After Watching ‘Get Organized with The Home Edit,’ I Spent $250 at the Container Store (and This Is What I Bought)
Since spending the majority of my time at home, my family and I have decided to change up our apartment. If I’m not looking at ‘What I Bought from Amazon’ Youtube videos, I'm browsing Pinterest for home inspo. But it was one Netflix show in particular that actually got me out of the house to buy everything I needed to renovate my entire kitchen.
When I heard about Get Organized with The Home Edit, I started counting down the days until it aired on Netflix. (I am a big Marie Kondo fan, so a show about organizing was right up my alley.) I saw a lot of buzz around the series, especially when big stars like Reese Witherspoon, Eva Longoria and Retta were going to make an appearance, so I had to check it out for myself, and I was not disappointed.
If you’re not familiar with the show, the Netflix original is about professional organizers and founders of The Home Edit, Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin. In each episode, they reorganize a celeb and a family’s space. Whether it’s a kitchen or a closet, they completely transform the place, often including a few items from their line at The Container Store. If you’re an organizer-in-training like me (seriously, my mother and I are considering heading into the business), this show will have your eyes glued to the TV and wondering, how in the heck did they do that in one day?!
After a few episodes, I started taking mental notes on how to redo my own kitchen and prepared for a day at The Container Store. I’ll admit, I’ve only been to the Container Store once, and it felt like I was going to Disney World for the first time. And I’m not alone: People are flocking to the store, completely emptying the shelves of their items. Even at my local shop, there was a long line of people waiting to get in when I left.
As I headed home after channeling my inner Shearer and Teplin, I was shocked that I had just spent $250. On organizational supplies. But honestly, my kitchen has never looked better. Now, I’m ready to share a few of my fave items that I bought (and be a bad influence in getting you to make the trip to your local Container Store, too).
1. Prokeeper Cereal Dispensers, Set of 3
I learned that everything should be in bins. Say goodbye to the boxes and show off your cereals. I found it’s way easier to pour a bowl (or two, I’m not judging) and keep food fresher. Plus, it came in a pack of three, which is helpful for a cereal-lover like myself.
2. iDesign Linus 3-Section Cabinet Organizer
The show taught me that it’s important to group similar items together. This three-section cabinet makes grabbing a snack while I’m dashing out the door so much easier. The organizer is also great for corralling bathroom or office supplies.
3. Linus Tea Storage Box
This was a game-changer. I had so many tea boxes taking up space in my cabinet, and this closed bin solved the problem. Since it has eight compartments, I was able to hold 100+ tea bags, plus a few sugar packets.
4. iDesign Linus Open Cabinet Organizers
Maintaining a well-organized refrigerator is a passion project for me, especially when I scroll through The Home Edit’s Instagram and see all the fridge masterpieces. These organizers help section off items in my fridge based on spreads, veggies, you name it. (It’s also so appealing to see things categorized by use.)
5. The Home Edit Pasta Canister
I’m a sucker for a clear storage bin, so displaying pasta was definitely a must. It’s large enough to store spaghetti, lasagna or any type of pasta you enjoy. The lid also seals the item, extending its shelf life.
6. Plastic Carafes
Who said food gets to have all the fun? I bought two of these 1.5-liter bottles to decant my drinks and free up more space in my fridge. Seriously, pouring orange juice has never felt classier.
7. Collapsible Measuring Cups
My kitchen drawers were super messy, so I decided to swap out old measuring cups for these collapsible ones so they'd take up less space. Bonus: They're also quick and easy to clean.