Archive for the 'Organization' Category

InstaHang 05Jan12

One of the greatest parts about having your own place is hanging whatever you want on the walls. Also, you can organize your place in so many different ways when you can hang items on the walls.

INSTA HANGFor Christmas I received a few new pieces of art for my wall. I am excited to hang my new art on the walls, but dread the actual hanging. I always have a hard time juggling holding the nail steady, swinging the hammer while trying not to hit my fingers. When I hang the picture, I realize the nail is in slightly the wrong place, so I try again. When all is said and done, I have bruised fingers and several holes in the wall. I just found the new InstaHang eliminates the hassle and potential injury.

InstaHang allows you to hang your picture, posters, and mirrors on your wall in one simple step. By using the InstaHang you just need to push and the peg will go into the wall. The InstaHang peg holds up to 10 pounds, so you can hang virtually anything you might want!

So now you can enjoy your empty walls and all of the potential they have. The InstaHang will help you decorate like a professional without the hassle.

Storage Solutions 28Dec11

One of my favorite New Years resolutions is getting organized. I love buying storage boxes and closet organizers to rearrange my things and kind of start all over – new year: new organization.

Don’t worry about me though. This year, if getting organized is your New Year’s resolution, I have the perfect information for you to look forward to. In honor of getting organized in 2012, I have put together a list of my top 10 favorite organizing products (in no particular order). I hope you enjoy them. And if you have some favorites, please leave me a comment and let us all know what you use to get organized.

1. Christmas Ornament Storage Box2. Spice Stack3. Over the Toilet Space saver4. Soft Grip Hangers5. Clear Shoe Boxes6. Document Boxes and Files7. Stainless Steel recycle Containers8. Foldaway Mobile Workcenter9. Roll Top Wood Desk Organizer

…and last, but certainly not least…the COOLEST way to store your waffles…

10. Eggo Pop Up Waffle Storage


Slim Hangers 02Dec11

My plan for this weekend: Get as much done as humanly possible 2 in two days plus some of Friday night. I am taking this weekend as an opportunity to be as productive as I can in holiday shopping and getting my apartment organized.

I have a lot to do and not a lot of time. So instead of spreading it all out over the next few weeks, I am going to try to squeeze it all in 2 days. I have errands including returning items purchased online that do not fit and picking up shoes I had re-healed at the cobbler. I also have to make it to at least one store so I can check my mom, and hopefully a few others, off my To Buy For list. I also made a promise to spend some time with a friend on Saturday, and I am hoping to fit in some errands while I am with her–because what says “hanging out” better than running my errands together? Lastly, but most importantly, I am finally cleaning out my closet and drawers.

slim hangers” width=It has been cold outside for well over a month, and I have not yet changed my drawers from summer clothes to winter clothes…it’s time. Also, it is a fact that I have too many clothes. I have clothes that I haven’t worn in several years. It’s time to clean it all up. It is the season to give, and I think I could make several families very happy with the amount of clothes I can donate. I have already prepared for my massive cleaning. Aside from trash bags to pack up my clothes to donate, I have purchased more thin hangers so I can free up space in my drawers and hang most everything. The goal is to finish this task on Friday…it will be an exciting start to the weekend!

Texting Gloves 18Nov11

I am starting to notice the colder temperatures more and more in the mornings. Here on the east, we’ve had a nice fall so far but the temperature is absolutely dropping. I had to put gloves on the past two mornings just to grip the steering wheel! My problem with wearing gloves is that I no longer have the use of all of my fingers!
To my surprise and delight, the Huffington Post has taken note of Taylor Gifts’ texting gloves in their article, “19 Weirdest Products For Keeping Warm”. We’ll take the “weird” distinction, as we think we’re the most normal product of the bunch! These texting gloves are great! There is a flap on the mitten to keep your fingers covered and warm, or if you need your fingers for texting (not while driving, of course) or any other reason, just flip it back and there your fingers are! The extra-long arm of the mitten keeps your arms warm as well as your hands.
Thanks for the mention, Huffington Post!

Bathroom Organization 15Nov11

TISSUE TOWER” width=So as you know I was recently on a cleaning kick and scrubbed my entire apartment. All I have left to do is change my sheets on my bed. I’ll probably do that tonight. However, in the spirit of cleaning, let’s go back to cleaning the bathroom.

I read an interesting blog post last night about organizing your bathroom, and I recommend reading it here if you get the chance. It discusses different way to keep your bathroom organized since it is probably the most used room in your home. Some of the highlights included putting a Lazy Susan under the sink, toilet paper holders to vertically store toilet paper right next to the toilet, hooks to hang towels and robes, and more.

There are many different ways you can succeed in organizing your bathroom. Definitely check out the article for other tips to organizing your bathroom. What will you do?

Dining Chair Covers 07Nov11

It’s a funny thing that happens once Halloween is over–everything goes immediately from fall to winter even though winter doesn’t begin for nearly two months! Look around, listen to everyone talk…all of a sudden we went from fall and pumpkin flavored everything to holiday shopping and winter seasonal items. And I am not exempt from the chatter.

I started thinking about the holiday party I am hosting—my annual friends gathering. I have probably seen each of these people at some point throughout the year, but this is the one time of year when we are all in the same place at the same time. I have many of my decorations, serving pieces and table sets ready, but as I looked at my dining chairs, SHORT SUEDE DINGING CHAIR COVERS” width=I thought they looked very old, drab, stained. I can’t have company over to sit on these dirty chairs! And I definitely don’t have money to have them recovered or to purchase new ones. But these dining chair covers will do the trick! And I always have to use extra chairs to fit everyone around the table. These chairs don’t match my existing chairs, but with these long chair covers LONG DINING CHAIR COVERS
I can mix and match, and no one will be the wiser.

Hooray for DIY easy fixes that won’t cost me a fortune! Best of all, this is a lasting, year-round solution, not just for the holiday season.

Cell Charge Valet 14Oct11

CHARGE VALET” width=Have you ever turned off your phone for no reason? Two nights ago I did. I didn’t want to hear it ring, I didn’t want to have to answer my cell phone if it rang. I just wanted to have a night without the phone attached to my ear catching up with friends or family–which I love but I wanted a night where I wasn’t a slave to the phone.

Normally on nights that I have nothing to do I will call or send a text message to a friend or two to do dinner, dessert, or just come over to hang out. Generally if I am at home doing nothing, I watch bad reality TV and it’s always more fun with a friend. But instead, I turned off my phone. Well, I put it on silent in case there was an emergency, but I left it on the Charge Valet so I wouldn’t be tempted to check it every 5 minutes. It was nice to have a night of pure solitude, cooking, watching TV, and not having any phone distractions.

Now I am ready and charged up for the weekend – phone on and all! What’s your weekend plan?

Spice Clip Set 12Oct11

SPICE CLIP SET” width=Over the past year and a half I have been making my new home truly mine. While I still have a ways to go, my kitchen is where I have made the most progress. But, with progress means I need more stuff.

I continue to look for ways to keep things organized without adding to the clutter. I don’t like a lot of things on the counter. So I have been looking for a way to store my spices that will hide them away but keep them at an arm’s reach. I don’t have many solutions for organizing my kitchen, but I have found something that I think will help me immensely: the Spice Clip Set. This will hold as many spices as I need on my cabinet door. So the spices will no longer take up room and space and I will be able to see everything I have.

Iron Blanket Rack 08Sep11

IRON BLANKET RACKAccording to Mother Nature (at least here in Washington, DC) summer is over and fall is officially here. It is rainy, cloudy, and cold! Even the stores seem to be in a hurry to get into fall. I’ve already seen Halloween candy—it is the beginning of September!

I like fall for the scenery and beautiful colors, but I dislike the cold weather. To combat the cold, I make hearty foods like soups and stews, as well as comfort foods like grilled cheese. I also cuddle under blankets and quilts which I am going to get out of storage this weekend. However, I’m tired of blankets being thrown all over the sofa or folded up and stuffed in a closet. I’d like to keep them out on display, but would still like some sense of order. This Iron Blanket Rack is perfect! It will hold my quilts and allow people to see them, but keep them out of the way when not in use.

How are some of the ways you keep warm on the first few cold days of fall?

5 Slot Tool Holder 25Aug11

5 SLOT TOOL HOLDER” width= Everyone has one, but no one wants to admit it; the closet of “stuff”. Mine is my coat closet. Sure, I keep my coats in there, but if you part the coats and look into the back you will see a vacuum, a broom, two different mops, a bucket, a wood floor mop, and a cordless sweeper. If only I could force myself to use all of these tools as often as I should, my house would be spotless!

The problem is that when I want to get one tool, they are all tangled together. They fall over, fall out of the closet, I have to guess which handle belongs to which broom/mop/sweeper. Its far more difficult than it needs to be. But this won’t be a problem anymore with the 5 Slot Tool Holder. Just mount this on the wall and place the handle of any tool on the holder. The “magic” ball technology grips the handle and keeps it in place. I’m going to mount this on the back of the door of my closet door so all of my cleaning tools will be displayed and easy to reach.