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I love the container store

  1. Jan 15, 2007 #1
    That place always sells great stuff, and every time I buy something from them it ends up being money. My closet used to be the typical one shelf and rod that comes standard in most houses. I wanted to organize all my stuff so I bought this shelving system from a company from Denmark called elfa. Its really cool stuff. Its all sold in parts, so you can buy as much or as little as you like and make it to your presonal preference. I think it is really cool and worth the money I spent on it. Admittedly, its a bit pricey, but it was 30% off so I gave it a shot. Check it out.

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    The sad before pictures.

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    (its a different closet, but the same exact size and kind as the one in my room before I changed it)
     
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  4. Jan 15, 2007 #3

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    For someone who only seems to own t-shirts, that's quite a bit of organization! I personally prefer just having two rods to double the space for hanging shirts, because anything else requires folding the laundry first. :rolleyes:

    So, that's what the container store sells? I saw one when I was in Atlanta, but it was already closed for the night when I saw it. I was curious what it sold (or if it was like one of those mailbox etc places that sells lots of boxes to mail stuff).
     
  5. Jan 15, 2007 #4
    I have more stuff, but its in the hamper or was being washed when I took the photo. The container store sells all kinds of storage and organization stuff. Bins, shelves, shoe racks, stuff like that. It's a really cool store, you should check it out.

    www.thecontainerstore.com
     
  6. Jan 15, 2007 #5

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    They've got a location here, in town. I'll check it out when next I get a day off...maybe in March!

    What's holding the slotted sections to the wall?
     
  7. Jan 15, 2007 #6

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    Maybe you should have included a big hamper as part of your closet organization. :biggrin:

    That is really cool...good thing there isn't one anywhere near me! I'm planning on buying a new house this fall (now that I'm planning to stay put in this town a while) and am trying to save for a bigger downpayment (or for fixing upping, depending on what I end up buying). Having a store like that arond would put a real damper on those attempts at savings (I'm ogling the home office organization stuff...but no point in organizing any better until I make the next move).
     
  8. Jan 15, 2007 #7
    Thats whats so cool about it, they only attach to a top track along the top of the wall, so you dont screw the long vertical tracks to anything. You can slide them left and right and change the configuration completely if you want to.

    I have my hamper in my bathroom closet, along with underwear, undershirts, etc.
     
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  9. Jan 15, 2007 #8

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    My goodness, those units do improve focus quite a bit!
     
  10. Jan 15, 2007 #9

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  11. Jan 15, 2007 #10

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    me + credit card + Container Store = danger.

    I completely lose control. It's more dangerous than Ikea, but not quite as bad as Walmart.
     
  12. Jan 15, 2007 #11
    Do you have Ikea in the States?
     
  13. Jan 15, 2007 #12
    I'm thinking of getting something similar for my closet, it would be nice to be have things a bit more organized sometimes. The nicest thing about the one you have is you can set it up however you want, my closet is kind of weird so the closet organizers you buy in kits won't work for it.


    Ikea is the devil! You can get in but they won't let you out. I have been in an Ikea 3 times and gotten horribly lost every time!
     
  14. Jan 15, 2007 #13

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    Yes we do. But I avoid places like that. :biggrin:
     
  15. Jan 15, 2007 #14

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    Sure do. In Texas and California, anyway. I don't know about the other states.

    :rofl:
    They are some honkin' big stores. I like the realistic displays they set up of entire living rooms, laundry rooms, etc. Me and my ex-boyfriend once took a bunch of pictures posing in the different rooms pretending it was our house. (yeah, it was silly, I know :redface: )
     
  16. Jan 15, 2007 #15
    i dont see the point of it, i can find any cloth from the rubble laying on my bed.
     
  17. Jan 15, 2007 #16

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    There's IKEAs in about a dozen states. They've got no clocks (to tell the time) or windows - just like casinos.

    From QI Series 1(on the BBC):
     
  18. Jan 15, 2007 #17

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    I've managed to never shop at an Ikea. They're always just far enough away that it would be a hassle to take home anything I bought, so that's been incentive to stay away (and when I still lived in NJ with one closer to me, I didn't have money to buy furniture, not even Ikea).

    I haven't had much trouble with WalMarts. If I'm desperate enough for something that I have to go into one, as soon as I walk in, I'm ready to get out. Too many annoyingly slow people wandering through that store (it also used to be such a pig-sty in the store, and overly cluttered that I felt dirty just walking through the doors, but in true WalMart style, they've abandoned the old store in the now dead mall and moved to a new store, that they haven't cluttered up yet, and hasn't been open long enough to get totally filthy).
     
  19. Jan 15, 2007 #18

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    There's one just by the exit to 279N from I79 - not much more than an hour north of you. That's the closest one to me as well (and the only one I've been to) but they're opening a store in Ohio sometime soon.
     
  20. Jan 15, 2007 #19

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    Yep, I know where it is. That's still too far to have to drive something home if I bought it. (And don't tell me anything about everything being packed in small boxes that'll easily fit in my car, because if that's true, I don't need to know it!) I usually only head up to Pittsburgh to shop when I have something specific in mind that I can't find closer and really must have it, so don't really go up there to browse through places. I'm not much of a shopper, so driving over an hour to get to a mall doesn't really excite me the way it does other people around here.
     
  21. Jan 16, 2007 #20
    It's true! I brought an armchair and footstool along on a bus actually, the boxes are no bigger than small suitcases!

    That's the one I go to! I avoid going there, because once inside it takes half an hour to find the exit.
     
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