Do you consider yourself an organized person? If you answered no to that question, then you need the Container Store in your life!
The Container Store is opening it’s 59th store in Tampa on Saturday, March 16th! I was fortunate enough to be invited to a blogger sneak peek and let me tell you, this place is fabulous!
When I arrived I was greeted by friendly faces, and a scrumptious catered box lunch provided by the infamous Puff and Stuff company! (the same caterer’s that did Monica’s wedding!). There were about 30 bloggers invited to the event, some of which I had already known, and others who I’ve known through the blogging world, but have never met in person. I love these events, as it’s so nice to put a face with a blog name! 😉
While we ate, we learned all about the store, it’s philosophy, and some history on the company. The overall vibe of the Container Store is that it’s focused on the employees and their training, knowledge and overall happiness. Their motto? Happy employes= Happy customers. And I couldn’t agree more. Employees are truly there to help you fill your organizational needs, and work with absolutely no commission as their driving force. Their philosophy has driven them to make the Forbes 100 best companies to work for multiple years in a row. In fact, they’re #16 on the list this year. Impressive! Want to read more about their business model and what they stand for? Check out their blog.
Some of their other neat features include curb side service for online orders (just give them a call, tell them you’re outside picking up an order, and they’ll bring it to your door!). They’re known for their closet and shelving solutions called Elfa and have so many colors and options to fit any size space. In addition, they have a 90 day return policy. If something doesn’t meet your storage needs, return it for a refund or store credit, no questions asked.
I had never been to a store before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I figured their would be storage solutions but was surprised to see they carried kitchen gadgets, luggage, giftwrap and preservation/archival supplies. I love love love to gift wrap and cannot wait to spend some time in that section, especially around the holidays when apparently their gift wrap section becomes the focal point of the store!
Before we left, we were gifted with an amazing swag “box” full of the best of the Container Store.
Thank you for the amazing opportunity to check out the store before it opens! I enjoyed every minute and cannot wait to make this a regular stop on my shopping excursions. 😉
Here are some details about the grand opening this Saturday, March 16th!
- Store opens at 9am. Be there early! The first 100 people to check in on Facebook and show their check in at checkout will win a gift!
- The store will be giving away prizes every hour on the hour until closing at 9pm. Make sure you’re there around 4pm for closet makeover giveaways!
- They will be featuring their office organization supplies as their opening day sale.
- Not in Tampa? Shop online 24 hours a day! Or wait until they open their other Florida stores- one in Orlando and one in Boca Raton!
- Store hours will be M-Sa 9am-9pm and Su 11am-6pm
One last thing… there are far too many things in that goodie box to not share, so it’s giveaway time! You’ll get the swag bag of goodies seen below (including the travel tote!)
(You’ll get a makeup scraper… get to the bottom of those bottles!.., a dog food scoop, fishy clips to clip bags, a garment bag, gal pal deodorant eraser, dart push pins, super cool sock holders so socks won’t get separated in the wash, a Ctrl, Alt, Del pill holder, a desktop container and a travel sized tote!)
Just leave me a comment below telling me whatever you want, and I’ll choose a winner on Sunday!Hope to see you at The Container Store Tampa! -Steph 🙂
*I was compensated with this event invitation in exchange for the store review. All opinions, although awesome, are my own.