I love to wander through the organization section of Target, the area that has the shelf units, fabric bins and plastic bins. I usually examine every item and dream of the day that we have our “forever house” so that I can invest in all kinds of fits-perfectly-just-in-this-spot shelves and cabinets. Since moving is still in our future, thanks to the military, I usually just dream and then walk on to pick up the everyday, practical stuff my family needs.
But today was different. I saw this simple plastic bin. A bin that I really wanted.
I had already started talking myself out of it before I even reached to pick it up.
But as I was reaching my hand out, I saw this
Made in U.S.A. Woohoo! Now I could justify buying it since it’s Made in the USA. I happily added it to my cart of boring everyday stuff and headed for checkout. (I’m conveniently leaving out the part where I had several, the exact number remains in dispute, in my cart. I wisely turned around and returned…..several of them, taking just one home to try out first.)
As soon as I got home, before I unpacked anything else, I quickly put my new Itso bin to work in the freezer. It was a little too tall to fit under the shelf where I’d hope to use it to replace my GoGo Squeeze box. But the Itso bin fits well on the upper shelf and can hold taller items, keeping the contained neatly.
I like that the clear containers don’t need labels since you can easily see the contents. Sometimes I find labels to be nothing but visual clutter. I do need to either label my GoGo Squeeze box or treat myself to another Itso Made in U.S.A. box. Hmm….. a dilemma.