Orlando opened The Container Store.
If you already have The Container Store where you live, you are one lucky duck.
The Container Store to someone like me is bliss. In a box. Or a bin. Or a basket. I love to sort and organize and compartmentalize. It helps put my life and heart and mind in order. No matter what's going on in the world, if my kitchen drawers are tidy, I'm a happy camper.
My daughter and I attended the opening of the store and entered to win all kinds of things. We didn't win anything, but we didn't care. We stood in line with all the other people to buy laundry rods and non-slip hangers. We got ideas for her kitchen (she's closing on her house in 10 days) and took pictures of things we want to purchase later. I was like a kid in a candy store.
One of the best things about The Container Store is that it gives me ideas. I love to re-purpose items, and as an avid couponer, I'm always looking to save a buck or two. I didn't want to spend thirty bucks on a hair dryer holder, so I took a picture of what the store offered and then came home and fashioned my own holder - involving two squared 'S' hooks (from Ikea, and probably Home Depot) and a plastic jug.
A portable (if we ever move), inexpensive (the hooks might have cost five dollars) hair dryer caddy that gets the dryer and its clunky cord off my bathroom counter.
Thanks, Container Store! (hee-hee)
Another nifty re-purposing idea: FOOD TRAYS AS DRAWER ORGANIZERS