Clothes Hangers – Closet Details

Clothes Hangers – Closet Details
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Clothes Hangers – the Inexpensive Way to Revamp Your Closet

Clothes hangers are often the last thing we think of when organizing our clothes and yet, they are an important detail that makes a world of difference in the efficiency of our closets. If you default to the wire dry cleaners’ hangers or the plastic clothes hanger that came with your garment purchase, you likely have a mixed jumble of odd-sized, mismatched hangers that are not necessarily tuned to your wardrobe needs. Read on for an opportunity to reevaluate your hanger collection and optimize your closets for maximum space and organization. And here’s another thing – clothes hangers are one of the least expensive ways to organize your closet – and some designs utilize vertical space, making your closet instantly bigger.

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1. Multi-Tiered Clothes Hangers – Use that Vertical Space in Your Closet

Is your closet overstuffed with slacks and skirts hung on single hangers? Why not stack them using multi-tiered hangers? Think of all the horizontal space you will free up in your closet – plus, you won’t have to spend as much time rummaging for your slacks, skirts and jeans.

2. Padded Clothes Hangers – Protect Delicate Sweaters and Knits

Padded hangers help protect delicate garments from snagging, while retaining their shape. We’ve all experienced those ugly bumps and bulges that resulted in last minute ironing and fussing. A little extra care eliminates those problems and your sweaters will be grateful.

cedar shirt hangers

3. Wooden Clothes and Coat Hangers – Support Coats and Heavy Suits and Components

If you’ve ever gone into your closet and found your favorite coat crumpled on the floor with a broken plastic hanger inside, I don’t need to explain this to you. Wooden hangers also take up more horizontal space, but this tends to give garments breathing room so that they’re less apt to wrinkle. If you have ample storage space, there’s no reason not to purchase matching wooden hangers for your entire closet. Wooden hangers look elegant and are also very efficient. Several wood types are available, but the cedar ones have the added benefit of deterring moths.

4. Children’s Hangers – Just the Right Size

Kid’s clothing hangers are smaller profile and utilize space more efficiently – plus they are less apt to stretch out clothes. Acrylic and wooden ones are available to suit your needs.

5. Wire Hangers – Sleek, Modern and Sturdy

Wire hangers take up LESS horizontal space and are therefore ideal for cramped closet situations. Organize-It’s wire hangers are a step above dry cleaner varieties and come in a range of styles, including multi-tiered pant and skirt hangers and accessory hangers for scarves, belts and other items. Most are chrome finished and add a sleek look to a closet.

belt hanger

6. Accessory Hangers – For All Those Extra Little Items

Scarves, belts and ties tend to get strewn about drawers and closets and are always the items that hold up your staging and make you late for work. Keep them all together with dedicated hanging storage solutions and your mornings will be less stressful. Promise.

7. Plastic Clothes Hangers – the Super-Inexpensive Way to Hang Clothes

Plastic clothes hangers are an inexpensive upgrade to your closet, and replacing all your hangers with matching ones standardizes the amount of space each garment occupies, making for a neater, more uniform appearance. They don’t provide the same amount of breathing space as a robust wooden hanger, but they give more than the standard wire hanger. Organize-It carries high-grade plastic and acrylic hangers in a variety of styles to suit your needs.

8. Non-Slip Clothes Hangers – No More Evening Wear on the Floor

Non-slip clothes hangers have foam padding to prevent sheer fabrics from slipping off the hangers. Some even have bendable arms to configure for your garment for extra holding power. These are fabulous for keeping lingerie, dresses and other slippery fabrics in place.

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9. Hanging Closet Shelves – Souped-Up Clothes Hangers

Hanging closet shelves are great for spaces that lack shelf or drawer space (think dorms and small bedrooms). Supplied with hangers made for standard closet rods, these provide multiple compartments for stacking sweaters, shoes, purses, shirts and other items. They are relatively inexpensive and make great temporary or permanent storage solutions in your home.

Regardless of your taste and storage needs, it’s important to consider the details when organizing your closet and, in this particular instance, thoughtfully-chosen clothes hangers are an inexpensive way to establish order in your closets, which makes your morning rituals less stressful. Many of Organize-It’s hangers include quantity discounts for multiple purchases too (be sure to sign up for coupons and promos at the bottom of the home page).


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

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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

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Father’s Day gift ideas: king of the grill

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father's day gifts: king of the grillThere are few places in life where dad has claimed his thrown. We won’t mention the obvious others, but the grill is for sure the one spot dads everywhere lay claim to every summer.

As Father’s Day falls on the first day of this awaited season, it is only fair to celebrate with his favorite summertime activity.

Our line of Barbeque Accessories is the perfect place to start for Father’s Day gift ideas. Here are just a few of our favorites:

barbecue tool set18 Piece BBQ Set

Give the man the tools for the job. This outstanding barbecue tool set is filled to the brim with everything you need for a five-star cookout. The set includes:

  • Spatula
  • Tongs
  • Large fork
  • Large knife
  • Baster brush
  • Grill brush/scraper
  • Metal skewers (4)
  • Corn-on-the-cob holders (4 sets)

Charcoal Dispenser

If your pops prefers charcoal over propane, this plastic charcoal container and dispenser is ideal. The American-made container can hold up to 25 pounds of charcoal in or out of the bag. The entire piece is completely waterproof and features a side handle for easy carrying and pouring.

food prep cartOutdoor Food Prep Cart

This outdoor food prep cart is for the serious outdoor chef (who could be your dad). Made of stainless steel with a quality, removable thick butcher block, he can chop vegetable’s to his heart’s delight and store all of his secret sauces and tools on one of the shelves. Wheels make it mobile–to save your dad’s back. This is a high-end gift for dads you really dig.


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Finally, a sure Father’s Day win is gifting dad the best to protect his baby. Grill covers are an excellent way to prolong the life and quality of any grill. We have loads to choose from, but our favorites are the Casco Black Polyester Grill Cover and Deluxe Vinyl Barbecue Cover. Both covers are rain, snow and humidity safe as well as crack resistant in temperatures as low as negative 20 degrees. The Polyester comes in four different sizes while the Deluxe is available in six; all come with a five-year limited warranty.

ceramic grill coverWe have lots of other covers for different style grills, as well as patio covers for every kind of furniture or entertaining accessory you can think of. This tan cover fits over some ceramic grills, and you’ll want to check out our website for a huge selection of products.

Add the sizzle of summer to Father’s Day this year with these products and more like them at organizeit.com.


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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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mother's dayIt’s Mother’s Day again, a time to honor our mothers and thank them for their nurturing, devotion and friendship. A well-chosen present is a special way to convey your love, so here are some excellent Mother’s Day gift ideas from Organize-It, ranging from decor to kitchen essentials. No matter what your mother is like, we’ve got you covered this year for gifts.

My Mom has a Green Thumb

planterWhen nurturing includes the gift of making things grow, your mother will likely enjoy this 18″ square planter. The stylish design is great for growing flowers, herbs and other plants in limited-space locations. It’s made from recycled, weather-resistant materials and has a compact, 45 x 8.5-inch footprint. Alternately, this single garden planter box, makes a great display for pansies and other flowers on her porch or deck.

My Mom is a Culinary Enthusiast

Homemade meals are the hub of family life, and your Mom deserves the best kitchen tools for making her creations. Here are a few ideas:

1. Wusthof Knives
Wusthof’s finely honed, German-made knives are simply the best you can buy. Food prep is easy when your knives are super-sharp and have a profile designed for your particular application. Knife block sets are great for furbishing an entire kitchen. A single Santoku knife make a great budget gift, while adding efficient chopping to your mother’s kitchen. If you have never used one, the unique, Japanese-style hollowed blade design provides easy food clearance and smooth, efficient slicing of a variety of foods.

2. Blendtec Blenders
Another perfect pick for a mother who is worthy of the best kitchen gadgets. Blendtec blenders have the highest motor rating on the consumer market and come preprogrammed for a variety of food prep tasks. Make smoothies with the push of a button or puree soups in a minute using high-end jars that are built to last. She can throw out most of her other appliances when you gift her with a Blendtec.

3. Woll Non-Stick Cookware
High-end, Diamond Plus Cookware provides even heating and easy cleaning after cooking delicious meals. Anodized cookware is notorious for its short life and flaking issues. Woll Diamond-Plus Cookware is a revolutionary technology with a tough surface that outlasts most competitor brands. Buy one piece or a whole set.

My Mom is a Minimalist Tree Hugger

compost pailWhat to buy for your earthy crunchy minimalist mother who thinks less is more? Composting foods means reducing waste and rejuvenating her yard or garden. Given the functionality, composters hardly seem like a material gift at all! A small stainless steel compost pail fits nicely on the counter, while this outdoor model has a generous 6.5-gallon capacity, making it ideal for managing family food waste.Outdoor Composter

My Mom Deserves the Finest in Life

finely woven basketsSome mothers appreciate traditional gifts, which include elegant jewelry armoires and boxes, finely woven baskets, and other fine decor.

Whatever your Mother’s Day gift needs, you’re likely to find it at Organize-It. For instant savings and future coupons and specials, be sure to sign up for the Organize-It Newsletter (on the bottom of the main Organize-It page).

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How to Organize Your Art Supplies

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organize your art suppliesHow to Organize Your Art Supplies

Rainy days sometimes inspire me to organize and we’ve been having a lot of them lately. One of my personal messy areas is my art studio. While a bit of chaos might spark some creativity, there are certain kinds of disorganization that, for me, aren’t conducive to working. Whether you are an artist, a quilter or an occasional crafter, you might find some of my observations and product recommendations useful when setting up and organizing your own space.

Now I’m not going to go Marie Kondo on my studio or anything, but there’s nothing worse than not being able to find the right color paint, or unintentionally stroking a dark charcoal pencil over some carefully modulated graphite just because all of my various pencils were jumbled together in a drawer. I keep my graphite separate from my charcoal and my paint types separate, as well as loosely organizing them by color. And yes, I also like to organize by brand.

Brushes are another important studio accessory that require special care, storage and organizing. I like to store water media brushes separately from oil brushes so that I don’t inadvertently get oil residue in acrylic paint or ruin a hog bristle with acrylic. Storing brushes upright in jars keeps the bristles from getting damaged but when I’m cleaning them, I lay them flat on a towel so that the water or solvent doesn’t sit inside the ferrule. Once they’ve dried overnight, I store them upright in appropriate jars according to size and style, i.e. flats, filberts, points and so on.

You may not be aware of this but kitchen lazy Susans are absolutely great for holding art supplies including brushes, mediums and other items. They’re available in a range of sizes and materials, including some double-tiered models. I use them to store small paint bottles and love the accessibility.

10-drawer storage cartBecause I work in a lot of media, I find drawers to be a great way to stash a lot of stuff. If you have a dedicated art or craft room, tabourets or similar furniture are great for keeping things organized. This colorful ten-drawer storage unit is easy to assemble, lightweight and has a flat top that’s great for storing brush basins, brushes or other items. Convenient wheels make it easy to move where you most need it and at only 13 inches wide, it takes up little space while providing a lot of storage in its 12 x 15-inch drawers.

7-drawer storage cartFor storing larger, heavy paint jars, this beefier cart fits the bill with roomy 15.875 x 11.5 x 2.5-inch drawers. It comes in black or white and also includes wheels for easy mobility. Recessed handles are non-obtrusive while making it easy to access the contents. The opaque, close-fitting drawers make for a clean appearance although you may want to add your own labels so you can quickly find your supplies.

If you’re lacking floor space, you might like this smaller 3-drawer storage unit that fits nicely on a desk, table or shelf. It has three drawers and clear plastic so you can easily identify the contents. It’s 9 inches wide by 12 inches deep, making it great for storing small drawings or standard-sized paper. Multiple units arranged side by side will give you a surprising amount of storage for paper, paints or other art supplies.

art storage boxIf you like to make work onsite, you might need a portable storage solution for your art supplies. This 5-compartment storage tote is perfect for storing inks, pencils, brushes, polymer clay and a host of other supplies.  Even though I mostly work out of my studio, I have several of these for holding odds and ends. They’re inexpensive and easy to tuck on a shelf, which is great if you don’t have a dedicated art and craft space for your supplies. Just bring it out on your Sunday painting day and return to its shelf once you’re done. Of course, these are also great for art students taking classes or working on location.

drafting tableThere are some supplies that are better stored right under your work area so you can just grab them when you need them—especially when drawing is your medium. A well-equipped drafting table is essential to an organized studio. This wooden drafting table comes with a full-length drawer with five compartments for pastels, pencils, measuring tools and other supplies. The wood design is so attractive that even if you don’t have a studio, you might not mind dedicating a corner of a room for working. The table has an adjustable work surface to suit your preference. Organize-It has a large selection of drawing and drafting tables, some with stools and onboard storage.

When planning your work space, here are a few other considerations–consider the light source and windows when setting up your work area. You want to get maximum light on your work. If you are painting, consider some shelving that allows you to store your canvases upright. freedomRail is a flexible shelving storage system and you could easily build your own custom craft or art storage in a couple of hours. Purchasing modular storage units, whether it’s small drawers or a freedomRail system allows you to grow as your hobby or profession grows. Buy what you need now and add to it when you need to.

Most importantly, plan and organize the space that fosters your creativity, whether it’s through some feng shui, or just paying attention to how you work and what feels good. And remember that organizing is creative too. Check out our Organize-It Blog post for more on creativity and organizing. Have fun!

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*Tip: sometimes a simple plastic shoe box is a great place to dump little odds and ends…

 

 

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Store Holiday Dinnerware

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Holiday Dinnerware Storage

You’re probably taking down your ornaments and storing your Christmas tree or maybe you’re really efficient and have completed that task. Since it’s a new year and you’re likely feeling the urge to organize, have you considered dedicated storage for your holiday china? Read about storage options on the Organize-It Blog and to browse lots of dinnerware and other holiday storage products, check out the Organize-It Holiday Storage page.

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Holiday Gift Ideas – Under Fifty Dollars

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holiday gift ideas under fifty dollars
In a perfect world, money would be no object, right? Well, in this less than ideal world, most of us have a budget when shopping for holidays gifts, including a range for people, including relatives, friends and coworkers. Here are some of our favorite gift ideas for under fifty dollars. And if you are last-minute shopping and concerned about time, consider one of our gift certificates which require no work on your part. Just pay and plug in the recipient’s email.

Espresso Wood Valet – $36.99
espresso wood valet

Compost Pail – $43.99

compost pail

Brava Wine and Cheese Set – $49.99

brava wine and cheese set

White Marble Wine Chiller – $31.99

wine chiller

Spiralizer – $49.99

spiralizer

Umbra Bathtub Caddy – $35.99

umbra bath caddy

Cupcake Carrier – $36.99

cupcake carrier

Keurig K-Cup Holder – $36.99

Keurig K-Cup Holder

Single Bike Storage Rack – $34.99

single bike rack

Wusthof Under-Cabinet Swinger Knife Block – $49.99

wusthof knife block swinger

It isn’t too late for overnight shipping—and don’t forget our gift certificates. Also, you might want to check out our techie gift ideas post and our eco-friendly/green gift ideas!


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Techie Gift Ideas 2016

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Techie Gift Ideas for 2016

A carefully chosen techie gift satisfies the digitally-inclined people in your life while making the Clutter Control Freak happy, whether it’s your mother, girlfriend, boyfriend or me. Device cords, controllers and small devices scattered around the house can be VISUALLY DISTURBING to those with orderly sensibilities – as well as making stuff hard to locate – so read on for lots of techie gift ideas in a range of prices.

mobile ipad desk

Mobile iPad Desk – 287.00

It’s a desk; it’s a mini-entertainment center; it’s a mini-food bar; it’s work you bring home when you didn’t want to; it’s a mobile office in a dirty Coney Island – or in the musty, up-north cabin your partner insisted you visit next weekend. It has a hanging file bin to keep you organized and a small bottom shelf for gadgets, small pets or late-night sandwiches. Whatever you want it to be, it works, so feel free to add it to your shopping list for yourself or your favorite sales person. Even better, if you have an office, give up that expensive lease, reduce overhead, and, for around 287 dollars, a sedan becomes a super-efficient office on wheels you can take with you on adventures (yes, it is sized to fit on your front seat). Minimalism is a beautiful thing, and, no, Clutter Control Freak does not charge you a consultation fee for this techie gift recommendation.

universal tablet stand

Universal Tablet Stand – 39.99

A universal tablet stand is a GREAT gift for any tablet owner as it adds so much versatility to a tablet. Adjustable to fit most models up to 10.1 inches, and sturdy enough to trust with your expensive gadgets, this stand means movies anytime and anywhere – without having to hold or precariously balance your tablet. For your recipe-loving, culinary-enthusiast friends, this excels at displaying digital recipes when cooking, leaving hands free for kitchen magic. Use it for reading instructions while fixing household appliances, or watching YouTube how-to videos when your water tank breaks. How about a music stand when learning to play the guitar using online tutorials? You get the message. This is one handy techie gift for only 39.99.

remote control caddy


Remote Control Caddy – 17.99

Okay, so some people have one TV but the real media junkie may have several – or an X-Box, stereo system, dedicated game station or a variety of other devices. This is the gift to manage ALL of the remotes so there are no more bumpy surprises when plopping down on the couch, plus you’ll eliminate those frantic under-cushion, late-night searches. Put all the remotes here – in one of the five pockets – and forget about them ’til movie night. Manuals, magazines or comics go in the center section. As a bonus, this remote control caddy spins completely around for convenience and has a leather-look finish for handsome looks. As of 12-8-2016, it’s on sale for 17.99, an inexpensive and yet super-useful techie gift for your favorite game boys and girls.

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Wall Cell Phone Holder – 6.99

This wall cell phone holder has a built-in clip to hang directly from an available outlet. Keep it here for overnight charging (or any-time charging) and it won’t get lost. At 6.99, it makes a great stocking stuffer and is a very essential gift. I mean, who doesn’t need one of these?

Bobino cable wrap


Bobino Cable Cord Wrap – 2.99

If you’re like me, loose cables everywhere drive me absolutely CRAZY! Even if you aren’t like me, you still need these – so does everyone else. And at 2.99, you can buy LOTS of Bobino cable wraps to create a blissful household devoid of tangled wires. Fun? Well no, but it’s sometimes okay to give people what you want them to have for Christmas. It’s small, easy to use, and also comes in red, making it almost fun.

microfiber cloth


Microfiber Cloth for Device Screens – 6.99

This is another of those universal gifts as literally everyone needs one. Safely clean screens with soft, efficient, reusable microfiber cloths from Casabella. It makes another great stocking stuffer, or accompaniment to those more expensive gift gadgets (like iPhones), but large enough (12 x 14 inches) to use on television screens and monitors.

monitor stand organizer


Monitor Stand and Organizer – 56.99

Messy desk problems? Issue solved with this monitor organizer, which includes space to stash all those loose gadgets, devices and office supplies. Made of breathable-yet-sturdy steel mesh, this stand features two side pockets and a center drawer for notepads and other necessities. It’s great for college students, home offices and more. An added benefit is that it raises the monitor up four inches. Hint: most workstations are not ergonomic, and you’d be amazed at what the difference a correct-height monitor can make in physical comfort. Fact: most monitors are not set high enough for proper work posture.

tv console wall mount

Wall Mount TV Stand – 239.99

This white TV stand is our top Pinterest pin, and it’s no wonder, given its clean, sleek look. It holds up to 165 pounds, can support 58-inch televisions, and has a ton of space to store all your media. Three top compartments store peripherals with smartly-designed back recesses for efficient cord management. It’s available in black, espresso, or white.

There you have it, my techie gift ideas for 2016. Of course, you probably have ideas of your own and will certainly want to check out Organize-It for lots of gift ideas, as we have a ginormous selection of computer and desk accessories, kitchen gadgets, craft organizing supplies and decor.

Love,
Clutter Control Freak

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