When Holidays Are Over, Organization Begins!

This is the most wonderful time of the year! Cooler weather, holiday decorations, family, food – we can’t say enough how much we truly love this season. However, it is also the time of year when things (decorations, wrapping paper, gift tags, etc…) get accumulated beyond belief. At Techline Furniture, Cabinetry, & Closets, we know that these things don’t have places in your non-holiday lives, but where do you put them when the season is over?

Techline has taken some tips from Better Homes and Gardens and has applied them to our holiday decorations. Now we share them with you!

  • Holiday Ornaments. Store similarly shaped ornaments, such as glittery orbs, in boxes with compartments. Wrap each ornament in tissue paper and fit it inside its own compartment; if an ornament is a lot smaller than the compartment, pad it with small pieces of bubble wrap so it won’t be jostled in storage. When you’re finished putting all the ornaments in their box, make a list on the outside of the box so you know what ornaments it holds for next year.
  • Holiday Wreaths. Wreaths made from faux fir or pine can easily be stored in hat boxes or hung up in the back of a closet. If you prefer to hang your holiday wreaths, attach each wreath to a wire hanger using florist‘s wire or twist ties, and cover the wreath and hanger in plastic to protect the wreath from dust. Hang in the back of a closet, the basement, or the attic, and simply unwrap the wreath next year to display.
  • Christmas Tree Lights. There are several handy ways to store Christmas tree lights so they remain untangled for the following year. When taking the lights down, be sure to wrap around your arm so they remain untangled, and store them in a plastic container, using clips or wire to hold a circular shape so the lights stay neat and organized for next year.
  • Mantel Displays. It’s important when storing decorations from a multiple-part display that you keep the parts together for easy reassembly next year. Wrap each component in bubble wrap or tissue paper and store neatly in a box. If you used fresh pine or fir sprigs for a mantel display, make a note of that on the box so you’ll be able to recreate the same display year after year.
  • Dining Table Set. Keep everything from your fine Christmas china to the napkins, centerpieces, and place cards all in one place. If you have a hutch to store special dishes in, stack them according to size. Fold cloth napkins and store in the same place, or keep packages of paper holiday napkins in a nearby drawer with the holiday place cards and silverware. If the Christmas table centerpieces are made from materials that can be used year after year, dismantle and keep in a separate box, making sure to label it and store in a place where you’ll easily find it next year.

Organization doesn’t have to be a stressful time for you! And if you find you’re running out of storage room, give Techline a call for help!

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De-Stress this Holiday Season

Techline Furniture, Cabinetry, & Closets will be the first to say it: the holidays are stressful.

With the cleaning, cooking, entertaining…it can take a toll on you and your home. But it shouldn’t! If you keep your home organized, not only will it make things simpler when your guests arrive, but for YOUR well being!

Benefits of Organization:

  • More YOU time. This one’s simple. If you’re house is organized and uncluttered, you’ll spend less time cleaning, tidying and putting things back in their place. You’ll get to spend more time on the things you want to do.
  • More money. In an organized home, you won’t lose things. Those missing socks won’t need to be replaced. You’ll know exactly how much toilet paper is left, and when it’s time to buy some more. You’ll be able to see what your home has, what your home needs, and what needs replacing. You’ll be able to take an easy stock of your home, and plan your purchases accordingly.
  • Improved family relationships. All too often, clutter, misplaced items, and disorganization bring up quarrels between spouses, as well as parents and their children. Getting organized will eliminated this problem-causer.
  • Easy access. When your home is organized, everything will have a specific place. Each item will be easy to find, access and use quickly. It’s a time-saver!
  • Entertaining. If your home is disorganized and you’d like to throw a party, dinner or other get together, you’ll need days of notice, so you can spend hours and hours of cleaning, organizing and readying your house. Wouldn’t you like to be able to have friends over spur of the moment, with no planning ahead needed? Organization allows you this luxury. Your home is ready to be shown off!
  • Setting a great example for your children. Raising your children in an organized home will give them great skills to carry on through their lives. They’ll take the organizational examples you set and carry them on into their schoolwork, career and future families.
  • Better mental health. Simply put, you’ll be less stressed, and you’ll be happier. Without a messy home on the mind, you’re free to focus on the things that really matter!

Don’t let disorganization hurt you – Organization can lead to some great things in your life!

Need help getting started on your home organization? Look through our online showroom at www.Techline-DFW.com to learn more about our organizational furniture, cabinet, closets and more! For tips, check out our Facebook page!

When Holiday Cheer is Larger Than Your Home, Decorate for Small Spaces

The Holidays are here! At Techline Furniture, Cabinetry, & Closets, we LOVE getting our homes ready for trees, decorations, baked goods, and those random holiday kick-knacks. But sometimes, our holiday spirit is slightly larger than our homes. If you’re dealing with a smaller space, you do NOT have to sacrifice holiday decorations! Techline Furniture, Cabinetry, & Closets and Better Homes and Gardens shows you how to turn every nook and cranny into holiday cheer!

  • Use Space by the Stairs. A small table by the stairs is a prominent small-space spot to start your Christmas merriment. Add a little, lightly decorated tree and a modest display to the tabletop. To give the evergreen a bit of height, place in a tall silver vase.
  • Use Wall Space. That lovely solid-color wall in your living room? The perfect home for a holiday display. Chose a variety of accents — faux birds, small ornaments, sprigs of berries — and glue them onto the wreaths before hanging the displays from a length of ribbon.
  • Utilize Vertical Space. If space is limited, you might not be able to hang every ornament you own on a tree, but there’s no reason to keep the leftovers boxed up. Look for unexpected places — from a chandelier, at a window, over a doorway — to dangle a few for sparkle and cheer.
  • Fill a Corner. Nooks, crannies, shelves, bookcases: All are great spots for diminutive seasonal decor. If there’s no space for a full tree, put a single dwarf version — with a few presents — on a midheight shelf. In place of lights, decorate with small-scale ornaments.
  • Add a Tree in a Bathroom. Don’t overlook bathrooms as places to add some merry touches. Here, a small corner offers a great spot for a potted tree decorated with cream and blue ceramic bells and glass balls.

And when in need of storage solutions for the things you replaced with decorations, let Techline help! For more information about products and services, check out our Facebook page!

Create Your Dream Master Closet

Let’s face it, your master closet is so much more than a place to hold clothes and shoes. Master closets end up being a store-all space that holds accessories, storage, old keepsakes and new trends. So why keep it in total chaos? Save those precious morning minutes by reorganizing your Master closet!

It can be as simple as a a quick organization or as complex as an entire re-do! But no matter which you choose, plan your space to maximize the space to accommodate your wardrobe and storage needs.

  • Utilize that wall space. Closets are so much more than a metal rod stretching from one end to the other. By using a combination of hanging space, open shelves, and drawers, you create a more elegant feel (and a proper place to tuck away those intimates or ugly socks).
  • Don’t just throw everything you own on a hanger and then on the rod. Take the time to separate jackets from shirts, jeans from dresses. Not only will it make your mornings easier, you’ll find that you have more room for maybe one more skirt or one more pair of slacks.
  • Use pull out baskets. You can fit a ton more socks in one container, fold shirts, ties, pants, etc and save on hanging room! Have a child? These are perfect for clothes or toys more in reach.
  • Plan ahead. Decide how you want your personal closet to feel. Want something softer? Use rounded edges. Use your closet as storage? Use corner shelves that maximize storage without sacrificing hanging space.

Whether you are looking for something extravagant or simply functional, Techline Furniture, Cabinetry, & Closets‘ closet designers are knowledgeable and creative. For more tips about organization and Techline‘s products and services, check out our Facebook page!

Kids Cleanup for Years to Come

Children are always evolving, growing, and changing their tastes. One minute dinosaurs are all the rage, the next it’s zebras. But one thing that will always be consistent is the skills they will learn about organization that will stay with them throughout the years.

If you want your children to learn organization skills early, it helps to give them easy ways to do it. Things like multiple hanging heights with added shelves, drawers and baskets will accommodate diapers to denim!

Techline Furniture, Cabinetry, & Closets and Style At Home can show you how:

  • Use low shelving and labelled storage bins for all their toys and crafts.
  • Under-the-bed storage drawers (especially those with wheels) are great for out-of-season clothes or treasured school/art papers.
  • Don’t forget the valuable space behind doors, including the inside of the closet door. Using the backside of a door is a great way to store additional items while getting them out of sight.
  • Shelf units designed for the pantry can work in the bedroom as a home for games and books.
  • Multi-level closet rods are the only way to go in a child’s closet. You can empower your child to have more autonomy by giving him or her access to their own clothing.

From infant to teen, Techline Furniture, Cabinetry, & Closet’s closet designers will maximize their closet space with an adjustable system that can change with them. For more information about Techline’s products and services, LIKE our Facebook page!

Organize Your Laundry Room!

One very important room in your home you may not think too much about offhand is your laundry room! It could be the smallest room in your house, but it holds A LOT of importance! So why neglect it when organizing and planning your projects?

Laundry rooms hold a variety of objects such as hats, gloves, not-in-season accessories, pet supplies, cleaning supplies, etc. The first step to organizing all of these is to clear the space and then group all like items together. You can step back and take a look at the items you use more than others. Those things that you never use anymore…throw them out! Items you most should be in the easy-to-reach places while items you still use, but not as much can be put on the higher shelves.

Use storage baskets and pull-out hampers for sorting, cabinets and adjustable storage shelves for organizing, storage racks and rods for hanging clothes, and fold out ironing boards for convenience.

Techline Furniture, Cabinetry, & Closets designers create organized systems to accommodate any space, any size washer and dryer, and any size family with style. A Techline laundry storage system can handle loads!

For more information about Techline’s products and services, see our Facebook page!

Garages Aren’t Just for Cars Anymore

Tackling your garage can seem a bit..overwhelming. It’s a large space that tends to accumulate the random pieces of your home that you don’t have any other place for. But the organizing process doesn’t have to be overwhelming.

Techline Furniture, Cabinetry, & Closets, along with diy Network, can help you begin the process:

  • First thing first, Safety. Learn the best ways to store that hazardous stuff we all keep in the garage: the chemicals, the paint cans and pesticides. Always store such substances in their original containers and out of reach of children, on a high shelf or in a locked cabinet.
  • Another concern is kids’ toys. They can be a hazard if they’re not stored properly. First of all, they should be kept well away from chemical clutter, and they should be up off the floor. Not too high, though; you don’t want the kids trying to reach them by standing on wobbly boxes. Use bins for small toys and balls.
  • Ladders can be a hazard just leaning up against a wall. That may seem like the logical way to store a ladder, but it can tip over very easily, damaging your car or injuring a loved one. Lean it against the wall horizontally at floor level, or, even better, store it on hooks.
  • Gardening tools should be stored vertically on secure hooks attached to the walls so they’re easy to get to when you need them and they’re out of the way when you don’t.

It’s easy to control clutter if you remember that the four walls of your garage are actually four more floors. With the right shelves and hooks, you can actually quadruple your storage space!

Techline Furniture, Cabinetry, & Closets‘ garage storage system can transform a messy garage into an organized, efficient space you’ll enjoy working in. From large cabinets and heavy-duty workbenches, to a decked-out organizational wall of tools, our home organization options are sure to fit your space, style and budget. Techline offers durable laminate finishes that compliment your environment. Create the garage you’ve dreamed of today by starting at our Facebook page!