Organize-It selected as Best of MichBusiness 2015 Winner
October 12, 2015
ROCHESTER HILLS, MI – The storage and organization retailer, Organize-It, has recently been recognized as a finalist in the 2015 Best of MichBusiness. The retailer and e-commerce website won the Design Star title in recognition of their ongoing effort to design, create and install the best in custom closet organizers.
Sales Manager Mike Korenchuk, whose exemplary work was the basis for the nomination, says he is grateful for the excellent team he works with every day.
“I’m surprised and humbled by the Best of MichBusiness [award], but I have to point out that we have a great team. I try not to forget how lucky we are,” said Korenchuk.
Organize-It has been offering customers the opportunity to design their dream closet for almost twenty years. At Organize-It, the homeowner is on the design team. An informative consultation allows designers like Korenchuk the opportunity to take measurements and create a 3D replica via drafting software. Viewing this either at the Organize-It design showcase, during a home visit or virtually from anywhere across the continental U.S., homeowners can help design their organizational system and decide what best fits their needs. This attention to detail and customer satisfaction is what separates Organize-It from other big-box closet outfitters.
“[We] transform the space so that it works as hard as possible for that client’s unique needs,” said Korenchuk.
Organize-It offers multiple options for closet systems. Customers can choose from basic wire shelf systems, ideal for kitchen pantries or hall closets, to modular systems for bedrooms and, now, full wood systems with a myriad of choices.
MichBusiness is an online community powered by the Michigan Business & Professional Association. The Best of MichBusiness was created to recognize and honor those who make Michigan an excellent place for professionals and businesses.
An independent retailer established in 1997, Organize-It works with a growing number of vendors to provide the best in storage, organizing and home products. Through their e-commerce websites, Organize-It offers approximately 20,000 unique products. The retailer has a storefront in Shelby Township, Mich., where they offer custom closet design and installation services. For more information about Organize-It, go to organizeit.com.
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Autumn 101: Composting leaves
October 1, 2015
Hello, October! I’ve been waiting for you!
While fall officially begins in September, it never feels like it’s really here until October bears its head. Welcome spiced drinks, warm sweaters and crunchy leaves.
That last one though. What do you do with all those leaves? You can rake them up, bag them and leave ‘em by the curb for garbage day. But what good does that do. Come spring, you’ll be purchasing bags of unnatural fertilizers to spruce up your gardens. I say, skip the chemicals and use the natural nutrients from composted leaves to improve the natural water table as well as improve soil quality and root growth.
Now, you can go the easy way. Rake leaves into a pile in your backyard, cover them with a tarp and let them sit. Maybe make a small enclosed area with chicken wire. But if you’re in an area that gets lots of snow like I am, you want to create the perfect environment for proper composting.
Finding the right composter
Bins are great for those looking for a low maintenance project.
Made from 100 percent recycled plastic, this Compost Container is an easy route for beginners. This compost bin holds up to 58 gallons, perfect for yard waste. Simply add your leaves and then pile in any kitchen waste you may have. Think banana and vegetable peels, coffee grounds and the like. This manageable bin sits anywhere you like in the backyard, just try to keep it in a sunny spot during the winter. And maybe put some hay bales around it to keep it cookin’.
Looking for a little more? Tumbling compost bins are a step up.
Made in the U.S.A., this Tumbling Composter is much faster than the normal stationary style. This 6.5 cubic feet bin composts material in just three to four weeks. This resin barrel sits on a strong steel frame. The unit is designed to spin easily so compost can be mixed without opening the barrel.
Of course, you can always go the DIY route. One of our sister blogs recently tackled how to make a compost bin out of a plastic storage tote. It’s a great, easy project for those not sure if they’re ready for the commitment.
- Tip: New projects are always easier to tackle when you prepare properly. Organizing yard tools and other tools needed to compost will make it so much easier to remain attentive to this new undertaking. A simple organizer is a great addition to garages and tool sheds alike.
Fall is here: boot care and storage
September 25, 2015
Fall is finally here. I am impatiently awaiting the first few consecutive chilly mornings so I can break out my winter wardrobe. In the mean time, I have discovered some easy ways to remove the scuffs and dirt of last season from my favorite boots.
Knee high, ankle, biker or combat — I love them all. And they all pose the same problems. The easiest way to take care of your boots is to think preemptively — and I’ve got some excellent solutions.
Boot shapers are one of the best, least expensive things you can do to make sure you boots last. Available in either white or black plastic, these simple boot shapers are all you need. These inserts work to prevent creases, cracks and sagging in leather and other materials. Metal tensions bars create a snug fit in any style or size boot. Keeping boots upright and open also helps keep footwear dry and odor free.
You can also find nice cedar boot shapers if you’re looking for something a little more heavy duty. Plus, who can resist the fresh scent of cedar in the fall?
It’s also important to allow your booties to dry properly on cold, wet days. Book racks allow you to securely hang boots upside down so they dry quickly and properly without compromising the shape or quality of your favorite kicks. Some even feature a bottom tray so dirt and water do not get on the floor.
While it’s best to think ahead, some times scuffs happen. Here are some quick tricks to get rid of ‘em:
- Vaseline: On patent leather boots, you can use a dab of vaseline to buff out scraps and scuffs.
- Nail polish remover: You can also use this trick on patent leather. If the shine dulls, use some of that vaseline to bring back the luster.
- Eraser: Got a scuff on vinyl boots? A pencil eraser will get it out quick and easy.