Topple the Morning to You? How to Keep Tall and Bulky Storage Items from Falling Over

by Vanessa Hayes

in Around the House,Organizing,Quick Tip Videos

When it comes to organizing and organizing products, there’s no shortage of items to choose from. After all, organizing products are a multi-billion dollar industry! That said, some products fall short of their promise to help you get organized…but some products are actually pretty good. So when I find an organizing product that I love, you betcha I’m gonna share it with you! I found some cool organizing bins (that have actually already made their cameo appearance in a couple of other blog posts of mine) and I wanted to share them with you.

Let me introduce you to the multi-purpose storage bin. I use these containers all the time with my clients here in San Antonio, Texas. You can find these storage bins at the Container Store in four different sizes (small, medium, large and extra large) and they range from $2.99 – $6.99. Unlike other storage containers that are too shallow, what’s great about these bins is that they are tall, clear and have cutout handles that make them easy to retrieve and transport. You can say “bon voyage” to the daily struggle of toppling jars and bottles of lotions…and “hello” to a more peaceful and organized world.

Use tall storage bins under the sinks in the kitchen, laundry room and bathrooms to store cleaning supplies. Use them to store produce and condiments in the refrigerator.  You can also use them in the pantry to store bulky bags of rice, beans, pastas or baking supplies.  They’re also great for storing tall bottles of extra condiments, sauces, vinegars and oils.  Try using tall storage bins in the bathrooms to store those cans of hair styling products and lotions.  You can even store notebooks, binders and other office supplies in them. The possibilities are endless. Here’s a video on how to use tall storage container bins:

Now to properly use these bins and to organize your space, I’m going to encourage you to remember the organizing basics…sort like items with like items, edit, and assign a home .  Once you’ve done those steps, now you can use these bins to contain your items.  Oh…and don’t forget to label them!  You can never have too many labels…well maybe you can.  My son once wanted to label the entryway to our kitchen.  Uh…if we can’t find the kitchen there’s a problem!

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daynelis suarez June 11, 2012 at 9:23 PM

hi..i dont have an ikea near by (or a container store)…i live in west palm beach, Florida and the closest one is in orlando, Fl do you know another place where i could find these/???

Vanessa Hayes June 13, 2012 at 10:06 AM

That’s too bad…I love IKEA and The Container Store. Both shops have on-line stores so if there’s something you really want you can get it that way. Otherwise, try doing a search on Google or Amazon…you just might find what you need for a cheaper price.

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