Synchronicity is spooky. Not one week after blogging about my need for plastic storage containers, look what I found on the street today -- the very same day, in fact, that I dropped off two bags of discards at the Salvation Army. Coincidence?
These large plastic Sterilite drawer containers are stackable, though I've found that if there's too much weight placed on them, the white plastic frames bend and the drawers don't close completely. No, I think these are best for lighter, more bulky things -- polyfleece perhaps. Or crinolines.
These containers were sitting in a neat trash pile outside an apartment building adjacent to the health food store I was exiting. Obviously the original owner had tried to peel off the paper labels -- a big mistake, I've found from personal experience, unless you're really committed to the task, which takes roughly twenty minutes each. It's much easier to leave them on.
No doubt you're wondering if this means I'm going to return the plastic containers I bought last week at The Container Store. The answer is no. Now that I am living fully the plastic container lifestyle, I am hoping eventually to place everything I own in one -- myself included. Plastic is so easy to dust and since they're clear, you can see what's inside them without opening them. I can't say that about my mid-century credenza. I wouldn't be surprised if my Ken doll collection ends up in one soon. It's always good to rotate the display pieces occasionally.
Speaking of free: yesterday I received a vintage pattern I'd purchased on eBay, which I'd show you except I promised I wouldn't discuss this particular item again this year; and the seller -- clearly in a state of decluttering dementia -- included three additional patterns at no extra charge! How nice is that?
Here are the bonus patterns:
The Butterick envelope should look like this.
OK, OK, here's the pattern I actually purchased. I'm not saying a word about it though, except that next summer we may be reenacting classic scenes from Lover Come Back.
And that's today's excitement, folks.
Oh, I almost forgot: I watched a new(ish) movie I actually enjoyed -- Up in the Air starring George Clooney. It was intelligent, moving, funny, and extremely well acted. I couldn't believe it.
OK, I'm off to stuff my containers. Have a great day, everybody!
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