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.
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.