Entries Tagged as 'Opinion'

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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Stay Organized with a Sterilite Cleaning Caddy

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Jun 24, 2013

Sterilite Cleaning Caddy Kuzak's Closet

I hope you all had a great weekend!  Both my Saratoga and Menlo Park Estate Sales went really well and today I am looking forward to catching up on things around my house.  Just in case you are behind on your Spring Cleaning, it’s not too late!  Today I am sharing my second Sterilite blog post with tips on how to be more efficient when it comes to cleaning your home and storing your cleaning supplies.

Have you ever considered using a cleaning caddy to tote your cleaning supplies from room to room?  Even in our little condo in Chicago I had a caddy in my storage closet so I could quickly clean the space without running from room to room looking for supplies.  Now that we live in a larger home I rely on my cleaning caddy so I can clean all three bathrooms and the living spaces in a flash.

I learned this trick as a kid from my Grandma.  Not because she had a caddy but because she needed one!  She stored her cleaning products in the garage, under all of the sinks, in the laundry room, etc. yet never knew what she owned. She was always overbuying because she didn’t store her cleaning products in a central location and struggled to stay organized.

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2 Ways to Get Organized with Sterilite Stackable Bins

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May 30, 2013

I am always testing out new products to keep my home and my client’s homes organized and one of my favorite go-to brands is Sterilite.  One of their latest products is a stackable bin that comes in a variety of sizes and today I wanted to share 2 ways that I used them to organize spaces in my own home.

Sterilite Stackable Bins Kuzak's Closet

My pantry is filled with lots of goodies and I wanted a better way to contain everything.  I wanted to use a bin that was stackable to maximize the storage space and that could easily be wiped clean. I thought that the Sterilite stackable bins would perfect and I also love that they don’t have a lid so you can easily grab what you need.

I started by pulling all of the loose items that I wanted to organize off the shelves and sorted them by type on my counter top.  By sorting the items I was able to get a better idea of how much storage I would need and determine how to divide and store the items.

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Real Confessions of a Shopaholic

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Jan 28, 2013

Kuzak's Closet
A few weeks ago I shared the before and afters from a closet makeover that I recently worked on and the some of the details about my client, a self-professed Shopaholic.  After I published the post I received great feedback via email, blog comments, and facebook comments (thank you) which really made my client feel good about the progress that she made.  Many of you wanted to know more about how she prepared to let go and start the organizing process so I interviewed her after our last session and I hope you can relate to her through her answers.

When did you realize you needed help curbing your shopping addictions?  

“I’ve had a shopping problem all my life and I was always bailed out by my parents.  There have been three instances that they had to pay my credit card balances of over $30,000 when I wasn’t able to.  When they passed away they left me a significant amount of money.  I thought it would last forever but about four years ago my financial coach Tari Vickery from Life Matters Financial Group made me realize that wasn’t the case.  She looked over my net worth and my financial habits and told me that I only had 2 years before I would be completely broke if I didn’t change my habits.”

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