Trending: Chic copper finishes create a bold statement

Copper saw a trend boom last year and the golden finish shows no signs of slowing down in 2015.

We’ve recently had an influx of new copper items that we’re really excited about. When the following items first showed up in my office, I was hesitant. I see a lot of different finishes on any given day, but this brassy copper – I just wasn’t sold.

As the pieces sat on my desk, awaiting keyword research and an appropriate copy block, they won me over. Copper is not a color for the neutral at heart – it’s for the stylistically daring. It’s bold, sharp and demands attention. No wonder I like it…

The metallic finish pairs well with rosy pink or mint green hues – plus it adds unmistakable warmth to any color pallet. If you follow us on Pinterest, you’ve seen our Copper Chic board recently. Here are a few notable pieces:

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This Stacking Jewelry Organizer was the piece that won me over – its design is so unique and clean. The two concrete holders provide tons of space to store bracelets, rings and other jewelry. Felt lined bottoms protect contents and both pieces stack together to conserve space. The copper-finished, zinc-constructed lid also acts as a tray so you can keep favorite pieces accessible. jewelry-1

This organizer is ideal for the pieces you wear every day – necklaces, earrings or rings. Keep it stashed on your bathroom counter, personal vanity or your nightstand to stow away delicate pieces before getting in the shower or tucking in to bed for the evening. I’d even like to keep it close to the kitchen sink to slip off rings when doing the dishes or baking.

For clutter

These Copper Metal Baskets are the perfect simple storage solution for the entire home. Available in two different sizes, these sturdy steel baskets come in a handsome copper finish. Perfect for the kitchen pantry, closets, bookshelves and more, each basket comes with a label plate to help create an efficient organizing system.

copper-basketA front loop makes these decorative storage pieces a cinch to take down from high shelves or pull out from tight spaces. Stash away dry goods in the kitchen, kids toys or magazines in the living room, sort essentials in the bedroom or linen closet – utilize them anywhere you’d like! Either tuck them away for concealed storage or display them for a modern touch of style.

For the kitchen

Metallics are a great way to make a bold accent in the kitchen – and we have an excellent collection of copper culinary accessories to adorn your countertops:

  • The Jumbo Paper Towel Holder is a simple way to store and access paper towel while maintaining a sleek décor. The crisp, clean lines make this holder a compelling design on your countertop or dining table. The design includes an arm to make separating pieces of paper towel a cinch, even with one hand.
  • Display and preserve bananas as they ripen with this stunning Copper Banana Holder. Made from heavy-duty bent steel rod with a copper finish, this handsome banana rack keeps your fruit from getting bruised by keeping if off the countertop and out of fruit bowls. It’s made from .375-inch thick bent and welded rod and offers a modern look to a classic accessory.
  • Display your favorite coffee mugs and create an elegant java bar in your kitchen with the Coffee Cup Holder. Handsome and compact at only 6.75 W x 15 H x 6.75 D inches, this mug tree stores up to six large cups.

Add brilliance to your home décor with these copper pieces and more like them at organizit.com.

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Trending: Bungalow flooring is colorful, fun and protective

I don’t mean to brag, but Bungalow Flooring mats have been selling like crazy on our site lately. Now, I’d like to take the credit and contribute it to my flawless content writing, but I know that’s not the case. These rugs speak for themselves and people are listening.

Bungalow rugs are built to last. They’re non-skid and resistant to mold, mildew, fading and cracking. They come in a vast variety of colors, shapes, sizes, patterns and images – yes, images.

One of the biggest selling points of Bungalow Flooring is color choices. Most Bungalow rugs come in up to 19 different colors – so finding something to match your personal style is super easy. All rugs (aside from the photorealistic) come in a variety of patterns as well.

Plus, these rugs are all made right here in the good ol’ U.S. of A. With July 4th coming up, I know everyone is filled to top-capacity with American pride and these colorful, problem solving, floor protecting and just down right affordable rugs are the perfect way to support home-grown companies.

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All photos courtesy Bungalow Flooring

Ok, I need to be honest. These photorealistic rugs are my favorite – they add a whole new aspect of depth and character in a way I never imagined before.

The high quality images make you feel like you’re standing on the real thing, whether it’s a sandy beach, rustic barn wood or a stone pathway. Customer favorites already seem to be the Beach Scene, White Wash and Cabin. All rugs are low-profile, non-slip and sit securely on hard floors like concrete, tile and hardwood – although they would be perfectly at home on your living room carpet as well. The neoprene backing adds a little extra cushion for aching joints and the polyester front is color-safe so it can be machine washed without worry. These padded mats come in multiple sizes to best accommodate any room or hall.

I am a total nerd for these rugs. That is definitely something I never thought I would say in this lifetime, but they’re just so unique.

Problem Solvers

Not all rugs are about good looks – although these convenient floor savers are no strain on the eyes either. Bungalow’s self-proclaimed Problem Solvers are a collection of entryway, stairway, holiday, fireplace/hearth and garage rugs.

Boot Mats are an excellent way to invite guests into your home without the mess and Bungalow has the design perfected. Each boot tray has a rubber lip to keep water, leaves and dirt on the mat and not on the floor. Textured patterns help scrap gunk off the bottom of shoes. These convenient trays are perfect all year long; keep muddy shoes contained in the spring and fall – and give salty, snowy boots a proper place to dry all winter long.bungalow_boot

Another successful Problem Solver is the Carpet Stair Treads. These rug sets are designed to sit atop steps and protect staircases – carpeted or wood – from wear and mess. These non-slip mats secure footing and absorb excess moisture. A durable, rubber backing keeps them in place.

The Hallway Runners have also been incredibly popular as of late. These polypropylene rugs are perfect for foyers as well as hallways and can be used either indoor or outdoor. All styles are resistant to mold, cracking, fading and mildew.

Pets

It should be known by now that all of us here at Organize-It are animal lovers. So we’re always excited about cool, new pet products. Our favorite pet-friendly offerings from Bungalow are the Pet Bowl Mat, the Personalized Pet Mat and the Bone-Shaped Dog Mat.

bungalow_petAll three of these mats sit securely underneath your furry friend’s food and water bowls – protecting your floors from mess, while containing the inevitable whirlwind of kibble and water that we are all too familiar with. Obviously, the Bone-Shaped choice is a perfect match for canines, but the Bowl and Personalized Mats make a great eating station for kitties too. Both of these choices are non-skid, lipped to contain mess as well as resistant to mold, mildew and other extreme elements.

We work with a lot of vendors here at Organize-It and it’s always great to build a new relationship with another company. Bungalow Flooring is an Atlanta based leader of doormats, scatter rugs and accent flooring. We carry a hefty portion of their products and plan on offering more in the near future.

Find these Bungalow Flooring products and more on our website: http://bit.ly/1JUgAtX.

Until next time,

Hit the road with purpose: the needs, wants and musts of any road trip

Road trips are the perfect getaway for family, friends and even our four-legged companions.

As summer begins, we start to feel that vacation itch, but skipping out of the office for the next flight isn’t always possible. That’s why we at Organize-It love the idea of weekend road trips. They’re a quick getaway for less money, less effort and less hassle.

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View of the Muskegon River. // Photo courtesy snre.umich.edu.

Last weekend I packed up the car and headed for Marion, Mich. for some good ol’ camping on the Muskegon River. And, of course, we forgot just about everything. There’s nothing worse.

I take that back. Have you ever kayaked in the rain?

Yeah, I hadn’t before either.

Forgetting the little things on the first road trip of summer 2015 has me already packed and prepared for the next. I learned from my rustic faux pas pretty quickly, and now I’m happy to share my highway wisdom. So, without further ado, I present:

Organize-It’s top five summer road trip must-haves

It’s not the destination; it’s the journey, right? Getting there is half the battle, and you want to make sure you get there in one piece. At Organize-It, we offer plenty of Cell Phone Holders that are perfect for helping you get where you’re going.

dash-mat-blackThe Dash Mat is a great example. This handy little dashboard grip is perfect for keeping tollbooth change, sunglasses, iPod’s and more secure while you’re on the road. The gripping surface applies with no need for adhesive and removes without leaving behind any residue. And, of course, it keeps your hands off of your devices and on the wheel.

Distracted driving certainly is a no-no, but we all know the pain of juggling your GPS or smartphone to get a glance at the map while driving. The GPS and Phone Stand for Dash is the best way to avoid that mistake. This universal GPS holder is designed to accommodate a wide range of GPS navigation systems and cell phones.

Of course, comfort and organization are an important part of any road trip.

And snacks. Lots of snacks.

We offer a multitude of Car Seat Organizers designed to meet those needs.

First, gaze in awe at the simple but genius Car Seat Catcher. This set of two car seat gap fillers are made to snugly fit between the center counsel and car seats. And there they sit, ready to catch every dropped French fry, candy, coin and more. These car seat pockets are incredibly easy to take in and out and clean.

But, back to what really got your attention: snacks.

car_coolerHow can anyone be expected to sit in a tiny heat box on wheels for hours without a nice cool drink or your favorite guilty pleasure junk food. The Back Seat Organizer and Cooler is what you need. The insulated interior of this back seat cooler keeps your goods cold, while the 10 outside pockets help organize any other car ride necessities such as card games, maps, headphones and more. You could use it to pack some healthy lunches and avoid greasy drive-thrus, but you’re on vacation, right? We won’t judge you.

And, finally, what trip is complete without the company of your best friend —the furry kind.

Sure, traveling with pets provides another world of difficulties, but luckily we offer an excellent collection of Pet Carriers and Travel Accessories to solve those problems.

dog_bottleKennels and auto dividers aside, the most convenient offer we have is the Portable Pet Water Bottle and Drinking Bowl. This handy dog water bottle is designed keep man’s best friend hydrated without the bulk or hassle of traditional pet bowls. The bowl fits snug against the bottle and unfolds when needed, allowing you help your pet freshen up in the car, at a rest stop, camp site or anywhere in between. Just remember to make some pit stops for Sparky!

Well, there you have it. These simple solutions will make your travel a breeze.

And if you really want to be a hero, pack some disposable rain ponchos. Trust me.

As always, find these helpful products and more like them at organizeit.com.