ic Kathe With an E: Home Depot Rubbermaid All Access Containers

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Home Depot Rubbermaid All Access Containers

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Home Depot & Rubbermaid, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #AllAccessOrganizers  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO

It's no secret we are moving to a new home soon.
It's also no secret that I am short.
I was born short and have stayed short my whole life.
I have come to terms that, as I age, I will get even shorter LOL.
Because I am vertically challenged, 
I have difficulty reaching items on the higher shelves.
It sometimes becomes a seriously dangerous problem.

With this move I have already been setting some goals for the new home:
I will keep items at a reasonable level so that I can reach them easily and safely and, I will start, and stay, organized. 

Thank goodness I was selected to be involved with this campaign with Home Depot and Rubbermaid, so that achieving my goals should be that much easier!

Here is just one of my nemeses:
The main coat closet.  
We will have one exactly like it at the new house.

Check out my feeble attempt to "organize" the light bulbs and our winter hats and gloves in shoe boxes.
Who's your favorite creative crafter?  Yeah, wasn't me that day LOL!

If I needed to replace a 60 watt light bulb or grab a pair of gloves
I was usually thumped on the head by a stray bulb or hat.
Seriously, not safe at all.
When I saw the Rubbermaid All Access Containers at Home Depot I knew they
were made just for me!
Rubbermaid All Access Containers are so perfect for any type of organizing. 
I got one small and one large. 
I love that they open from the front as well as the top.
The NEW All Access™ Organizers 
feature an
    innovative, clear drop-down door 
making it so easy to open when they are stacked on top of each other.
Also perfect for what I had planned!

First, I slowly took everything off the shelf.
I also dusted the shelf and, I took this photo after but, I dealt with more cobwebs.
(remember the BIG one I showed you when I cleaned my bedroom closet?
Imagine 5-6 just like it in this closet.
Goal #3: Dust closets more often)

I then placed all of the light bulbs, loose and those still in
packaging, in the large container
And all of our winter hats and gloves in the smaller container.
Thereby eliminating 3 useless and unattractive shoe boxes!
Now, I can easily see what I need and, I can just pull open the 
front door of the container
and, have easy access to what I want whether it be in the top or bottom bin!
And, because they stack so nicely, I can keep them on the floor
of the closet and not risk a concussion just to get a pair of gloves!

Once we get moved, my plan is to get more of the smaller bins.
Just like the label says, the possibilities are truly endless for organizing closets, laundry rooms, craft rooms or anywhere storage is needed.

What about you?  
Do you have a challenging organizational story to share?

Be sure to check Out Rubbermaid and Home Depot on 
Facebook for more storage and organizing ideas!

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  1. I own these containers and OMG THEY ARE AMAZING!!

  2. I feel your pain being a shortie of just over 5 feet myself. I really love how you can see what is in theses containers, so it is easy to find what you are looking for. I have so many containers that I have no idea what is in it until I open it up.

  3. Organization is my favorite thing EVER!!!! :) Great post!!

  4. Hey Kathe, you are so funny!! So sorry you are vertically challenged!! ;) I love organizing!! Your closet looks great with your new containers. Thanks for sharing.

  5. This is my inspiration for getting organized. I really need to get my hands on those containers. :)

  6. Looks great! And I love how simple it all is - the front load option is awesome!

  7. These containers are seriously AMAZING, aren't they? I'm totally in love with them and can't wait to go back and get more!

  8. I so need to do this! Thanks for the inspiration.


  9. I had no idea they have containers with see through, side openings! How cool is that! for what it's worth

  10. These rubbermaid containers look so practical Kathe, I am short myself and these would be so practical for me too! I will try to check them out this week! :-)

  11. Those look like nice containers. Rubbermaid makes some good stuff! I am short too and always have said if I were only a few inches taller and my arms were longer.... life would be easier! These would even work in my vanity!

  12. Look at that new and improved Closet! WOW! What a difference these babies make!!

  13. I think these containers are awesome with the side that opens - plus is see through so you can see what is inside! What a great idea!

  14. You cleared out a lot of space in your closet! I'm pretty impressed! Plus I love the color of the containers. ;)

  15. These containers look great! Hope your ankle feels better asap :)

  16. Oh my gosh!! I seriously need these in my life! I feel like they'd help my very messy closet be a bit less messy!

  17. We're in the middle of giving my bedroom a much-needed makeover and my closet is next on the list! I have a few Rubbermaid drawers that haven't been cleaned out in years!

    Danielle at Framed Frosting

  18. I love to organize - thanks for this review! Helps me to know just what I need!!

  19. I love how you put the light bulbs in them! We have so many {energy-saving} bulbs just sitting in a box right now. I need to get some of these.

  20. That looks so nice!!! I really need to organize my closet...these would work great

  21. This looks amazing!! My closet is a disaster and I think this would be the perfect way to keep everything organized!

  22. Kathe these are amazing! I love how they stack but you can open them from the front! I may have to add some of these to my storage containers! Thanks for sharing and watch out for falling objects.


  23. I could definitely use quite a few of these for my makeup collection!

  24. Hi Kathe
    Great post! Thanks for sharing with at today at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.
    Angel @ sewcraftyangel

  25. Those container look great. I hadn't seen them before! Great post! Thanks for sharing with at today at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. -

  26. I need to check those out - look fabulous! No unstacking containters needed.

  27. My storage looks a lot like how yours was. I guess this is a good motivation to do something about it :)

  28. PERFECT, must get more storage containers...or stop buying so much - lol!

  29. I think everyone probably has a closet they could put some of these containers to work in. I know I do.

  30. I love to organize as well and need to look these containers up. I found you through the blog hop and hope that you will visit me on my blog as well.

  31. These container are just too cool and I so need to get my hands on some of them! Love how you can open them 2 ways so you don't always have to be digging to get to the bottom!

  32. OMG these are awesome! I have to get some! Thank you so much for sharing at the Krafty Inspiration Thursday Party. Be sure to stop back next week to see if you have been featured.
    Maria @ Krafty Cards etc.

  33. Kathe, this is a fantastic post - would you come help me? :) Thank you SO much for joining us and sharing at Best of the Weekend! Pinning! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

  34. Kathe, add me to the list of short bloggers, too. I've also had to duck to avoid something flying off my closet shelf. Rubbermaid is one of my favorite storage products and I use a lot of their containers to store Christmas decor, fall, you name it...there's a container. Thanks for sharing the info on the front opening ones. I think they are in my future...very soon!


  35. I'm not super tall either Kathe. 5' 4" so I can relate. Luckily hubby is tall and he's my go to man for top shelves and such. lol! Looks like you have found some great organizing tools! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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