We 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
You 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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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:
The Riviere Trapezoid Basket is ideal for rolled up hand towels, magazines and more. Made of wood and canvas. Read more
Well, 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
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:
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
It'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.
Use it for more than shoes! Read more
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.
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
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:
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
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!
Heidi Behind the Door Shelving System in Black:
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:
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.
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
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.*
Go modern with drinks, and classic for sweets! Set of 6 Samba Martini / Dessert Glasses – $38.99 with free shipping. Read more
Whether you are shopping for your hubby, daughter or mother, we've got you covered with a comprehensive list of Valentine's Day Gifts that includes something for everyone:
For your Wife or Girlfriend:
The Granada 5 Drawer Jewelry Armoire is just one of many beautiful jewelry armoires for the home. Find them available in every style imaginable to match your home decor! Read more
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.
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 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
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:
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
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.
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
Get your Office in Tip Top Shape for maximum efficiency with our Studio Designs Home Office Sale – Best pricing ever for the New Year!
The Catalina Craft Table makes a great laptop desk, with a center panel that lifts for painting, tracing and light-work. $122 with free shipping* Read more
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.
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
Here's to a Happy, Well-Organized 2014!
With Thanksgiving and Christmas behind us, and New Year's Eve just a day away, it's time to think about packing up the party. Here are our best tools and tips on storage for all of your party gear:
Keep Linens Wrinkle-Free (and ready to go for your next get-together): For tablecloths that you will be bringing out again at Easter and those summer soirees, mount a tension shower curtain rod at the back of the pantry to hang tablecloths from, thus avoiding wrinkle-issues. Read more
Our first sales event was so successful, we've decided to do it again! Find our lowest pricing of the year on all Honey Can Do products. From holiday storage to everyday household organizers, we've go you covered!
Holiday storage is a no brainer with the space-saving, sturdy Large Adjustable Ornament Storage box! Read more
Be prepared for the putting-away of the holidays with our great selection of holiday storage gear! We have everything from ornament boxes to zip up artificial tree bags and an easy roll up Holiday Lights Storage Reels and Bag (shown).
Maybe you are hosting tonight's Christmas Eve shindig, or maybe you are hosting the big day tomorrow at your house! Whatever your current hosting plan is, here are some last minute tips to keep you on track and stressing less.
Things you (or your family) can do now to get ready for the party:
Get your Playlist Ready
Set the Table
Set up the Bar and Uncork Wine
Wipe Down the Bathrooms and Replace Toilet Paper and Towels
Looking for a last minute gift that doesn't require shipping? Print one out right at home with these easy, go-to gift giving ideas:
Date Night: Give your spouse a "gift certificate" for a night out without the kids!
Babysitting Voucher: For those hardworking parents you know, a voucher for a few hours of babysitting is likely the best gift you can give them this season.
Donation: For that person that already seems to have everything, a donation to a cause they care about is a great way to go.
Photo Gifts: Many photo-gifts can be ordered online and picked up at your nearest store, it's not too late! Even an unexpected photo in a frame will work!
House Cleaning Service: Who wouldn't love to be treated to a housecleaning service in the new year?
It's never too late to find great last-minute gifts!
Shown: Puerto Azul Jigsaw Frame
Enjoy more time with family and keep things simple on Christmas with these meal shortcuts and tips from our kitchens:
Go with the casserole: A large casserole dish can feed 9-12 people with a main course. This can include everything from enchiladas and lasagne to your great Aunt's famous chicken recipe.
Salads as sides: Not only is salad healthier than, say, mashed potatoes, it's much easier to make, leaving your hands free for fun. To really save yourself some time, purchase a pre-made bagged salad that comes complete with toppings and dressing.
No Bake Zone: Read more
Do you have relatives flying in this weekend? Make theirs the coziest zone in the house with these guestroom items:
Plug in the Kalorik Stainless Steel Jug Kettle and you have hot water for tea in a matter of minutes. Best of all, the kettle automatically shuts off once the water is heated for safety. Easy, cord-free pouring. Read more
Thursday, December 19th is the last day for 3-Day Express shipping! Here are some great items eligible to ship quickly to your home*:
The Clipa Instant Handbag Hanger makes a great gift for moms, grandma's or stocking stuffers! Read more
With all of the parties you are attending this time of year, it's important to stock up on great hostess gifts! We all know how much work it takes to host a party, so show your hostess some love with one of these fantastic ideas:
-A beautiful, eco-friendly candle makes a wonderful present for any hostess.
-Aromatherapy oil warmers, like the one shown here, keep her house smelling heavenly year-round.
-A nice bottle of lotion or bath oil for those stressful evenings.
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