Neat Storage Essentials, 70 Yorkville, 416-972-9700, www.neatstorage.com Rating: NNNNN
Toronto's green bin brigade blanketed the city with indoor plastic compost receptacles just as Neat Storage Essentials started hawking SimpleHuman 's line of swishy trash cans. The timing was perfect, because hefty households realized the city-issued containers couldn't handle all their refuse, and some folk found trashy odours wafting from the bins. A SimpleHuman can's multiple compartments let you divide and conquer your garbage, and a butterfly lid closes with enough grace to make you tear up.
General manager Andrew Livingston has stocked Neat with everything you need for spring sorting and cleaning. Pleather jewellery boxes, a gallery of wood and metal clothes hangers and wall-mounted CD pockets can convert your messy abode from hovel to haven.
Livingston's picks: SimpleHuman's 50-litre recycling step can ($249.95) eats up the biggest eco-conscious family's waste; store your spices or your screws in Soho Spice 's eight-canister magnetic stand ($99.95); Umbra 's bungee cases are a smart way to tote around your biz contacts and credit cards.
Look for: A shopping website to feed the demand of out-of-town organizers; Chilewich multicoloured welcome mats, a perfect first line of defence against soggy spring footwear ($89.95).
Hours: Monday to Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday 1 to 5 pm.