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Get Your Life Together With the BEST Airtight Containers

Get Your Life Together With the BEST Airtight Containers

I love organization. It gives me a sense of control in a world full of chaos. When I moved into this house, I put away everything in my kitchen, then after I’d lived here for awhile I re-organized it, THEN, I really organized it with bins and baskets and containers and now, I finally have peace. I’m very experienced in the realm of organization, and I can safely say that the best organizational thing to happen in my lifetime is the OXO Pop Container.

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These containers come in myriad sizes and shapes. The only thing a container needs to be an OXO Pop Containers is a rubber seal around the lid, which you open and close by pressing a button on the top. Some of them have square top buttons and some have circles and I have no idea what this differentiation means.

Why.

Why.

I have these ALL OVER my house, but particularly in the kitchen. Anything I can store in one of these containers, I do. I have two for tea bags! Two for dog treats! One for cereal! One for protein bars! There are countless uses and honestly, I may be on my way to storing everything I own in one of these, which I now realize is my dream. They’re clear, so you can see what’s inside (although who doesn’t love a label?), the newest versions are completely dishwasher safe, and the way the seal is mechanized, they won’t wear out or loosen.

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These containers are kind of pricy when compared to others, but 1) There a superior product and are therefore worth a higher price, and 2) They’re easy to get at a discount. I bought a set of three OXO Pop Containers at Costco for $17, on sale from $19, and I’ve just learned that in the real world it retails for $40.

OXO Pop Containers are also at Home Good and TJ Maxx with some regularity, but be sure you’re getting the real deal and not some knockoff or subpar product. I once got one at Home Goods in the clearance section for $4, so make it a habit to check your local discount hubs for them whenever you’re there.

Speaking of discount paradise, Costco sells a set of 12 OXO Pop Containers that I’ve had my eye on for sometime. I saw it once on sale for $50 and didn’t purchase, and now that it’s back up to $80 I regret it every day. $80 is already pretty discounted, but I can’t pull the trigger when I know there was a better deal. What would I put in those 12 containers? That’s a fun exercise for Future Me. And yes, finding ways to organize my life IS fun.

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Wear, Watch, Want #118: The Speedy, Forward-Thinking Hanger Edition

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