Thursday, January 27, 2011

I Got These from CSN Stores

When I was offered the chance to review something from CSN Stores, I jumped at the chance.  The hardest part really was choosing what to order.  With 200+ online stores, CSN Stores has plenty to choose from.

I decided to use my gift code and order from a couple different stores - since no matter how many different stores you shop, you can check out in one transaction, and I just had to try that.  So, I ordered a Bodum Brazil 8-Cup French Press coffee maker because I've wanted to try one of these for years.  I've really been enjoying it.  I think it makes really good coffee, and when they say 8 cups, they mean 8 4-oz. cups, so it makes about the perfect amount of coffee for me in the mornings.  The only thing I don't really like is that it's a bit harder to clean up than my Mr. Coffee where I just have to remove the filter and toss it in the trash.  But that's OK.  I think the coffee is good enough that I'll deal with it.

I also got some of these Closet Shelf Dividers.  I really really like the idea of these, because my closet shelves could really use some help. The stacks of sweaters are always leaning and falling on each other.

After the divider:
Yeah, the stacks are still too high, but I think the dividers are going to help.  That is, if we can get them to stay.  The hooks on the bottom of these dividers aren't really big enough, and there's not enough tension in them to hold them securely to the closet shelf.  We tried pulling them apart so they'd spread apart a bit more, and that helped a bit.  Still, they don't work as well as I'd like.  The idea is great, but the design could use some work.  I'm going to keep them anyway and maybe tweak them a bit to get them to stay more securely.

It was hard deciding what to order, but I had fun doing it!  Gotta love CSN Stores and all they have to offer.