Drawing on years of experience organizing classrooms, Ranka Burzan has engineered step-by-step tools to help kick the clutter. Her techniques work so well that Ranka has become an in-demand public speaker, giving workshops, writing articles, and offering private organization consultations for homes and offices. Clients can also skim Ranka’s website for a list of items to trash, such as chipped china, an unused mattress, or the mooching roommate who sleeps on it.
Eco-friendly, reusable Re-Pac bags protect food, toiletries, and other items within confines that repel mildew and mould. Vibrant colours and patterns add touches of style to their tightly woven nylon liners, zippers, and polyester outsides, which have been rated safe for food by a third-party lab. The sacks range in volume from 7"x4" bags (about the size of a pair of sunglasses) all the way up to a gallon-size bag ideal for carrying toiletries or the world's largest gumdrop.
The company, which was started by a nurse and her mother, manufactures all its bags within the United States. It also backs each product with a lifetime warranty, which guarantees the bags stay safe during countless trips through the washing machine or the interdimensional wormhole in the dishwasher.
Twenty-six years ago, working mother Karen Scott had a light-bulb moment. She envisioned a one-stop children's clothing, toy, and furniture emporium. Karen and her husband set up shop in their garage, connecting new moms and dads to high-quality baby clothes, nursery furniture, and educational toys. They meticulously researched products before creating their own catalogue, and as a result watched their enterprise blossom into a lucrative online business. Today, One Step Ahead employs their own in-house design team responsible for exclusive labels of kidswear such as Cozy Cub winter wear Sun Smarties swimwear and summer gear.
Regular meetings with a Parents' Panel keep One Step Ahead designers in touch with the needs of modern parents. Seeking out their input has led the design team to create products such as a fleece-lined car seat for comfortably toting a baby in cold weather and a hanging closet organizer for managing a child's superhero identities.
Anyone can have a good idea, but executing it can be a long, trying process. That's where Quirky.com comes in; the GE-partnered outlet helps innovators transform their brainstorms into reality. It's simple: creators submit their ideas?whether they're represented by sketches or descriptions?and folks back products they believe in with their votes. The most popular ideas are then reviewed by a panel of industry experts, who ultimately decide which inventions Quirky.com will manufacture and sell in their online shop. These user-generator products run the gamut, catering to genres including healthcare, electronics, and home use, including such ingenious devices as flexible power strips and dust pans that also deal with dirt.