Entries Tagged as 'Opinion'

2014 Holiday Hostess Gift Guide

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Nov 14, 2014

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C Wonder Cheers Cocktail Shaker, C Wonder Embroidered Bar Napkin Set,

West Elm Claudia Pearson Dog Plates, Veuve Clicquot Brut, Cocoabella Holiday Box

Festive parties are a fun part of the holidays. Whether for work or with family and friends, a small gift is always a great way to say thank you to your host/hostess and I have put together a simple gift guide to help you do just that!

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5 Secrets in 5 Years

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Nov 3, 2014

LinkedIn sent me a reminder last week that I’ve been a professional organizer for 10 years and in business for in California for 5, I think that means I’m local right? I know I always say this but time flies! When Chris and I first relocated to California I wasn’t sure if I would be able to get my business off the ground again. I had a small business in Michigan and then Chicago but Kuzak’s Closet was nothing like it is today.  The thought of starting over made me nervous but I had a vision and I stuck with it.  It took me 6 months to get my first client and it’s been a fun ride ever since.  I hired my first assistant 3 years ago and now I employ 9 people due to the demand for Kuzak’s Closet services.  We have two divisions of the company, home organization and estate sales and the time and demand is divided 50/50.  

People contact me all of the time, asking for the secret to how we stay so busy.  I think they are disappointed that my response doesn’t include earth shattering news, just basic principles for how to operate as a business owner and member of society. Thus today ,to celebrate 5 years in California, I’m sharing my top 5 secrets for success.  If you are reading this and you are struggling with your own business or have been wanting to start something I hope this is helpful.

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Day In The Life

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Sep 30, 2014

When I saw the photos that our marketing gal Monica pulled for this month’s “day in the life” post I had to do a double take. It’s hard to believe that we squeezed all of these events in the month of September. It is a shorter month you know, with only 30 days in total. I guess it’s fair to say that we were able to maximize each and every one of them!

During September estate projects took the main stage. We organized a total of SEVEN estate sales and liquidations. Between regular sale days and frequent flash sales there was a stretch when I saw a handful of our estate shoppers 7 days in a row, crazy! I think those 7 days were also the hottest we have had in recent months. The temps were in the 90’s and inside some of our estate homes it felt like 120 degrees. My team consumed 20 cases of water and 10 cases of our go-to fizzy treat Refreshe. Don’t laugh, it is sparkling water that comes in a can and you can find it at Safeway – we LOVE it!

Kuzak's Closet Estate Sale Team
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Kuzak’s Closet Team: Life as an Intern

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Aug 27, 2014

 

Kuzak's Closet Team Intern Life

A whirlwind of summer projects, the time has come to send off our Kuzak’s Closet 2014 Intern, Jordan Gault. University bound, Jordan leaves Kuzak’s Closet with a new perspective on team work, organizing clutter and junk hunting. Unique and at times fun and even bizarre, his hands on experience has been priceless. Jordan developed many unique relationships with the team. From working very closely with the hauling crew to learning tricks of the trade from estate sale specialist Al, Kuzak’s Closet’s tight-knit community will miss him dearly.

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BlogHer 2014: Top 10 Things I Learned

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Jul 30, 2014

BlogHer 2014 Kuzak's Closet Roundup

From writing tips to advice on life balance, BlogHer 2014 was a bevy of priceless information, while connecting with such a ambitious community. It was such a pleasure to hear from some unique voices such as Kerry Washington, Tig Notaro and Ariana Huffington. Wanting to share some of the best tips the Kuzak’s Closet gals learned for these successful ladies and the seminars, I have compiled 10 key ideas that we think summarize the best of the best from the BlogHer community.

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Jazzing Up My Holiday Decor with Icon Wall Stickers

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Dec 1, 2013

Icon Wall Stickers Snowflake

Icon Wall Stickers contacted me a few months ago and asked if I would be interested in trying one of their adhesive wall decals.  Oh course I said yes!  Since we are in a rental I am always looking for ways to jazz up our home without making permanent changes.

After taking a look at their website I decided to order a holiday sticker.  They have so many cute options, don’t you love the snowflakes?

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My First Stitch Fix

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Sep 17, 2013

Kuzak's Closet Stitch Fix

I had a package waiting on the front porch for me from Stitch Fix today and I couldn’t be more excited.  It’s a personal shopping service that ships items to your house based on your preferences and lifestyle.  You can have it come once or once a month, it’s up to you.  I read about it in Real Simple last month and decided to give it a try after a chat with my sister, she can talk me into anything.  You only pay for the items that you keep so I figured it would be fun!

I started by filing out an online profile and with questions about my size, my style, budget, and my lifestyle.  At the end of the profile you can give them additional feedback based on what you are looking for so I left a note for my Stitch Fix personal shopper letting them  know I was looking for sweaters and layering tops that I can wear with jeans and leggings this fall.  Ask and you shall receive!

Stitch Fix gives you 3 days to try on the items and mail back what you don’t like. Because I’m under such a time crunch I thought it would be fun to try stuff on and ask you for your feedback on what I should keep.  I don’t have to keep anything but if I keep all 5 items I receive 25% off my order, talk about incentive!

Stitch Fix

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