2013 Organize Anything Top 10 List

It’s that time of year again! We’re so excited to share with you the products and tools we’ve discovered over the last year that make help make our world a little more organized and streamlined.

The items on this list may be a gadget we love, has been recommended to us by a client or something we’ve discovered for the first time in the last year. And we had to share them all with you.

LL Bean Large Personal Organizer

This bag is just the right size for a weekend trip’s worth of toiletries. We love taking it with us on quick business trips, or camping – it’s versatile and fits with any occasion. Some of our favourite features include the side-zip storage pockets, the built in hook and the removable shower caddy! Available online or through the LL Bean cataloge.

MozyPro Online Backup

In this digital world, there’s nothing worse than losing all your files – whether those are precious home pictures and videos or critical financial information for your company.

Mozy offers a number of backup solutions to fit your individual needs. For non-commercial backup of your personal files, including music, photos, home videos, and personal tax records, check out the simplicity of MozyHome.

Sorta-a-Neat Laundry Bag

Trucking laundry baskets around is a pain, so we love the Sort-a-Neat Laundry Bag! It inserts into your laundry basket, you fill it up and then take the easy to carry bag with you to the washing machine. The pockets for detergent or smaller items are super useful. The mesh drawstring top is a winner in our books – keeps everything in the basket and added privacy as you tote your laundry! You can order it online.

Post-It Note Easel Pad

Who doesn’t love a post-it? The ultra-convenient pocket sized sticky note paper has super-sized to make your life easier. From the boardroom to the classroom to the playroom, this easel size note paper has the signature sticky strip so you can post your notes anywhere. We love using them for mind mapping in the office. You can find the Post-It Note Easel Pad in all office supply stores and online.

Bobino Cord Wrapper

These flexible rubber cord organizers come in three different sizes and a variety of colours. Keeping cords organized is always a pain, but these little gadgets make it easy and funky. Pictured here is the medium size – perfect for the medium thickness cords around the house. You can find these gadgets online or in specialty stores.

Rubbermaid Paint Buddy

Got to love this handy tool! If you’re renovating, you should think about picking up this really cool gadget. The Rubbermaid Paint Buddy is a touch-up paint roller with onboard paint storage. After painting a room, the user stores excess paint from the project in a Rubbermaid Paint Buddy and labels the cap with room and color information. Later, when a wall needs a minor touch-up, the user simply removes the clear cap, opens the valve and applies the paint to the area with the built-in roller. When finished, the valve is closed to seal the bottle and the roller is either cleaned or replaced. You can find it at home renovation stores.

Unii Cosmetic Case

We love the Unii Cosmetic Case! It’s magnetic and holds all of your makeup refills in one place. It’s perfect for women on the fly and it’s environmentally friendly since you can purchase refills for your makeup without creating the waste of excess packaging. Find it online.

The Spork

A timeless classic, there are so many different types of Sporks on the market. A great way to reduce waste and space, this handy spoon/fork combination has been reducing lunchbox clutter since the late 1800’s. You can find spork’s in the household items isle of the grocery store.

Flameless Candles

A safe, environmentally alternative to beeswax candles, these battery powered candles can be left burning all night. They’ve come a long way from the first models, and have a realistic flickering flame light that sets the mood without the fire risk. You can find many sizes and styles at home decor stores.

The Little Black Dress Organizer

Everyone should have an LBD in their closet – even one for their jewelry! The Little Black Dress by Umbra® is a stylish way to store earrings, necklaces and bracelets. This two-sided organizer hangs on a rod or hook to maximize space and swivels so you can see your jewelry collection easily, with clear pockets on one side and hanging loops on the other. We love using it in other places too – like in the craft room or in the linen closet! You can find it at home decor stores.

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About Organize Anything

Colette is a Gold Leaf member of the Professional Organizers in Canada (POC). Through the Canadian Redesign Association (CRDA) she has received the designation of Certified Interior Redesigner. She is also a member of the U.S. professional organizing associations National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) where she has the Golden Circle distinction and is a member of Intsitute of Challenging Disorganization (ICD) where she is the first in Canada to receive her Certified Professional Organizer –CD (Chronic Disorganization) ®, ADD and CD specialist Certificates. Among her many distinctions she has also earned Level I certificates of study in Chronic disorganization (CD), Basic Mental Health Conditions, Learning Styles and Modalities, Basic ADD Issues, Physical Conditions, Client Administration and Understanding the Needs of Elderly.

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