All About Solutions Your Organized Living Store

Welcome to our brand new blog! My name is Randi, and I am going to be writing to you about Solutions, our products, tips on organizing, and anything else that pops into my head! I think the best reason for me to write this blog is that like many of you, I have my messy moments. Wait a minute, a messy person working for an organizational supplies company – isn’t that an oxymoron? It’s a common joke that when I started working for  Solutions nearly two years ago, my friends thought I wouldn’t last longer than two weeks. However, I became more organized (and they said learning through osmosis doesn’t work…). In fact, I have become fascinated by it – the physicality and the products used, as well as the psychology behind it. I have become very good at helping people solve their organizational dilemmas, partly because to some degree, I have been in their shoes. Over time, I want this blog to become a community and a place that you can come with questions about organizing and we can create ongoing dialogue.

If this is your first time on our website or learning about Solutions, let me tell you a few important things: Firstly, we run sales throughout the year, each one on a different theme (for example, a garage sale, back-to-school sale at the end of the summer and so on). Secondly, most of the stores are massive (Toronto is the smallest location, but even that one is large), so give yourself plenty of time to come in and browse! I always feel badly when customers don’t have time to see everything. Please feel free to ask the associates questions; that’s what we are there for. We have fantastic products, and you would be amazed at the solutions (pun intended!) that you can find! Thirdly, and I cannot stress this enough, measure, measure, measure your space! Whether it is a closet, under the sink or a drawer, if you have your measurements, it means you are that much more likely to find products that will fit. No one likes having to return items! Then again, even if you don’t have measurements, it’s still a lot of fun to come in and shop…

Fourthly, and this really does deserve its own paragraph (actually, I could do several posts about this), we design custom closets! The process is very simple: measure your space (wall space in an office, a pantry, a garage or a closet) with a measuring tape (I once had a client tell me their space was an arm’s length plus a finger – sadly, our computer system doesn’t recognize that measurement and I had to send them home with a measuring tape). Measure all the walls, width and height, as well as the baseboards and any bulkheads, vents, etc. When you have done that, come in to one of our locations and sit down with one of our design specialists. The consultation is FREE (please come in at least a half hour before the store closes, so there is ample time to finish the design). With the designer, you two will create a closet designed especially for your needs. The closets come in a variety of colours, both in metal and in wood or a combination of the two. There is so much more I can say about this, but this post will be too long, so I will go into more detail in the next post. Think of this as incentive to check back within a week…

We are running our Summer Sale , which will go until July 20, and I have to say, this is my favourite sale of the year. There are items on sale from every department, from storage to kitchen and everything in between. Best of all, some of our bestsellers are on sale right now! That’s right, the Go Two, Go Up and We Go shopping trolleys are on sale for $84.99, $144.99 and $127.49 respectively! These are top of the line trolleys, great for groceries, laundry, taking supplies up to the beach or cottage or any other packages that need to be moved around. They come in two wheel and four wheel varieties. With extra large wheels the better to grip the ground in slippery or wet conditions, extra strong lightweight aluminum frames and both an inner nylon bag and a thick outer canvas bag to protect your items against the elements, these trolleys are not to be missed! They are in the flyer, so have a peek, or better yet, come in to your nearest store and give them a try! A brand new item to our stores is the Kufra jug. It is a 2L pitcher with a cylindrical attachment that screws into the lid. To keep your juice, tea, sangria or other beverages cold, add ice cubes to the attachment. Screw it to the inside of the lid, and insert it into the pitcher. Your drinks will stay ice cold without getting diluted by melting ice! When the ice melts, simply empty the attachment and add more ice. I aim to start at one post a week, and time permitting; I hope to increase that number. I can (and do) talk about organizing all day, and love learning new things. I look forward to reading your comments and responding to them!