It's the little things

28 May 2015

Organizing isn’t about great products. It’s really about great systems and habits. But sometimes you can introduce a great product into the mix that makes everything come together really well.

Even though I know it’s not all about the products, I love great a storage solution. I have one in my bathroom that makes me smile every time I use it. I’ve had it for years and years and it’s probably my favorite item at The Container Store.

It’s a little thing, but here it is:

sometimes the little things make a big difference

It’s the Small Acrylic Hinge-Lid Box and it’s the perfect size for cotton swabs. They lie in there neatly. They don’t stick together when you try to pull one out. It’s pleasing to my eye.

I have one in each bathroom medicine cabinet and I recently bought a third to hold a different kind of swab in my own medicine cabinet.

When I use it, I think to myself, “It really is the little things that can make a big difference.” This little holder is an example of a well-designed, durable product that only does one thing, but it does it well. I use it daily. And I appreciate it, so I had to share.

Do you have a favorite little product (or habit or system) that makes a big difference in keeping your life organized?

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My favorite, and often a gift from me, is the Self-Adhesive Pen Loop from Zip love knowing my favorite pen is handy!

Suzan 05/29/2015 10:17 AM

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Janine Adams

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