The first location of The Container Store opened in 1978 to much fanfare. Some said, “A store that sells empty boxes?” But the little, 1,600-square-foot store in Dallas ended up being much more than that. It was a store devoted to helping people simplify their lives. It was the first of its kind — originating the storage and organization category of retailing. Today, The Container Store remains the industry leader, with an innovative product mix, a unique corporate culture and top-notch employees who provide a level of service that’s second to none. The Container Store is dedicated to helping customers get organized, helping them save space and, ultimately, valuable time. And who couldn’t use a little more of that?