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Our Employees Show Off Their Elfa Spaces

Our organized employees demonstrate the difference Elfa has made in their own homes

by Brad

When it comes to our Elfa system, the biggest fans we have might not even be our customers, but our very own employees! Over the past 40+ years, our employees have used our generous employee discount to maximize their own spaces using Elfa, and our enthusiasm is so great that we can't help but share it with our customers. (Talk about a win-win!)

For some extra-special inspiration, check out some of our favorite ways employees from The Container Store have used Elfa in their homes:

Brian's Master Closet

Brian Morrison, our Vice President of Visual Merchandising, installed a beautiful Walnut and Platinum Elfa system in his shared master closet. With plenty of space for hanging clothes, shoes, folded clothes, and more, Brian jokes that this closet "has no skeletons!"

Some highlights of Brian's space include:

Kristen's Garage

Our Training & Development Director Kristen Sanders loves to spend time outdoors with her family, so for them a well-organized garage is a necessity. "Elfa was the best solution for our garage," she explains. "The space that we designed is simple, but exactly what we needed. We were able to store a lot of our garage items off the floor, as well as maximize the space above the garage doors for things we don't access very often. It's now my husband's favorite space in the house!"

Highlights of Kristen's garage include:

Nik's Coffee/Tea Space

Nik Billings, one of our Applications Engineers, used Platinum Elfa to create a coffee/tea space for his kitchen. Now he can not only find exactly what he needs, but he can also proudly display his Starbucks mug collection. So clever and cool!

Highlights of Nik's coffee/tea station include:

Megan's Office Space and Plant Area

Megan Schiltz, Visual Sales Manager at our Cleveland store location, used White Elfa Melamine Shelves to create an organized office space in her home. In another area, she utilized While Elfa Décor Shelves to create a display area for her plants. (She even used a lot of the same Elfa components in her previous apartments in New York!) "I love that it's so adaptable and looks great!" Megan raves. "Everyone has a space in their life that Elfa can improve."

Highlights of Megan's spaces include:

Thomas's Elfa Garage Workstation

As an avid DIY-enthusiast, Thomas DeAndrea (of our Customer Solutions Department) needed an organized workstation. Naturally, he turned to Elfa Utility components and used his design expertise to create a tidy place for his tools. "I loved the contemporary look of the platinum Elfa components, so last year I decided to do it as an early Christmas present to myself," he explains. "Installation turned out to be even easier than I'd anticipated. I just followed the plans the way it had been designed, and the whole transition was really smooth and seamless!"

Highlight's Thomas's garage workstation include:

We'd love to see your Elfa spaces too! Feel free to add a picture in the comments or upload a photo to our My Organized Life gallery!

Or, to create a new Elfa space of your own, be sure to visit us in the store, live chat with us on our website, or give us a call at 1-800-733-3532. Our Customer Solutions Department is available to take your call or chat Monday through Saturday, 8 AM - 8 PM and on Sundays from 9 AM - 7 PM CST.