Products We LOVE: Cable Tidy Unit!

Call ‘em cords, call ‘em cables, most people I know call ‘em words I won’t use here. And as we continue to accumulate more and more tech gadgets, the more cords and cables we have. It’s a common complaint with clients, too, particularly in home offices.

Hence my love of the Cable Tidy Unit from D-Line USA. The Cable Tidy Unit is a plastic container specifically designed to house and hide all of those pesky cords – and the power strip, too!

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Now, isn’t that better?! It’s a bit difficult to see in the picture, but the unit is also perforated to allow heat to escape. It fits into any decor, and is also available in black.  The Cable Tidy Unit has two openings at the back to allow cord entry/exit.And since cords are contained, you eliminate tripping hazards, too.

D-Line USA also has a wide selection of cord cover solutions for TVs, gaming systems, and lighting that aren’t hard-wired into your home.

Fits into any decor, eliminates tripping, cleans up visual clutter. What’s not to LOVE?

Resources We LOVE: Just Trash It!

Just Trash It! has been an invaluable resource for Clutterninja since we opened our doors. They’re a junk removal company, but they’re really so much more.

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Just Trash It! offers:

  • Prompt, trustworthy service from a locally owned company
  • Fantastic, responsive customer service – from first call to driving away
  • Service from roughly 30 mile radius of Dunwoody, GA
  • pick-up of donations and email of Goodwill donation receipt (on request)
  • hands-free service: just point to whatever you want removed, and they’re on it!

Another thing I love about Just Trash It! is that almost 60% of what they take gets recycled! The less in the landfills, the better, right?

So many people would love to get rid of that old hot tub, or leftover pile from a home renovation, but it’s big and bulky, and they’re not sure how to get rid of it. No problem here!

Lastly, trash removal has gotten more and more complex as the environmental restrictions and liability have become more restrictive. Just Trash It! takes on that responsibility for you. So you’re paying for not only a cleaner home, but peace of mind as well.

Resources We LOVE: Beverly Bremer Silvershop

I am a total magpie when it comes to sterling silver. If it’s shiny, I’m drawn to like a moth to a flame. But several years ago, I decided to sell my collection and followed a myriad recommendations to go visit Beverly Bremer Silvershop in the heart of Buckhead. And for good reason: boy, do they know sterling! Just look at the shiny!

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Ooooooh, look at the pretty!

If you’ve discovered or inherited silver pieces that you need or want to sell, there is no other place to go. Truly. The staff (and Ms. Bremer herself) know as much about sterling as is able, I believe. They are incredibly professional and will give you no less than fair value for any sterling items you bring them.

You can also use their website to identify a silver pattern or look for pieces to complete a set. Beverly Bremer Silvershop is located at 3164 Peachtree Road.

Products We LOVE: Low Vintage Basket from SeeJaneWork

Today, following our February theme of love, is the Low Vintage Basket found at SeeJaneWork, an awesome site with lots of unique organizational products.

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The Low Vintage Basket is a favorite of ours for several reasons. One, the styling works with almost any decor from modern to farmhouse. Two, it’s reasonably priced ($34.00) for a sturdy steel construction and a roomy size (16″ x 12″ x 6.5″). And third, that size allows for a ton of different uses.

Use this basket to hold towels and extra TP in your guest bath, to hold dog toys, to corral fresh fruit on your kitchen island, even to hold extra gloves and scarves in your hall closet or mudroom.

What are a few organizational products that YOU love?

 

 

Resources that We LOVE: Teresa & Artisan Custom Closets

This week, on our LOVE theme, we’re talking closets. And kitchens. And garages. And pantries. And Teresa Safranek and Artisan Custom Closets!

Teresa has been designing beautiful custom cabinetry solutions for over 12 years. Not only does she do beautiful work, but she’s known to be an energetic personality totally focused on her clients’ needs. (And I’m not getting paid to say that!)

So if you’re thinking of redoing a closet, pantry, garage, or even turn that spare room into a craft room, give Teresa a call at 770-318-9613 and let her know that Clutterninja sent you!

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Products We LOVE: The Blue Sky Planner

February, of course, is the month of LOVE. So, I decided that here at Clutterninja, we’d have some fun and blog about products, resources, and organizing ‘hacks’ that we love!

I’ve talked before about the decision to use a paper planner versus a phone app. Writing (vs typing) something helps cement it into my memory, so I’m a committed paper planner person.

Any of my clients will recognize this baby: my 8.5 X 11″ Blue Sky Weekly/Monthly Planner. One key feature I love about this planner is that it has both a two-page monthly grid AND a two-page grid for each week within that month. So I can schedule clients in the monthly grid and use the more spacious weekly grid for my action list for each day.

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The weekly grid – great for to-do list, errands, notes!

 

Blue Sky planners can be found at most Target stores, as well as at www.bluesky.com.

Are you a paper planner person or a tech user when it comes to managing your day?

Hear from One of Our Clients!

“I am a very busy person with 3 kids (all teens), a house, a husband, and a big corporate job.  On top of that my husband and I own several rental properties.  I called Suzanne because I was getting more and more buried in piles of paper.  As organized as I am and as capable of running large strategic projects, I simply was not able to keep up with the paper at home.  Sometimes the answer is simple and logical but not easy unless you have an objective, experienced organizer to guide you and help you step by step until you get into the rhythm on how to do it yourself.  Suzanne did that for me and with me.  I really appreciate Suzanne’s no nonsense but gentle, hands-on approach and so will you.”

Aicha B.
Lawrenceville, GA

Why NOW is a fantastic time to get your closet in order!

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It’s frequently said that we only wear 20% of the clothing we own. Even with a minimalist wardrobe, I find that to be mostly true. And yet, so many of our closets are crammed, and we’re left to dig through for the stuff we want to wear, and running late in the morning, too. Not fun!

January is a great time to get your closet in order. Why? You’ve likely just received new stuff as gifts, we’re past the holiday craziness, the kids are back in school, and we’re settling into our new year. Perfect time to make a change that will streamline your life, give you back more time in the day, and help set a positive new path for 2015.

Here a few tips and reasons to dig into that closet!

  • Receive clothing for Hanukkah or Christmas? Practice the ‘one in, one out’ rule. If you received three new tops, choose three old ones that are ready to be retired.
  • You can more easily see what you have – and what you have too many of! Only when all of your black dress pants are in spot can you realize you have 12 pairs!
  • You’re in a better place to determine what you think you wear, but don’t.
  • Struggling to get out the door on time in the mornings? Having an organized clutter saves you an astonishing amount of time by allowing you to get ready in much less time. No more struggling to find a matching pair of boots, or that favorite red sweater that you want to wear.
  • Make getting dressed in those clothes almost as much fun as you had shopping for them!

 

What Goes Up, Must Come Down – Holiday Decor!

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(Updated) Look/feel familiar? I think at some point, all of us have been able to identify with this image of post-holiday slump. I know of few people who enjoy undecorating the house and putting away all of the holiday decor! I’ve just spent the past two days with a client filtering through, organizing, and storing her large holiday decor collection.  Here a few ideas to help make it less stressful!

  • Holiday Lights: The goal is to keep each strand wrapped separately, so putting them up next year will be a snap. Use what you have! Roll up a magazine or section of newspaper, even an empty paper towel tube, and wrap a strand of lights around it. Repeat with each strand, each on a different ‘tube.
  • Ornaments: Nice holiday ornaments are getting more expensive each year. Invest in the proper container for storing those ornaments so they last from year to year. The Container Store has a fantastic Ornament Container that I highly recommend.
  • Holiday-themed kitchen items: Santa dishtowels, holiday plates, any holiday-specific needs to be stored together. Make sure to wrap any fragile items and pack them near the top of your storage bin.
  • Take a few moments now to assess if you need to toss or donate any holiday items. If you didn’t use it this year, will you use it next year? If not, do you really want to invest time and space storing it??

If you decorate in several rooms, this tip will probably be the most helpful. Keep each room’s decorations boxed together and stored together, i.e. ‘Holiday Kitchen Decor’, ‘Holiday Living Room Decor’, ‘Holiday Dining Room Decor’, etc. And clearly labeled!  So next year, as you pull out your holiday bins, you’ll have made it quick and easy to decorate each room  AND put it all away after the holidays are over.
Have you found/created different ways of keeping your holiday stuff organized? Feel free to share in the comments! And happy New Year!