New Year’s Resolutions: Kitchen Organizing Ideas
January 10, 2014
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
January 7, 2014
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.