>> 1.26.2010

I’m not sure I could have had a better weekend… we sold two giant pieces of furniture that were crowding the garage, I finished up some grouting work that was haunting me in the kitchen, Nate added two shelves to our closet project, we both set PR’s (personal records) in a half marathon, and I bought a TON of boxes on clearance at Home Depot.

Seriously, I bought a crazy number of boxes.

Then I went back and bought more boxes.

But they were marked down so much... even better than IKEA's prices! I mean, you would have made two trips too, right? (Okay, I made three trips... but they were sold out by the last one.)

…and they have classy metal rims.

For $38, I bought $198 worth of boxes.

… and we could really use some organization around here!

Check out what $5 of boxes did for my cluttered shelves:

Oh and while I'm on the topic of organization, I have to mention one of my new instant favorite blogs! THE ORDER OBSESSED. Seriously, I'm obsessed. Have you seen her closets?!

Anyone else addicted to pretty storage?


Jacquelin Seybert January 26, 2010 at 9:57 AM  

We have the same ones in white and green. I LOVE them! We have files, magazines, cd's, dvd's, games.... anything and everything in them!

Mrs. Chic January 26, 2010 at 10:34 AM  

What a differance, I guess I'm crossing my fingers I can get some boxes too at agreat prices tonigh.

BTW - I like your artwork!

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog January 26, 2010 at 10:38 AM  

@Mrs Chic~ Thanks, it's one of my all time favorite thrift store finds! I would have posted a better shot of it all, but there was a nasty glare coming off of the glass. I hope your store still has them in stock, it's always worth looking through the clearance sections when you're in!

The Brick Cottage January 26, 2010 at 10:44 AM  

I'm addicted, too! Looks like I'll be making a trip to Home Depot this afternoon (I was just there last night!).

Rebekah @ Shell Blog January 26, 2010 at 12:23 PM  

i'm so jealous! those boxes ROCK!!! i have a major, major addiction to pretty storage and feel like i never have enough!

Kate @ Twenty-Six To Life January 26, 2010 at 12:24 PM  

Whoa! Those are a great deal! I may have to stop by my Home Depot too ... I even have gift cards! Your shelves look great!

Danielle and Clint January 26, 2010 at 12:24 PM  

OO! I am so jealous you found that deal on those boxes! That is awesome and it looks so organized!

Babs January 26, 2010 at 12:30 PM  

I feel a trip to the big HD coming on this evening! What a great deal :) Thanks for the find!

DescribeHappy January 26, 2010 at 12:48 PM  

Great find! Great bargain! Great use of great find and bargain! The end result is so very nice! You said they were at Home Depot? I need to take a closer look there for these!

The Mutschler Family January 26, 2010 at 12:49 PM  

I love this! I have the same bookcase and love how you have double stacked the books.

Katie January 26, 2010 at 12:56 PM  

i might have to stop by home depot on my way home too, great find! did you get the magazine boxes there too?

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog January 26, 2010 at 1:04 PM  

@Katie~ Yep, all of it. The crazy box mess in the livingroom shot doesn't even include all of the magazine boxes I bought!

I hope everyone has luck finding them at their Home Depots! I tried to give some people head starts by tweeting about my find on Saturday.

Meg January 26, 2010 at 1:26 PM  

I must be a boxaholic too!! Those boxes are ADORABLE! I want to go get a bunch. I hope the sale is still on!!

P.S. - From what I can see, the art above your bookcase is really, really cute.

The Brick Cottage January 26, 2010 at 2:23 PM  

Well, darn it! I didn't have any luck. I tried two HD's in our area but their storage section is pretty lacking (mostly plastic storage bins). It looked like ours never carried them. SIGH!

Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life January 26, 2010 at 2:31 PM  

Um your black and white color coordinated organization is amazing!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno January 26, 2010 at 2:39 PM  

Jeez, I didn't even know they sold those at HD! I'm sure we didn't get any in my city, that is not something I would walk by without noticing! haha

It looks so great already!

Amanda January 26, 2010 at 7:08 PM  

That is an insanely good deal on those boxes, and they are really nice looking! I probably would have stocked up too. I love pretty storage. I just bought some magazine holders and they make such a difference! Congrats on your productive weekend!

Anny January 26, 2010 at 10:30 PM  

Thanks for the heads up, I'm going to swing by tomorrow - a girl can never have enough boxes!

Jen of Made By Girl January 27, 2010 at 12:49 AM  

Ha! i have to say I bought several boxes , but I regret that I bought some with a funky pattern and now i wish they were all white...!
I am looking around for office INSPIRATION, so thank you for the post! :))))

Jen Ramos

angela January 27, 2010 at 9:39 AM  

Don't you love it when you get organized? And even better, at a steal of a price?! Lucky find - and your shelves look great, btw. :)

Jenny @ Anything Pretty January 27, 2010 at 9:54 PM  

What an amazing deal! It looks great on your bookshelves!

Eileen January 28, 2010 at 10:10 AM  

wow those boxes look great! Your before picture is how our Ikea cube bookshelves look a lot of the time. May have to check out Home Depot too!

Alexis L. of One Grand Home January 31, 2010 at 2:23 PM  

My problem is that I like pretty boxes so much more than the act of actually putting things in them. Ach.

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