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Happy Earth Day! Make sure you check out Organize-It for all of your outdoor organization products as well as eco-friendly products to help you go green, celebrate Earth Day, and make this world a healthier place to live!
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Re-think Your Organization: Repurposing Household Items

Do you want to get more organized without breaking the bank on organizing supplies? In honor of Earth Day tomorrow, here are my top ten favorite organizing solutions using common household items.

  1. Drawer OrganizerMuffin pans are a great way to organize small items like pins, paper clips, nails and screws, rubber bands, keys, earrings, hair accessories, etc.  Ice cube trays or egg cartons can also be used for the same purpose.
  2.  Craft Caddy – Use soup cans or plastic cups to create a craft caddy to organize your paint brushes, markers, colored pencils, scissors, etc. Use your creative energy to decorate them.
  3. Condiment Caddy – As BBQ season nears, use a cardboard container from soda or beer to hold silverware and condiments. It will make it easy to transport these items from the kitchen to your picnic table!
  4. Cord Organizer – Once you finish a roll of toilet paper, you can re-purpose it to tame your cords. Just coil the excess cord and slide the toilet paper roll over to keep it neat.
  5. Spices – Use small glass jars, such as baby food jars, to organize your spices. Use the same size jars and label the tops for easy organization in a shallow drawer.
  6.  Small Toy Pieces – Reuse durable plastic containers from products, such as coffee, diaper wipes, or tennis balls to contain those pesky little toy pieces (Legos, Polly Pockets, marbles, etc.).
  7. Plastic Grocery Bags – Use a tissue box to contain plastic grocery bags for reuse. It is a great way to contain them and easy to grab one when the need arises.
  8. Charging Cords – Instead of tossing your old glasses case, use it to pack your charging cord(s) and/or headphones for travel.
  9. Ball Caps – Use a sturdy hanger and attach ‘s’ hooks or ‘c’ hooks along the bottom part of the hanger (that you use for pants). Now hang a hat from each hook.
  10. Necklaces – Remove the handle from a vintage rake (or bow rake) and attach it to the wall in your closet or bedroom. Hang your necklaces on this to keep them from getting tangled or misplaced.

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Follow these tips or come up with some clever solutions of your own to save money and be eco-friendly while getting your home more organized!

 

Donna Lindley, Certified Professional Organizer and owner of Rochester Hills, MI-based Organize Your World, Inc.

Playmarket’s We Go Foldable Shopping Cart Wins the 2014 Red Dot Award

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We take great pride in announcing that our vendor, Playmarket, has received a 2014 Red Dot Award for their We Go Foldable Shopping Cart! This cart is perfect for shopping and makes it especially easy for city living. There are four dual large casters on the bottom to provide extra stability and allow you to easily swivel the cart up to 360 degrees. The removable polyester bag is washable and a screen cover is included so you can keep the contents clean and dry. The rolling shopping bag can hold up to 50 liters, and will fold neatly for convenient storage.

We offer this award winning product on OrganizeIt.com. Don’t forget to check it out!

 

Press Release: Organize-It Purchases New Web Domain OrganizeIt-Online.com, Expands Online Presence To Three Domains

ROCHESTER HILLS, MI – Storage and organizational products retailer Organize-It has purchased online competitor’s site OrganizeIt-Online.com, which adds a third online domain to the Michigan-based company’s roster.  Organize-It is adding and expanding OrganizeIt-Online.com’s current product catalog to include more innovative items for the home, office and garage.  Organize-It already owns and operates OrganizeIt.com and Organization-Store.com.

Originally based in the greater Sacramento, California area, OrganizeIt-Online.com began as a traditional brick and mortar store in 1988 that specialized in custom closet and garage design.  It would later expand to become an online retailer but has decided to shut down as of January 1, 2014.  Because both Organize-It brands were part of the same trade group (Storage Sources Group) and the owners knew each other professionally, the OrganizeIt-Online.com domain was offered to Organize-It.

“The purchase was a no-brainer and a great opportunity to expand our online reach,” says Organize-It’s General Manager Chris Nylen.  “Our customer service department would often receive phone calls from individuals who thought they were contacting OrganizeIt-Online, so eliminating that confusion was yet another purchase perk,” adds Nylen.

In addition to vastly expanding the product offering on OrganizeIt-Online.com, Organize-It plans to improve shipping costs and increase website marketing.  Like OrganizeIt.com and Organization-Store.com, OrganizeIt-Online.com will allow customers to set up an account for easy, streamlined checkout.  Accepted payment methods include Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Diner’s Club, JCB and PayPal.  For more information about OrganizeIt-Online.com, go to http://www.organizeit-online.com/info.html or http://www.organizeit.com/.

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About Organize-It

Organize-It, an independent storage and organization retailer, was founded in 1997, and offers a variety of storage and organizing products including closet organizers, kitchen gadgets, laundry organizers and other practical home, garage and office wares. Custom closets, including design and installation services, are also available at Organize-It’s Shelby Township, Michigan retail showroom.

Super Bowl Party Ideas

The Super Bowl is a lot like Thanksgiving, except you usually don’t have to deal with your crazy relatives. One thing is for sure: Both days involve ingesting way too much food.   At Organize-It, we created a comprehensive pinboard over on our Pinterest page that features products, recipes and decoration ideas that will help you put on the perfect football bash your friends won’t stop talking about.  Here are some of our favorite products:

 

Plastic Beverage Tub – $6.99

These Plastic Beverage Tub are a simple, affordable way to keep your beer, soda or other drinks chilled for your guests.  Available in four different colors, this tub has built-in handles for easy carrying and measures 20 inches by 16 inches by 9.5 inches.

 

Collapsible 3-in-1 Party Carrier – $32.99

Are you attending a Super Bowl Party and need to bring a tray of snacks?  Try using this Collapsible 3-in-1 Party Carrier.  The serving tray is a spacious 9 x 13 inches and is perfect for cakes or arranging various appetizers shown above.  The collapsible lid locks onto the serving tray and has a sturdy handle for secure transport.

 

Iced Dip Bowl with Lid – $17.99

If you are serving a dip that needs to be chilled at all times, then this Iced Bowl with Lid is the perfect addition to your food buffet.  This nesting three-piece dip bowl comes with an acrylic lower dip bowl, a stainless steel upper dip bowl and a plastic snap on lid to cover your food when being stored.  This bowl set  can hold up to 22 ounces of dip is top rack dishwasher safe.

 

Chip Bowl with Two Dip Clips – $15.99

This Chip Bowl with Two Dip Clips is the ultimate party accessory.  Available in an attractive red color, this bowl has a 3.5 quart capacity, while the dip cups have a 14 ounce capacity.  All components are dishwasher safe.

 

New Year’s Resolutions: Laundry Room Organizing Ideas

Laundry is one chore that never seems to end, and since you’re always doing it, your laundry room may as well be organized to at least make the process more streamlined.  To help give your laundry room a makeover, here are some of our favorite laundry organizers!

 

Rolling Laundry Center – Satin Silver – $49.99

A laundry cart to help store and sort clean or dirty clothes is a great way to keep the floor of your laundry room clear of tripping hazards.  This Rolling Laundry Center features the added bonus of a hanging bar to store freshly ironed garments.    The included hamper bags can also hold up to six loads of laundry.

 

Pop-Up Mesh Laundry Bag – $11.99

Figuratively and literally speaking, no one wants their dirty laundry aired out in public, which is why a clothes hamper is a must for any home, apartment or dorm room.   This Pop-Up Mesh Laundry Bag is a simple, affordable solution for storing your dirty clothes.  Equipped with durable carrying handles, this hamper has a spring-coil frame that allows it to stand alone and can be collapsed and stowed away when not in use.

 

Over the Washer Storage Shelf – $12.99

If your laundry area lacks cabinets to store your detergent and other cleaning products, this Over the Washer Storage Shelf is wonderful way to add more storage space.  This shelf installs to the back of your washing machine and is made from sturdy steel with a white vinyl coating, so it won’t scratch your washer.

 

Over Door or Wall Mount Iron and Board Holder – $9.99

For those that iron and press their shirts, slacks and suits, this Ironing Board Holder is a great space-saving way to store your ironing board.  It can be either mounted to your wall or hung over a door and comes equipped with spaces to store your iron and starch and spray bottles.

InstaHANGER Laundry Room Organizer – $16.99

You can never have too much hanging storage space in your laundry area, and this InstaHANGER Laundry Room Organizer is an easy way to create an extra 12 inches of hanging space.  Extending just 1.25 inches from the way when collapsed, this hanger comes with all installation hardware and can hold up to 50 pounds.

 

Standing Hanger Holder – $17.99

When not in use, hangers can often get thrown about and lost, which is why this Standing Hanger Holder is so ingenious.  Not only does it provide you with a place to store your hangers, but it keeps hangers neatly stacked, preventing them from becoming a tangled mess.

 

SockPro Wash Organizer Discs (Set of 10) – $3.99

Don’t you just hate when you lose socks somehow during the washing and drying process?! The days of being left with one lone sock will be long gone with these SockPro Wash Organizer Discs.  Coming in a set of ten, these discs are made from soft rubber that won’t damage your socks.  Simply slide your socks through the notches and toss them in the washer.  Never lose another sock again!

 

Tripod Indoor Dryer – $31.99

If you’re looking to add more hanging storage space but don’t want to mount or install anything to your wall, consider this Tripod Indoor Dryer.  Capable of holding up to 36 garments and different hanger styles, this drying rack can hold up to 12 pounds of clothing.

New Year’s Resolutions: Kitchen Organizing Ideas

Drawers and Cabinets and Refridgerators…OH MY!  There are many areas in the kitchen that could use some tidying up.  Fortunately for you, Organize-It has countless items to make your kitchen more organized.  Here are some of our favorites:

OXO Good Grips Utensil Organizer – $14.99

We all have many pieces of flatware, kitchen utensils and other tools that are often thrown in cluttered drawers, which makes them difficult to find.  A great way to eliminate that clutter is with a kitchen drawer organizer, like this OXO Good Grips Utensil Organizer.  This drawer tray can expand from 9 3/4 inches to 16 1/4 inches and features adjustable dividers to keep flatware neatly stacked.

 

Expand-A-Drawer Spice Organizer – $17.99

Keeping your spices in order is a great way to reduce meal prep time and allows you to always know what seasonings you currently have in stock.  While Organize-It carries many traditional spice racks, we are awfully fond of this Expand-A-Drawer Spice Organizer.  Fitting in most standard kitchen drawers with 18-inch depths, this spice organizer can expand up to 24 inches wide and helps free up counter space that would be otherwise occupied by a free-standing spice rack.

 

OXO Stainless Steel Utensil Holder – $19.99

For easy access, many cooks like to keep their kitchen utensils within reach, which is why this OXO Stainless Steel Utensil Holder is a great addition to any kitchen.  Measuring 8.5 inches wide and 6.25 inches tall, this container can hold up to 16 utensils.

 

Acrylic Refrigerator Bin – $23.99

Proper refrigerator storage will allow you to effortlessly take inventory, which makes writing a grocery list a breeze.  Containers, like this Acrylic Refrigerator Bin, keep similar items together, making your food or drinks easier to find.

 

Silver Mesh Under Shelf Storage Basket – Large – $14.99

Under shelf storage racks, which slide easily onto a shelf with no need for hardware, help you maximize your kitchen cabinet’s storage potential.  Organize-It carries a variety of storage rack in different shapes and sizes, including this Silver Mesh Under Shelf Storage Basket.  This storage basket measures 14 1/2 inches wide x 5 inches high x 9 1/2 inches deep.

 

Axis Chrome Over Cabinet Deep Storage Basket – $14.99

Cabinet door organizers, like the Axis Chrome Over Cabinet Deep Storage Basket, are another simple-to-install, no hardware required way to add more storage to your cabinets.  Simply rest the hooks of the basket atop of your cabinet door to hold all sorts of cleaning supplies, snacks or other random items your store in your kitchen.

 

Chrome Two-Tier Sliding Cabinet Organizer – $89.99

If you’re really looking to go the extra mile in organizing your kitchen cabinets, this Chrome Two-Tier Sliding Cabinet Organizer is a wonder option to consider.  Great for lower, hard to access cabinets, this system slides in and out of your cabinet, eliminating the need for stretching and straining to retrieve food or other contents.

 

Chrome 12 Can Beverage Dispenser – $22.99

Adding a beverage can organizer to your fridge, like this Chrome 12 can Beverage Dispenser, is a great way to keep your drinks cold while taking up little space.   This beverage dispenser even has a top shelf to create additional storage space.

 

Pot Rack with Bookshelf – $99.99

Pot racks are a wonderful way to store your cookware and free up cabinet space for other kitchen items.  This Pot Rack with Bookshelf mounts to the wall and can hold up to 100 pounds.

New Year’s Resolutions: Closet Organizing Ideas

Besides quitting smoking or trying to lose weight, a lot of people make resolutions to be more organized in the New Year.  Whether you’re looking to straighten up your home, office or garage, Organize-It is the place to find wonderful storage solutions for all of life’s messes.  In a series that will run through January, we’re going to focus on different spaces that are often a source for clutter.  For our first entry in this series, we will focus on closets.  Enjoy!

 

Six-Tier Blouse Hanger – $6.99

A great way to start organizing your closet is to find ways to optimize your closet rod space.  Organize-It carries a number of clothes hangers, including tiered hangers that allows you to utilize vertical storage while only taking up the space of one hanger along your closet rod.  This Six-Tier Blouse Hanger is made from heavy-duty metal and has rubber coating along the arms of the hanger to prevent garments from falling off.

 

6-Shelf Hanging Closet Organizer – $19.99

For those that want to create hanging shelf storage in their closet, this 6-Shelf Hanging Closet Organizer is a wonderful and affordable option.  Taking up only 12 inches on your closet rod, this hanging closet shelf has a height of 50 inches, with each shelf measuring 12 inches wide and 12 inches deep.  Made from a breathable, durable cotton-canvas material, these shelves are a great way to store expensive sweaters or shirts to help keep their shape, as opposed to storing on hangers, which can cause stretching.

 

Axis Tie and Belt Hanger – $7.99

For those of us with extensive belt, tie or scarf collections, a specialty hanger, like this Axis Tie and Belt Hanger, provides a space to store our favorite clothing accessories.  Available in an attractive chrome finish, this tie and belt hanger has 14 extra-wide storage hooks that will properly display your accessories while preventing them from becoming tangled.

 

Chrome Shelf Dividers (Set of 2) – $7.99

If you’re lucky enough to have shelves already built into your closet, you may want to consider investing in some shelf dividers.  They’re a simple, easy-to-install way to prevent stacks of clothes or linens from falling over.  The set of Chrome Shelf Dividers shown above can slide onto shelves measuring .5 to .75 inches thick and are 10 inches tall and 12 inches deep.

 

Shoe and Boot Storage Rack -$69.99

Most of us probably have more than a few pairs of shoes, so an added shoe cubby to your closet is a great way to organize your shoe collection.  The Shoe and Boot Storage Rack pictured above has 12 compartments, eight square compartments for tennis shoes and high heels and four rectangular compartments for tall fashion boots.  The square compartments measure 7.5 inches wide x 12.5 inches deep x 7.5 inches high; the rectangular compartments measure 7.5 inches wide x 12.5 inches deep x 20 inches high.

 

Deluxe Wood Closet System – $575.99

If you have the budget, go big and do a whole closet redesign!  Organize-It specializes in closet systems and sells a number of pre-designed closet systems, like this beautiful Deluxe Wood Closet System.  Made from 100 percent premium Russian pine, this closet system comes in a mahogany or honey maple finish with satin nickel hardware and installs in straight wall, reach-in closets up to 10 feet wide.  This set includes the following pieces:  1 – 72″ H x 24″ W Shelf Tower; 3 – 16″ D x 24″ W slat shelves; 2 – 16″ D x 72″ W slat shelves; 1 – 16″ D x 48″ W slat shelf; 3 – metal wardrobe bars;  6 – Metal bar supports; and 6 – Angle brackets.

Organize-It Featured on Houzz.com – Christmas Cleanup Tips

A new year means new beginnings, however, it also means that it’s time to put away all of your Christmas decorations.  Depending on the amount of festive trimmings you put up around your home, this can be quite the chore.  Organize-It has a number of holiday storage options available to help protect and store all of your lights, wreaths, trees and ornaments until next Christmas.  We were recently mentioned in an article from Houzz.com about how to organize all of you holiday decorations.  Check it out!

 

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December Holidays That Aren’t Christmas

Christmas is a behemoth.  It’s the mother of all holidays.  Why else would we spend so much time preparing for it?  While Christmas is definitely the headliner holiday of December, let us not forget lesser known days like “Bacon Day” or “Bake Cookies Day”.

Oh…you’ve never heard of these days?!  Don’t worry; we didn’t know about them either until we found DaysOfTheYear.com.  Here’s a few of our favorite December “holidays”, courtesy of DaysOfTheYear.com, and how Organize-It can help you celebrate these joyous days.

Did you know the December is Tie Month?  Well, you do now!  Whether you like them skinny or wide, solid or pattered, Organize-It has many tie organization options to make sure your ties are kept neat and tidy all year long, like this Lighted Revolving Tie Rack.  This tie rack can hold up to 64 ties and has 8 storage hooks for belts.

This Aluminum Jelly Roll Pan would be of great use on Brownie Day (December 8).  This pan is 17.25 inches by 11.25 inches and has a pebble texture that helps food brown evenly.

What better way to celebrate Bake Cookies Day (December 18) than with this OXO Good Grips Cookie Press !  This cookie press comes with 12 different dough disks to make a variety of different shaped cookies.

Bacon Day is December 30.  I know what you’re thinking:  “Isn’t ‘Bacon Day’ everyday?”.  If you’re a bacon lover, than this OXO Splatter Screen will help protect you from rogue grease flying when you’re frying your bacon.