Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Container Store

Noah had a soccer game Saturday morning at 9:00. So guess what time we woke up. 8:45! We are such teenagers. Unbelievable! So we commenced to scrambling around like crazy folks, and somehow he actually made it. The other children and I showed up, oh, I don't know, maybe FIVE minutes before it was over, which was a little depressing. AND the other team was apparently "really good." (boo hoo)

We promptly came right back home to have a little breakfast. And since we were all dressed and it was a while before nap time, we decided to go somewhere. You'll probably think I'm crazy, but I chose (of all places) to go check out The Container Store because I had never been, and I LOVE containers (and organizing and labels and lists)! Well, it was well worth it! If you've never been, you should definitely go.

It's pretty amazing, though I was most definitely overwhelmed. There was no way I could ever see it ALL--what with four kids, an antsy husband, and not much time before tummies started grumbling. But they DO have a website where they offer ALL their products, AND items purchased online can be picked up at the store, so no shipping charges! As an added bonus (and this is my favorite part!), I was told I can call ahead to let them know I'm coming and they will bring my order right out to my car! I won't even have to get out! Now THAT's customer service, people!

Here are some of the items that caught my eye:

We have an extra "grow-into" bike for Noah I'd really like to have out of our way for now.

Animal Grippers
Not sure what I'd do with these (I wouldn't make them pencil holders, as the picture suggests), but they ARE pretty cute.

Snack and Dip: I really like this idea.

Market Tote
Not that I have a free hand to carry one of these beauties.

This would solve our problem of finding a toothbrush holder that allows for those weird-shaped handles that almost never fit in the holes of standard toothbrush holders, while still separating the brushes so they don't touch one another.

Handy ladder hook so our hand-me-down ladder can be hung on the wall and NOT have to be kept under the house (where the spiders lurk).

These little containers have magnetic bottoms so they stick to that strip. Pretty cool.

Let's just say we are in DESPERATE need of something to store our outdoor toys. I'd take a gigantic deck box/bench, but they are TOO expensive.

Obviously, the purple clothes in this closet have me SOLD on the whole thing!

Ha! I know, I know..."caught my eye"...I guess SO! *grin* Hey, a mom can dream, can't she?
Online store at Tell 'em I sent ya! Ha!

1 comment:

  1. I know! I love that store, but you can overwhelmed very fast!! What about toothbrushes for the animal faces...would it coordinate with the kid's bathroom? :)


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