I'm not a big shopper. I go to stores only when I need to buy something. I'm currently on the hunt for a stainless steel French press. My plastic insulated one is starting to wear, the screen is torn, and the handle is cracked. I don't mind ordering online, but Friday I stopped into TJMaxx to see what they had.
Sadly, they did not have what I was looking for, but I DID spot something I've needed for a while (and didn't even KNOW I needed...you know what I"m talking about, right?) These awesome lazy susan containers!
I can't stand using square containers to wrangle stuff in our lazy susan, where most of our canned goods, pasta, and rice is stored. Although not as large as I wanted, the smaller size is a great fit for Kool-Aid packets and small jars of olives and condiments. WIN.
Right across the aisle I spotted something else we, uh, needed. Cool antimicrobial shelf liners! Textured on one side, smooth on the other, and in a variety of patterns, we use these on the shelves in the refrigerator, in the vegetable drawer, and also under the kitchen sink, where it is easy to clean up spills and messes. Score again!
Although I didn't buy any, I was impressed by the variety of shelf liners available. In every color, texture, and size, it would be easy to find something that would work great in everything from a utensil to hair accessory drawer.
Lastly, I took a stroll to the container aisle. I found everything from clear acrylic containers to woven wicker, small squares to large circular baskets, and solid pastels to bold printed designs. At a reasonable price, these products can help make a space of stress to one of order in many zones of your home.
Although, I don't like to promote the purchase of organizing supplies as a rule, these finds were functional, inexpensive, and readily available, so they were worth a share.
As for the FACT? My husband and I watch CBS Sunday Morning together weekly. I was tickled to see a segment this week entitled "Fighting For the Right to Repair Your Own Stuff." It was exactly what I shared in my blog last week, and a topic covered by the book I reviewed, Secondhand. At just under five minutes, it is worth your time to watch.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on my blog. Please take a moment to share a comment or two, then get out there and enjoy our peak fall colors!