Men’s Warehouse has organized a Suit Drive!

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Men’s Warehouse has organized a Suit Drive! Here’s some of the info:

You can help someone transform his or her life. Just bring any gently used professional clothing to any Men’s Wearhouse location.*15-249033_062215_NSD_SuccessStories_Hero_2

Donations accepted JUNE 22-July 31, 2015.

To thank you for your donation, you’ll receive a special coupon for 50% Off your next purchase. (Exclusions apply)

We will also provide you with a tax receipt from our local nonprofit partner organization.

Accepted items include gently used:

  • Suits & sport coats
  • Dress shirts & collared shirts
  • Sweaters
  • Casual pants
  • Vests
  • Ties & other accessories
  • Dress shoes
  • Jackets, long coats & raincoats
  • Women’s professional clothing & accessories

This is not the only way to get involved.  Click here for more information!

All info formation was taken from the Men’s Warehouse website.

New Year, New Twists on Great Organizing Products

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It is January and we all tend to reflect on the past year and then more importantly our New Year’s goals.  Simplifying and getting organized usually tops the list!

First, how do you know where to start? Start small! Break down projects or areas to small doable tasks.  Write those tasks down in your schedule. It’s always good to start in an area that will make a big difference; an area that bugs you or an area that you use every day.

Here are a few simple steps to help make that first organizing session a success.

If you don’t love it or use it, it’s clutter!

Toss the trash and group the donates together and clear everything that doesn’t belong.

Give what’s left a home close to where you use it and the more you use it, the more convenient it has to be.  Give it a great container that has a little room to grow.

Here are a few great containers or organizing products that I love to use.  (The first few are favorites with a new twist!)

All Access Organizers- When I go into client’s home and see a stack of bins, I usually see a pile around the stack. Let’s face it, it is hard to put something away in the bottom bin and when it’s hard you don’t do it. Hence, the start of a pile. Not anymore with All Access Organizers, you can easily open a front panel and no more piles!

Bento Bins- These are decorative bins that you can use anywhere in your home. The twist is the built-in dividers that flip out from the corners when you need them. Brilliant!

I love Over the Door Shoe Holders in every room! They hold gloves, hats, toiletries, office supplies, Barbie’s and shoes! The twist is bigger pockets. Using the usually wasted space on the back of the door to hold those larger items is a great way to gain space.

Another win is a behind the door jewelry organizer. Who doesn’t need a full length mirror and what women doesn’t need to check the finishing touches like your jewelry? Now you can combine both; a mirror that opens to store a ton of jewelry. I love the double duty!

Another fashion statement (and necessity) we have this season is boots. There are boot shapers to take care them but they can be hard on the budget. I love this cheap and easy idea. Use the summer swim noodles and a serrated knife. Cut the noodles to the desired length, insert them in your boots and you have a cheap and easy way of take care of the boots that you depend on to take care of your feet.

Being organized is all about being able to find what you need when you need it. That is made easy with FileThis. This tech solution fetches your statements and puts them where you want them on your computer. I know it’s January but April 15th will be here before we know it. With FileThis, there is no more hunting for statements. They are all in one place and organized!

Here’s wishing you’re a happy, healthy and organized 2015!

Watch Birdie Brennan Professional Organizers on NBC4 Columbus with Mikaela Hunt!

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Set your DVR’s once again for Wednesday and Thursday morning news on NBC4!! Birdie of Birdie Brennan Professional Organizers will be sharing her favorite tips for Spring Organizing with Mikaela Hunt on NBC4 Columbus! 

Spring Organizing- Your Closet!

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Spring organizing your closet! The goal in your closet is to feel good in every piece of clothing that is in there. The result will be that it is much easier to get dressed in the morning! So what’s the first step?  Look through your clothes. It’s easy to pull out those items that don’t fit, have stains or are in need of repairs. It is great if you have time and room to empty the closet completely.  If you can do that, then now would be a great time to put on a fresh coat of a light color paint.

Another thing to look at is your lighting.  It is always nice to know that what you think is navy is really navy.  Good lighting can help!

Get all like items together, tops with tops, pants with pants.  Then break it down even further into sleeveless tops, short sleeves, long sleeves, etc. It is also good to get colors together.  I always go light to dark.  Do you remember the Rainbow Song? You might want to relearn it! Once like items are together you can see exactly what you have.  Then come the hard questions like do you need 10 pairs of black pants. Get rid of everything you don’t love.  You want to feel like a million bucks when you get dress in the morning!

Give yourself permission to donate those “bad purchases”. Everyone makes them, pass those items on to someone that will love them.

Next we need to look at the closet itself.  If you have more clothes than closet, you have to make the most of the space you have.  There are great products that can help. This one doubles the amount of hanging space you have quick and easy!

 Double Hang

Adding a second shelf above the existing one is also a quick and easy way to make more of your space.  If you are handy, you can do it inexpensively with a trip to a home improvement store.  If you aren’t too handy, you can still do it easily with a trip to The Container Store or Target. 

Shoe Organizer

If you have plenty of hang but need additional storage for accessories or additional shelving, you are in luck.  There are tons of products to store scarves, belts, ties, jewelry, etc.

Scarf OrganizerHanging ShelvesJewelry Organizer 

Here are a couple of quick tips when working in your closet.  Coordinating hangers can make your closet look more organized without doing anything else.  If you are struggling with deciding what you actually wear, turn the hanger around. At the end of the season, you will easily see the items that never got worn. No question, it is now time to donate them. An easy way to gather those donations is to put a shopping bag in your closet.  If you put something on that doesn’t feel quite right, take it off and drop it in the bag.  When the bag is full, it is time to donate and get a new bag!

It is time to put your clothing back in an organized fashion. The items you wear more should be more accessible. After the clothing, put in the accessories you are going to store in your closet. You will be out the door quick and feel great! Happy spring organizing!

Birdie Brennan Professional Organizers made The Columbus Dispatch!

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If you missed the 2014 Columbus Dispatch Home & Garden Show, hopefully you caught Jim Weiker of The Columbus Dispatch, going over the “stand out” products he saw.  One of which is our very own Birdie Brennan Professional Organizers, Ironing Board in a Drawer!The Columbus DispatchThe Columbus Dispatch

2014 Home & Garden Show

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Our newest adventure.. The 2014 Home & Garden Show! Remember to stop by our booth 248 and say hello!

2014 Home and Garden Show!

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Home Show Set Up 2Home Show Display 2014 Home and Garden Show!

I also still have some free tickets available so let me know if you would like them!!

The 2014 Columbus Dispatch Home & Garden Show

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Custom Closets

Custom Closets

Looking to have a custom closet that works for you?? Stop by Birdie Brennan Professional Organizers booth at The 2014 Columbus Dispatch Home & Garden Show.  They are at booth 248.

Organize(and decorate with) your Jewelry!

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NBC4 Columbus’ Mikaela Hunt lets viewers get the inside scoop on her jewelry organization, literally! Watch how Birdie Brennan Professional Organizers helps Mikaela organize her jewelry and even decorate with it!

Tips for Organizing your Laundry Room.

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Birdie Brennan Professional Organizers teams up once again with NBC4 Columbus’ Mikaela Hunt to teach us how to organize and gain control over your laundry room.

How do Professional Organizers Stay Organized?

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We, as professional organizers, are always talking about getting others organized.  The question is, do we really practice what we preach?  Check this out to see if Birdie Brennan Professional Organizers does!

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