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Getting Organized with Ziploc Products – Giveaway

by MARIA on May 14, 2013


It’s that time of year when Spring cleaning, purging and getting organized are just a fun thing to do.

It’s weird how happy getting rid of things we don’t need anymore can make a person.

I’m in the process of doing just that right now actually. I’ve been going room to room and getting rid of things and trying to be ruthless about it. It’s hard for me to get rid of things actually – for some that’s called hoarding. For me, let’s call it not hoarding, but a deep appreciation for things I’ve spent money on and am unable to toss.

Also, known as hoarding in denial.

I was recently sent some of the Ziploc Space bag product line to help me as I organize and and try to gain some room in my closets and storage areas. I’ve used some of these before and I’m a big fan. I especially LOVE using them for winter items not currently in use. I’ve used them for storing out of season blankets, duvets and comforters that take up so much space in the linen closet. The bags come in tons of sizes so you can use them for bigger items like I’ve mentioned, right down to smaller ones for travel.

They come in Jumbo, X-Large, Large, Large Cube, Medium, Carry-on Travel Size and Suit Size hanging. It’s kind of insane how much will actually fit into just one bag. The Jumbo size will hold 2 comforters and 4 pillows. The large will hold 10-12 sweaters – that’s just crazy talk.

I didn’t even know the suit size option existed – I think the Suit size hanging bag is perfect for storing all the winter coats/items that we lovely Canadians get to enjoy for months on end (BOO – DOWN WITH WINTER!)

When you finally do re-open the bag, the items inside will be wrinkled so you need to get over that. Personally, it’s a small price to pay when you consider the advantages of the amount of storage you’re gaining in the end.

GIVEAWAY!

I’m giving away a Ziploc prize pack (including some great valued at $70!! To enter, please leave a comment below with your best organizational tip! That’s it!

RULES:

  • Open to Canadian Residents
  • Giveaway will run until Monday, May 21, 2013
  • Winner will be chosen using Random.org
  • Make sure to leave a valid email and/or Twitter handle so that I can contact you if you win. Winners will have 48hrs to respond and then a new winner will be chosen.
UPDATE: Congrats to my winner – #31 Maria Oliveria – thanks to everyone who entered!!!
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1 karengreeners May 14, 2013 at 10:31 am

My best organization tip is to change out winter/summer clothes immediately, so you are not totally frustrated when the seasons finally change and you cannot find the things you need.

Also, do as I say, not as I do.

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2 Shawna G May 14, 2013 at 12:47 pm

“A place for everything and everything in it’s place”. Although I strive for this in my home, my husband and children are constantly leaving things out then screaming that they can’t find it!

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3 Chantal May 14, 2013 at 3:33 pm

I think the organizing tip I use the most is reversing the hangers in your closet at the beginning of each season. As you use an item put it back on the hanger the correct way. And the end of the season items that are still on reversed hangers can be donated. If you didn’t wear it all season this season, why would you wear it ever again. Gone baby!

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4 Jonnie May 16, 2013 at 10:05 am

I love this tip! Definitely going to use it.

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5 Francine May 14, 2013 at 3:38 pm

When switching out the closets when changing seasons, remember to keep a few “transitional” pieces in the mix – it’s May 14th, and I’m glad I left the fleece I’m wearing in my closet!

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6 Anne Taylor May 15, 2013 at 11:08 am

We have fall/winter and spring/summer drawers in our dressers. It works for us!

thanks

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7 Dreena May 15, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Best organisational tip: Make sure to look in the closet and set aside time to “Put Away”, “Donate”, and “Discard”. If you do this bi-annually or quarterly you can get a handle on that closet/wardrobe.

Thank you.

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8 sarah stickney May 15, 2013 at 10:49 pm

no hoarding

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9 angela m May 16, 2013 at 9:59 am

My best tip is donate anything you no longer use or wear since the last time you donated.
thanks
flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

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10 Jonnie May 16, 2013 at 10:04 am

My best organizational tip is to get rid of things you don’t use. I was born a packrat so this is very hard for me to do but it gives us so much extra space.

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11 Marla May 18, 2013 at 7:40 am

My best tip is if you havent worn it in over a year than in may be best in someone elses closet especially if the tags are still on. For storage we have furniture that does double duty like our toy box coffee tables :)

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12 Sydney D May 18, 2013 at 7:09 pm

Sort by types of clothing, e.g. shoes, shirts, pants etc.

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13 Belinda McNabb May 19, 2013 at 7:50 pm

My best tip is to organize closets with lots of bins in all sizes. It is great for holding all kinds of things. Covered ones are handy for things you do not want to get away or can be stored from season to season

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14 Sunshine G May 19, 2013 at 11:59 pm

Do a five minute cleanup in two rooms each day…and vary the rooms. Even if you don’t get everything, at least two rooms will be socially acceptable :)

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15 Tammy Dalley May 20, 2013 at 12:11 am

I love sorting my kids toys in plastic bins or storage containers and label each one with what is in there, keeps everything neat and clean!!!

tammykd at live dot com

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16 Andrew P May 20, 2013 at 12:42 am

Like many others have already stated, getting rid of things you don’t wear anymore (donating) and having a storage place for storing winter\summer clothing.

apham17(at)gmail(dot)com

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17 Angela Mitchell May 20, 2013 at 7:27 pm

My number 1 tip is that anytime I bring something new into the house (outside of everyday items of course) I take an item out; either through donation, selling, recycling or throwing away. That is how I keep my house from becoming cluttered.

skyalive1976(at)gmail(dot)com

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18 ModernHouseDad May 21, 2013 at 12:11 pm

My best tip is to digitalize information whenever possible and store it on hard drives.

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19 dee brun May 21, 2013 at 12:14 pm

My best tip is to purge often…We live in an old house and storage is at a premium…I am forever donating, purging and selling…except for my shoes of booze of course…

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20 Joy Zaczyk May 21, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Buy decor items that do double duty – ie: ottomans for storage, decorative boxes for smalls…

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21 Jeannie May 21, 2013 at 12:29 pm

My best tip is to put away holiday stuff into labelled boxes and put them away based on when you will need them again. IE…christmas stuff will go right at the back and as the year goes on, the christmas stuff will move to the front while other ones are behind it.

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22 Siobhan May 21, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Go paperless whenever possible! I sign up for e-statements, and back up and shred as many documents as I can to reduce the paper clutter monster in my house.

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23 Denise May 21, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Putting kids toys such as crayons, littlest pet shop animals, dinky cars, stickers etc in containers keeping it organized or yes even in ziploc bags.

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24 Leanne Stewart May 21, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Ziploc for camp. organize t-shirts, shorts. etc. You can. squeeze out all the air everything stays dry and organized.

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25 Cindy May 21, 2013 at 12:55 pm

I’ve never tried any of the large item storage bags from Ziploc. I use their food bags and containers all the time though!

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26 Cindy May 21, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Oops…I pressed enter before answering the question! My best organizational tip is to purge things out of the house that you don’t use!

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27 Sandy May 21, 2013 at 1:03 pm

I have no tips… I suck at organizing… Isn’t mine the most uplifting comment? ;)

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28 Jennifer May 21, 2013 at 1:48 pm

My tip for organization is to try and win these space bags. If you don’t win, buy them. :)

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29 Shannon May 21, 2013 at 2:06 pm

My tip is short term pain for long term gain. Take the five minutes to put it away and it will save you time in the long run after things pile up!

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30 Lee-Ann Sleegers May 21, 2013 at 2:39 pm

My best tip is every time something new comes into the house discard (donate, trash etc) something old.

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31 Maria Oliveira May 21, 2013 at 2:51 pm

The best organizational tip is purge, purge, purge!!!! Especially if you have items that you haven’t even looked at for at least years. A trick to help you identify items in your closet that is to turn the hanger in the opposit direction once you have used an item. After 1 or 2 years, you will notice what items you have not worn at all.

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32 Beth May 21, 2013 at 6:33 pm

my fave is always if u haven’t worn it in the last 12 months either donate ur throw it out. with kids u have to maintain some rules otherwise it’s too cluttered
@barthanar

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33 Mel Gallant May 21, 2013 at 9:35 pm

My best organizational tip is to get rid of one thing each time you bring something new into the house. It works!

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34 Rosanna May 21, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Dee don’t let “junk” through the front door!

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35 Matthew Valdez May 21, 2013 at 11:03 pm

About once a year or so I donate my unfitting clothes and throw away the clutter that I never use.

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