To many of us, getting organized at home can feel like such a chore. But with the right tools, you can make that chore much less of a bore.
At the National Association of Professional Organizers’ recent Conference & Organizing Expo, attendees voted for their favorite products and services geared toward home organization. Here are their picks.
Best Solution for Organizing at Home
Brother P-Touch Easy-to-Use Label Maker
Do you need to make labels to stick on plastic bins and other containers so that you can readily identify what’s inside? Professional organizers recommend this label maker from Brother.
Best Solution for Organizing Storage Space
ClosetMaid Premium Cubes
In ClosetMaid promotional videos, professional organizer Lorie Marrero praises this storage product because it looks like real furniture, even though it’s laminate, and because it offers adjustable shelves. The storage unit that holds the cubes (either six or nine) comes in three wood finishes; the cubes, which are storage drawers, come in nine designs.
Best Solution for Organizing Information at Home
Disaster can strike at any time. But if you had to flee your home immediately, which important documents would you grab? LifeinCase takes the guesswork out of that question. This lightweight, portable tote helps you organize important documents (up to 500 sheets) through a folder system divided into five categories: personal, medical, financial, estate and property. Each LifeinCase folder contains a checklist of 10 essential documents that you should keep in that folder.
Best Solution for Everyday Organizing
APPO Legacy Box
Face it: You’ve probably got old family photos scattered all over the place, crammed into boxes and bins and bags. The Legacy Box, available from the Association of Personal Photo Organizers (APPO), aims to put your printed photos and memorabilia in order. The small box holds up to 1,200 photo and the large box holds up to 2,400.
Best Solution for a Well-Managed Move
College Hunks Hauling Junk
Don’t let the name fool you. College Hunks franchises around the country haul junk you want to get rid of, as well as stuff you want to move from one place to another.