One of my very favorite client organization projects is creating a home Command Center. Every home has multiple catch-all spots for every day items like mail, office supplies, magazines, instruction manuals, gift cards and coupons. I want to help you consolidate everything into one central location, so I am sharing my best how-to tips.
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Nov 29, 2013
Where did November go? Thanksgiving has passed and we’re plowing full-force into the December holiday season. Orange and brown hues have disappeared from the shelves at my local stores and been replaced with an explosion of red’s and green’s. I love it!
Today’s post is a review of the super busy month of November. This month has really shown the diversity of the projects that my team at Kuzak’s Closet are tackling; great closet and garage organization projects, a full house relocation and un-pack, estate inventory, several estate sales and liquidations, DIY events, a book release and so much more!!
December is looking pretty packed but I am taking some time to visit family, which will be fantastic and I am looking forward to a break. We managed to squeeze two estate sales into December so be on the lookout for those updates and I am bringing back the Holiday Decor Week from last year that was so much fun. I love to see everyone’s different decorations and hear about the holiday traditions of my family and friends. Continue Reading »
Nov 18, 2013
I am teaming up for another fun party at West Elm with my friend and fellow blogger Monica at Living in Vogue this week, “Dressing Up the Holidays”. Not only will we be showing off our DIY table style projects from the West Elm 1 Year Anniversary party two weeks ago, we will be presenting tips about keeping your hosting schedule organized, setting up a bar, styling your party wardrobe and will be serving sample cocktail and appetizer recipes that are sure to wow your guests and give you time to mingle. Local baker SusieCakes is supplying some delicious desserts for your tasting pleasure, Ibiss boutique is loaning some amazing wardrobe pieces, Apis Floral will be on hand to talk about floral arrangements and The Card Lady will be showing some amazing sample menu’s and invitations. We hope you can join us as we kick off the holiday season at West Elm!
Nov 13, 2013
About a year and a half ago I was asked to be a guest contributor for the book The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style: Secrets to Shopping Cheap and Looking Chic by Lilliana Vazquez – and, the book was just released last week! Lilliana has been featured on The TODAY Show, Access Hollywood and The Rachel Ray Show and the book, inspired by her website Cheap Chica’s is a collection of her personal style tips, organization ideas and shopping finds for every budget.
The book is broken into segments: helping you find your personal style (there is a quiz!), how to stay organized, shopping for styles that flatter your body-type and wallet, and where to find the best deals. She even knows the best days to shop for the biggest discounts. I really enjoyed the book because her tips are honest, realistic and I want to highly recommend it. So treat yourself to a copy and give it as a gift to your girlfriends! You can order a copy of the book here.
I was asked to take part in the chapter “Making Cents of Your Closet” and below is a small excerpt from my submission. Enjoy!
Oct 16, 2013
I am teaming up with Monica from Living in Vogue this November to offer you an organizing package with a twist! Monica is a fabulous fashion blogger and personal shopper. I often see Monica at my estate sales stocking up on neat costume jewelry and vintage clothing. I love how she incorporates her estate sale finds into the fashion looks on her blog!
For our Work Your Wardrobe Event we are partnering up to get your wardrobe back in order. I’ll start by working with you to reorganize your closet. We’ll spend two hours together sorting and purging so I can set up an organized system that will help you gain control of the space.
Once your closet is organized, Monica will spend two hours putting together 3-4 looks with pieces you already own. Each look will be tailored to the upcoming events you’ll be attending for the holidays. At the end of the session she’ll let you know which items your closet is lacking and will give you suggestions for what to buy and where. She can even shop for you!
We are offering 5 slots this November so contact me as soon as possible if you want to snatch one up!
Sep 9, 2013
Do you ever look at the before pictures here on Kuzak’s Closet and think, “really, how could someone live in that space?” I am sharing a project that I tackled last week that had me wondering just that!
The project I am sharing today is actually the bedroom of one of my assistant’s, Jennalynn. I know, shocking that someone who works for an organizing company would have a room in shambles! She’s been telling me about her cluttered bedroom for a few weeks but I didn’t know it would be this wild.
I typically ask my clients a series of questions before we start an organizing session, what’s working, what isn’t, etc.. For this project it was clear to me that nothing was working and we had to start from scratch. The space was suffering from the lethal clutter combination of “too much stuff, no designated homes.”
Jennalynn is starting college in a few weeks so I wanted to give her an organized system and a fresh start to work with. Typically I start a corner of the room and work my way around clockwise or counter-clockwise but since I couldn’t find a corner I started in the middle and worked my way around. All of the clothing that she wanted to keep we put in bins and moved them out into another room as they filled up to create room to work. We bagged up garbage and goodwill as we went and at the end of the sorting process we were able to see the floor and talk about rearranging the furniture to maximize the space.
Aug 29, 2013
Does your home feel trashed after summer break? Many of my clients have been calling me in for organizing sessions to help get their kid friendly spaces back on track, so today I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite organizing tips for kids!
The above photo shows a before and after of a small art space that one of my client’s has off her kitchen. The summer wreaked havoc on the space (it is also the entry to the crawl space for the air conditioner) so we needed to get it back on track. While I was sorting all of the items I put them into piles so I could take them back to their original “homes” throughout the house. Children are like squirrels, they are always gathering things into their zones that don’t belong!
Once all of the items returned home I could reorganize the art supplies and set up a work space for my client’s daughter to get creative. The little space is under the stairs and it curves around to the left so I set up a little “fort” in the corner for her to play. I gave her a few bins for her games and miscellaneous art supplies. The table top has glue, washable paint, markers, and colored pencils. Her daughter will love it!