I recently attended the annual conference of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO). One of my favorite parts of this conference is the Organizing Expo and this year was no exception.
I spent hours at the expo checking in with returning exhibitors and discovering new clutter solutions. In the June 2014 Organizing Tips Newsletter, I introduced you to FotoBridge, one of the solutions I found for fast, safe, secure scanning of your photographs.
Today, I want to share three more clutter solutions that were unveiled at the 2014 NAPO Conference & Organizing Expo to rave reviews.
When I first saw this product, I thought, “Who has that much gift wrap that they need such a big organizer?” Apparently, I don’t get out enough.
My conference roomie told me that parents today are always buying gift wrap from school fundraisers. So… I give to you the Wrap iT Gift Wrap Organizer. Listen up. If this organizer doesn’t hold all of your gift wrapping supplies, it’s time to pare down and give some away – or stop buying this stuff. Seriously!
What I love about this product is that you can hang it up in any closet and pull it out when you need it. (You can also store it under a bed.) It holds rolls and rolls of wrapping paper, plus gift bags, tissue paper, bows, ribbons, cards, scissor, tape and anything else you need for wrapping gifts. You’ll find some really cool videos about the Wrap iT organizer here.
Now, here’s the kicker. Adam Levine, creator of this product, came to the conference with a special offer for professional organizers – a whopping 40% off this product. I asked if I could share that discount with my readers and he said YES! Enter the coupon code NAPO2014 at checkout to get a 40% discount. You might want to do this sooner rather than later as he was only going to make that coupon code valid for a few weeks after conference until a bunch of us begged him to extend it. Go take a look at Wrap iT and see if it’s something that will help you organize your gift wrapping.
I’ve moved 1o times in the last 22 years and it wasn’t until the last few moves that I discovered how much color coding simplifies moving for movers and movees alike.
Maria White (voted 2012 Professional Organizer of the Year by her colleagues) recently created the Move-N-Order Moving System, a color-coded system designed to reduce stress and save time by ensuring that all of your boxes and furniture are delivered to the correct room and set up the way you intended.
This is the most complete color-coded moving system you’ll find anywhere to streamline your move. It includes more than 500 color-coded stickers for each room (including “Open First” and “Fragile” stickers), special removable furniture stickers, color-coded floor graphs, an inventory tracker, moving tips booklet, home staging video, and more
I’m not moving again for awhile, but if I was, I would get this system to put my “move in order.” Are you moving any time soon? Learn how to move like the pros do at Move-N-Order.
Oh, and isn’t this nice? Maria set up a special discount code for my readers. So be sure to enter “unclutter” (without the quotation marks) at checkout to get 10% off your order!
(For more tips on moving, see my May 2014 Organizing Tips Newsletter.)
At the Organizing Expo each year, attendees vote for their favorite products in several categories. The winner for Best Organizing Solution for Organizing Information at Home was LifeinCase Document Storage System.
The name describes the product pretty well. It’s a case for storing essential life documents…in case. Basically, it’s a handy place to keep all of your important documents that’s small enough to grab and run with it, yet large enough to hold everything you need. It comes with five folders for your five main categories of documents(personal, midical, estate, financial, and property) with checklists to help you figure out where to file each document. Plus, if you want, you can opt for the secure Cloud Storage option so you can access your files from anywhere – even in the event that your documents are stolen or destroyed.
Whether you’re downsizing (like I did last year!) or just trying to organize your important documents, take a look at LifeinCase as a clutter solution. Click here to learn more about it. If you decide to get one, use this special discount code: UNCLUTTER or UNCLUTTERUSA for 10% off any one of the military versions.
NOTE: Some links in this post may be affiliate links, meaning if you make a purchase through one of these links, I may earn a small commission. But I would recommend these products whether I got paid or not.