Wrapping Paper Organizers for Any Room

Wrapping Paper CartIn just 3 weeks, my office will be looking more like Santa's workshop than the calm workspace it is supposed to be. Wrapping paper, bows, scissors and, if I'm lucky and can find it, tape will be strewn about the office until Christmas day. Every year we get many questions about the best way to keep gift wrap and its assorted accessories organized. We've gathered some tips and advice to help you get through the holiday season with a few bows and ribbons to spare for next year. So whether you go with a full size wrapping paper cart (shown here, $155 with free shipping*) or a simple corner of your closet, we've got a solution for you. Read more

Wine Collections…Under Control and On Display

8 Bottle Dakota Wine Rack with Display TopWith the holidays rapidly approaching, it's time to get that wine collection under control once and for all! If you are an entertainer by nature and plan on having friends and family over multiple times during this holiday season, a medium sized wine rack is the way to go! This week's featured product, the 8 Bottle Dakota Wine Rack with Display Top is my favorite pick of the season, brand new. This wine storage rack combines the best of storage and appearance capabilities, ideal for leaving out in plain view of guests.

The eight bottle capacity allows you to put out your "party wines" and not risk accidental opening of the expensive stuff, which can remain safely stowed away in your permanent wine storage area. The top stores the bottles face up, just like you would see in a store, so that you can easily read the labels without even picking up the bottle! And it comes in beautiful finishes, including an unfinished wood that can be stained or painted to match your decor! Enjoy!

Have another size in mind? The Dakota Wine Racks are available in a variety of sizes, capacities and finishes:

Black Leather Metro Chaise Lounge Blowout!

Metro Chaise LoungeIt has never been more affordable or easier to spruce up your living room or sitting area with comfort and elegance! Stacks and Stacks is offering the best pricing on the ultra chic Metro Chaise Lounge while supplies last – $449 with free shipping! This beauty features high density foam cushions wrapped in bonded black leather and an eye-catching curve that provides the ultimate place to lounge around. Button tufting offers a classic touch and softens the contemporary feel of this chaise lounge.

The Organized Bedroom for Better Sleep

Bed Butler 16The bedroom should be a place of calm and peace. A spot where you can go at the end of the day to relax and unwind for the best deep-sleep experience. Similarly, the bedroom is the first thing you see when you wake up each day, so keeping it tidy (or cluttered) can set the mood for the rest of the day.

Here are some great tips for gaining control of clutter in the bedroom:

  • Bedside Caddy – In the past these were made of canvas or mesh, although a new product on the market, the Bed Butler 16" Pro Bedside Caddy boasts a clear plastic design Read more
  • Overhead Garage Storage – MonsterRax Sale 3 Days Left!

    Monster RaxThere are just 3 more days in our Monster Rax overhead storage rack sale, any size just $199! Fall is a great time to get the garage organized, putting away all of your summer fun equipment and making room to park a car in the upcoming chilly months. Maximizing use of the ceiling is one of the smartest ways to add storage to the garage. It allows you to take advantage of space that you already own but that is commonly wasted and at the same time clear out the floor.

    There are many overhead storage racks, pulleys and other systems out there, but here's why we love MonsterRax:
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    Seasonal Clothes Swap Time

    Double-Door Wardrobe with Two DrawersWe are approaching that time of year again when weather takes a turn and we are forced to rethink our wardrobe. The seasonal clothes switch! And just in time for this event there are new clothes storage options fresh on the market to help! This week's featured product, the Double-Door Wardrobe with Two Drawers, is a wonderful choice and includes modern updates to traditional fabric wardrobes, garment racks and portable closets. This rack has doors that open just like a permanent wooden bedroom armoire – a fresh take on an old bedroom storage staple. Read more

    Back to School Organizing for Every Room

    Have you been bitten by the back to school clutter bug? I know we have! The thing I seem to forget every year is that it is not just the kids' room that suffers. It's more like an explosion of papers, shoes, bags and lunchboxes all over the house for the first month that the kids are back in school. Here are some great new products to help minimize the damage throughout the home:

    12 Drawer Rolling Cart
    Dining Room: For us, homework, arts and crafts take place in the dining room. This 12 Drawer Rolling Cart has see-thru drawers of differing sizes, perfect for supplies and all of the paperwork that comes home. It is a great size for the early-grade crowd, but can work with them throughout their full 13 years of schooling and beyond. Read more

    Decorate Your Home with our Labor Day Furniture Deals!

    There are great deals to be found this weekend, especially if you're shopping for home furnishings. Whether you've been looking for that special piece to complete a look in your living room or are ready for a complete room makeover, we've got something for you!

    Bento Club Chair
    Perfect for the retro or modern styled home, the Bento Club Chair is comfortable and chic. Use it in the living room, study or even as a reading chair in the bedroom. Read more

    Artisan Hand Vacuum… Product of the Week

    Artisan Hand VacuumThat, ladies and gentlemen, is a vacuum. Quite possibly the most chic, elegant vacuum I have ever seen. When I saw it I had to feature it today. I just love how everything for the home, even cleaning products, is being made nowadays with serious regard to aesthetics. The Artisan Hand Vacuum by Kalorik takes an otherwise unattractive household appliance and brings it into the modern age with an updated, fresh look that is fit to be seen by guests and anyone who enters the home. Read more

    Closet Organizing Kit Does the Work for You

    Organization Kit by Honey-Can-DoThis week's featured product takes the guesswork out of closet organizing, especially for the younger crowd (sending a kid off to college, anyone?) The Organization Kit by Honey-Can-Do is an all-in-one clothing organizer for the bedroom, dorm, studio apartment and more.

    Here is a breakdown of what is included with the set, and tips on how to use it:
    -Over the Door Shoe Rack – this handy, space-efficient shoe organizer can hold more than just shoes. Use it to organize scarves, jewelry, accessories and even school or office supplies – a multi-tasker, for sure. Read more

    Bed Bugs on the Brain – Back to School Solutions

    SecureTravel Bedbug & Dustmite Proof Dorm KitWhen I went to college, bed bugs were still just a myth, part of a cute little saying that started with "Good Night, Sleep Tight…" However, any parent sending their child off to the dorms nowadays probably has bed bugs on the brain. Not only do you not want your student to get bit, you probably don't want them to bring these little pests back home to you on those treasured weekend visits.

    Thankfully, this week's featured product, the SecureTravel Bedbug & Dustmite Proof Dorm Kit has everything you need to protect your young student. Included with the set are a twin XL mattress zip up encasement, pillowcase and two special laundry bags to keep bugs at bay. They are also designed to help with dustmites, perfect for kids with asthma or allergies.

    So if you are about to send your teen off to the dorms for the first time, and you've got bed bugs on the brain, arm yourself with these great tools to bring peace back to your mind.

    Bedroom Storage – Stylish and Savvy Solutions

    Ideally, the bedroom should be a place of calm where you can go to relax. Yet often we find ourselves overwhelmed by clutter in there just as we are in other areas of the home. If you have already maxed out your closet space and are wisely utilizing the area underneath your bed for overflow, but still find yourself in need of storage, here are some stylish bedroom furnishings that double as storage vessels for everything from personal items to linens.


    Make the most use of your nightstand. Look for one, like the "Myriad" Foliage Trunk End Table, that has built in storage and a versatile style. If you access items daily in your nightstand, however, choose one with drawers or even a cabinet door on the front to hide clutter but still provide ease of use. Read more

    Taking Baby Steps to a Modern Makeover

    For years I’ve resisted furniture and decorative pieces that could be considered “modern” or “contemporary”.

    tableI think my aversion to this style comes from growing up in the 1980’s. Remember what modern looked like back then? Very stark, sterile and cold. Black and chrome were the ultimate combination. What was modern then is now totally outdated.

    Lately I’ve been looking at my furniture and thinking, am I stuck in a style rut? Has my avoidance of modern furniture made my house look like my grandmother’s? Perhaps I could just introduce a few pieces here and there to update my look. That way I won’t feel overwhelmed by committing to a specific style, one that not everyone can pull off. Read more

    Hangadoo Pet Organizer – Product of the Week

    Hangadoo Pets OrganizerDog lovers gather 'round! This week's featured product is designed to make life with your pooch easier and more enjoyable! The Hangadoo Pets Organizer is a wonderful tool for organizing all of your pet's stuff. This handy pet organizer hangs over a hook, closet rod and even comes with an over the door so you can grab and go on your way out the back (or front) door. The cute colors and paw print pattern keep the look fun and whimsical. This makes a great storage place for leashes, collars, medicines, treats and more!

    Made in the USA – Homewares for the 4th of July!

    In honor of Independence Day, we have lined up the best storage and organization products made in America just for you! Proving that American-Made counts, these creative manufacturers have been busy finding ways to make homewares better and more affordable by making them here, at home.

    Here are our favorite picks of organizing products Made in the USA!

    Jewelry Rax
    Made in the USA and relatively new on the market, the Jewelry Rax is a true organizing hero. This handy jewelry organizer mounts to the wall and offers easy access to your most frequently used gems. Read more

    Take Advantage of the Heat – Air Dry Solutions

    3-piece Steel Clothes Drying PostAlthough the summer is definitely my favorite season of the year, there are some downsides to this sweltering season. While the warm weather, long nights and carefree vibe make everything feel a little easier, utility costs seem to rise with the heat. With cost-savings in mind there are several ways to turn this weakness into a benefit. Perhaps the easiest way of all is air-drying your freshly-washed laundry.

    While the hot weather forces you to turn on the AC and is an energy-suck, it also is a great substitute for machine-drying clothes! In many locations, the summertime means no fear of rain or precipitation, and you can leave those clothes out to dry for hours without worry. Read more

    Does Your Office Moonlight as a Guestroom? No Problem.

    Brenton DaybedThis week's featured product helps you achieve the balance between office and guest room elegantly. When setting up a home office, you want it to be sophisticated, fresh, neat, tidy and stylish. So what do you do when your home office doubles as a guest room for out-of-towners? Futons and daybeds offer a simple fix for this dilemma. Instead of placing a whole bed in the office (when it will only be used sporadically), start with a sofa-like sleeper to give you a sitting area during the day, and a sleeping area at night.

    The Brenton Daybed with Trundle fits the bill perfectly. Read more

    Garden on Wheels – Product of the Week

    LGarden Elevated Gardening SystemThis week's featured product will bring a smile to the face of all gardeners, beginners and pros alike! The LGarden Elevated Gardening System is literally a garden on wheels. This handy cart is great for apartment dwellers on their patios, or for enhancing an already busy garden area outside the home. With a powder coated steel frame and wooden accents to soften the look, this rolling planter looks great and boasts a 500 weight capacity rating (anyone who has ever tried to pick up a large bag of dirt will know why.)

    Here, the top reasons why this handy garden helper shines: Read more

    Over the Door Hooks – Six Different Ways

    Sure, we've all heard of Over the Door Shoe Racks and Coat Hooks. But there's simply more to closet storage than just that! When space is at a premium in your home, look to the backs of your doors for extra hanging and storage space. Whether it is the hall closet, bedroom or back of the bathroom door, there is an over the door organizer out there to solve almost any storage dilemma.

    Here are some of the more unique forms of Over the Door Racks you will find:

    Bamboo Accents Game Storage Over Door Rack
    Video Game Storage on the back of the door? So smart. Anyone with kids knows how quickly video games and their related equipment can take over your life. This one is perfect for the kids' bedroom door, pantry or wherever else they like to hang out. Read more

    Products to Make Life Easier… Under $50

    We all could use a little more time. Maybe a little more time to exercise, play with the kids, or simply read that dusty book that's been sitting on the nightstand for months. Home product manufacturers have responded to this need by creating products that save you a little time here and there while at home, to allow you to enjoy more of the things that truly make you happy.

    Here, our best picks, all under $50:

    Stainless Steel Hair Dryer Holder
    Motels have had it right for years! A wall mounted hair dryer makes this must-have hair tool easy to grab and easy to stash. Read more

    Finally, a Shoe Rack for Boot Lovers

    Adjustable Boot-Shoe TreeWhy hasn't anyone thought of this before? We ladies love our boots, and so does this week's featured product! The Adjustable Boot-Shoe Tree can hold up to 6 pairs of boots, or a combination of boots and shoes (3 pairs of boots plus 12 pairs of shoes). With a customizable design, this shoe and boot rack is the ultimate in versatile apparel organizers, taking you through the fall and winter months with ample space for your tall boots, and then allowing you to swap some of that boot storage out for shoes when the weather heats up and the flats and sandals come out.

    The makers of this shoe rack have thought of everything: Read more

    Bronze Takes the Bathroom by Storm

    Bronze Cameo Bowl BrushOut with the new, in with the old? Bronze, a color we think of as coming from a different, long-ago time, is finding its way into modern bathrooms in the form of accessories and organizers, taking center stage! Chrome is still the number one choice for many bathrooms, followed by brushed stainless steel, but if you are tired of the cool metallic finishes and are looking for something a bit warmer, bronze is your new best friend! This week's featured product, the Cameo Bowl Brush is part of a collection of bathroom accessories, organizers and cleaning tools, all with a bronze finish.

    You may think bronze is an old fashioned color that will give your home an unwanted antique look, Read more

    Organizing the Kitchen in Style

    Keeping the kitchen neat and tidy requires the right tools. But those tools don't have to drag your style down! Cabinet, pantry and even spice organizers come in a variety of colors, designs and materials, ready to take your kitchen to the next level in terms of functionality and style.

    Here are our picks for getting the kitchen in order, without sacrificing your signature look:

    Antiqued Copper Kitchen Canisters - Set of Four
    These Antiqued Copper Kitchen Canisters are truly a thing of beauty and can hold all of your baking staples like flour, sugar, and even coffee. The elegant design allows for placement right on the countertop! Read more

    Outdoor Storage Cabinets for a Resort at Home

    Montego Bay One Door Multi-Purpose Storage CabinetThis week's featured product is designed equally with storage and style in mind. The Montego Bay One Door Multi-Purpose Storage Cabinet is a true show-stopper, with a spa-like resort feel! This outdoor cabinet, part of a collection that includes a deck box and a patio bar, is made of beautiful eucalyptus with a rich, warm brown finish. The shutter like door and accent pieces are reminiscent of tropical decor, perfect for the home with a pool or even just a patio in need of storage. This model and stands tall and narrow, a great space-saving design for modern storage needs. Removable shelves on the inside allow for a variety of items, from stacks of beach towels to extra throw pillows, patio furniture cushions or even toys.

    Here are some new and fresh ideas to best utilize this handy patio storage cabinet: Read more

    Wall Mounted Drying Rack – Product of the Week

    Telefix 100 Wall Mount Laundry Drying RackWith the weather warming up, air-drying your laundry takes center stage! This week's featured product calls on a space efficient design and sturdy construction to make the grade (and better). The Telefix 100 Wall Mount Laundry Drying Rack looks just like a simple, wall hugging towel rack when it is recessed. But with a simple sliding action, it becomes a laundry drying wonder with 26 feet of drying space. Eight bars pull out to hang anything from towels to delicates, linens and more. The materials are durable and rust resistant, ready for use inside or outside the home. As we all know, drip drying laundry helps take a load off the environment, and preserves clothing for longevity. Read more

    Convertible Coffee Table: Product of the Week

    Altra Coffee TableWe've all heard of convertible furniture, as in sofa beds and sleeper chairs, but have you ever seen a convertible coffee table? The Altra Extension Coffee Table is both accent table and laptop workstation! Such a great idea for those evenings where you have some work to finish up or personal business to take care of on the computer but are tired of sitting at your desk. This handy table features a center section that lifts up to the perfect height for writing, typing, and can even be used by kids for drawing and playtime. Read more

    Spring Cleaning On the Brain…

    I can't speak for spring-weather, but like it or not, friends, spring cleaning is just around the corner. Why not make it easier on yourself this year? I have a spring cleaning tradition which is to add one special tool to my cleaning arsenal each year. Sometimes I go for an eco-friendly option, sometimes for a new appliance like a steam cleaner, and sometimes I keep it simple with a new home-made natural cleaner (vinegar with a few drops of your favorite essential oil is a favorite of many).

    Here are some great tools to make cleaning your home in the spring (and year-round) easier, cheaper and more earth-friendly:

    QuantumReach - Versatile Broom and Duster
    The QuantumReach Versatile Broom and Duster has an adjustable head and extends to reach underneath sofas, tables and up to the ceiling. It comes complete with interchangeable pads for a variety of chores. Read more

    Fabric Bins in Every Color – Product of the Week

    Fabric BinsThese Non Woven Storage Cubes are brand new on the market, and are ready to solve storage problems throughout the home in every room! With colors ranging from neutral canvas to bright green, red and navy blue, these fabric bins can do any organizing job in style. Take a quick look around the living room, office or bedroom, and allow your eyes to settle on the first bit of clutter they come across. Read more

    Product of the Week: Over the Door Jewelry Organizer

    Over the Door Jewelry OrganizerWell this is the first I've seen of its kind! I have seen plenty of wall mounted jewelry armoires, in drawer jewelry dividers, and even come across the occasional closet rod jewelry pocket organizer, but this new Space Saving Over-the-Door Jewelry Armoire is [good] news to me!

    As you know, the back of the door is a great place to find storage for a variety of items, from shoes to purses, accessories and more. This Jewelry cabinet is ultra smart because it features a mirror on its front which gives you a convenient place to get ready, and also gives it a finished look to reduce the cluttered look in a room. Read more

    A Workable Home Office

    Whether you work from home or not, a workable home office that has a touch of your style helps to keep you cheerful and on task while you do work of any kind! And it also allows your office to fit in seamlessly with the rest of your home, a must when space is at a premium. So take the time to tidy your desk once or twice a week, and bring in a vase of flowers or a potted plant from time to time to lighten the mood. In addition to those quick fixes, you can add stylish desk organizers and other pieces that work within your budget to create an office look that's all your own.

    Color:
    Leather Journal
    Brighten up any office space with a splash of color. These Leather Journals are available in springy and bright hues and make a dull pad of paper a thing of the past. Plus this way you can take your lists with you, stashing in your purse! Read more