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Posted on January 21, 2020

Happy Spring from the Queen Bees!



We were so excited to help out a young family whose basement had gotten away from them.  This home’s finished basement has amazing storage spaces, two big closets with shelves and a couple other small closets, so the potential was there but they were sort of bursting at the seams.  We started by pulling everything out of the two big closets and sorting it into categories.  These closets hold lots of wedding gifts they don’t really use (how many of us can relate to that!?), kitchen items they don’t have room for in the kitchen, party supplies, some Holiday items and toys for their two toddler boys.


Storage closets BEFORE

Both closets AFTER

When the client initially called for a consultation (she lives about 30 minutes away so we did the consultation by FaceTime) I was able to see her closets, get a feel for what kinds of items they keep down there and what their organization needs were.  I knew the Homz Latching Clear Storage Bins would be perfect to hold items in categories and easily let the family see what’s inside.  The client measured the height & depth of all of the shelves and we determined the 15.5 qt bins would fit perfectly on the shorter shelves and the 64 qt bins would work on the other shelves.

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Left closet BEFORE Left Closet AFTER

We decided to make the left closet Holiday: (Fall/Halloween) and Chanukah, toys, art supplies, some photo albums and bins to hold clothes and accessories the client sells online.



Right closet BEFORE Right Closet AFTER

The right closet now holds extra kitchen items, party supplies, gift wrap, keepsakes and wedding gifts (China, crystal, silverware and serving pieces).

We put all of the wedding china, crystal, silver and serving/entertaining pieces in the upper right part of the closet since they really don’t use them and don’t need access to them with any frequency.  Items they do use were placed in easier accessible spots so when the time comes they can quickly retrieve them.

The Homz bins hold each Holiday separately, a couple gold items she has listed for sale, party supplies (paper plates, napkins &  plastic cups) so they stay clean, plastic food storage pieces, Magic Bullet pieces, art supplies and keepsake items so they don’t get ruined.  Having clear bins is so great because you can easily see what is inside and they all matchmaking your storage look uniform and intentional.





Family Room BEFORE Family Room AFTER

These clients were SO happy with the outcome!  In just 5 hours we were able to transform their whole basement, give them their family room back and a much needed spot for their two sons to play.

Spring is the best time to tackle home organizing projects, you’re not able to be outside much yet and feeling stir crazy from being cooped up all winter.  By getting your storage spaces organized you know just where everything is and you’ll be able to find things much easier.  If you live in the Downers Grove, IL or surrounding areas the Queen Bees would love to help you tackle your organizing needs.  Just give us a Buzz!

Happy Spring!

-Queen Bee


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Posted on January 21, 2020

Christmas Has Left The Building!

I adore Christmas, I am the gal listening to Holiday music the day it starts full time on the radio!  I love the sights, the smells, the sounds and all of the decorations.  I have a fabulous collection of Christmas decorations and since partnering with Homz Products I decided to treat myself to all new, matching storage!

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I am so happy with the bins and have devised a plan so getting out all of the bins isn’t a total nightmare!  We used to have mismatched bins and never really knew what was where so now I have my collection divided into two main categories; tabletop & hanging and ornaments.  I have most of my tabletop and hanging decorations in the Homz 112qt bins; these allow me to store the decorations that are all different shapes and sizes.

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When I get these bins out I pull all of the decorations out and swap out my every day, year round decorations; they get to spend the month in the attic.  I also have a collection of snowflakes I hang in my windows so these and a few glittered stars also go in a bin, with their mini suction cup hangers, so they don’t get crushed.

Then we move onto the tree!  I tend to get tabletop & hanging decorations out before tackling the tree so having them separated makes knowing which bins to get out first much easier.  The first bin for the tree holds the tree skirt, the tree topper, beaded garland I put on before any ornaments, a few bags of glittered pinecone garland  I hang in my bedroom and a couple of bags of mini ornaments that go on a silver tabletop tree.

The next bin, 64qt, holds my collection of Christopher Radko and similar ornaments, these are really expensive, super fragile and I store them in their little boxes in the bin for added protection from breakage.  These are the first ornaments that we put on the tree because they are bigger and I want them spaced out nicely and to take center stage!

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Then we get to the rest of the ornaments, these are individually wrapped in tissue and placed in the 64qt clear latching containers that stack perfectly with the 112qt ones!

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All of the bins are stored in our 1920 attic so the Homz bins are perfect for this.  The locking handles ensure the lids stay on tightly, the grooves in the lid allow bins to stack on one another without the worry they’ll slip and the clear bottoms show you exactly what’s inside so you know which bin to grab.

Containers in the picture: 31qt (3430HRG), 64qt (3441HRG) and 112qt (3450HRG)

The smaller 31qt bin holds delicate strands of lights we use outside and by keeping them in these bins we know they won’t get knocked around and my husband can grab the bin easily when he puts out the garland on our front banisters, this might happen anywhere from a week or even two before I’m ready to decorate inside.  These lights are one of my most favorite decorations and they are super fragile and sadly no longer available so I want to make sure they are as protected as possible.  I keep bows I put on my outdoor lanterns with them.

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While I love Christmas and everything about it I will admit I can only take the visual noise of a fully decked home for about three weeks before I start to get twitchy!  I get anxious to put it away and get back to the calm of my year round decorations.  With the Homz storage bins I am able to decorate, and un-decorate, so easily! I am so happy with them and know getting everything out next year will be a cinch.

Written by: The Queen Bee


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Posted on January 21, 2020

10 Life Hack to Staying Organized

Life Hack #1
We all hate searching through our kitchen drawers just to find that one plastic spoon or sauce packet. A great solution is to organize your drawers with Homz® small plastic bins to save space and keep clutter to a minimum. Bins are super affordable, and this hack will save you a ton of frustration in the long run.



Life Hack #2
The Homz® shoe organizer can be used in the bathroom to store soaps, shampoos, conditioners, lotions and more. You’ll have a ton of extra space in your cabinets and less stuff cluttering your counter. This quick hack will make your mornings go by smoother than ever!



Life Hack #3
Homz® 17 Gallon tubs can be used for a variety of different things; A cooler, bathing your pets, playroom storage and more! These are great to keep around the house since they have so many different uses.



Life Hack #4The Homz® shower caddy just became a lot more useful than we thought. Hang one up in the kitchen to store quick needs like coffee, salt & pepper, or even plants for display.




Life Hack #5
The Homz® decorative bins can be used for so many fun things. They look great in the office, at home, in children’s playrooms, craft rooms, and they can even be used in the garden.  These are inexpensive and come in a variety of different sizes and colors.



Life Hack #6
Homz® Bundle Buggy is a great item to keep around for everyday use. This premium cart is a great hack to use at the beach or a BBQ as a cooler. Lugging around that huge cooler can be a pain, instead, dump all your drinks and goodies into the insulated tote and you’ll be on a roll! This cart is great for quick trips to the grocery store, the beach, and the park.


Life Hack #7We throw everything in our trunk and tell ourselves “We’ll get it later” not realizing we never actually get to it and the trunk becomes a MESS! A trunk organizer is great for wholesale grocery trips, and anytime when bags are limited. Simply put all your items in the organizer after checkout and once you get to your car sit it directly in your trunk, and carry it inside once your home. The padded handles make the transport so easy.


Life Hack #8
When having a fun day out at the park or beach with the kids try and keep toys and books all in one Homz® clear storage tote. Using a clear tote makes it easier to see what it is inside, and helps keep everything organized.



Life Hack #9
The Homz® over the door ironing board is a great time saver for those busy mornings because of its super easy setup. It’s also ideal for small dorm room spaces. Can be used to iron quickly in the morning, or double as a desk to do a bit of studying on with your laptop.



Life Hack #10
The Homz® back seat organizer makes traveling with kids so much easier. Solve all of your back seat clutter problems by organizing the kid’s favorites. Hang it up on a hook in the house and easily take it “on-the-go” in the car.



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