I'm Amanda and I’m passionate about creating a well loved and well lived in home for my family and I I'd love to help you do the same!
I’m always on the hunt for beautiful ways to organize my home! I’m loving the Scandinavian/ Minimal/ Utilitarian trend in home organization and design and you can find some really beautiful items at great price points as this style has become more popular! These are some of my favourite places to hunt for home organization supplies!
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Ikea is the BEST for Scandinavian-style home goods at super affordable prices. Their VARIERA white bins are a staple in our house, we literally use them anywhere. And you can’t beat their prices on glass containers like the KORKEN jars etc…I also love all their new sustainability initiatives! And of course they are a great option for larger projects! We have used Ikea cabinets/storage solutions in our Master Closet, Kitchen, Homework Nook and more!
I do try to avoid the dollar store when I can for so many reasons (labour practices, sustainability etc…). But it’s definitely the least expensive option for small containers, baskets and bins. Sometimes I do get some of these smaller containers, especially for bathroom drawers, small toys etc…
If you aren’t Canadian you might think this sounds like a strange name for a store that sells more than tires, but Canadian Tire is a mecca of home goods. They are the place to go for Christmas, but also all year round for organization supplies like baskets, storage totes etc… They even carry some items from The Home Edit line!
The ultimate organizer’s dream, The Container Store has it all! Shipping can be pricey to Canada so I tend to splurge on just a few items once in a while like my all-time favourite striped baskets! And they have a brand new collaborative collection with Marie Kondo out now!
I’m trying to shop less at Amazon (again because of moral, labour & sustainability issues), but sometimes they just have unbeatable selection and prices. If I’ve exhausted my local or small business options I will turn to Amazon and they usually have what you need. Free & speedy shipping is a plus.
Whenever I can I like to support small retailers and local shops. They tend to carry more unique items that have that chic utilitarian vibe I’m going for!
My newest obsession is June Home Supply, a Canadian small shop selling curated goods for a simple, serene home. Their brass towel bars are drool worthy and they have the most beautiful peg rail, utilitarian cleaning tools and linens a girl could ask for!
Another Canadian favourite small shop of mine is Ten & Co. They offer the cutest sponge cloths, tea towels and beeswax wraps! Hello sustainable living!
My friends Deb & Britt own the cutest little online shop called Vintage Society Co. full of French style home goods that are to die for. I’m living for when their handmade ceramic mugs come back in stock, but for now I’ll settle for pretty cleaning brushes and linen aprons!
The Cross Design is a beautiful shop full of luxury goods! I’ve been into the store in Vancouver and it’s heavenly! This is where I found my cute “This is Our Happy Place” sign beside my front door! They now have this adorable “Home Sweet Home” version.
Etsy is an amazing source for all things home! It’s especially good for finding labels, or vintage items! I found my French vintage copper jam pot on Etsy as well as my vintage pink rug in the kitchen.
Don’t overlook the hardware store when you are thinking about organizing. Pegboard and copper piping are a couple of my favourite supplies to DIY into storage options at home. Home Depot is our usual stop on a Friday night lol!
I also like supporting Home Hardware when possible as it’s Canadian and the stores are owned by independent small business owners!
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