Posts Tagged ‘storage’

Announcement! Premier Rack patent issued!

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Charles and Kris Costa are proud to announce the issuance of their latest patent for their innovation of the Premier Tie Racks, Belt Racks and Premier Mirror! This patent  joins a list of patents for firsts in the closet storage industry and is sure to once again revolutionize the way closet storage is optimized with style and ease!

Our new Premier Racks go one step further than our patented Deluxe Racks.  Not only do they pull out on ball-bearing slides, but they then pivot front ninety degress on locking, roller hinges. Voila! Now you can see all the ties or belts as they turn to face you! Our Premier Mirror glides out, pivots to display a full length image, then slides back in alongside the partook for effortless storage. Featuring an over-travel slide, the Premier Rack’s pivot stop prevents the mechanism from bumping into adjacent door or drawer!

 

Sidelines Premier Belt Rack

Sidelines Premier Belt Rack

 

Experience the Art of Fine Firsts, again,  with Sidelines!

That’s a Wrap!

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

That’s a wrap! We all know that phrase, and what it means. Job completed, satisfaction.  Which leads me to think of a wee segment of our population where a little effort goes a long way,  who when satisfied even just a bit, bring immense pleasure to the rest of us. Yes, children! We all know how it goes, when they are happy so is everyone around them. When they are not happy, well, we all know how that goes too!  There does exist a small indulgence that gives great return. When implemented into a well designed junior closet, playroom etc,  Sidelines’ Closetwear Hot Color Basket Wraps brighten the little one’s lives, and the lives of the adults  among them, while at the same time adding a touch of fun and  flair to everyone’s surroundings.

Check out this brilliant design, courtesy of Modern Closets, Chandler, AZ:

Modern Closets, Chandler, AZ., Designs a junior closet any child or teen would love to call their own, incorporating Sidelines' Closetwear Hot Color Wraps.

 

Sidelines' Closetwear Hot Color Basket Wraps shown in Ice Blue

Sidelines' Closetwear Hot Color Basket Wraps shown in Ice Blue, perfect for the boys in the house or for sport equipment storage.

 

Sidelines' Closetwear Hot Color Basket Wraps shown in Lavender

Sidelines' Closetwear Hot Color Basket Wraps shown in Lavender

Sidelines’ Basket Wraps, the next time a little flair for the dramatics are in order, or perhaps dramatics are flairing up when it comes to clean up time, consider Closetwear Hot Colors. A little extra wrap added on to the closet can go a long way to make clean up a snap! Now That’s a Wrap!

The Art of Fine Home Storage, (and sometimes child diplomacy) begins with Sidelines!

~KBC

Personal space? A free moment?? What’s that??

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Personal Space….what’s that? Who owns your personal space anyway?  You, or all your stuff? Have you and your stuff become one and the same? Are you working for your stuff? Is your stuff working for you?

Stuff is an interesting word. Think of it. You can stuff a toy, stuff a backpack, stuff people, into a car, a train, a bus, a plane, you can stuff a mushroom, stuff a potato, stuff a turkey, stuff your mouth (with turkey), stuff a bookcase, your home, your garage, your closets, your brain! Stuff blurs boundaries. Do you have boundaries in place for your stuff?

When you think about the kinds of ways you spend your precious time, or your hard earned money, how much and in what ways do your efforts actually give back to you? Think about it, it may reveal some  interesting dynamics. We work hard to buy things, spend time creating things, and then those things need maintenance, lots of maintenance. Homes, appliances, vehicles, clothing, kids, relationships, etc all require either some sort after space and/or some amount of maintenance, either physical or emotional. If it takes up space, it needs tending to. And guess who does the tending? Bingo…you do. After all, it is all yours.

Personally I am into low maintenance. In my fantasy “perfect world”, I work for something, create it or buy it, put it into place and it then takes care of my needs and itself. In my “real world” very little in my life works like that. When I look around my own space about the only things I see that even ring close to my “perfect world” functionality are my closets and my golden retriever! (Oh, my husband is pretty low maintenance too!) While not nearly as lovable as my husband or my Golden, my closets and their accessories do give back quite a lot.They give me a sense of organization and the gift of time. Organization gives me a peace, a sense of control and order. Organization saves me time because I know where things are and how to get them quickly. Evey moment I do not waste looking for something is a moment I can spend doing something else I really care about. Organization reduces stress. Organization puts the “personal” back into personal space, puts a boundary between me and my stuff, and gives me the ability to spend my time living more effortlessly. And  isn’t that at least part of what life is about?

Sidelines’ accessories are effortless. Once installed, you are organized and they are done. No maintenance, just allow them to give you back your time and space, over and over again. No matter what your closets look like now, Sidelines can help.

Experience the gift of organization with Sidelines and enjoy all your precious time today!

~KBC

Organizing for the Holidays!

Monday, November 29th, 2010

With Christmas right around the corner, the holiday spirit has begun to fill almost every house we know!  It is that time of year to remember what is most important like family, friends and our health.  Although somehow those important things seem to get overshadowed by the hustle and bustle of house guests, cleaning, cooking and gift giving.  No matter how many times we tell ourselves to take a deep breath, we still allow the stress of the holiday season to overcome us.  We always vow to begin our shopping and cleaning earlier than the last but there always seems to be something else leaving us overwhelmed.  There are very few people who actually plan ahead and find themselves stress free when the house guests arrive.  Wouldn’t that be nice! So with that being said take a deep breath and try something new this year.

With no way to get around the necessary cleaning and shopping lists it does not mean you have to tackle the large projects you have wanted to do since last Thanksgiving!  If a closet or pantry is unorganized at the moment, than it has probably been that way for a while.  So don’t add to your holiday stress now, instead, take inventory of what you do have and what is not working.  Between house guests, hosting parties and holiday decorations, you will be using every inch of your home.  This will enable you to really evaluate your organizational needs and put together a list of items that you need and want.  For once, maybe you will enjoy the holidays, not get stressed and have a “spring cleaning” project to tackle once the holiday rush is gone.  Now look who is planning ahead! 

So from all of us at Sidelines we wish you the Happiest of Holidays and the Brightest of New Years!   And as you spend your time surrounded by the things that mean the most to you, we leave you with some ideas of those organizational items that mean the most to us.  We hope they will come in handy for whatever your next big project may be!  

Premier Closet Mirror - Great for any room or closet this mirror fits in a space no wider than a jacket hung on a hanger, our latest mirror’s design takes up less than half the stored width of our original Closet Mirror at a modest two inches! It has over-extension, soft-closing, ball-bearing slides so that it swivels gently in front of adjacent cabinet doors and glides silently back into place for storage.  And for your teens, check out our Mirrormax Mirror…they will love it!

 

Professional Series, Pull-Out Pantry Rack (for 14in deep) – Fitting standard 14-inch deep pantry sections, our adjustable height tall rack glides in and out of 18-inch wide cabinetry on full-extension, soft-closing, ball-bearing steel slides. Five heavy gauge, chrome–plated steel baskets make this a must have storage unit in any kitchen!

Pull Out Pantry Rack

 

Premier Tie or Belt Rack - Ever looked at one of our Deluxe Tie or Belt Racks thinking, “I wish I could get both belts and ties on this,” now you can! With the simple addition of our Double Deluxe Rack hardware plate, any signature Sidelines’ Deluxe Tie, Belt or Valet Rack can be converted to hold double the capacity. Imagine – Twice the collection of ties! Twice the number of belts or any combination thereof! It’s that easy.

Just Remember:  In order to create our new Double Deluxe Rack you will need to purchase three products – one deluxe accessory rack, one wall mount accessory rack and the hardware plate!

Premier Belt Rack

 

Signature Closet Baskets  / Deluxe Baskets – Probably our favorite storage accessory, these baskets are stylish enough for your closet and sturdy enough for your pantry!  Available in different sizes, these baskets are great for organizing anything from clothes and purses to pasta, fruit or even those annoying plastic Tupperware containers!  Making things easily accessible for kids they are great for all of their crafts, toys or even after school snack foods!  With no end to their storage capability, our baskets do it all and they look good doing it! For an added touch of warmth to your closet, kitchen or pantry, try using our Rattan Baskets.

 

Signature Baskets in Satin Nickel

Keeping Them Organized…

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Do you often wonder if a tornado has just blown through your child’s room?  Are you amazed that only one day after their room is cleaned it is a mess again? Are you sick of then cleaning it all up for them? If you answered yes to any of these questions you are not alone!  Every parent in America has had those same thoughts.  Organization is never easy to come by when you have a house full of children.  As adults it can be a challenge keeping ourselves organized on a daily basis, so we should not expect that our children will be any better.  Storage is a key player in the game of organization.  So if your child’s closet and room is lacking good storage, things will definitely stay messy and hard to find.   So don’t waste any time trying to figure out a solution.  We have one right here for you!

Closet Organization is our specialty and we just so happen to have some things geared toward those little ones of yours.  Below are some closet accessories that are sure to help your child’s closet and room stay organized.   And believe it or not, they may even just like them! – SC

 

This little girls closet sparkles with our signature baskets in white wrapped in hot pink Hot Colors Basket Wraps.

White Signature Baskets wrapped in hot pink Hot Colors basket wraps.

White Signature Baskets wrapped in hot pink Hot Colors basket wraps.

 

Let’s not forget about the boys.  These blue basket wraps will make every little boy feel special – and maybe even keep him organized too!

White Signature Baskets wrapped in blue Hot Colors basket wraps

White Signature Baskets wrapped in blue Hot Colors basket wraps

 

Now we all know that every teenager needs a place they can call their own.  But more importantly you need it to stay clean.  So let their creativity fly with these lavender and lime basket wraps and pouches.
Every teenage girls needs a place she can call her own - and you need it to stay clean! Let her creativity fly with these lavendar basket wraps.

White Signature baskets wrapped in Lavender basket wraps.

Lime green basket wrap shown on a chrome signature basket

Lime green basket wrap shown on a chrome signature basket

 

Pantry Storage Made Easy

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

The summer is once again winding down and the scent of barbeques is slowly being blown away.  Family vacations are over, summer camps and sleepovers have come to an end and it is now time to get back into the daily routine of work, school and life.  This routine usually means that the family will be home more but it does not necessarily mean that everyone will be on the same schedule.  Soccer practices and late meetings could make it difficult for everyone to eat at the same time, leaving some on the hunt for a snack or easy meal solution. 

First stop on their hunt for something to eat is usually the refrigerator, which luckily stays organized because it conveniently comes with drawers and movable shelving.  Although their next stop is the pantry, and if you are like most people, your pantry only consists of horizontal shelving leaving all the organizing up to you!  It can get difficult trying to keep everything in its place and over time things are bound to get pushed aside and hidden in the back.  You may never know you have that extra can of pasta sauce or another bag of chips for the party, which may cause food to go bad or an unwanted trip to the grocery store.  So before that happens, let Sidelines get you organized!  We offer many different storage options for the pantry and we have put together a list of some of our favorites to get you started!  Happy Organizing!

Oil Rubbed Bronze Deluxe Baskets

Oil Rubbed Bronze Deluxe Baskets

Our favorite storage accessory for the pantry would have to be our Deluxe Baskets.  Available in different sizes, these baskets are great for organizing anything from pasta to the kids after school snacks.   With no end to their storage capability, our deluxe baskets do it all and they look good doing it! For an added touch of warmth to your pantry, try using our Rattan Baskets.   
 

Chef Series Adjustable Pull-Out Cabinet Rack

Chef Series Adjustable Pull-Out Cabinet Rack

Perfect for base cabinet sections or smaller applications of pantry storage, our Adjustable Pull-Out Cabinet Rack for 14” deep pantry systems makes seeing what you have so much easier.  There is also no need to bend down or kneel on the floor anymore! Gliding on full-extension, soft-closing slides the adjustable cabinet rack fits 18” wide (or wider) cabinetry and is adjustable to different cabinet heights.  Regardless of what you store in its chrome-plated steel baskets, this rack is the perfect addition to any pantry or kitchen cabinet! 

Oil Rubbed Bronze Deluxe Spice and Can Rack and Deluxe Wine Racks

Oil Rubbed Bronze Deluxe Spice and Can Rack and Deluxe Wine Racks

See all your pantry goods at a glance! No more discoveries of three open pasta jars or forgetting that you do have more garlic powder. Just slide out our Deluxe Spice and Can Rack to see what’s in stock.  And just like our other deluxe products, the sliding spice and can racks fit different cabinet or shelf widths and are available in a variety of finishes. 

Mini Wine Rack

Mini Wine Rack

Whether you are the type to maintain a cellar full of wine or you just like to have a few bottles on hand, Sidelines has wine storage options to suit any wine connoisseur!   With our Deluxe Wine Rack choosing a bottle of wine has never been easier.  Sliding on full extension slides this wine rack allows bottles to face you so you can read every label perfectly.  Best of all, your bottles are stored at the recommended 15 degree tilt to keep corks moist for optimum storage conditions.   For those of you who have limited space or those tricky, corner pantry designs then our Mini Wine Rack is perfect for you!  With universal wall mounting options and the ability to rotate 90 degrees this wine rack elegantly stores a full case (12 bottles) of wine! 
 

Deluxe Tablecloth and Linen Rack
Deluxe Tablecloth and Linen Rack

Do you love being a hostess and showing off your great grandmother’s hand stitched table linens?  Do you have to have multiple table cloth options on hand because “entertain” is your middle name?  Well if you answered yes to either of those questions then you need our Deluxe Tablecloth and Linen Rack.  Versatile to store everything from tablecloths to scarves and pants, our deluxe sliding rack provides the easiest way to keep table-toppers, runners and other linen wrinkle-free.  Available in multiple width options and finishes, it just seems right to give your fabulous linens the storage they deserve!

We hope you enjoyed viewing some storage options for your pantry or kitchen.  No matter who you are or where you live organization matters!  Knowing where to start matters too, which is why we always strive to bring you the most innovative and easy to use products we can.  Experience the best storage possibilities with Sidelines! – SC

To see more storage accessories for your pantry or kitchen click here.

Introducing our NEW Mirror!

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

At Sidelines, we have always been firm believers in creating innovative storage accessories for your home.  We understand that everyone in their own way has a busy life.  So along with creating new products to help keep you organized, we are always thinking of ways to improve on our existing products.   We attempt to make this happen by truly listening to our customers and the feedback they share.  It is a great learning process and a way for our product line to continue growing.

Already a popular product in the industry, this is what happened with our Original Closet Mirror.  It had always been well received but over time customer feedback helped us realize that there were ways for us to improve it.  Our  goal was to make the mirror more efficient and after almost a year of brainstorming it is ready! Taking up less than half the stored width of our original Closet Mirror, it is just as beautiful and functional, only better! At a modest two inches wide, this mirror gently glides in and out on soft close slides.  It fully extends 1 inch past adjacent cabinet doors and rotates a full 90 degrees in front of them.  Its universal left or right mounting hardware makes it is easy to install only requiring four screws. The mirror produces an amazing full body image reflection that will have your clothes begging to be worn.  So with much anticipation of its June 2010 arrival, we proudly introduce to you the new Sidelines Premier Closet Mirror!

Premier Closet Mirror in stored position

Premier Closet Mirror in stored position

Every Kitchen Needs A Good Spring Cleaning

Monday, March 22nd, 2010
Spring is blooming and once again warm air breezes through our homes calming our winter worries.  That comforting breeze sends us the neighborhood sounds of children laughing and dogs barking.  Unfortunately, that same breeze also sends us the sound of someone who opened a kitchen cabinet and watched as its contents fell onto the floor.  Has this ever happened to you?  Have you ever had your pots, pans or even your Tupperware come flying out at you?  Well, if you have, you are not alone.  In fact, all over the world sounds of frustration are heard when any unorganized kitchen cabinet or drawer is opened.  The key to alleviating this frustration is to find great kitchen storage products that make you feel at home in your kitchen.  After all, the kitchen is where family and friends tend to gather the most.  So give it the spring cleaning it deserves by organizing it with some easy to use products from Sidelines.   
Deluxe Spice and Can Rack shown in Oil Rubbed Bronze

Deluxe Spice and Can Rack shown in Oil Rubbed Bronze

Let’s start with your cans and spices.  Are you always looking for the family’s favorite steak seasoning or wondering if you need to pick up more pasta sauce for dinner?  Well wonder no more with the Sidelines Deluxe Spice and Can Rack.  Sliding out into view on ball bearing slides, this rack allows you to see all your pantry goods in once glance.  Always knowing what you have in stock will eliminate those last minute grocery runs for good!

Signature Baskets in Oil Rubbed Bronze

Signature Baskets in Oil Rubbed Bronze

Our favorite storage accessory for the pantry would have to be our Deluxe Baskets.  Available in different sizes, these baskets are great for organizing anything from pasta to fruit or even those annoying plastic Tupperware containers!  And for after school, make those healthy snack foods easily accessible to the kids.  With no end to their storage capability, our deluxe baskets do it all and they look good doing it! For an added touch of warmth to your kitchen or pantry, try using our Rattan Baskets.   

Pull Out Pantry Rack

Pull Out Pantry Rack

For some people the luxury of having a kitchen pantry may not be an option.  They may be forced to use kitchen cabinets as a pantry and unfortunately these cabinets can come in all different shapes and sizes depending on the home.  Luckily, Sidelines has a remedy for all of those situations.  Available in different height and width options, our Pull Out Pantry Rack is just what the doctor ordered.  The easy to use pantry rack glides silently in and out on soft closing slides, allowing its user to see the contents on every shelf. Great for storage of any kind, you will not have a problem finding anything with this must have kitchen accessory! 

 

 

 

 

Now that you see how easy it is to have the kitchen storage of your dreams, what are you waiting for?  Life gets complicated enough without us making it worse, so don’t let your unorganized kitchen get the best of you.  Find your problem areas and fix them! The sooner you do, the sooner you will be enjoying your next barbeque.  After all, a happy and organized kitchen makes for an even happier cook! – SC

To see all of Sidelines’ Kitchen and Pantry products click here.

You Have To Start Somewhere

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Why do we let things pile up around the house?? Simply put, life gets in the way! We set out with the best of intentions to keep things organized but time gets the best of us and so unwanted clutter is born. It comes in many forms – a messy pantry, countertop clutter, a closet disaster or a child’s untamed play room. Whatever your clutter may be now is a good time to get it under control. In our last blog we told you that it does not matter where you start because every person and each home is different, you just have to start somewhere!

So in an effort to abide by the age old rule of “You can’t fix others until you fix yourself,” start where it will benefit you the most – your bedroom closet! Organizing your space will hopefully motivate you to begin organizing other parts of the house too!

Before attempting a closet overhaul you must take everything out. This will help you really see the space you have to work with and locate your closets best features. Do you have shelves that could be used for something other than what you were using them for? Do you have floor space for shoe storage? These are important questions to ask, not only to maximize the space you have, but to decide if you need to invest in any closet organizing tools. This is also a great time to replace all of your old wire or broken hangers with new durable hangers. Your clothes will thank you for it!

Speaking of your clothes, it’s now time to go through everything you took out of the closet and divide it all into three groups: Trash, Keep, and Donate. Try things on and make sure they still fit, if they don’t you know what to do! Follow your gut; if you have not worn it in a year or if it is torn or tattered, get rid of it. Use this rule as your guide and get to sorting. This goes for all of your shoes too!

Once you have decided what you are keeping separate it into groups that make sense. Our suggestions: Work/Business, Casual/Everyday, Formalwear, and Seasonal Items. Within each of those groups separate your clothing further into sub-groups like long sleeve, short sleeve, dress pants and jeans. You can always go one step further and group everything according to color. No matter what you decide, separating will keep you organized and will also ensure that everything has a place!

Finally it is time to put everything back in. Now that you know what your closets best features are, you know where to put everything! Keep the commonly worn items in plain site for easy access and go from there with the rest. Get Excited! You probably gained ten minutes of your morning back just from organizing your closet. Hopefully the result was worth it and you are now ready to keep moving forward on your journey for home organization. We wish you luck and don’t forget to donate! – SC

Getting Organized Is No Longer On The Sidelines In The New Year

Monday, January 4th, 2010

With all the gift giving and receiving at year end, now is the perfect time to clear out clutter to make room for the new items in  your life at the beginning of a New Year. Where to start? It doesn’t really matter because each person and each home is different. Your home’s living room may look like a disaster after the long weekend of college football games, with memorabilia and dishes still strewn around the furniture. On the other hand, your guest room may have been Ground Zero for organizing festivities, with wrapping paper, gift tags and shopping bags piled in every corner. The key to feeling better about kicking off the New Year right is to jump in as quickly as possible so that you feel you’re getting control of your life…and home.

Start with sorting tools closest at hand. Whether that’s leftover empty boxes or garbage bags, designate three places or containers to begin the sorting: one for throwing away, one for keeping, and one for the undecided junk. (You can sift through those belongings a bit later to decide if they’re keepers or not.) If you can designate a fourth bag or box for charity giveaways, all the better.

Dig in! Where does your eye land first? Just begin grabbing whatever is within reach. At this time of year, many of us feel overwhelmed and have a sense that we’re still too far behind getting things done for the previous year that it’s hard to get a clean start for the New Year. Our feelings of drowning in clutter and disorganization practically stop us in our tracks, like deer in headlights, preventing us from simply jumping in and kicking off a great New Year.

Just do it! It doesn’t even matter how far you get into the project. Over the next several days and a couple of weeks, we’ll post lots of organizational tips and tricks – for the mind and body – to help you get off the sidelines and up to the scrimmage line, where all the action is, to help kick off your New Year clutter-free.

For now, just grab everything you’re sure is trash and get it out of the house. Then sort through the “definitely stays” and “not sure” items. If you know where the “definitely stays” stuff is stored, put it away. If it may need a new home, we’ll have lots of tips on designating new, permanent storage locations for your belongings.

You need as much peace of mind to start the New Year off right as you can create. And ‘peace of mind’ truly is a state of mind you must create for yourself by doing all the things – including clearing clutter – that get you to that place. It may take five minutes or five hours. But once you get on the road to a little peace, you’ll begin to feel like you’re starting off the New Year with a fresh attitude and a fresh space.

You can’t do it all at once, but if you keep chiseling away at it, bit by bit, room by room, project by project, you’ll be completely organized in just a couple of weeks. Get started! — MM