The Container Store, an organizers dream store, has just opened 1 mile from my home.
Did you hear my subtle call for help? How I am supposed to live within 1 mile of the greatest store on earth? When I heard 9 or 10 months ago that our neighborhood shopping center, The Collection Riverpark, was going to get The Container Store, there may have been a shriek, hand clapping, a happy dance or quite possibly all of the above.
Prior to this past weekend where I was able to attend the grand opening party and a first peek at a bloggers preview, I was planning day trips to Pasadena to step foot inside The Container Store. I wouldn’t succumb to ordering products online, I wanted to see all my options in person and touch them with my own hands. Now I feel like I have them all at my disposal and it’s a dangerous situation for someone like me who can’t stop organizing every square inch of her home.
Attending the bloggers preview to get a first sneak peek inside the new store was like dangling a carrot in front of a very hungry rabbit. We were so graciously greeted by a team of staff that gave us some in-depth detail on the history of the company, a fabulous gift wrapping and bow creating demonstration, followed by an in-store tour highlighting some of the top-selling products.
Did you know that each full-time sales person receives more than 266 hours of training in just their first year? That certainly makes me feel confident that if I have a question or am looking for suggestions on a solution, that they know what they’re talking about! I can’t image that training to be easy because they have over 300 food storage solutions, 750 organized office products, 50 types of laundry hampers, 400 solutions to organize a traveler and 70+ styles of hangers!!
I popped by the store again yesterday, with Dexie tagging along, to get a closer look at each and every item and boy o’boy am I in trouble. The good thing is, it’s right down the street and I can tackle each organizing project in stride with no rush to grab everything in one trip.
Stay tuned as I share with you my favorite product I just grabbed and all the space it has already saved me! The organizing goodness is just beginning…