This past fall I had a chance to tour the new Container Store in Livingston (with a fabulous Starbucks drive-thru and Blaze Pizza right next to it). When I lived in Chicago this store was a frequent stop for me, as I’m in love with the idea of pretty storage and strict organization in my messy life, so I was very excited to visit! Since the new year is a good time to clean up and get organized, I’ll give you a run through of what to expect.
The Container Store is known for offering modern storage and organization products for your closet, kitchen, office, travel, gift packaging and laundry. The overall layout is bright and clean, with the shelves ruthlessly organized (ha!) and scrupulously aligned. Aisles are wide and the layout makes sense—categories of products flow from one to the next in a logical manner.
One of my favorites is the kitchen section. The store has just about any type of storage containers you could want and sources clever tools I’ve never seen anywhere else (acrylic mini scoop, anyone?). There are also many different storage system solutions to help you organize your kitchen cabinets and drawers in addition to the aisles of yet more storage.
Moving into the store you’ll find a great pet storage section as well as more versatile storage bins and the gift wrapping/mailing supplies. I love the boxes arranged in color order—who doesn’t need that?
Down the center and along the back wall you’ll find larger bins, boxes and trays for large storage needs, including garage storage and trash/recycling options. Then you move into my favorite: office supplies! The metal drawer systems have a clean, modern touch and the wall of Poppin and other office org goodies span several aisles.
Midway along the left side houses the custom closet systems, with staff on hand to help you craft the closet of your dreams. You’ll also find travel goods, laundry and great hangers and bins near here.
My final favorite area of the store is just before the registers in the front center. Stand-alone displays of fun little items you just didn’t know you needed are available, a perfect impulse buy just before leaving.
As you can tell, I highly recommend a stop at The Container Store when you’re looking to outfit you home or office with clever storage and organization solutions. Or that acrylic mini scoop. Happy organizing!
372 W Mt Pleasant Ave
Livingston, NJ 07039