We are always shaking it up here on Hot or Not?! and today we are taking you virtual shopping with us! I know, it sounds wild but what more would you expect from this pair of sisters? Ashlie is taking you to Walmart and I am taking you to The Container Store. Lucky for you Walmart is open 24/7 and The Container Store is open online 24/7 so you can stock up on these fabulous finds and save money by avoiding our NOT items!
Don’t forget to enter our Hot or Not?! summer series giveaway, all you need to do to enter is leave a comment on this post. The winner will be drawn on the last Wednesday of the summer and they’ll win a huge goodie box full of our HOT items along with a Kuzak’s Closet t-shirt.
Ashlie’s Picks- Walmart
Alright Kuzak Closet readers–here are my Hot and Not picks for this week. All these items can be found at your local Walmart.
My first items are these cute bins and storage boxes made by Better Homes and Gardens. I love the vintage look and they are reasonably priced at $7 to $15 a piece. I am thinking that they would be cute in my entryway used to store sunscreen, flip-flops, and other miscellaneous items. HOT!
A few weeks ago I was in need of a few new sleep tops to pair with my favorite pajama shorts and bottoms. I bought this shirt in gray and figured that I wasn’t out much for the price ($6). I loved it so much that I recently bought another one. They are super soft and wash up great. HOT!
These jars are so cute and functional. They all have a seal at the top and as you can see they come in a variety of sizes. They would be cute personalized with a fun decal or left plain. They range in price from $5 to $15. HOT!
I was surprised by the large variety of fashion scarves that Walmart had. All of these are only $6.97 and as you can see they come in a lot of cute designs and patterns. I can’t decide which one is my favorite. Wouldn’t they jazz up a basic tee or sweater? HOT!
Seriously? Elmo pajamas for adults!?!? I had to do a double take to make sure I was not in the children’s department. Cartoon characters for adults are never HOT. These are a big NOT!
Lanterns are used everywhere these days when decorating. I saw a ton at TJMaxx and at the Pottery Barn Outlet a couple of weeks ago. I was surprised to find these gems on the shelf of my local Walmart in the gardening section. They come in either a brushed nickel (as seen below) or in a basic black. It’s hard to believe they are only $10 and come with the LED candle and batteries. HOT!
Another option for outdoor or indoor lighting are these LED candles . They come in a pack of 3 and I really like the different sizes. I think these would be really cute placed in the over sized glass jars that I showed you earlier in this post.
Everything about this next item screams danger to me. A hand-held bug zapper that claims to be electric? All I can picture is someone getting accidentally swatted with it resulting in an electric jolt. Although I have no experience with it–I am thinking it is a big NOT!
Last up are these adorable over sized vases found in the faux floral department. I love the looks of the white and khaki vases and the hammered metal one is really cute too. They would be fun display pieces that could be changed up slightly depending on the season. They range in price from $13 to $24. HOT!
Amanda’s Picks- The Container Store
I shop at The Container Store on a regular basis for my organizing business. I love the quality and variety of their products along with their extremely helpful staff. Here is a look and what I find Hot and what is NOT!
Organizing scarves can be a pain in the neck, they always fall on the bottom of the closet or get shoved in bin so you can only see what’s on top. I think these Scarf Holders from InterDesign are HOT, so HOT that one of them will be in our end of summer giveaway goodie box! I have 2 in my closet, one for lighter spring and summer scarves and another for heavy fall and winter scarves.
Pull out shelving is a huge perk, especially in a kitchen pantry or under a sink in the kitchen or bath. If you don’t have a budget to remodel your cabinets these Easy Glider bins can give you a budget friendly solution. The installation is relatively painless and you will no long lose track of items hiding in the back of your cabinets. This product is Hot!
Years ago when I was looking for shelf liner for a project I thought The Container Store would have an entire isle of patterns and types. Boy was I wrong! They just has a little row of options, none that have a sticky back (making it very difficult to line and stay put). They are also scented in strange scents. This stuff is a major NOT! If you are looking for adhesive liner Ace Hardware and Amazon have the best selections!
The Grook is a handy tool to get all of your garage tools up and off the ground. It is easy to install and adjusts to the size of any handle. If you are looking for a solution for all of the rakes and brooms that are shoved in a corner in your garage this product might be for you, it’s HOT!
I love having recycling bins in my kitchen but I don’t have a place to hide one under my sink. I found these clear recycle bins and I love that they look presentable in my space. They are easy to clean and the plastic doesn’t stain, they are HOT HOT HOT!
I’ve tried all of the brands of these Space Bags and I’ve decided that they are NOT hot. The bags tear easily and always seem to lose their air. When I’ve tried to get a blanket or quilt out of one of the bags they always have an odd odor and need a ton of fluffing to get back to their original shape.
The Home Office section at The Container Store is so inspiring, I love all of the colors and patterns. This floral pattern is one of my favorites. If your office needs a new look these bins and boxes will make it HOT!
The Elfa system can be customized for any room in your home. We used to have Elfa custom closets in our home in Chicago and I loved them. The shelves easily adjust and you can add bins, hooks, and shelves that match your needs. How would you like to have an organized garage like this one, Elfa is HOT!
I love these stackable tinted drawers and use them in my client’s craft rooms and as additional storage in kids room. I talked more about stackable bins in my letter from a reader post last week if you want to check it out, it’s HOT!
I think these boot shapers are NOT hot! They seem like a waste of money at $10 for each pair of boots and they take up way too much space when they are hanging. If you are looking for a boot solution try my magazine trick!
I love all of the laundry hampers and bins, adding a fun color or pattern to your laundry room will encourage you to throw in a load! The variety at The Container Store is HOT, look at all those fun colors!
The gift wrap section is amazing, probably a hidden secret for more people who have not shopped at The Container Store before. I always stock up on fun prints that are HOT HOT HOT!
I hope you enjoyed our virtual shopping trip to Wal-Mart and The Container Store! My sister’s trip to Wal-Mart actually makes me want to go there and check out all of the cute items that she found! If you have any questions about the items we featured or feedback regarding what we thought was Hot or Not please leave us a comment!
My friend and former intern Sutzi is sharing a product that she thinks is HOT! Enjoy!
Working for Amanda for two months made me realize how important home organization is and the need for tools. I found these storage solutions at Bed, Bath and Beyond. They are “hot”. I am using them in my bathroom and was able to get the large and medium next to each other on a narrow shelf. There is no assembly required and the shelves slide out for easy access and visibility so it doesn’t matter where you put any item. The large was 19.99 and the medium was 14.99. I used two $5 off coupons so I feel they were a very affordable organizing solution for any room in your house.