Sometimes something hits your inbox at just the right time. Such was the case when Real Simple magazine alerted us that they’re not only are they promoting organization, they’re now making it simpler (of course) with a line of closet and drawer organizers for Bed Bath & Beyond. This was perfect timing for me, who has finally decided that the ridiculous setup of our two closets — too narrow, too dark, poorly situated — must be tackled. I am eyeing the sweater organizer (with a nifty vertical or side-by-side option) and I love the idea of the closet drawers! Click to see all the new organizers from Real Simple. — Mary T.
Iâ€™ve never invested in any sort of kitchen timer and, now that Iâ€™m doing heavier cooking than box macaroni and cheese, itâ€™s about time I start using one that isnâ€™t attached to the microwave. Iâ€™ve been Googling like crazy and have found several very worthy kitchen timer upgrades. For the traditionalist, thereâ€™s Crate & Barrelâ€™s retro 60-minute timer, $10.95. For the multi-tasker, Martha Stewart has a fits-in-the-palm-of-your-hand option that can be clipped onto your apron as you dash around the kitchen in a culinary fervor ($13). The Black Cat Timer, $30 from Sur la Table, is equal parts practical and cute. But my personal favorite is Jozeph Forakisâ€™ design, $20 at the MoMA Store. Chefs can pull the ring and set the time for up to an hour. The tape descends as the minutes tick by and youâ€™re left with a chic little silver box when timeâ€™s up. — Katie D.
Related: LEGO timer
I started my seplace for a cool tissue box cover nearly two years ago, and you know what? I still haven’t pulled the trigger on a purchase! Granted, it wasn’t super high on my priority list, but I can honestly say that in all this time, nothing has really jumped out at me…until now. How cool are these paper pots from Molla Space? These little pods are just what I’ve been looking for. Now I just have to pick a color. — Erica P
Want to work on your organization? Wouldn’t a brand-new labeler help — or at least make you feel more like trying? Well, now’s your chance: Brother is generously giving away a Brother P-Touch 1090 labeler to Shelterrific readers. It’s part of the new Simply Stylish product series, which “includes an easy-to-use Deco Mode application that prints extra-stylish labels.”
Enter to win — on Twitter!
Here’s how to enter to win a Brother P-Touch 1090 Labeler: Use your Twitter account to send a message to both @BrotherUSA and @shelterrific, telling us why you should win or how you would use your labeler. (Don’t send two separate messages; add “@shelterrific @BrotherUSA” to one message.) Tweet your message by 2/10/10, 5 pm EST.
Thanks, Brother, for making this giveaway possible!
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This simple design from Chiasso is a great way to create storage in your entry way, even if you don’t have room for a table. The Switch Entry Caddy fits over your existing switch plate, giving you not only two hooks for hanging keys or leashes, but also a place to stash outgoing mail. Order them for $32 each right here. — Erica P.