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Get Your Life in Order at These Eleven Bay Area Stores

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Spring gets all the credit as the season of organizational overhauling, but we think fall's a far better time to sort out your life. As you resign yourself to shorter days, don't you want to be able to find your favorite things in the waning light? Whether you're in need of an organizational project for Labor Day weekend or after fall begins, these 11 Bay Area spots will set you up for your uncluttering mission.


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1. The Container Store

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219 Corte Madera Town Ctr
Corte Madera, CA 94925
(415) 945-9755
You don't have to be organized to get organized here. Bring in measurements of the space you need organized, and let the staff build your perfect closet, wall-unit, or shelving system.

2. CB2 Berkeley

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1730 4th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Stop by this Berkeley store for furniture, and you'll find yourself stocking up on artsy organizational supplies like paper clips and binder clips.

3. IKEA

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4400 Shellmound St
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 420-4532
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The most convenient Ikea to for both Berkeley and SF, this is your go-to place for inexpensive storage solutions.

4. West Elm

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Bay Street Mall
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 655-1367
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A step up from neighboring Ikea, this is a great spot for portable closets and beds with built-in storage. Get the clutter out of sight, but sort it first, okay?

5. Itoya Topdrawer San Francisco

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1840 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 771-1108
You don't have to travel to Tokyo for all your multi-colored Itoya supplies. The Japanese office supplier's only U.S. store is right here in SF.

6. Paper Source

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1925 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 409-7710
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With a great selection of decorative folders and office supplies from brands like Knock Knock, you'll be pumped about organizing after you visit this Pac Heights shop.

7. CB2 Union Square

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34 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 834-9370
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Located near the Powell Station Muni and BART lines, this budget-friendly modern mecca is a fantastic stop for duvets, curtains, and rugs.

8. The Container Store

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26 4th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 777-9755
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If you know exactly what you need, save time at the Union Square outpost of the organizational megachain by placing your order online and picking it up in the store. Just call from the garage on 4th Street (there's a phone for your convenience) and an associate will bring your order to you.

9. MUJI 無印良品

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540 9th St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 694-5981
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This SoMa spot is the place to buy your minimalist boxes and hampers and storage bins. Bonus: It's the first Muji location in the U.S. to carry furniture.

10. Ikea Palo Alto

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1700 East Bayshore Road
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Is there any kind of storage furniture that Ikea doesn't sell? We didn't think so. Crafting centers, drawer sets. You're covered. And while you're there, pick up baskets, and door inserts to transform an old bookcase to storage galore.

11. West Elm

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180 University Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 329-8086
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Cheaper and hipper than Pottery Barn, this Silicon Valley outpost of the popular chain will set you up with the perfect home office and accessories.

1. The Container Store

219 Corte Madera Town Ctr, Corte Madera, CA 94925
You don't have to be organized to get organized here. Bring in measurements of the space you need organized, and let the staff build your perfect closet, wall-unit, or shelving system.
219 Corte Madera Town Ctr
Corte Madera, CA 94925

2. CB2 Berkeley

1730 4th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
Stop by this Berkeley store for furniture, and you'll find yourself stocking up on artsy organizational supplies like paper clips and binder clips.
1730 4th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710

3. IKEA

4400 Shellmound St, Emeryville, CA 94608
The most convenient Ikea to for both Berkeley and SF, this is your go-to place for inexpensive storage solutions.
4400 Shellmound St
Emeryville, CA 94608

4. West Elm

Bay Street Mall, Emeryville, CA 94608
A step up from neighboring Ikea, this is a great spot for portable closets and beds with built-in storage. Get the clutter out of sight, but sort it first, okay?
Bay Street Mall
Emeryville, CA 94608

5. Itoya Topdrawer San Francisco

1840 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123
You don't have to travel to Tokyo for all your multi-colored Itoya supplies. The Japanese office supplier's only U.S. store is right here in SF.
1840 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94123

6. Paper Source

1925 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115
With a great selection of decorative folders and office supplies from brands like Knock Knock, you'll be pumped about organizing after you visit this Pac Heights shop.
1925 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115

7. CB2 Union Square

34 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Located near the Powell Station Muni and BART lines, this budget-friendly modern mecca is a fantastic stop for duvets, curtains, and rugs.
34 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

8. The Container Store

26 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
If you know exactly what you need, save time at the Union Square outpost of the organizational megachain by placing your order online and picking it up in the store. Just call from the garage on 4th Street (there's a phone for your convenience) and an associate will bring your order to you.
26 4th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

9. MUJI 無印良品

540 9th St., San Francisco, CA 94103
This SoMa spot is the place to buy your minimalist boxes and hampers and storage bins. Bonus: It's the first Muji location in the U.S. to carry furniture.
540 9th St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

10. Ikea Palo Alto

1700 East Bayshore Road, East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Is there any kind of storage furniture that Ikea doesn't sell? We didn't think so. Crafting centers, drawer sets. You're covered. And while you're there, pick up baskets, and door inserts to transform an old bookcase to storage galore.
1700 East Bayshore Road
East Palo Alto, CA 94303

11. West Elm

180 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Cheaper and hipper than Pottery Barn, this Silicon Valley outpost of the popular chain will set you up with the perfect home office and accessories.
180 University Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301