Product Round-Up: Organize-It’s Holiday 2013 Catalog

We just released our annual Holiday catalog for 2013, and it contains some great storage items that will not only help organize you this holiday season but will also make for excellent presents.  Here’s some of our favorite products from the catalog.  To check out our entire Holiday catalog, go to http://www.organizeit.com/organize-it-storage-catalog-1.asp

 

The perfect storage solution for all of your cosmetics and makeup accessories (not to mention the perfect gift for the makeup queen in your life), this 7 Compartment Makeup Case is lined in black velvet and has two two snap-lock closures at the top for secure storage.  If the zebra print shown above isn’t your style, this makeup case is also available in embossed black, embossed silver and red snakeskin designs.

 

 

The Acrylic Necklace Holder comes equipped with a removable lid that has 12 hooks to hang all of your favorite necklaces and chains.  This jewelry box’s vertical design allows your necklaces to be stored upright to prevent them from becoming tangled, and it’s acrylic plastic construction allows you to easily find the right necklace to complete your outfit.

 

 

If you want to properly store your high-quality kitchen knives but don’t have the counter space for an upright knife block, then this Bamboo Knife Block might be perfect for you.  Able to hold up to five meal prep knives as well as six steak or paring knives, this knife block fits into most drawers and is made from durable bamboo.

 

 

Organize-It has a number of Holiday Dinnerware Storage Containers to help protect your delicate and special occasion china and stemware.  The Vision Holiday Dinner Plate Storage Box has a nylon exterior and polypropylene lining and comes with 12 felt plate protectors.  When your plates are in use, this storage box collapses making them easy to tuck away.  Storage boxes for your salad plates, dessert plates, coffee mugs, charger plates, and stemware are also available.

 

 

Organize-It has a number of Christmas ornament storage boxes to help protect all of your most cherished and sentimental bulbs.  If you like cube-shaped storage boxes, the Christmas Ornament Storage Box pictured to the left would be perfect for you.  With three layers of storage, this ornament box has 27 compartments, each measuring 5 inches by 5 inches by 5 inches.  The Large Vision Holiday Ornament Storage Box pictured to the right has 36 compartments, each measuring 4 inches by 4 inches by 4 inches.

 

Must-Have Items for Thanksgiving Dinner

The Marketing Department at Organize-It has taken it upon ourselves to create an all-encompassing Thanksgiving Pinterest board full of recipe ideas and our favorite meal preparation and serving products.  While we love all of our entertaining products, here’s a few of our favorites that will definitely come in handy on your day of thanks:

 

No Thanksgiving dinner is complete without turkey, and this Scrollwork Oval Serving Tray is a beautiful way to present your main dish to your guests.  Made from recycled, food-safe metal, this serving platter will not rust, crack or break and is backed by a manufacturer warranty.

 

Speaking of turkey, this Prepara Roasting Laurel is a great cooking accessory that will help better cook your turkey, roast or other large cuts of meat.  A great addition to your existing roasting pan, this roasting laurel prevents your meat from sitting in its juices and creates better air circulation for even cooking.

If you’re looking for the perfect pan for preparing your bird, consider this 16.5 Inch Stainless Steel Deep Roasting Pan.  Coming with a removable stainless steel basting grill and V-shaped roasting rack, this roasting pan measures 16.5 inches wide, with a depth of 14.25 inches and a height of 3.75 inches.

Who has turkey without gravy?  That’s like celebrating Independence Day without fireworks!  This Metal Gravy Boat holds a large amount of yummy gravy and has a large handle for easy pouring and passing.

This Fleur de Lis Collection 4 Piece Hostess Serveware is an elegant way for your guests to dole out all of their delicious turkey and side dishes. Coming with a serving spoon, slotted spoon, meat fork, and sauce ladle, this serveware set is made from 18/10 stainless steel and is dishwasher safe.

Whether they’re used for appetizers or desserts, these Ceramic Buffet Trays are a fancy way for guests to help themselves.   Available in a set of three, these serving trays are oven, microwave and dishwasher safe.  The metal stands in the photo above are shown in a satin finish but are also available in bronze and chrome.

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.

New Product Round-Up: Favorite Items Added in September

At Organize-It, we are always on the look out for new, innovative items that keep our loyal customers happy.  Our “What’s New” page is constantly being updated with great products.  Here are a few of our favorite items we added in September:

Turn your stationary car into a temporary office with this Steering Wheel Desk and Tablet Mount. Turn your steering wheel upside down and then place the car desk on the lower half of the wheel to create a temporary desk for writing or eating. The desk is strong enough to support tablet PCs or small, lightweight laptops. The universal tablet mount allows you to read your email or watch a television show on your tablet. The spring-loaded cradle can accommodate most iPads and tablets and gives you access to all the ports. So add these wonderful accessories to your car so you can always have a portable workstation handy.

When you’re looking up recipes on your tablet for cooking in the kitchen, the Computer Tablet Stylus – Kitchen Spoon can’t be beat. Even if you aren’t in the kitchen, you’re sure not to lose this unique device. Made of real wood with a functional spoon on one end, this stylus will take you where you want to go – on the web or in the kitchen.

Unclutter your counter or vanity with this smartly-designed Socket Pocket Cell Phone Charging Station. Made to install over any GFCI outlet, this charging station stores devices while they’re charging, keeping them off of your counters or work surfaces. It’s not limited to cell phone charging either – use other digital devices like MP3 players, Bluetooth devices, digital cameras – any gadget that will fit in the pocket. Made of plastic and easy to install (with your existing screws), this handy cellphone station will help keep you organized – plus your device will always be there ready to use.

These Stemless White Wine Glasses offer a stylish alternative to delicate stemware. These wine tumblers are designed for use with white wines, such as Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, and Sauvignon Blanc. These set of four wine glasses are dishwasher safe, and each one has a 15 ounce capacity. The lack of the stem helps reduce spills and it adds a chic style to your dinnerware.

This Wall-Mounted Makeup Mirror gives you a handy place to style your hair or put on your makeup before leaving the house in the morning. The mirror has two sides; one side reflects normally while the other magnifies so you can easily apply your makeup. The swing arm allows you to position the mirror for a comfortable viewing angle, and when you are done you can tuck the unit against the wall. You can slide the arm up and down and adjust the angle of the mirror for different users. This wall-mounted mirror is perfect for use at home or in a professional salon. Installation is quick and easy with the included mounting hardware and instructions.

Easily hang up a grocery list, leave a note for your roommate, and more with this Small Clip Strip. This note holder uses a unique roller system that is more effective at holding paper than tape, pins, or clips. Simply insert the paper and it is held firmly in place; pull down to release the paper. You can hang this paper holder using the built-in magnets, adhesive strips (included), or nuts and bolts (included). So hang this Clip Strip anywhere in the home or office to display pictures or leave notes for family and friends.

Our Under Cabinet Spice Organizer is a flexible system for storing your spices and other small bottles. Turn unused space into a convenient storage system and get your spices organized. The organizer has a unique feature in that it pulls out and stops at a 45 degree angle, making your spices fully accessible. Made of attractive, clear-finished wood, it blends with most decors. Removable dividers mean you have maximum flexibility and can store bottles of varying sizes. Using this system saves you cupboard and counter space, which you’re sure to appreciate.

This Faux Leather Locking Jewelry Box provides a convenient way to keep your jewelry locked away while at home or while you travel. This jewelry box features a lift lid with interior mirror, and a drop front with an attached ring roll fan. An automatic tray, two drawers, removable earring cards, a covered compartment, and a hidden compartment give you plenty of room to store your jewelry essentials. You can lock this jewelry box with the included key and use the carrying handle at the top to easily transport it anywhere you want. So keep your jewelry secure while you travel or away from children’s hands with this Locking Jewelry Box.

New Brands Carried by Organize-It: Mail Boss Mailboxes

Identity theft continues to be a problem all around the country.  Fortunately, Organize-It now carries Mail Boss Locking Security Mailboxes from Epoch Design.  These mailboxes are virtually indestructible.   Don’t believe it?  Check out the video below, and then look at the four styles of Mail Boss Mailboxes we offer.

Have your mail delivered right to your doorstep with this Metro Locking Mailbox. Designed to be mounted to the outside of your home, this modern mailbox comes with hardware for a quick and easy installation on most any surface. Constructed from 14- and 16-gauge welded electrogalvanized steel with stainless steel hinges, this heavy-duty mailbox is available in black, bronze, granite, and white powder coated finishes. The 7-pin brass core tube lock cannot be pried open or picked so your mail stays secure from would-be identity thieves.

Install this Townhouse Mail Boss to the side of your home for a convenient and safe place for your mail carrier to leave your mail. The 7-pin brass core tube lock provides maximum security for your sensitive documents as the lock cannot be picked or pried open, so would-be identity thieves are deterred at your doorstep. The body is made of heavy-gauge galvanized steel and features easy-to-use stainless steel hinges. There are four powder coated finishes available: white, granite, bronze, and black. Installation hardware is included for a quick and easy assembly.

Whether you are planning a long vacation or have small packages delivered on a regular basis, keep your mail secure with this Mail Boss Package Master. This residential mailbox has an extra-large capacity that can hold small parcels and weeks’ worth of mail. This locking mailbox is designed with Mail Shield technology that prevents people from sticking their hand inside the slot and retrieving the contents. You can easily mount this mailbox to an existing post, gang-plank, or platform with the Fast-Trak Mounting Plate. This mailbox is constructed from 12 and 14 gauge electrogalvanized welded steel with stainless steel hinges.

Keep yourself safe from mail-identity theft by protecting your mail with this Mail Boss Mailbox. A patented anti-pry latch locking mechanism keeps you mail secure and unlike other locks, this one can’t be leveraged open. This locking security mailbox is constructed from heavy-gauge galvanized welded steel with stainless steel hinges to protect against forced entry. You can easily install this residential mailbox on any existing post, platform, or gang plank with the Fast-Trak Mounting Plate. With a locking mail retrieval door, a outgoing mail area, and a incoming mail slot, you can easily send and retrieve mail. The incoming mail slot has an anti-fishing design, so thieves can’t reach in and retrieve your mail. Watch the video below for more information.

 

How-To Fold T-Shirts

Does your t-shirt drawer look like a jumbled mess?  Worse yet, can you barely get it closed?  Check out this great video from Alejandra Costello on how to organize your t-shirt drawer.

 

If you want to organize your drawer as you saw in the video, use this Shirt Folding Board available at OrganizeIt.com! As demonstrated in the video, this clothes folding board is easy to use and it helps you complete your folding faster so you can have more time to enjoy other activities. This shirt folding board features a non-slip back, durable plastic construction, and folds compactly so it is easy to store. You can use this device on short or long sleeved shirts, tank tops, collared shirts, sweaters, pants, shorts, and even towels. A hanging hook is included, so you can hang it up for convenient storage.

 

New Brands Carried by Organize-It: Hercke Cabinets and Tool Bags

Within the past month, OrganizeIt.com has added a number of new brands, include Herke, which produces a line of steel garage cabinets and tool bags.  Here are just a few of our favorite new products from Herke:

 

These durable Tool Boards are the perfect accessory for your steel cabinet system. Unlike their Masonite pegboard counterparts, these tool boards are built to last. They won’t chip like pegboard, and the accessory tool holders won’t fall out onto your benchtop – thanks to the unique locking design. These boards are constructed from steel with a durable, silver-colored, powder-coated finish – which looks cool and makes tools easy to locate on your workbench. A variety of hooks and bins are available to get your workshop organized once and for all. Installation is easy – just drill into your studs through the pre-drilled holes on the boards. Each one is approximately 30 W by 22 H inches so you can customize to your storage needs – or add more panels later if your requirements should change. The half-inch, low profile is unobtrusive and requires no lumber to bump it, making it super-easy to install.

Hercke offers a wide range of cabinets and drawers to help you build the custom steel cabinet system to best suit your needs.  One option to choose from are these Steel Storage Drawers.  These drawers have a stackable design with the option to add a stationary or rolling base cabinet. Other drawers (or cabinets) can be placed on top of this cabinet to customize your storage space. Four drawers make for easy storing of your hand tools, hardware, woodworking tools and other accessories. Three drawers are 6 inches high and the bottom one is 12 inches. Cabinet is 30 inches wide by 24 inches deep.

Whether you need a little organization or a lot, our steel garage system will transform your chaos into a working space – a dream garage – or even a man cave. This 30x54x24 Inch Steel Lower Garage Cabinet is just one cool component from our huge selection that will store and organize your stuff – whatever it is. With four shelves and 24 inch depth, this baby will hold tons of tools, sporting equipment, paint, and more. And with the steel garage cabinet system, you can buy only the components you need for your space. Butcher blocks, rolling bases, drawers, and extra shelves can all be purchased separately to trick out your garage organization system. These aren’t just for garages either. Use them in any room needing some organization.

This rugged 18-Inch Tool Bag is great for hauling tools when you’re on the go. Made of tough 600D polyester, it boasts 22 inside pockets and 13 outside ones – enough to hold tons of hand tools (and even some power tools). The roomy interior is plastic-reinforced for secure storage of your larger items, and lined with open pockets for storing hand tools, measuring tools, electrical supplies and you name it. The top enclosure has a heavy-duty zipper and a wide mouth for easily accessing the tools inside. The bag has an inner frame to hold its shape. At 3 pounds and 13 ounces, the light weight makes a fantastic alternative to lugging around heavy toolboxes, while providing ample strength and long-lasting performance.

Back-to-School Dorm Room Checklist: Food Space

Continuing our blog series highlighting our Back-to-School Checklist, we will focus on food and kitchen items items.  Organize-It is a one-stop shop for keeping your food fresh and your kitchen tidy.  Here’s a look at some of our favorite items!

Keep a roll of paper towel handy wherever you need it most with a Magnetic Paper Towel Holder. This convenient kitchen accessory simply holds to a refrigerator or other metal surfaces to provide simple storage of paper towel without using valuable counter space.   This paper towel holder is made from heavy duty white plastic and can be positioned horizontally or vertically.  It installs effortlessly in seconds without the need for tools, and the flexible plastic arms make it quick and simple to replace empty roll.

Quickly, easily and safely slice bagels of most sizes with the Original Bagel Guillotine Bagel Slicer. This handy bagel cutter features a cradle that securely holds most bagel sizes in place, a guillotine style blade that slices the bagel, and a clear acrylic safety shield that protects your fingers from the blade. A great tool for any kitchen.   All components are to-shelf dishwasher safe.  This bagel slicer is also available in black.

Take you favorite coffee or tea blend on the go with this Double-Wall Insulated Travel Mug. With its double-wall design, this travel mug helps keep your beverage hotter or colder for a longer period of time. This travel mug is made of plastic and has a rubber silicone sleeve to provide for an easy grip of your mug. The lid of this travel mug screws on tight to create a secure closure. This travel mug holds 15 fluid ounces, and the lid and sleeve come in black, lime green, red, and off white. This travel mug is dishwasher safe.

 

 This Keurig Mini Plus Coffee Brewer provides a quick, easy way to brew your favorite gourmet coffees and teas one cup at a time in a compact, space-efficient unit. Featuring pressurized hot water brewing and an advanced filtration system to pull the maximum amount of flavor from your coffee, this Keurig Mini Plus Coffee Maker is constructed from 100% BPA free materials and includes a variety of 12 pack of Keurig K-Cups to get you started.  Brewing in 6, 8 and 10 ounce sizes, this coffee maker is also available in black and red.

The Swirl-A-Round Storage System is the ideal food storage set for any kitchen. Including the caddy that spins 360 degrees for easy access, this set contains 49 pieces. Never worry about finding the correct lid again, as any lid will fit on any container! The Swirl-a-Round Storage System holds all your containers and lids right at your fingertips in less than one square foot of space! The food storage containers are made of a clear plastic that makes it easy to see what’s inside. Each container also features measuring marks on the side. These food storage containers come in blue or red lid models. All included food storage containers are dishwasher and microwave safe.

 

These All Purpose Clips are great vinyl coated clips for use as laundry pins, bookmarks, paper clips, message holders, and more. Featuring a soft vinyl coating to prevent scratches from use, these all purpose clips come come in a set of twelve clips in an assortment of colors for convenient color coding and plain old good looks.