I am a frequent Costco shopper. That is where I do the majority of my shopping for my family of five (plus my Labradoodle Lola). We buy just about everything you can image there because… well… you can buy just about everything.
About every couple of months I make a special trip to Costco to find out what awesome products they have for organizing. As you all know, I am a professional organizer and there is nothing better (and more cost effective) then picking up supplies at Costco. A while ago I wrote a post about one of my ALL TIME FAVOURITE organizing products – a Neat Freak Laundry hamper – that you could only purchase at Costco. Every single time it comes to the store (it is a seasonal product), I make sure that I tweet it out or send reminders on Facebook and email to my clients that it is in stock… I love it that much.
If you are not a member and you hesitate about the cost of membership, I always suggest to friends and clients that they consider the Gold Star membership option because you get 2% back from your yearly purchases. For us, this means that the cost of the membership is covered because the rebate usually equals the ‘cash back’… So that means the membership is ‘free’.
This weekend was a great time to start gearing up for our annual ‘Spring Cleaning and Organizing’ season. As a professional organizer, there are times when we see our business increase: at the beginning of the school year, in the New Year, and in the spring. So off I went on my quest to find great ‘finds’ at my local Costco.
To say the least I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED. I was happy to see some new items (to me at least) and some old favourites.
There are standards that you can always find: The Rubbermaid sets that have various sizes for food storage; the clear plastic shoe boxes; and the large three pack cereal holders (I think this is a great item for a large family or any family that has teens because they go through cereal at an alarming rate.) These are items that should be staples in any household.
Margarita Ibbott is a Professional Organizer, blogger, social media trainer, wife and mother of three. She brings order to people, places and things & then blogs about it.
Her most recent adventures brought her to Chicago to be a LiveBlogger for Oprah's Life Classes (not once but twice). She continues on her quest to keep evangelizing brands, companies, people & products using Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn & Blogging
Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias® #CBias #SocialFabric. My opinions are my own and are not influenced by the Brand or #CBias. View my whole shopping experience on my Google+ Album