The Best Thing I’ve Ever Bought (Right Now): Housewares Edition

15 Jan

Today I had one of those moments where I’m marveling over a fairly small, recent purchase and can’t help but think, This is the best thing I’ve ever bought! Do you ever get that feeling?

Right now for me, it’s these reusable produce bags:

bags

It’s one thing to tote your groceries in a reusable shopping bag. It’s another thing to fill said reusable bags with plastic bags of produce because you don’t want five apples and 3 peppers rolling around your cart. You know what the broccoli’s like when it gets loose, the tomatoes are fussy, and I don’t even want to get into what the cucumbers get up to when you buy more than one. So you put each item in a plastic bag, and then, because you’ve been a good, healthy shopper, you get home and find about 20 plastic produce bags in your one reusable tote. Way to save the environment.

When I was at The Container Store before Christmas (an aside: I try to stay away from this place because for me it’s as dangerous as setting foot in a bakery. Yet in a moment of weakness, I signed up for their customer loyalty program. This might have been a mistake–oh, not to The Container Store because they’re going to see me a lot more often–because my wallet is going to take a hit, but it will be soooo worth it), I saw these reusable produce bags and thought they’d make good stocking stuffers. Of course, I figured the set I got for the Boy would be completely shareable.

And it is. Turns out, the set of three wasn’t enough, so the next time I was at The Container Store, I bought a 5-pack that was a different brand. Best thing ever (right now). Granted, if I’m on a massive produce-buying spree, I end up using the plastic bags anyway but there are far fewer floating around my house, trying to avoid being captured and recycled. And for that, I’m pretty grateful.

*****

If you’ve got a Best Thing You’ve Ever Bought (Right Now), let me know. I’d love for my house to be filled with mostly the Best Stuff Ever. I’m not sure it ever can, because, well, there’s well-intentioned presents and some purging issues. But it’s a progression that I’m slowly working toward. It doesn’t have to be housewares–it could be clothing or other gear or whatever you own that’s pretty damn cool. Since it’s just after Christmas, you’ve got to have received or given some pretty cool stuff–the Boy was enthralled with a friend’s over-the-door-kitchen-towel holder, so guess what sweet thing I got for Christmas? Share those things! Let’s all be cool together!

 

 

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