Tending: Photo-realistic rugs start a conversation

The search is never ending for that perfect rug. The size, shape, color, design, especially the price – all these factors go into, what is typically, a focal point of a room. Now that detail can be an explosion of personality and comfort in your home. The FoFloor rugs from Bungalow Flooring are the coolest new way to soften hard floors and create depth.

These rugs have been selling – pardon the cliché – but like hot cakes. And it’s not hard to see why.bungalow-4

These lively floor mats are made with woven polyester faces that capture near photo-realistic images and graphics, adding a distinguishable element of depth to any space. With a wide selection of a variety of images and sizes, you are sure to find something to bring out your personal style.

The image quality is what really makes these mats stand out. With a choice of anything from tile mosaics and cozy cabin wood, to stone walkways and graffiti walls – the choices are endless.

These rugs are built to last too. They’re manufactured from 4-mil neoprene, which offers low profile construction that also creates comfort when standing on hard surfaces. These mats are designed to eliminate bunching under doors, tripping hazards and the skid resistant backing will not curl or crack. These one-of-a-kind rugs stay in place on hard surfaces like wood, concrete or tile – although they are just at home atop carpeting in your living room or bedrooms.

Each pattern comes in at least three sizes, including: area ( 66 X 46 inches), runner (60 X 25 inches) and large (36 X 23 inches.)

If you love color, the Big Bloom is perfect for you. This vibrant, floral rug is the spitting image of a full garden bouquet. Pink and yellow daises as well as mums sit together to create a striking image, perfect for the bathroom, bedroom or craft space.

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If you have more of a classic style, either the Cottage print or Herringstone Path will blend in seamlessly with your décor. The cozy log cabin print of the Cottage rug is the perfect addition to any cabin, vacation home or just any décor of those who would rather be up-north.  The stone path print offers the same classic, charming characteristic.

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Crafters will love the Basket Weave print. This rug features an up close image of a standard bamboo basket weave. The large print is sure to pop out alongside any home décor.

And for those who dream of the beach, the Nautical print is ideal. An up close image of starfish and seashells on a clean, sandy beach adds the calming effect of lounging at your favorite water-side spot. Highlight nautical themes in the bathroom, master bedroom and more.

bungalow-5Finally, as if you need more reason, these rugs are American made. Strong, quality craftsmanship is a guarantee and Bungalow Flooring FoFloor mats are machine washable. So use them anywhere in the home and don’t worry about messes – simply throw them in the wash when needed.

Add style, comfort and what is sure to be a conversation starter to any area of your home with one of these fabulous photo-realistic rugs.

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

Celebrating all things made in America

In the United States, a lot of holidays hold significant meaning for different people. We all incorporate our own family traditions to create a personal memory. But there are a select few days that — despite whatever labels you choose to adorn yourself with — produce the same shinning pride and gratitude within all of us.fireworks

Independence Day, July 4th, the Fourth of July – this day is one, small 24-hour time period to admire and cherish this beautiful land we call home.

With that pride comes a desire to produce and consume items with the sought after “Made in America” label. This year, as we gather to celebrate our independence, let’s show our gratitude for the hardworking men and women who continue the tradition of quality American craftsmanship.

Stacks and Stacks is proud to offer a variety of products made in the USA. Here are a few notable ones:

Sterilite

Sterilite products have helped simplify and organize our lives for more than 75 years. Manufactured in the U.S., their storage solutions are found in homes, schools and offices. You may even be surprised to find out how many of their products are already in your home.

steriliteOne of their most common products is the Plastic Storage Basket. This basket, complete with handles and ventilation holes, is available in three different sizes. This storage piece is perfect for putting away kid’s toys, stashing cleaning products under the sink, transporting small items throughout the home and more.  Anything you can think of, this handy little basket can handle it.

While Sterilite is great for the classic storage pieces we love, they are always creating new items as well. A newer piece from them is the Stackable Containers. Made from durable clear plastic, this container is made from two interlocking bins with a top lid. Side latches keep the two containers and lid securely together. Perfect for craft items, small tools, school or art supplies and more, this portable organizer is ideal for the home or office – or traveling between the two.

Buddeez

Another American made brand that is quite popular on our site is Buddeez – their entire product line is manufactured here in the states. Buddeez made their debut on the market with their keep-fresh Bread Dispenser. This handy item remains the only bread dispenser on the market. Designed to store an entire loaf of sandwich bread in the bag, this tube-like container allows you to easily access every slice.buddeez

Buddeez is also known for their Bag-In Dispenser for Bulk Foods. This food-safe plastic container is designed to store and dispense bagged bulk items – like sugar, rice, cereal and more – right in the bag. The side handle and top flip-open lid both make pouring easy.

This piece is a popular one, and the reviews prove it: “I use these containers to store cereal. It helps dry cereal from going stale in the box. The containers fit nicely in my cupboard. I highly recommend them. They'd also be great for rice!”

This year, celebrate our great country by supporting local manufacturers.

Find these products and more like them at stacksandstacks.com.

Out of sight, but not out of mind: the miracle of deck boxes

Summer invites so many occasions that require organizing — and most of them are outdoors. But there are numerous ways to simplify, sort and move on to the next project.

If you have a lot of patio pieces or even gardening supplies you don’t want tucked too deeply into the unreachable depths of the garage, consider deck boxes. These sturdy, weather-proof storage pieces are an excellent alternative to over-filling your garage or shed.

These outdoor organizers are moisture-safe and fade resistant, perfect for harsh winters and brutal summers. The uses for these convenient chests are limitless:

  • Store patio furniture cushions or covers
  • Stow away garden tools and flower potsdeck-box-1
  • Store the weed whacker, lawn waste bags or other lawn maintenance tools
  • Dry off and protect pool noodles, toys and other summer water accessories
  • Keep charcoal and BBQ accessories dry
  • Create an outdoor toy chest for those kid favorites that spend summer in the elements
  • Create extra seating for outdoor get-togethers

The options are limitless with different styles, sizes and color. Here are a few of our favorites, by size:

Small: Outdoor Storage Seat (Rated 4.8 out of 5)

This 22-gallon storage bin is designed to create space and seating. Stow away garden tools and other outdoor necessities within its water-proof, moisture safe interior. When closed, this storage box turns into a secure and comfy seat to add around the patio table or just to rest during your outdoor work. This bin comes in a fade-proof beige color that accents any patio décor with ease and is protected all year long from sun bleaching. Constructed from heavy duty resin, this outdoor piece is sure to power through year after year of hot summers and biting winters.

Medium: Deck Box with Wheels (Rated 4 out of 5)

deck-box-2If you’re doing a lot of work or entertaining throughout the yard, this rolling deck box is the perfect solution. This larger storage piece has a 73 gallon capacity, perfect for furniture covers or pads. In addition to the convenient casters, this box has side handles to make transporting a cinch. This storage container is made out of a durable poly-resin that is perfect for standing up to the weather.

Large: Outdoor Storage Box (Rated 4.1 out of 5)

The classic – this outdoor deck chest is the king of deck boxes. Its 99 gallon capacity easily accommodates patio cushions, lawn tools, garden necessities and more. Also weather-proof and moisture safe, this box is top of the line. The lid even has a spot to attach a lock so contents can be kept safe from any would-be intruders. Store it alongside the shed, on the patio and tucked beside the house – your belongings will always be safe in this durable storage piece.deck-box-3

Add any one of these backyard beauties to your organized outdoors and enjoy the satisfaction of organizing yet another part of your life.

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

Father's Day gift ideas: king of the grill

There are few places in life where dad has claimed his thrown. We won’t mention the obvious others, but the grill is for sure the one spot dads everywhere lay claim to every summer.

As Father’s Day falls on the first day of this awaited season, it is only fair to celebrate with his favorite summertime activity.

Our line of Barbeque Accessories is the perfect place to start for Father’s Day gift ideas. Here are just a few of our favorites:

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Give the man the tools for the job. This outstanding barbecue tool set is filled to the brim with everything you need for a five-star cookout. The set includes:

  • Spatula
  • Tongs
  • Large fork
  • Large knife
  • Baster brush
  • Grill brush/scraper
  • Metal skewers (4)
  • Corn-on-the-cob holders (4 sets)

Charcoal Dispenser

If your pops prefers charcoal over propane, this plastic charcoal container and dispenser is ideal. The American-made container can hold up to 25 pounds of charcoal in or out of the bag. The entire piece is completely waterproof and features a side handle for easy carrying and pouring.

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You may think this cast iron pan is made for the oven, but this thing is right at home on your grill. It’s even heating creates an excellent, golden pie every time. You can also utilize it to roasted veggies or potatoes on the BBQ. It even comes pre-seasoned for quick and easy use.

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Finally, a sure Father’s Day win is gifting dad the best to protect his baby. Grill covers are an excellent way to prolong the life and quality of any grill. We have loads to choose from, but our favorites are the Casco Black Polyester Grill Cover and Deluxe Vinyl Barbecue Cover. Both covers are rain, snow and humidity safe as well as crack resistant in temperatures as low as negative 20 degrees. The Polyester comes in four different sizes while the Deluxe is available in six; all come with a five-year limited warranty.

Add the sizzle of summer to Father’s Day this year with these products and more like them at stacksandstacks.com.

What You Will Need This School Year: Check List!

Back to school shopping has begun and we have the complete back to school check list for your children, whether they're in elementary school or college. Organize-It and StacksandStacks also offers hundreds of products to get your kids off to the right start this school year! Start here with our Grade School List. We also have a College Check List! Find them on Organize-It!

Essentials to Keep Your Locker Organized

The longer the school year goes on, the more unorganized your locker becomes. Whether you have the locker yourself, or you are helping your son or daughter find the right locker organizers for this school year, you probably have the same goal: stay neat, organized, and don't lose your homework!

Between the books, folders, notebooks, and loose papers, your locker can easily become a mess. Most locker space is limited, so you need to find items to organize your locker but also make it look fun and different from all the other lockers. Here are some items we recommend to do both!

 

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Magnetic Pencil Bins- Perfect for keeping your pens and pencils in order. These bins come in many colors and patterns to fit your unique style!

 

 

Magnets! – Colorful magnets are perfect for holing any important papers, notes, or reminders on your locker door to keep you on your toes throughout the day!

 

 

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Locker Shelves – Add more layers to your space and seperate books and folders by different school subjects or put folders on one level and books on the other.

 

 

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Here is another item that you would normally find in your closet. Give this a shot and repurpose the classic Closet Divder. This item is perfect for dividing in you locker and seperating papers from books. The transparent acrylic makes it perfect to see exactly what youre grabbing from all angles so there is no mix up before classes.

 

 

Dress it up and make it fun! Here are some new products that are sure to add a little personality to your school locker: LED Chandelier, Magnetic Mirror, and Locker Rug.

For more locker organizers or back to school essentials, check them out here!

 

ORGANIZE-IT PURCHASES WEB DOMAIN STACKSANDSTACKS.COM AFTER COMPETITOR GOES OUT OF BUSINESS

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ROCHESTER HILLS, MI – Organize-It, a retailer for storage and organizational products, purchased specific assets only from on-line competitor StacksandStacks.com. The assets acquired include the stacksandstacks.com domain name along with associated blogs, website code database and email list. Organize-It already operates OrganizeIt.com and Organization-Store.com, making StacksandStacks.com the Michigan-based company’s third website in the storage and organization genre. Organize-It will be taking the StacksandStacks.com website concept to a whole new level with a new design, better service, and eventually an expansion of both the Organize-It and Stacks product mix.
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Spruce Up Your Garden!

Happy Spring! Preparation for your garden should begin with cleaning up the space, eliminating old leaves and and debris, and checking the soil, then let the planting begin! Once your gardening has begun, here are some ideas to make the rest of this season a little bit easier on you and to make your garden space a little more fun!

 

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Great Deals for the Garden from Griffith Creek

With Spring just around the corner, do you have that urge to get out in the garden like I do? We have gathered some great promotional items (and promotional prices!) from Griffith Creek to get you started on the path towards a healthy, productive and organized garden this year. Sale lasts thru May 31st.

Raised Garden Bed
With a planting depth of 15", this Raised Garden Bed is perfect for growing flowers and plants, but also vegetables. The elevated design means no bending over and allows for storage underneath, a great choice for apartment patios and small backyards. Includes a coconut fiber insert, as shown. $175 with free shipping.* Read more

Smarter Hangers… for an Organized Closet

clutterfree-cascade-hangers.jpgWe are always looking for smart organizing tools for the home, and everyone's favorite topic this time of year is the closet. Instead of looking for ways to add more storage to your closet this year, why not look for ways to use your closet more wisely? Enter these smarter hangers, the ClutterFREE Cascade Hangers. Available in packs of 50 or 100, these clothes hangers have thought of everything for you, truly one of the best closet hangers around.
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Garage Ceiling Storage – Organizer's Best Friend

Telescoping Ceiling StorageWe all have our go-to tricks when it comes to finding extra storage space in the home. Maybe it is as simple as looking at the back of your door, or under the bed. Well it just so happens that one of my favorites also tends be one of the most overlooked. Maybe it is because it is because of its location: the garage.

Closets and shoes are fun to organize, as are bathrooms. Those areas bring instant gratification when organizing the home. But the garage? Not so much. We don't hang out in the garage, and we certainly don't expect it to be a place of calm organization. So why the focus on this boring, dingy space? Read more

Ironing Board and Step Ladder, All in One Package

Ironing Board & Step Ladder ComboYou heard me right, this week's featured product is two common household helpers packed into one design: the Ironing Board & Step Ladder Combo. It is great inventions like these that keep our homes tidy and clutter free. Whether you live in a studio apartment or a larger home but you simply want the laundry room to be tidier, this unique ironing board and step ladder combination helper is a wonderful tool you can have at your disposal. And the great design naturally takes space efficiency even further. Thanks to the extra weight from the step ladder, the ironing board can rest vertically against the wall when not needed, instead of leaning out into the room and taking up extra floor space.

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Not Your Grandma's Basket

While baskets may be one of the most versatile storage tools in your arsenal, you shouldn't have to sacrifice your modern style to reap the benefits! Neu Home has a wide selection of baskets that provide the same catch-all storage effect you are looking for around the home, but each boasts an updated style to match your contemporary lifestyle.

Modernize your home with one of these trend-forward storage baskets:

Riviere Trapezoid Basket
The Riviere Trapezoid Basket is ideal for rolled up hand towels, magazines and more. Made of wood and canvas. Read more

Product of the Week: Over the Door Baskets for EVERYTHING

Over the Door 6 Basket UnitWell, almost everything anyway! This week's featured product is a new take on an old favorite: The Over the Door 6 Basket Unit by Neu Home – A simple over the door rack with baskets! We've all seen over the door shoe racks, accessory racks, pockets and coat racks, but it has been a while since I have come across one of the most versatile styles of OTD organizers: the type that simply offers baskets for storage on the back of the door. This handy helper (also available as a 4 basket unit) is a wonderful storage solution for pretty much any space. Here are some great ideas for putting this Over the Door Basket System to work around your home: Read more

Furniture Sale – Two Weeks Only!

For two weeks, get the best pricing on select furniture from Wholesale Interiors at StacksAndStacks.com. Known for its transitional to modern designs, Wholesale Interiors furniture company presents versatile styles to the busy, contemporary home.

Here are our top picks for every room:

Belden Linen Modern Slipper Chairs
Living Room: The set of 2 Belden Linen Modern Slipper Chairs features button tufting and wheeled front legs for a subtly classic look. Read more

Ever Seen a Shoe Rack like this?

Round Shoe OttomanIt's a footrest! It's extra seating! It's…a shoe rack? The Round "Shoe" Ottoman with Removable Top takes sneaky sneaker storage to a whole new level! Ideal for a variety of settings in need of storage, this shoe organizer has endless benefits, style and uses:

Use this storage ottoman in the living room, office, or bedroom. Do you have a teen at home? This sturdy, modern style storage bin can hold their shoes and much more, right in their own room, while giving their friends and extra seat during study or play time.

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President's Day Plans…Get Organized!

With a three-day weekend upon us, and the weather being unsuitable for outdoor play anyway, why not use this extra time to do a quick organizing job on those few hot spots around the house? Here is a list of the biggest clutter-complaint-filled areas of the home and some quick-fix organizing products to put to work for you this weekend!

Complaint: Entryway and Coat Closet Clutter.
Hi Lo Five Hook Coat Rack
Solution: An over the Door Hook Rack or Pocket Organizer, like the Hi Lo Five Hook Coat Rack, which staggers hooks high and low for space efficiency. Great for jackets, backpacks, purses and dog leashes. Also a big helper in the kids room. Read more

Jewelry Storage (In Honor of Valentine's Day)

With February, the month of love, in full swing, now is the time to take stock of your gems and your jewelry storage system (or lack thereof). We've taken some of the guesswork out of the process for you, with promotional (lowest!) pricing on the most popular Jewelry Armoires and boxes by Nathan Direct:

Hudson Jewelry Tower
The Hudson Jewelry Tower ($38.99 with free shipping*) is the number one choice for the vanity in the bedroom or bathroom. It boasts a mirror on one side and hanging necklace hooks on the other, with pink felt lined compartments on the interior. Read more

The Dreaded Space Behind the Door… And What to Do with it.

Just when we thought we had every available space in the house expertly utilized, the makers of the Heidi Shelf go and prove us wrong! This patented, unique shelving system by Foremost makes use of what may be the last wasted space in the home: Behind the door. As you might have already noticed, the space behind any door is tapered when the door is open, making it impossible to fit any substantial shelf back there. But the Heidi Behind the Door Shelving System solves this problem by using a tapered design itself (down to 2.5" deep at the corner), allowing it to fit seamlessly behind a door whether it is open or closed. Available in several colors and a junior size for the kids room!

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Vintage View Wall Mounted Wine Racks

Let's get serious here. The wine craze is not going away anytime soon. Time to think about permanent storage solutions for your wine collection. And what better way, in keeping with the rustic wine country decor theme, than to use a wall mounted wine rack that allows you to see your whole collection? With Vintage View's wine storage collection, you are one step away from easy wine storage in the home. Models range from 9 to 36 bottle capacity and are available in two finishes: platinum and black.

The benefits of this type of wine rack add up quickly: They take up no floor or pantry space, great for homes that are short on space. Plus they add a rustic wine country charm to your decor. Use them in your kitchen, dining room, study or anywhere else around the home!

Eighteen Bottle Wall Mounted Wine Rack – $89.99 with free shipping:
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Organize ANY Space with Modular Storage Cubes – On Sale!

Modular Storage Cubes from Way Basics make organizing any space in the home a cinch! Our entire collection is on sale now up to 35% OFF! Even better, these storage cubes are made of 99% recycled materials and a cinch to put together. Sale Ends Feb 13th.

Start with cubes in an array of colors, from Kid-friendly to elegant wood finishes and two different sizes.
6 Stackable Open Modular Eco Storage Cubes Plus
Stack them however you want: Think square, rectangle, step-ups or a simple line up on the floor under a window. 6 Stackable Open Modular Eco Storage Cubes Plus – $118 with free shipping* Read more

Two Valentine's Sales…Just In Time

If you want to shop online for Valentine's gifts, start now to avoid costly last minute shipping fees! We've got just the deals for you with these great promotions:

Red Vanilla Glassware: Elegant Glass Sets for both gals and guys! Starting at $35.49 with free shipping.*

Set of 6 Samba Martini / Dessert Glasses
Go modern with drinks, and classic for sweets! Set of 6 Samba Martini / Dessert Glasses – $38.99 with free shipping. Read more

The Smart Office – Modular Organizers for the Desk

Be the one with the smart office. By using modular organizers, such as the Stack & Style system from Empire Imports, you can customize your desk to fit your unique organizing needs at home or in the professional office. Available in two luscious wood finishes, these desktop organizers are perfect for guys and gals alike! Each piece measures 13.5" x 11" at its base and features rounded edges on top to interlock with other styles.

Stack & Style Desk Organizers Kit 1
The Stack & Style Desk Organizers Kit 1 shows just one of many possible desktop combinations, using some of the pieces shown below. Read more

Winter Closet Cleanup

CedarStow Standard Suit Hanging StorageWinter is a great time to organize the closets! Don't believe me? Here is why, and how:

Why: You are stuck inside anyway. Why not make the best of that time by getting control of those inside areas of the home that drive you nuts the rest of the year?

How: Before you start emptying out your closet, have a thorough look at what's not working in there.
1. Pay special attention to sagging clothes rods, hangers popping out towards you, items falling on the floor. Read more

Fresh Wine Bars: Two Options

This week's featured product comes in two styles, each boasting clean lines and a crisp white finish. These white wine cabinets are designed with transitional style in mind, perfect for fitting into a wide range of home decor styles, from retro to contemporary. The white finish allows them to stand out against colorful walls, making an instant design statement by drawing in the eyes.

White 60"H Ladder Style Bar Unit:

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At just 24" wide, this wine bar has a significant presence in the room, yet can squeeze into tight spaces just the same. The open front allows for a view of your wine collection, set cubby style underneath built in stemware storage racks. A medium sized top allows for just the right amount of drink pouring and mixing space for you and your friends. Read more

Floor Mirrors with Hidden Storage…Small Space Fix!

If you live in a small space or simply need more storage in a room, a full size floor mirror (with storage built-in, that is), just might save the day! Proman has a great line of these sneaky, storage-packed mirrors and right now, all of them are on sale! The styles range from classic to transitional which covers almost any home, and each has a unique storage method to suit a variety of needs.

Simply Modern Mirror Shelf
For the entryway: The Simply Modern Mirror Shelf is well suited to the entry of the home because it has both shelves and coat hooks hidden behind the full length mirror, which is great itself for a quick glance before you head out the door in the morning. Read more

What to do with all that Wrap?

This is the time of year when wrapping paper feels a little more like a nuisance and a little less like the symbol of joy it should represent. Whether your wrapping paper storage needs are great or small, we've got you covered with more than a handful of specially designed gift-wrap organizers.

Underbed Storage Container
In the Garage: A plastic storage box, like this Underbed Storage Container by Iris, is the way to go – offering moisture protection for year-round storage. Read more