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:

White 60

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

Packing Up the Party

Plate ProtectorWith 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

Get Your Party Gear Ready!

Table Top Wine HolderMaybe 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
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    Last Minute Gifts from the Heart (and the printer)

    Puerto Azul Jigsaw FrameLooking 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

    Christmas Dinner Meal Shortcuts

    Vintage Flatware SetEnjoy 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
  • Something for the Hostess…

    128805.jpgWith 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:

    Good Scents:
    -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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    Cleaning Tips, Shortcuts and Tools for Christmas

    reg-1352936067-200692.jpgWhether you are hosting friends and family at Christmas or not, it's a great time to do a quick refresh on your spring or fall cleaning so that the house is sparkly for the big day and the new year! And with just one week away, it's time to pare down the list to what is necessary and what works fast.

    Here are some important tips, shortcuts and our favorite tools for cleaning the house before Christmas.

    Tips:

  • Write out all of the cleaning jobs you can think of onto small sticky notes Read more
  • Reclaim Christmas (with Recycled Gifts, that is)

    Shopping for an eco-conscious pal this year? We've got you covered with six great gifts below, each made from reclaimed or recycled materials. If you don't see what you're looking for here, check out our enviro-friendly products shop!*

    Steam Punk Barrel Mirror
    Add spunk to any wall with the Steam Punk Barrel Mirror. This beautiful piece of art is made from reclaimed steel drums with a pop of acid blue to highlight your style! $219 with free shipping Read more

    Holiday Party Must-Haves

    Planning a shindig sometime this month? Now is the time to stock up on the best party gear, and we're not just talking paper plates here. We have selected five timeless pieces that enhance any party whether your guests gather in the kitchen, living room or dining area!

    Dig in!

    3-Bowl Bamboo Entertaining Set
    The 3-Bowl Bamboo Entertaining Set allows you to get creative with dips, sauces and their "vehicles" (bread, crackers, pita, etc). Set up a mini sandwich bar on this cutting board with mustard, mayonnaise and oil/vinegar in the bowls, and a selection of deli meats and tiny slices of artisan breads on the board itself so guests can play with flavors. Read more

    Bring Sanity to the Video Game Room

    Whether your "Game Room" is a room all of its own, or simply a time slot in your family room, there are many ways to bring sanity and civility back to that space. It all starts with a game center, which works to keep games and equipment neat and tidy. Video game organizers make great gifts for kids and teens (while benefiting the grown-ups in the house at the same time).

    Read on for our best picks to help you take back your family room!

    Centipede Game Storage and TV Stand
    If you are lucky enough to have a space just for gaming, you will need a place to put the TV (or monitor) as well! Choose from a wall mounted TV contraption or an all in one Centipede Game Storage and TV Stand like this – perfect for the corner of the basement or the kids room. Read more

    Wall Mount Desks for the Small Home Office

    Evo Wall Mount DeskLet's face it: Most of us don't have an entire room in our home to devote just to a home office. In fact, many of us would settle for a desk tucked into the corner of the bedroom just to get a quiet workspace. If this sounds familiar to you, then a wall-mount desk just might be the right tool for your office-at-home. These handy, space efficient desks come in a variety of sizes and with varying accessories so you can choose the amount of storage that suits your needs. From the Evo Wall Mount Desk (shown) to the almost full size Designer Floating Desk, there is something for everyone.

    The former features a slim, modern design that includes shelves for printers and even an iPad mount. Read more

    Don't get Wrapped Up in Gift Wrap this year!

    With black Friday behind us, those presents are starting to pile up in closets, bedrooms and home offices across the country! Get a jump start on wrapping to ease holiday stress just before Christmas. Gift Wrap Organizers are inexpensive and a must-have for year-round organization in the home.

      Here are five of the best:

    Holiday Red With Green Trim Underbed Gift Wrap Organizer
    This Holiday Red With Green Trim Underbed Gift Wrap Organizer takes first prize for its budget-friendly design! Unzip this organizer to store rolls of paper, bows and more in various pockets and divided sections. Read more