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My happy place

Took a little trip to the Container Store today. Let’s all have a moment of silence for this beloved store.

….no wait….that wasn’t long enough….

one more minute….

Ok. We can move on now. I could have spent all day in these magnificent surroundings, but I had all three kiddos with me and only one snack for them to share so I was forced to keep it under an hour. So little time, so much to take in. Not easy. Not easy at all.

Ahhhh…just look at that beautiful sight. Rows upon rows of organizers. It truly doesn’t get any better people.

Good thing I had my kids with me. I needed them to help me out with all of my loot! I always spend too much in this store. I get so giddy seeing all of the containers that I not only buy what I need, but also anything else that just looks incredibly cool and fun to organize with. I know at some point I’ll figure out exactly what to put inside all of my gadgets! This was Kole’s first trip to my favorite hang out and he was beyond excited to do some serious shopping. Then he ended up falling asleep in the middle of the closet section of the store and missed my favorite office supply aisles. Shoot. Guess we’ll have to go back soon.

Can’t wait to get organizing! Tomorrow will be a good day. :)
xoxo, Erin
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28 thoughts on “My happy place

  1. Okay, that is SO my favorite store too!!! I love that place so much I received gift certificates for graduation gifts – and spent them all (a lot too)….and keep finding more things to buy… It’s addicting, it really is!

    Sorry for posting twice – an accident :)

  2. Every time we have been in San Diego I have wanted to go there and it just hasn’t worked out. Now, I really want to go — how fun! Happy Organizing.

  3. I am curious to know what you’ll post in the red boxes…scrapbooking? I so wish we had a Container Store near-by…its a good hours drive which is probably best for me!

  4. Oh you lucky girl! I wish we had a container store close by! I would be there all the time. Instead I frequent Target. And that can be dangerous too.

    I too love organizing. We actually cut our vacation short and came home because my girls refuse to sleep in hotels (we’ve been sleep deprived and exhausted, you’d think I have a newborn) so since we’ve been home, I’ve been organizing closets and shoes, and I am starting to feel better. :)

  5. That is a great place! The few times I have gone I think I have left with a headache though thinking of all that I could do! Looks like fun though…

  6. Dusan and I were on a date night in Pasadena the other night and we stumbled into this so called mecca of yours. This will probably make your stomach turn but we walked in… and right back out. It was very overwhelming to us. Maybe i’ll have to meet you somewhere off the 5 so you can show me how its done.

    so glad you tossed your name in the hat for my giveaway. It would be so fun to finally meet in person!

  7. OH MY!!! Oh how I love that store. I even get excited when the fliers come in the mail. It is just a beautiful sight. So glad you were able to enjoy and come away with some goodies. Can’t wait to see what you do with them. FUN!

  8. I have never been here. Which is probably good. I’m sure I would spend way too much money! I have no idea if we even have one in KS. In college, a friend and I used to go to Staples and just wander around looking at all the office supplies. Your happy place is lovely. :)

  9. I love containers! I purposely avoid that store because I don’t think I could handle it! I’m glad there isn’t one near me because I would probably move in! I think we would get along very well with our love of organizing:)

  10. The Container Store is my most favorite store, too! I cannot take my kids there, though…they complain that I take too long. It’s true. I do take too long. I walk up and down all the aisles at least twice, in case I missed something. My husband always gets a little nervous when he knows I’m heading to the Container Store. He says, “Remember to CONTAIN yourself at the Container Store…we do have to eat tomorrow, you know.”

  11. I am glad to hear that I am not the only one. My friends mock me for my weakness for bins, baskets, and containers. I love them. Unfortunately, they often get used to stuff things in the closet quickly when I need to clean my house and have not reached there full organizational potential. Someday. Your organizing is inspiring. I need to get better at throwing things out. I have too much stuff. Any baby steps for this process?

  12. It’s probably a really good thing that I don’t have one of those here. I have never been, but I am sure I would love it a little too much!!

  13. Oh honey…. my husband is SO HAPPY that there isn’t one here!!!! I would live there. I would volunteer to work there!!!! Seriously, we need help.

  14. Can’t wait to hear about Carly’s reaction to this post…. :)

    I will have you know that I have actually walking into that store before, thank you very much.

    Didn’t buy one single thing. Couldn’t think of a one single solitary use for anything in there and left there in a full on cold sweat.

    Erin, you do realize you can make big bucks doing this for people someday right??? You with your organizing, Ann with her party planning.

    What am I going to do???

    I’ve got it. I’ll hold people’s newborn babies and make them pay me!

  15. Two questions…
    1. Where’d you get that beautiful white vase on your kitchen counter?
    2. What are the pretty red boxes for?

  16. Once upon a time I ran a marathon with a girl who was giddy as we passed this (her fave store too) and she snapped a pic with her iphone as she danced to the local rock n roll tunes blaring, all the while keeping up with me, her pacer:) [And that my friends is one awesome run-on sentence! Don’t believe me…go diagram it:)]

  17. Erin- thanks for visiting my blog!…yes, 3 is just right!…it was a big adjustment for me though for sure. i have followed your story ever since your collapse, i have prayed for you and your sweet family! glad you have continued to improve and are getting better! i love following your scrapbooking too…just got my own project life kit and am ready to go. enjoy the rest of your summer!

  18. I live in Salt Lake City where there is no Container Store. A few months ago, my husband and I took a trip to San Diego. I saw a Container Store from the freeway and later my awesome husband took me to it. We only had about a half hour to look before it closed, but it was great! We even took a photo for our picture of the day! I kept wondering if it was the same one you go to! lol (See, you are famous!)

  19. Red Rover, Red Rover, Send ERIN on Over! Hey, I’d love it there. Then I’d come home with ton of containers that my kids would end up playing with…:P

  20. I did make my way to the Container Store today. It’s last minute nesting for me :) Can’t wait to see what you do with all of you stuff. I love your posts on organizing!

  21. Jimmy and I headed to the Container Store last week as well! I’m not sure which one of us enjoyed it more. We’ll be back there soon, I am sure!

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