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Material World

October 25th, 2014

A quick question – how many containers have we inspired you to buy this month? 🙂

It’s been so fun sharing all our best organizing tips and tricks for getting your clutter contained, and we have one last angle to consider.

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(img via Ikea)

We have all had that experience of being in a store when a lovely container catches our eye and makes us think “that would look amazing in my (insert room)!” But before you take that container to the till, here are a few things to consider.

The materials that make up that container do matter. If you want to use it in an area that has consistent moisture, like a kitchen or bathroom, avoid paper containers. You can imagine how quickly they will get soiled and fall apart. Instead, you want durable plastic for those rooms. If possible, look for ones that have been made using recycled materials or that can be recycled in the future.

Wood containers, so charming in home décor displays, look wonderful but are really quite fragile as they only use glue and little nails to hold all the pieces together. Only choose these for containing light items in low traffic areas of your home.

Fabric containers can add a whimsical touch to a storage vessel and are best used for things you really cherish and desire a special home for, like organizing memorabilia and pretty things like scarves. They can be harder to clean but if you are careful and store them away properly, you can make a special exception.

Are you inspired to purchase some containers and get organized? What room could most use some container help with clutter? We’d love to hear your container stories in the comments below, or on our Facebook wall.

Don’t forget to read the rest of the October Blog Posts where we solve all your container conundrums.

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