate being able to see what's in them. No idea why.