7 Clever Must-Haves You Wouldn’t Expect to Find at The Container Store

published Jul 18, 2019
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You can make a lot of magic at The Container Store. You can organize your life into clear storage containers, create Instagram-worthy closets, set up workhorse shelving systems, and pick up a basket or two on the way out.

But there’s even more at this home haven than meets the eye. From luggage to planters to cleaning supplies, here are some surprising finds you might not think you’d be able to grab from an organizing store.

Who knew you could buy a suitcase at The Container Store? (I mean, I guess it’s technically a container.) With great brands like Samsonite, Lipault, and Eagle Creek, there are plenty of options for every type of traveler.

This noodle bowl is a lunch game-changer. The ramen compartment has a line noting one and two cups, so you always know how much liquid or broth to use, and the lid compartment can hold toppings, sauces, or extra snacks. You can also use the bowl to transport oatmeal, soup, pasta—you get the gist.

Looking to redo your bathroom? No need to head to another home goods store—The Container Store has some sleek options for your bathroom countertop, including this marble set (each product sold separately).

You don’t need a green thumb to grow your own herbs—just a smart planter. This one prevents overwatering with a waterfall mechanism that waters from the top. Plus, it fits right by your window.

“I’ve got gadgets and gizmos a plenty…” should be the store’s new motto. These odor removers absorb the unpleasant smells from your gym shoes, lockers, and other smelly areas and then are “recharged” every month by setting them outside in the sun. Nifty.

Before you check out, you might want to pick up this smart little stain remover for the road. This laundry stick gets rid of stains and marks on fabric—like that drip of coffee from this morning. Just rub it on before washing.

These trays are perfect party savers, and can be used to showcase cupcakes, appetizers, and more. You could even use them as jewelry holders for the top of your dresser after the party.