When it comes to making food last, I’ve long been a fan of the freezer. Whether it’s bread or pasta sauce, freezing food can be a great way to make sure you always have certain items on hand. Frozen sliced bread simply has to be toasted to be ready to make a sandwich, and hard cheese is actually easier to grate when frozen. For those little cans of tomato paste that you’re never able to use up all at once, I like to put individual spoonfuls in a plastic bag and freeze them so I have the exact amount I need ready to go next time I have a recipe that calls for it. It’s also nice to have frozen vegetables around, like peas or broccoli, to make any meal healthier.
What this has meant for my freezer though is that it is always a disorganized mess of bags and containers falling out every time I open it. It was time to get my freezer organized, but first I had to find the right storage. Read more
Whether you’re looking to escape winter weather with a tropical getaway or already planning your spring break family vacation, there are a few must have travel gadgets you’ll never travel without again.
For anyone who likes to buy souvenirs or do a little shopping while on vacation a luggage scale is essential. It might not seem like a must have item when you’re packing, but you’ll wish you had brought one when you find yourself at the airport with an overweight bag. Look for a compact luggage scale that won’t take up much room and you can ensure you save yourself both time and money at the airport. Read more
Was one of your New Years resolutions to give your diet a healthy overhaul? Stay on track by replacing your usual meals with healthier versions or supplementing your diet with vitamin-rich snacks. Use these fun and functional kitchen gadgets to help you get started.
Whether you need to make exact measurements for baking or are looking to create healthy portions at dinnertime, a food scale can be a great way to keep things in check. This scale comes with an easy to use function that will subtract the weight of the container for an accurate count every time. Read more
Finding jewelry storage that’s fits your collection as well as your décor can be a challenge. With so many different types of jewelry storage to sort through it can be hard to find that perfect jewelry box or armoire. Here are a few jewelry storage options to help you store and display all your favorite pieces.
If you don’t usually wear a lot of jewelry and have a small collection then in-drawer storage is the way to go. Taking up minimal space a tray with built in storage compartments is a compact way to store your jewelry, just clear some space in your dresser or nightstand drawer. Read more
Keeping clothes looking their best requires a well outfitted laundry room, with everything you need to care for your wardrobe. From laundry storage to tools, there are all sorts of items that protect your clothes and make doing the laundry a little easier.
Mesh bags are a must for washing delicate items that could easily get snagged on a zipper while in the wash. Simply throw items in, zip it up and you can wash without worry. Read more
If you enjoy the holidays but find all the clean up exhausting, this might be the year to get all your holidays decorations organized and easy to pack up. By having the right storage for all your favorite holiday decorations you can save time and energy after the holidays. There are a number of decorations that can use special storage, like artificial trees, wreaths, ornaments and gift wrap.
Keep those family ornaments safe and sound the other eleven months of the year with custom ornament storage. The Ornament Keeper provides lots of storage in one compact space, with three trays each safely storing up to 20 ornaments. Read more
The holidays are a great time to catch up and get in touch with friends and family, and holiday cards are a great way to do it. Whether you’re sending or receiving, you’re sure to have lots of cards you don’t know what to do with. Having storage especially designed for cards is the best way to stay organized this holiday season.
There are a million ways to display all the holiday cards you receive, but when the holidays are over what do you do with them? Use a Greeting Card Box that comes with dividers to store cards each year. Read more
When it comes to finding the perfect present for your favorite coffee lover, there are all sorts of items that go beyond the standard coffee mug. Give them something unexpected, whether it’s a frother to dress up a cup of coffee, or an organizer to help free up counter space in the kitchen, there are all sorts of gifts coffee lovers will appreciate.
For anyone who loves a good cup of coffee just as much as they like whipping up something in the kitchen the Electric Kitchen Wand makes a great present. This wand has all sorts of handy features that make cooking easier, including a frother attachment that makes it easy to whip some foam for a coffee drink. Read more
With spring and summer vacations behind us, the fall and winter can be the perfect time to sort through vacation photos and create an album to save those memories. Don’t let vacation memories get forgotten in a box or a folder on your computer. Use cold winter evenings bundled up at home as an opportunity to go through family photos and turn them into an album you can enjoy for years to come. Read more
No matter how much storage space you have, it never seems like the right kind. Have lots of drawer space? Then it probably feels like you could use more room in the closet. Feel like you have plenty of room for hanging clothes but could really use more shelf space? Well when it comes to adding shelf space to the closet, hanging closet shelves are a quick and easy way to add the shelving you need.
Hanging closet shelves are usually used for storing folded pants or sweaters to help protect them from hanger marks, but they can also be used in a variety of ways to help get any closet organized. Read more
Feel like you’re always fighting for more bathroom storage? Even when it seems impossible to add organizational space there’s always a way to gain more, from wall mounted shelving to cabinets set on casters. Get creative and make the most of unused floor or wall space to gain the organizational space you need with the right bath organizers.
While built in bathroom cabinets are the norm, freestanding cabinets actually offer a lot of flexibility, making them a great bathroom storage option. Since they aren’t built in you can easily change them out depending on your storage needs. Read more
Setting a festive holiday table is the perfect way to get everyone in the holiday spirit. From napkin rings to serving dishes there are all sorts of tabletop essentials. Aside from setting the table, sometimes the biggest problem is finding all the elements you need. That’s why having the proper storage is key for keeping everything organized and easy to find. There’s all sorts of china storage especially designed for holding silver flatware or fine china, all you have to do is find the right pieces to fit your collection and your storage space. Read more
For such a small space, the bathroom can be an intimidating room to clean. From the shower to the sink there are so many different surfaces to clean that it can feel overwhelming and with all the showers you take and number of times you brush your teeth in a day it always seems like it’s time for a good cleaning. Bathroom organizers are a great way to help cut down on the stress of keeping the bathroom clean in a variety of ways.
The best way to help keep the bathroom tidy is by keeping cleaning products on hand so you always have easy access to them. An over the door cabinet organizer for storing cleaning items under the sink is the perfect way to make the most of storage space and keep them within reach. Read more
Just as spring means spring cleaning for your home, fall is the time for yard and garden clean up. Many plants not only lose their leaves, but also need a little prep to get them ready for winter. By keeping gardening tools on hand and ready to go in the shed or garage you can make fall yard work stress free and easy.
With trees losing their leaves, gutters and front yards can quickly get covered. It’s important to keep gutters clear to protect your house from water damage that results from overflowing gutters. With the right tools, like a gutter brush, you can quickly remove dead leaves and know that as wet weather approaches your gutters are ready to do their job. Read more
Over the years I’ve experimented with different ways to store accessories so I get the most use out of them. I’ve tried keeping them in drawers, but they usually end up turning into a jumbling mess. Then I’ve added drawer dividers that help keep things sorted, but I still wasn’t getting a lot of use out of what I had since I didn’t see them on a daily basis while I was getting dressed.
Now that the weather is getting colder there are all sorts of accessories I can’t wait to wear again and I’ve finally found storage solutions that help me keep track of what I have. I’ve got tights in all sorts of colors and patterns, so when I added a hanging closet organizer with clear pockets for storing each pair it became much easier so see what I had. Read more
Cozying up your home for fall is a great way to make the most of the great indoors.
Whether you’re up for an overhaul of your interior or just looking to add a few touches to warm up rooms around the house, there are lots of ways to change up décor for colder weather.
Window dressings are both a practical and decorative way to adapt your home for colder weather. Think about having seasonal curtains, such as lighter ones for warmer weather and heavier curtains that help block out cold air during the winter while giving the room a snug feel. If you’re only thinking of changing out the curtains in one room make it the living room, where you spend the most time relaxing.
Floor coverings are another way to warm up any space. From the kitchen to the bedroom think about adding rugs to warm up cold wood or tile floors. Even carpeted rooms can benefit from an added area rug. Laying multiple area rugs or wall-to-wall carpeting and an area rug is a great way to add texture to any space.
When it comes to more inexpensive ways to make your home feel ready for winter there are a variety of options. Add plush throw blankets and pillows to seating areas so it’s easy to bundle up while watching a movie. Candles in wintery scents are another great option and make a great addition to just about room of the house, from the bathroom to the bedroom to the dining room.
Of course nothing makes a home feel cozier than a hot drink and something baking in the oven. No kitchen is ready for winter without the required baking tools.
From cookie cutters to baking sheets, you’ll be glad you have the essentials on hand when winter weather comes!
From the Thanksgiving turkey to the Christmas ham, cooking for the holidays can be a bit overwhelming. With so many details to take care of it can take a lot of planning to ensure everything goes right the day of.
There are basic steps you can take to plan ahead, like keeping a list of favorite holiday recipes, along with a shopping list for each recipe. Keeping these recipes in a binder or saved in your computer also means you can go back and make notes or adjustments to recipes so you know how long something actually needs to bake or if it really serves ten people. Read more
With the holidays fast approaching there is sure to be lots of traveling coming up, whether you’re going away for Thanksgiving or flying to see family for Christmas. This can be a stressful time of year and having to pack everything from suits to presents doesn’t help matters. That’s why staying organized with a few travel products, even when on the go, is the key to a low-key holiday season. Read more
Have a drawer full of loose lipsticks and mascaras? I know every time I buy a new lipstick I come home to find one just like it in my bathroom makeup drawer. Sometimes it seems easier to buy a new eye shadow than dig through bathroom drawers to find the one you already have. Makeup also doesn’t last forever and making sure cosmetics are up to date can seem like a daunting task. Using cosmetics storage that keeps everything sorted and easy to find is the best way to keep track of what makeup you do have and what makeup you need to buy. Read more
Whether you’re trying to find extra storage in a studio or attempting to cram even more stuff into an already packed closet, it seems like there’s never enough storage space. Sometimes you have to look for storage space in unlikely places and hiding storage in plain sight. Incorporating storage options into your décor is an easy and stylish way to stay organized. Read more
With the holidays on the way it’s the perfect time to get your kitchen prepped for all that entertaining. Get a head start and whip that fridge and those cabinets into shape by ensuring storage is organized and everything is easy to find so you don’t have to make any last minute trips to the grocery store.
Making sure you have everything needed for a big family dinner can be daunting, but by stocking up in advance on the things you can you can means you’ll have less to buy at the grocery store right before the holidays. Read more
Fall is here and as temperatures cool it’s the perfect time to bring out those warm sweaters and cozy coats. Transitioning your wardrobe to fall can be easy as long as cold weather clothes have been properly protected when not in use. With the right storage you don’t have to worry about finding your favorite sweater full of moth holes or in desperate need of a trip to the dry cleaners. Read more
Have visitors coming to stay this holiday season? Give your guests, and yourself, an excuse to indulge with some decadent items for your home. By choosing items for the guestroom and guest bath that you can enjoy too you’ll get the most for your money and have a happy house guest.
On crisp fall days getting out of the bath to wrap up in a warm towel is a luxurious bathroom touch. The towel warmer is a convenient and portable way to keep towels toasty. Keep this warmer in your bathroom and then bring it in the guest bath filled with fresh bath linens so visitors can enjoy it too. This warmer is a great way to give any bathroom a spa like feel. Read more
Think you have everything you need for game day? Make sure you don’t end up empty handed with these must have tools. From remotes to snacks there are a few key items you want within reach of your favorite seat so you don’t miss any of the action. Read more
From must see movies to the big game, the fall is the perfect time to enjoy your home entertainment center. Forget the movie theater or sports stadium, why go out when you can have front row seats at home! Create a living room that is equal parts high tech and comfy, cozy and you’ll never want to go out again! Read more
With so many holidays, fall is the perfect time to visit with friends and family. While it can be fun to catch up, having a house guest at such a busy time of year can sometimes seem like a lot to handle. Don’t get overwhelmed with everything going on. A little planning ahead can help make sure you have plenty of time to spend with guests and don’t waste any time worrying about whether or not they’re being taken care of. Read more