Obsessed with stuff
If a knock on the front door has you either running around hiding piles of stuff in a closet or anticipating a film crew from the next episode of Air Max 2015 Hoarders on your doorstep, you are not alone.
We are a nation obsessed with stuff, with no place to put it.
“The key is organization,” says Batia Haber, the marketing manager for Solutions, Canada’s largest retailer of organizational products with 11 locations throughout On Air Max 2015 tario, including the 10,000 square foot location in Newmarket.
“What most people lack is simply a good system for managing their stuff,” she adds.
And she’s not talking about channelling the uber domesticity of Martha Stewart or obsessive manifestations of order like in Sleeping With The Enemy.
Besides, you barely have time to put away the groceries, let alone arrange them in alphabetical order, label facing front, symmetrical lines.
She does suggest, however, that there are a wealth of storage products on the market that can maximize the available space in your home, organize Air Max 2015 your things and provide the incentive to maintain order and minimize clutter.
Kitchen accessories, storage boxes, garage shelving and laundry and bathroom organizers are just some of the many items you will find.
Whether it is cute zippered bags or divided boxes for toiletries, cosmetics and accessories; stackable wire racks to more efficiently stored dishes and cooking items in your pantry; or modular units in all shapes and sizes to organize your dorm or workspace, you will find it all in different colours, styles, textures and patterns.
Storage baskets, file totes and desk accessories come in a variety of colours and patterns, including canvas, cork, leather and linen, allowing users to build a personal space that meets their organizational needs.
Set to open three more locations in Ontario, including a new store in Markham, Ms Haber says Solutions is all about organizing. So much so, that its sales, promotion and marketing strategies follow monthly schedules that reflect what people are doing in their everyday lives.
The stock includes everything from unique travel items and storage boxes in March when people are taking trips or starting spring cleaning projects to wire shelving units for summer clean outs of the garage. Seasonal packing and shelving solutions offered during the holiday months satisfy decorating divas whose dining rooms everywhere look like the North Pole exploded, leaving nothing but tinsel, wrapping paper and all sorts of holiday accoutrement behind.
But the mother of all organizers is the custom made closet.
Retailers like Solutions offer custom made units based on your needs, focusing on the types of items you need to store.
Most businesses provide installation services, but many units come with rails, drawers and shelves that are easy to assemble for the do it yourselfer.
They also come with all the “toys” to store all your accessories and small items in brightly coloured or sophisticated and sleek storage boxes.
“It’s a really cool system,” says Ms Haber, describing her store’s custom closet, which can be fitted, constructed and available for pickup in one day.
“It can be easily modified, changed and taken with you when you move.”
It just may be one of the most inexpensive ways to break free of your inner closet
Well, yes, the people who are actually featured on A Hoarders, who are dealing with psychological manifestations of their disorder, but for the rest of us mired in cluttered chaos, there are quick and easy solutions.
If you have a little more money to spend, you may want to consider the revolutionary product that made its celebrated debut in Canada at February’s Home Show in Toronto.
Ideal for creating a multi purpose room, combining a spare bedroom with a home office, Hiddenbed Canada offers a desk and bed configuration that effortlessly rotates up and down keeping both your office and bed units intact.
“We’ve designed entire rooms around them,” says Kaylie Schwartz, a senior design consultant with Custom Closet Organizers Inc. Hiddenbed Canada in Thornhill.
First introduced to the United States on Oprah in 2007, this revolutionary system actually creates space a Air Max 2015 s it eliminates the need for separate bed and desk units. In just a few seconds, your workstation can be transformed in to a bed for sleeping, without having to remove anything.
Working much like a Ferris wheel, when the bed unit is lowered down a tier, the desk also rotates 45 degrees to stow below the bed while remaining parallel to the floor.
“You can leave all the mess on your desk and deal with it in the morning,” explains Ms Schwartz, adding that with a clearance of 17 inches and accommodating a large computer case, monitor, keyboard and other accessories that can remain plugged in, nothing needs to be removed during transformation.
Ranging in price from just over $2,000 for a single bed up to $3,900 for a bunk bed style, Hiddenbeds are great for anyone seeking to maximize space and function.