Friday, October 3, 2008
As much as I love finding (and sharing with you) unique and hand-crafted organizing products, I know that sometimes you just want to go out to a local store and get some inexpensive containers. I've directed people to CostPlus World Market, Target, Ikea, and other such stores for this type of thing (as well as any local stores selling second-hand products). And now, thanks to a tip I received this week, I can also direct people to Daiso.
There are only nine stores in the U.S., and five of those are in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. There's one in Canada, one in New Zealand, six in Romania, and the rest are in Asia or the Middle East.
My first reaction was that Daiso was a nicer-than-normal dollar store - with lots and lots of plastic (including plastic storage boxes and baskets). When I looked a little further, I found other containers that might interest someone looking for organizing supplies. For example, there's the boxes.
And the baskets. (This is just a sample - there are many more types.)
And the small wood storage crates.
And, on a non-organizing note, they also carry Pocky biscuit sticks. Most of the packages had the strawberry coating, but there was at least one box of chocolate. (Are there any other Pocky fans out there?)