Umbra Jewelry Holders
May 9, 2017
Umbra Jewelry Holders – Lovely Gifts for All Occasions
If you’re thinking about small gifts for your special someone, here are some jewelry holders that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are functional. Umbra has a unique approach to design and marketing that distinguishes them from other manufacturers in the decor and homeware market. Stationed in Toronto, Canada, this company is best known for bringing smart, high-end designs into modern homes. They employ a large team of international designers and credit and celebrate them in their marketing material. This is one of the points that sets them apart from the competition.
The Little Black Dress line of jewelry and accessory holders are some of my favorite Umbra products. The first from the series were designed by Sung Wook Park, and harken back to a 40s practice of repurposing ornate corsets and girdles into hanging storage bags.
The Little Black Corset Jewelry Organizer takes The Little Black Dress theme to the next level of naughtiness. With 20 clear pockets and 23 Velcro holders for necklaces, this diminutive organizer is great for travel as you can roll it up in your luggage, and hang it on any hook or closet rod. A contrasting silver ring adorns the bottom and may be used for scarves or belts. Witty and stylish, this organizer is begging to travel in your sweetie’s luggage. Designers: Sung Wook Park and Marcee Ruby.
Small, elegant and minimal, Umbra’s animal ring holders distill the essence of animals into contemporary, sublime objets d’ art. Available in trendy copper, satin, white, and chrome finishes, these tiny jewelry holders keep rings and other keepsakes secure and accessible.
Simply-designed with a hint of modern elegance, the copper stacking jewelry holder stores rings, earrings and other small keepsakes in its two compartments. The copper lid doubles as a tray for easy access to your frequently-worn jewelry.
Darkly-stained, Paulownia hardwood lends a hint of the tropic to her vanity, while providing three intelligently-designed storage trays. Unlike traditional jewelry boxes, this three-tiered holder gives easy access to necklaces, rings, earrings and other jewelry. A tan linen lining protects jewelry, while complementing the brown wood, and a black metal frame adds a bit of modernity to the design.
The Orchid Gun Metal Jewelry Tree combines the yin of gentle organic curves with an industrial, yangish, powder-coated finish, achieving a perfect balance of anima and animus. Despite the name “Orchid,” the thickness of the stems and buds evokes pussy willows , with each bud acting as a resting place for bracelets, necklaces and other jewelry. The leaf-shaped base holds rings and other small items. Simple and well-designed, this functional display makes a compelling accent on her dresser. Designer: Anne Charbonneau.
The spinning Daisy-Go-Round Jewelry Stand has the convenient rotation of a lazy Susan engineered into yet another design that blends industrial with floral, for a contemporary effect. Stylized wire flowers perch on sturdy, staggered stems for hanging earrings, necklaces and other jewelry. The chrome finish provides a foil to the flower theme and gives it a sleek, clean appearance. Designer: Alan Wisniewski.
Great for every occasion and taste, Umbra jewelry holders combine utility and style into useful little jewelry displays for your amour to cherish.
May 4, 2017
Garage Organizing Ideas to Get Your Garage Organized Once and for All
Spring is the perfect time for garage organizing using ideas and products from Organize-It. Getting your garage and shed in order prepares you for spring and summer activities including biking, gardening and general yard maintenance.
Gardening and other tools tend to get misplaced and mishandled when not properly stored. Wall-mount and freestanding tool storage options are available, as well as cabinets and pegboard systems. When your garage is organized it means you have more time for the tasks you love and spend less time rummaging for tools.
Here are some excellent products for getting your garage or shed organized once and for all.
1. Yard Tool Standing Rack
Made of lightweight, yet sturdy resin, this tool rack holds 20 long tools and features some rolling casters for limited movement around your garage or shed.
2. Double Tool Holder
Made of sturdy steel with a 65-pound weight capacity, this easy-to-install rack holds two pounds and costs $7.99. Buy a bunch and put them wherever you need them.
3. 36-Inch Wall Tool Rack
This tool rack features 36-inch rail with 8 ultra-hold hooks (10-pound capacity each) fastens to a wall for conveniently corralling your favorite garden tools.
4. Tool Rack – 5 Dual Hooks
Simply designed with epoxy-coated steel wire, this tool rack sports 5 dual hooks for hanging pruning shears, rakes and all of your gardening equipment. It measures 30.5 inches long and fits nicely between shed or garage studs.
5. Pegboard Tool Organizer
Triton takes the traditional pegboard organizer to the next level with this coated steel 32-piece kit, which includes everything you need to organize your shed, workbench or gardening station.
6. Garage Storage Lift for Rafters
Store sports equipment and other items in unused space in your rafters with a garage storage lift – and spare you back by using the convenient cable lift features.
7. Ladder Lift
Simple and efficient, this ladder lift makes storing cumbersome ladders easy while utilizing unused rafter space in your garage or shed.
8. Collapsible Storage Crate
Collapsible storage crates are sturdy, yet compact when you don’t need them. Just collapse flat and stash in a corner when not in use.
9. Adjustable Shelving System
An adjustable shelving system gives you the freedom to configure the shelves exactly as you need them in your garage, basement or shed.
10. Bike Hoist
Store your ride during the off season with this easy-to-use and install bike hoist. It helps keep your garage floor clear and prevents bikes from toppling.
11. Garage Grid Storage Rack
A Garage Grid Storage Rack system gives you ultimate freedom for garage organizing just the way you need it. Lots of add-on accessories are sold separately for custom builds.
12. Garage Grid Sports Rack
The Garage Grid Sports Rack holds basketballs and other sports equipment securely within the Garage Grid Rack system (sold separately).
You also might enjoy this Clutter Control Freak blog post on shed storage.
May 2, 2017
Over-Door Storage Ideas – Organize Using Unused Space Right Behind Your Doors
Over-door storage is a great way to store your belongings in cramped-space situations. Over-door racks come in all shapes and varieties and utilize unused space right behind standard, 1-3/8-inch doors. Over-door shoe racks, hat holders, pantry racks, and purse holders are just a few of the organizers you’ll find at Organize-It. Most are super-easy to install and don’t require alterations to your doors, although many come with more permanent installation options.
Whether you are grappling with the limited space of your dorm, a small apartment, or just own an inadequately designed house, you’re sure to appreciate the newly-found storage right behind your doors. Here are some of our favorite over-door storage solutions (and be sure to go to the Organize-It site and search for “door” for even more ideas).
1. Over-Door Coat Rack
Bruschia’s coat rack boasts a handsome, two-toned chrome finish over durable steel with 6 double hooks for a total of 12 hangers for coats, shirts, purses, umbrellas and more. This rack doesn’t skimp on aesthetics, so you’ll be proud to convert your door into accessible garment storage.
2. Over-Door-Storage Shoe Rack
A clean white finish and easy assembly makes the over-door shoe rack a winner for space-efficient storage in your dorm, apartment or home. 12 shelves hold three-pairs-each in an angled, open, easy-to-access design, right behind your door.
3. Over-Door Hanger Bar
Made from coated wire with a simple, efficient design, this over-door hanger bar has clearance for hangers, with ribbing to separate clothing – or use as a towel dryer, as the open design is great for air drying.
4. Over-Door Storage Baskets
Over-door storage baskets provide six 19.5-inch bins for convenient storage in your pantry, closet, basement or garage. The ventilated baskets are great for providing air circulation (especially in damp conditions). They also make excellent pantry storage.
5. Over-Door Deluxe Hanger Rack
This smartly-designed, space-efficient rack packs a lot of storage into a small profile with two outside clothes valets flanking a centered, dedicated hanger rack.
6. Over-Door Bronze Valet
This well-designed valet features ribbed sides and a smooth front bar for lots of extra storage. Use it anywhere! It’s really great for managing clothing in your laundry room.
7. Over-Door Adjustable Purse Rack
If you have a purse for every occasion, you need a place to put them. The over-door purse rack is the anecdote to your purse storage woes. It holds up to 8 purses in a clever, tool-free design on the back of any standard-sized door.
8.Over-Door Drying Rack
When you don’t want to shrink them, or just want to air dry your clothes or towels, the over-door drying rack is the perfect accessory.
9. Over-Door Cap Rack
The Perfect Curve baseball cap rack keeps up to 36 baseball hats organized and accessible. No more crumpled, misshapen hats when you consolidate them onto this over-door holder.
10. Over-Door Storage – Double Hook
For only a small investment you’ve got instant, easy, no-fuss storage on any standard-sized door. Two hooks hold shirts, hats, scarves, hangers and more. Just hang it on the door top and forget about it.