Retailers know we all get the itch to clean out and organize at the beginning of the year. So, they feed our storage solution habit with cubes, boxes, tubs and label makers. Once the feeding frenzy for Sterlite has subsided (and we are all snacking on Valentine's cupcakes), they start marking down. All those color coordinated cubes, boxes and tubs are now 50% - 75% off.
Today I found a three pack of storage cubes for $3.50! Whaaaat!?! Our WalMart had a whole end cap full of them. They still had all the colors available (black, red, purple & blue). I picked up three black packs for my utility room and two red packs for my Christmas closet.
|Hampton Design via Pinterest|
|I used to love these dollar tree bins. I still love my |
p-touch lable maker, but it is time for an upgrade
I also bought a few extra packs for staging -- OK, I cleared the entire end cap of all the black ones. When you are staging for a sale, there are lots of places that need a little organization. Bins and baskets (coordinated and well placed) can show off storage spaces. Every buyer wants light, space and storage. I will use these a million times (under cabinets, in closets, in utility rooms, in offices, for teen rooms) over the next few years.
The purple ones were cute, too. I may head back to pick up one pack for Baby Girlie. She is the queen of purple and rarely gets anything of her own that hasn't been passed down through two big sisters.
Now I have to get busy on that swirling ball of chaos and ribbon I call a Christmas closet. Thrifty Decor Chick is showing off whole rooms/spaces on the third Monday of each month at her Show Us Your House link party. February will be highlighting closets. This is a horrible BEFORE. Let's see if I can get an AFTER worked out by 2/20/12. Tackle an avalanche hazard in your house or show off your visit ready closet.
see you there,
here's the rest of the show us your house schedule. i'll link to them as they happen so you can check them out. what can i say? i'm a chick groupie from way back. squeezie love!
April: Dining rooms
May: Nursery/Kids rooms
June: Outdoor spaces
August: Family rooms
September: Basements/rec rooms
October: Bedrooms (guest or master)
December: We’ll play it by ear ;)