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S’well ‘Santorini’ Bottle & Brush Review

Keeps drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12.

I only use it to keep ice cold water in, to stay hydrated all day… but impressively, my water stays ice cold (ice cubes and all) for 24 hours or more!!

This ‘Santorini’ bottle has a hand-painted design from the textile collection, but there are SO many designs to choose from! I definitely want another one, to take two on the go for longer travels. The S’well brush is a must-have, to easily and thoroughly clean your bottle(s).

Both were bought from The Container Store. Reusable bottle brush was $19.99 and S’well bottle was $34.99.

Bottle brush has a replaceable head. Bristles are polypropylene and head is dishwasher safe. Brush handle is bamboo + stainless steel… and not dishwasher safe!

Bottle is 17-oz/ 500-ml and made of double-walled, insulated stainless steel. Not dishwasher, microwave or freezer safe!

For every bottle sold, a tree will be planted! I’m definitely going to buy another S’well… because by using these bottles, I am reducing the number of plastic bottles in landfills and oceans!

I give this product 4 paws!

The Container Store, Battery Storage Organization, Before and After


Although my batteries were all contained in one drawer,… they lacked serious organization and it’s really been bothering me lately! My solution?… I went to The Container Store of course LOL. My haul, pictured and detailed below:


  • (2) AAA battery storage containers, at $1.49 each
  • (2) AA battery storage containers, at $1.99 each
  • C battery storage container, at $2.49
  • D battery storage container, at $2.99
  • 4″ x 6″ Iris photo case, at $2.49
  • 8″ x 8″ Iris project case, at 6.99


Now all of my batteries are organized separately by size, …with the 4″ x 6″ case for misc. sized batteries, like the button cells, 3-volts and 9-volts.  All of the little containers fit perfectly into the 8″ x 8″ project case!  I spent a total cost of $21.92 plus tax on this project… a small price to pay to be able to easily find batteries when I need them and know which sizes I’m running low on… to keep a sufficient stock, especially with hurricane season right around the corner!

I give this simple DIY organization project 4 paws!