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Tailgating Starts in a Organized Home

Football season is here (what happened to the summer?)!  That means fans from Neyland Stadium to the Rose Bowl are ready for Tailgate Parties.  Menus need planning,  supplies will be bought, but is your home field organized?

Here are some simple tips for successful Tailgating season:

1.  Team effort – get family involved and delegate tasks.
2.  Home field advantage – clean out and organized the refrigerator and pantry.

3.  The field house (garage) – have space in garage to keep dry goods stored for each weeks game – paper goods, coolers, folding chairs, etc.

4.  The pre-game Stadium (your car) – get that trunk cleared out and find containers that can go from garage to trunk for quick set-ups.

With just a little planning the Vols will not be the only ones running through the “T” this tailgating season.

Blount County Chamber Recognizes National Organize Your Files Week


Organize your files

Tax day is over and it is time to celebrate!  The third week of April is National Organize Your Files Week.  If you are in the Knoxville/Blount County area Wednesday, April 22, 2009, join the Blount County Chamber of Commerce for a workshop sure to be fun while demystifying the steps to organization.

Organizing Secrets Revealed for Your Home and Office

April 22 – 9:00 – 10:30 am
Blount County Chamber office


Chris Mckenry

Los Angeles organizing expert Chris McKenry will be in Tennessee on his way to the NAPO National Conference in Orlando.  During his stop over he will be addressing chamber members in an interactive setting sharing information and answering questions to make you more organized and clutter-free.  Besides recognizing the Organize Your Files celebration the seminar will look at ways to be more organized in the garage, kitchen, closets, office and with your time.

Click here for more information and to save your spot.

SpaceMakers Gets Knoxville Organized


Knoxville does not have a Container Store, but that does not mean the city lacks the hottest organizing products.  Robin and Travis Carbaugh have ownedSpaceMakers The Get Organzied Store since 1997.  Located in the shopping meca of West Knoxville’s Turkey Creek, SpaceMakers is across from Walmart.

On my visit this week, Robin and Travis walked me through the newly remodeled showroom.  Besides featuring numerous organizing products for spacemakers-web2all areas of the home and office,SpaceMakers offers custom design services for closets, garages, office, and pantries.  They offer both custom melamine and wood veneer systems from basic to designs featuring crown molding and unique drawer inserts.  They also offer Do-It-Yourself products for those inspired by HGTV, also located in Knoxville.

Their website is expanding and online shopping is available for many items.  If you are in East Tennessee, SpaceMakers a must stop for your holiday organizing needs and Get Organized Month projects in January.  Besides, organizing a garage is much more fun with snow falling than during hot and humid days of summer!