There are hundreds of organizing products on the market. Here´s how to find the ones that will work for you.
5 of My Favorite Organizing Tools
Tools, gadgets, and supplies alone won´t get you organized, but they can contribute to an effective organizing system. Here are five of the things I turn to again and again in my work with clients and in my own home.
Ikea [offsite link]
Ikea is home to some of the best reasonably priced storage solutions on the planet. If there´s not a store near you, many items are available online.
Label It Now Storage Bin Solutions [offsite link]
Have you ever tried to stick a standard label on a plastic storage bin? Chances are it didn´t last long, if it went on at all. These labels are different: they´ve got a strong, durable adhesive that sticks to pretty much anything, and a removable card that you can make as simple or as fancy as you choose. I keep a stash of these with me at all times when I´m working with clients.
Online Organizing [offsite link]
Online Organizing is a great resource not only for organizing products, but also for tips, articles, and a searchable database of professional organizers.
Organize.com [offsite link]
True to its name, Organize.com sells organizing products for every area of your home and office. It also lets you create a wishlist, so you can let friends and family members know what organizing gifts you´d like to receive.
Organizing Gadgets Don't Equal Organization
Boxes, bins, office supplies, and other organizing gadgets can be great additions to organizing systems, but supplies alone will never get us organized. Here´s why, and how to use organizing gadgets to your advantage.
See Jane Work [offsite link]
Fun, interesting, and often utterly unusual office and paper organizing products. Some of these are more expensive than what you might find in your local office supply store, but they just might be worth the splurge.
Solutions Catalog [offsite link]
Though the Solutions Catalog isn´t devoted exclusively to organizing products, it does feature gadgets that are useful for getting your home, office, and garage in order.
Stacks and Stacks [offsite link]
Whatever kind of organizing you´re looking to do, chances are you´ll find products and gadgets to help you with it at Stacks and Stacks.
Tangible Karma [offsite link]
If you´ve ever wondered what´s happened to the things you donate after you drop them off at your favorite charity, this product is for you. Attach a Tangible Karma tag or label to an item before you donate it; the recipient can then call a number or visit a web site to give a testimonial about how the item has benefitted their life.
The Container Store [offsite link]
If an organizing product exists, there´s a good chance the Container Store carries it.
The Home Marketplace [offsite link]
The Home Marketplace has some really handy--and truly unique--organizing products at reasonable prices. Check out their Storage and Organizers category.
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