Last week I shared my newly organized kitchen. I’ve been re-organizing my entire apartment, getting rid of things and finding a home for everything. I’m still in the process of completing it all but figured now would be a great time to share some of my favorite store for buying organizing products for the home.
- Hands down, the Container Store is #1. I’m like a kid in the candy store when I go there. They have everything you need to organize your home, or any place for that matter. I’ve literally spent hours in that store.
- Bed, Bath and Beyond is my next favorite store to shop for organizing products. While their prices are a little higher, I love that Bed, Bath and Beyond is generous with their coupons. While the paper coupons you receive in the snail mail do have an expiration date, they don’t actually expire. I’m not sure why they have an expiration date but hey, I love that I can use them whenever. 20% off one item or 20% off the entire purchase is what they usually offer. You can also use the coupons at Harmon Stores.
- Amazon.com is not only one of my favorite online retailers, I’ve discovered you can search for just about any organizing product online and they have it. You can compare retailers too. I also love that I can add things to my wish list if I’m not yet prepared to buy it. For ex: there’s a shower curtain with organizing pockets on the outside of it that I’m eyeing.
- Target is another great place to find organizing products for the home (or office). Their prices are pretty good and while the quality is not up to par with the Container Store or Bed, Bath & Beyond, they are much more affordable. If you’re just starting out, you’ll find a lot of great things at Target.
- Michael’s is another favorite of mine. I go there for very specific things…. baskets. You can find all sorts of baskets at Michael’s in various materials and shapes. What’s also great is they are usually on sale.
The online store, Organize It would have made the list but their store policies and customer service are awful. If you place an order and cancel it within 2 minutes, you are charged a $6 fee. It’s their way of getting money out of you in the event you decide you no longer want what they have to offer. I get that if you return an item, you should have to cover some sort of restocking fee but restocking did they have to do in minutes of receiving my order that wasn’t processed til a day later (even after I canceled it).
Plus, many other stores don’t charge this fee. Who does Organize It think that they are? Their service reps have nasty attitudes as well. I’ve purchased from them in the past and didn’t have to deal with customer service but after this last experience, I will never patronize them again. It’s not like they have the best prices anyway.
To sum it up, I’ve been so into my hair, nails and beauty in general that I let my home get a bit in a disarray. Plus, I managed to accumulate so much that I didn’t really have a place for everything. No more. After taking Alejandra Costello’s Organizing course, I now know how to upkeep my looks and my home.