Product Round-Up: Organize-It’s Fall 2013/Winter 2014 Catalog

Just recently released in time for the holiday season, Organize-It’s Fall 2013/Winter 2014 catalog is chock full of wonderful kitchen gadgets perfect for preparing holiday meals and baked goods.  In honor of its release, here’s a list of some of the Marketing Department’s favorite products from the catalog.  To check out this catalog in full, go to http://www.organizeit.com/catalog-turner.asp

 

This Expandable Cooling Rack is the perfect baking tool for someone who makes dozens and dozens of holiday cookies.  A great gift for the baker in your life, this cooling rack expands from 14 inches wide to 35 inches wide and collapses to 14 inches x 13 3/4 inches x 1 1/2 inches so it can be easy stored in the most narrow of spaces.

 

Speaking of easy storage, if you’re looking for a mixing bowl set that won’t take up much space, look no further than the OXO 9-Piece Nesting Bowls and Colanders Set.  This set comes with three bowls in 1.5, 3 and 5.5 quart sizes, in addition to three colanders in 1, 3 and 5 quart sizes.  To round out the set, each bowl comes with a clear lid that allows you to easily take food from the table and store it in the refrigerator.  All pieces of this nesting bowl set are dishwasher safe and BPA free.

In the world of kitchen appliances, high-end blenders are all the rage!  Whether you are trying to eat better or simply want to reduce kitchen clutter, this Blendtec Designer Series Blender with WildSide Jar does the work of 12 different kitchen appliances.  With its powerful 1560 Watt motor, this blender can act as a whole juicer, food processor, bread mixer, grain mill, stick blender, ice cream maker, hand mixer, hot soup maker, ice crusher, coffee grinder, milkshake maker and latte machine.

Know someone clumsy?  The Mighty Mug might make for a great stocking stuffer gift.  This coffee mug has a specially designed suction coaster that prevents the mug from easily tipping over.  Available in four different colors, this travel mug can hold up to 16 ounces of your favorite hot or cold beverage and is made from BPA free, biodegradable plastic.

The Chop N’ Clear Cutting Board is a wonderfully designed product that helps make meal prep a snap.  Made from thick BPA-free polypropylene, this cutting board comes equipped with two removable pull-out drawers that allow you  to store chopped food, making more room on your cutting board and creating a tray to easily transport chopped ingredients to your skillet or baking dish.

We’d be lying if we said that this Woll Concept Plus Covered Pot wasn’t one of our favorite items currently in stock.  Recently added to OrganizeIt.com, this covered pot has a 5.25 quart capacity and recently won the 2013 International Housewares Association Innovation Award for cookware and bakeware.   This covered pot comes with a collapsible silicone cooking insert that can be used to steam vegetables or cook pasta. Heat resistant up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit/260 degrees Celsius, this silicone steamer can also be used as a splatter guard, colander or cool mat when your pot comes off the range.  One of the most unique features of this Woll covered pot is the multi-functional lid. Made from glass, the lid is lined in silicone and can be placed in three different positions: flat, to keep heat in the pot; raised, to let out extra steam or to pour out excess liquid; and locked in the handle, which elevates the lid allowing you to stir the pot’s contents.

This Rabbit Electric Cocktail Mixer is so fancy it’ll make James Bond jealous.  Holding up to 18 ounces of your favorite mixed drink, this cocktail shaker mixes your libation with just a touch of a button.

How to Organize Your China

The leaves are changing and the temperatures are falling…autumn has definitely arrived.  With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I am going to give you some tips for organizing your china.  Whether you use china or other dinnerware, these tips will apply to any dishes that you use on an occasional basis.

First, you need to decide how to store them.  There are some great china storage sets available that allow you to safely protect, store and organize your dishes.  Most sets include quilted, breathable containers with zipper closures to keep them free of dust and bugs.  They also come with cushioned plate dividers to prevent chips.  You can purchase a set that includes containers for plates as well as serving pieces or individual containers to expand an existing set.

Next, you need to decide where to store them.  A china cabinet is a great storage spot, but many people don’t have this piece of furniture in their homes.  Alternative storage locations include upper shelving in your pantry or basement.  By keeping them up high, they are less likely to get broken, and it opens up middle shelves for items that you use more frequently.  If you take the time to organize and protect your dinnerware, you will find your holidays easier and more enjoyable, and you will protect you collection for years to come.

 

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

How To Improve Your Office

October 4th is “Improve Your Office Day”.  Fortunately, Organize-It has many products that will bring order and remove clutter from your desk while helping you create a better work environment.  Here are some of our favorites:

Neatly label and mark important items in your home or office with a Brother P-Touch Label Maker. This label printer prints has a 15 character display screen and has three favorite keys that allow you to save and print frequently used labels in seconds.  You can print in three different font sizes and nine different font styles.  This label maker uses six AAA batteries (not included) or can run on the Brother P-Touch AC-Adapter, which is sold separately.

Offices often contain many electronic items, which means there’s usually a mess of cords and cables to organize.  To prevent people from tripping over loose electrical or phone cords on the floor, this Floor Cord Cover is essential to any office. Coming in dark gray and beige, this cord protector measures 15 feet long and can be trimmed down with a pair of scissors for simple customization. This cord concealer has a total of three channels to hide and cover your exposed cords. The largest channel is accessible on the bottom of the protector and is ideal for thicker electrical cords. The two small channels are accessible on the top of the protector and are ideal for thinner cords, like ethernet cables or phone cords. This wire protector comes with double-sided adhesive tapes for installation, which sticks to carpet, tile concrete or wood and is made from flexible rubber that lies flat and will not curl or pucker on your floor.  This cord protector is also available in a five foot size.

Prevent electrical cords from becoming tangled while keeping them away from the floor with these Adhesive Clips. Coming in a set of 18, these cord clips can be used to guide and maneuver wires and cords around corners, edges or curves to help conceal them behind pieces of furniture. Each set comes with 12 small clips, which have an inner diameter of 3/8 of an inch, and 6 large clip, with an inner diameter of 1/2 of an inch. 3M foam tape is on the back of each cable clip, which makes for a tool-free and hardware-free installation. These adhesive cable clips are available in black or white. Only the white clips are paintable to match the color of your wall or base board.

These White Interlocking Plastic Bins come in a variety of sizes and feature a specially designed locking lip so they can be joined together to create a custom organizer. Made from durable plastic, these bins also come in black and make great drawer organizers for the office, kitchen, bathroom or anywhere.

With these Squish Drawer Storage Organizers you’ll be able to organize any drawer! Available in a set of two or a set of three, these drawer organizers are made from silicone so they can squish into small or awkward spaces to provide separated storage.  Each set includes one rectangular and one square desk drawer insert.  These storage bins comes in seven colors:  white, red, blue, black, yellow, green and orange.

Every office needs a calendar, and this Magnetic Dry Erase Calendar Board is an excellent wall calendar for planning out and staying on top of deadlines, appointments, birthdays, holidays, and more. With its decorative wood frame, this dry erase board adds a classic touch to any office.  This calendar comes with a dry erase marker with magnetic clip, and two small magnets for posting notes, reminders, phone messages, and more.

Tidy up any cluttered workspace in natural, eco-friendly style with the Bamboo Desktop Organizer. This beautiful office accessory is constructed entirely of bamboo wood and offers six compartments with two drawers of versatile storage for paperwork, office supplies, stationary, and much more. Incredibly sturdy and stylish, the Bamboo Desktop Organizer has angled tiers that make accessibility simple. This organizer can be mounted on a wall, but hardware is not included. Because bamboo is one of the most highly renewable resources on earth, this is the perfect desktop accessory for individuals or businesses looking to go green.

Organize any cluttered workspace at home or the office with a Black Three-Drawer Desktop Storage Chest. A trio of clear plastic storage drawers each offer enough space to hold a full ream of copy paper, making this desktop organizer ideal for holding documents, office supplies, personal accessories and much more.

Keep frequently used documents, files, and templates right at your fingertips while sitting at your desk with the Desk Flip Document Organizer. This document display organizer features six clear plastic dividers which flip back and forth to reveal the documents behind, easily allowing you to find the specific document or file you’re looking for.

Organize your favorite writing utensils and other desk accessories with this Mesh Pencil Cup. The pencil cup keeps a pen, pencil, marker or ruler right at your fingertips, and is ideal for your desk, office or phone area. Plus, this pencil holder features durable steel mesh construction that is dent-resistant, prevents dust accumulation and is available in your choice of silver or black.