Thursday, August 9, 2012

Blogger Preview at The Container Store.

Today, I spent part of my afternoon checking out the brand spankin' new organizational haven on Long Island - The Container Store. For those who don't know me very well, I love keeping everything in compartments of some sort. In my bag, in my car, in my closet - various types of storage. So, when I was contacted about this particular blogger preview, I was stoked beyond repair. I had never stepped foot in any of The Container Store's locations, so this was a real treat for me.

Myself and a dozen other bloggers were given a tour of the Westbury store, by Audrey, The Container Store's PR Director. Audrey gave us background on the company, the products, and other awesome pieces of information. Until today, I didn't realize how much this company invested in not only their employees, but also their communities. For the grand opening weekend (which is this Saturday and Sunday), 10% of sales will be donated to The Women's Fund of Long Island. How awesome is that?

Milk crates you don't have to steal - plus, they're colorful. Genius!

Now, The Container Store didn't just decide to give back to the community - they will also be giving back to their customers! On both Saturday and Sunday, they will be giving away prizes every hour, plus one $1,000 elfa Space Makeover each day. If you haven't heard of elfa, you're in for a treat. This is customized organization on a whole new level, for every aspect of your home. I wish I had a reason to reorganize, because I would do it in a heartbeat!

 Creative ways to store odds and ends! I want those LEGO containers!

There are still more goodies to go around. If you spend over $100 at the Westbury store August 11 - 26, you get a $15 Shop Card, which can be used September 1 - 23. With The Container Store covering your bases in all areas of the home (including gift wrap and office supplies), you can't go wrong! I am trying to think of reasons to go back and snag a plethora of goodies I saw. In order to keep my wallet from crying, I decided to make a gift registry for my birthday and Christmas. Yes, you can make one for something other than a wedding or the birth of a child. 

The container store has something for everyone: storage for your LEGO loving nephew, unique tech goodies for your significant other, and the secret santa that you know nothing about, but don't want to look lame for snagging them a bottle of wine (now, you have something rad to put the wine in).

Organize with elfa!

I thoroughly enjoyed my adventure at The Container Store in Westbury today. I got to chat with local bloggers, which, believe it or not, doesn't happen often. Most of my blogger pals are across the country, so it was nice to speak with those in my area. If you have time to swing by this weekend, do so. Even if you just go in to snag a few odds and ends (they have a ton, and I bet you won't walk out empty handed), its worth the experience. 

Wrapping up the end of our organizational adventure.


  1. We don't have one here in CT. I miss the one in NYC because they do have some great organizational items!!

    1. Well, when you come out to Long Island, make sure you have room in your car to stock up on goodies! Its so awesome. I really love it. Lots of things I can use for blogging organization as well.

  2. Sweet! That looks like so much fun!

    P.S.- Love your new profile pic!

    1. It really was, I was like a kid in a candy store. Thanks! :)

  3. That store looks amazing! I need to see if there is one in here in TX.
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  4. I can't wait for them to open. I want some candy! lol :)