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Trending: Bungalow flooring is colorful, fun and protective

I don’t mean to brag, but Bungalow Flooring mats have been selling like crazy on our site lately. Now, I’d like to take the credit and contribute it to my flawless content writing, but I know that’s not the case. These rugs speak for themselves and people are listening.

Bungalow rugs are built to last. They’re non-skid and resistant to mold, mildew, fading and cracking. They come in a vast variety of colors, shapes, sizes, patterns and images – yes, images.

One of the biggest selling points of Bungalow Flooring is color choices. Most Bungalow rugs come in up to 19 different colors – so finding something to match your personal style is super easy. All rugs (aside from the photorealistic) come in a variety of patterns as well.

Plus, these rugs are all made right here in the good ol’ U.S. of A. With July 4th coming up, I know everyone is filled to top-capacity with American pride and these colorful, problem solving, floor protecting and just down right affordable rugs are the perfect way to support home-grown companies.

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All photos courtesy Bungalow Flooring

Ok, I need to be honest. These photorealistic rugs are my favorite – they add a whole new aspect of depth and character in a way I never imagined before.

The high quality images make you feel like you’re standing on the real thing, whether it’s a sandy beach, rustic barn wood or a stone pathway. Customer favorites already seem to be the Beach Scene, White Wash and Cabin. All rugs are low-profile, non-slip and sit securely on hard floors like concrete, tile and hardwood – although they would be perfectly at home on your living room carpet as well. The neoprene backing adds a little extra cushion for aching joints and the polyester front is color-safe so it can be machine washed without worry. These padded mats come in multiple sizes to best accommodate any room or hall.

I am a total nerd for these rugs. That is definitely something I never thought I would say in this lifetime, but they’re just so unique.

Problem Solvers

Not all rugs are about good looks – although these convenient floor savers are no strain on the eyes either. Bungalow’s self-proclaimed Problem Solvers are a collection of entryway, stairway, holiday, fireplace/hearth and garage rugs.

Boot Mats are an excellent way to invite guests into your home without the mess and Bungalow has the design perfected. Each boot tray has a rubber lip to keep water, leaves and dirt on the mat and not on the floor. Textured patterns help scrap gunk off the bottom of shoes. These convenient trays are perfect all year long; keep muddy shoes contained in the spring and fall – and give salty, snowy boots a proper place to dry all winter long.bungalow_boot

Another successful Problem Solver is the Carpet Stair Treads. These rug sets are designed to sit atop steps and protect staircases – carpeted or wood – from wear and mess. These non-slip mats secure footing and absorb excess moisture. A durable, rubber backing keeps them in place.

The Hallway Runners have also been incredibly popular as of late. These polypropylene rugs are perfect for foyers as well as hallways and can be used either indoor or outdoor. All styles are resistant to mold, cracking, fading and mildew.

Pets

It should be known by now that all of us here at Organize-It are animal lovers. So we’re always excited about cool, new pet products. Our favorite pet-friendly offerings from Bungalow are the Pet Bowl Mat, the Personalized Pet Mat and the Bone-Shaped Dog Mat.

bungalow_petAll three of these mats sit securely underneath your furry friend’s food and water bowls – protecting your floors from mess, while containing the inevitable whirlwind of kibble and water that we are all too familiar with. Obviously, the Bone-Shaped choice is a perfect match for canines, but the Bowl and Personalized Mats make a great eating station for kitties too. Both of these choices are non-skid, lipped to contain mess as well as resistant to mold, mildew and other extreme elements.

We work with a lot of vendors here at Organize-It and it’s always great to build a new relationship with another company. Bungalow Flooring is an Atlanta based leader of doormats, scatter rugs and accent flooring. We carry a hefty portion of their products and plan on offering more in the near future.

Find these Bungalow Flooring products and more on our website: http://bit.ly/1JUgAtX.

Until next time,

Hit the road with purpose: the needs, wants and musts of any road trip

Road trips are the perfect getaway for family, friends and even our four-legged companions.

As summer begins, we start to feel that vacation itch, but skipping out of the office for the next flight isn’t always possible. That’s why we at Organize-It love the idea of weekend road trips. They’re a quick getaway for less money, less effort and less hassle.

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View of the Muskegon River. // Photo courtesy snre.umich.edu.

Last weekend I packed up the car and headed for Marion, Mich. for some good ol’ camping on the Muskegon River. And, of course, we forgot just about everything. There’s nothing worse.

I take that back. Have you ever kayaked in the rain?

Yeah, I hadn’t before either.

Forgetting the little things on the first road trip of summer 2015 has me already packed and prepared for the next. I learned from my rustic faux pas pretty quickly, and now I’m happy to share my highway wisdom. So, without further ado, I present:

Organize-It’s top five summer road trip must-haves

It’s not the destination; it’s the journey, right? Getting there is half the battle, and you want to make sure you get there in one piece. At Organize-It, we offer plenty of Cell Phone Holders that are perfect for helping you get where you’re going.

dash-mat-blackThe Dash Mat is a great example. This handy little dashboard grip is perfect for keeping tollbooth change, sunglasses, iPod’s and more secure while you’re on the road. The gripping surface applies with no need for adhesive and removes without leaving behind any residue. And, of course, it keeps your hands off of your devices and on the wheel.

Distracted driving certainly is a no-no, but we all know the pain of juggling your GPS or smartphone to get a glance at the map while driving. The GPS and Phone Stand for Dash is the best way to avoid that mistake. This universal GPS holder is designed to accommodate a wide range of GPS navigation systems and cell phones.

Of course, comfort and organization are an important part of any road trip.

And snacks. Lots of snacks.

We offer a multitude of Car Seat Organizers designed to meet those needs.

First, gaze in awe at the simple but genius Car Seat Catcher. This set of two car seat gap fillers are made to snugly fit between the center counsel and car seats. And there they sit, ready to catch every dropped French fry, candy, coin and more. These car seat pockets are incredibly easy to take in and out and clean.

But, back to what really got your attention: snacks.

car_coolerHow can anyone be expected to sit in a tiny heat box on wheels for hours without a nice cool drink or your favorite guilty pleasure junk food. The Back Seat Organizer and Cooler is what you need. The insulated interior of this back seat cooler keeps your goods cold, while the 10 outside pockets help organize any other car ride necessities such as card games, maps, headphones and more. You could use it to pack some healthy lunches and avoid greasy drive-thrus, but you’re on vacation, right? We won’t judge you.

And, finally, what trip is complete without the company of your best friend —the furry kind.

Sure, traveling with pets provides another world of difficulties, but luckily we offer an excellent collection of Pet Carriers and Travel Accessories to solve those problems.

dog_bottleKennels and auto dividers aside, the most convenient offer we have is the Portable Pet Water Bottle and Drinking Bowl. This handy dog water bottle is designed keep man’s best friend hydrated without the bulk or hassle of traditional pet bowls. The bowl fits snug against the bottle and unfolds when needed, allowing you help your pet freshen up in the car, at a rest stop, camp site or anywhere in between. Just remember to make some pit stops for Sparky!

Well, there you have it. These simple solutions will make your travel a breeze.

And if you really want to be a hero, pack some disposable rain ponchos. Trust me.

As always, find these helpful products and more like them at organizeit.com.

Father’s Day gift ideas: the trend of male grooming

Summer begins on Sunday, June 21, this year — but that date means something else, too. It’s the day of Dad. The day of pop, padre, daddy and pa. The day to honor and thank the brave men who have taught us the art of grilling, how to throw a punch and how to abuse the greatness of duct tape.

These men know what they like. They enjoy the quiet outdoors from the seat of a lawn mower. They enjoy Sundays on the couch with a cold one in their hand. And lately, reports say, they’re finding enjoyment in their good looks too.

Manscaping, mampering and the dad bod
Lame internet slang aside, men’s grooming is a booming trend. The men of today are not ashamed to admit they put the time, money and effort into their appearance much like their female counterparts do. The glorious resurgence of the rugged beard is just one example of how stylish it is to be a man.

So instead of adding to the collection of ties your pops has been hoarding in the back of his closet since 1983, or another inevitable “World’s Best Dad” trinket, let’s give dads everywhere the right to be fabulous— or at least properly groomed.

Our wide collection of Vanity and Sink Accessories includes many must-haves to help dad be his best man. And hey, mom will be happy too.

Here are just a few ideas:

shave_oneSilver Shave Set and Soap Dish
There isn’t a man on earth who doesn’t look dashing after a fresh, clean shave, and this three-piece shaving brush set is sure to strike gold with any father figure. This set includes a custom razor, a badger hair cream brush and a hybrid stand/soap dish. All pieces come in a masculine brushed steel finish, and the razor fits with easy-to-find Mach 3 blades. Make the morning ritual of shaving a spa-like experience for the man in your life.

Lighted Fogless Mirror with Clockshave_mirror
This shower shaving mirror is perfect for dads with little time to spare in the morning. Kill two birds with one stone by using this illuminated mirror in the shower to get a close and safe shave. This deluxe mirror features LED lights and an automatic clock. The fogless mirror can be mounted three different ways and it comes packed with the hardware for all options. A trial size of special fogless mirror cleaner comes included.

Plastic Razor Buddy
For the low-maintenance guys who prefer a simple can of shaving cream and a disposable razor, this handy razor clip is perfect. The convenient l plastic ring snaps on to any average sized can of shaving cream and includes a clip for your razor. This way, shaving necessities stay together and cleanup is a cinch.razor_buddy

With these choices and other great Father’s Day gift ideas at organizeit.com, your mister is sure to be one step closer to being a perfectly pampered papa.