Entries Tagged as 'Organizing'

Kuzak’s Closet is Hiring: Calling all Professional Organizers!

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Jan 12, 2015

Kuzak's Closet

I am proud to announce that Kuzak’s Closet has 2 career openings to fill! I am currently on the hunt for 2 professional organizers to join my home organization team.   Below are the job descriptions, if you are interested please email your resume to our HR director Sutzi McGovern at careers (at) kuzakscloset (dot) com. 

Kuzak's Closet Home Organization

Job Title: Professional Organizer

Location: San Francisco Peninsula, Region of Mountain View to San Carlos

Job Details: This is a fast paced business and the organizing consultant must be a self-starter who is reliable, responsible and ready to take on new projects with little notice. The ideal candidate will be able to work weekdays with most client sessions between 9am-2pm Monday through Friday. This is a 20-25 hours per week contract position with potential to become an employee.

Job Summary

Solve all levels of organizational issues for clients. Attend the “Needs Assessment” consultation to detail specific organizing procedures and help outline the project goals within a “Action Plan”. Execute “Action Plan” from start to finish. Help to promote the Kuzak’s Closet brand within the Peninsula region and industry.

Job Objective

Create a professionally organized space in the client’s home and/or office. Encourage continued client relationships resulting in on-going organizing work and referrals.

Job Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Conduct or participate in the “Needs Assessment” with client to determine overall need(s), develop “Action Plan”, determine method of work (schedule timeline), obtain client approval.
  • Participate in the overall, day-to-day activities of organizing, executing the project from start to finish; including on-site work, shopping for organizing product (if required) and delivering donations to charity at duration of project.
  • Responsible for monitoring quality standards, policies and procedures (as outlined by Kuzak’s Closet), track project budget, schedule with client during the duration of the project, and be prepared to perform corrective actions if requirements are not being met.
  • Perform any additional tasks outlined by the Professional Organizer/Operations Manager.
  • Complete the job as assigned; entering applicable time variances, reimbursable expenses, mail follow-up note, and deliver client payment to Kuzak’s Closet headquarters within five business days.
  • Drive sales performance for Kuzak’s Closet through professional and personal networking and by building relationships that generate industry/trade and existing client referrals.
  • Sporadically participates in writing organizing posts on for the Kuzak’s Closet blog and potentially take part in social media campaigns.
  • Pursue/receive training in organizing methodology, both inside and outside the company as relevant, at the company’s request.

Kuzak’s Closet – Job Description Specifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree in business, psychology, communication, education, or equivalent work experience.

Skills

  • Candidate will be a self-starter with strong organizational skills and be comfortable producing detailed, often visual work.
  • Candidate will have exceptional interpersonal skills with a high level of customer service aptitude; clear and concise speaking and communications ability, good writing skills and basic computer literacy.
  • Candidate will be able to work independently while managing multi-dimensional projects within budget, schedule, and requirements.
  • Candidate will meet physical expectation of job; able to lift and carry up to 35 pounds.
  • Candidate will have access to their own vehicle with a clean driving record.

Experience: Minimum of 90 days on-the-job experience in residential or business organizing with a strong working knowledge of Kuzak’s Closet methods, “Needs Assessment” practices, client care and retention strategies. A minimum of three (3) before and after photographs to showcase previous organizing experience.

Attributes preferred: Ability to plan/organize/direct/control; ability to deal with ambiguous/conflicting priorities or information; ability to positively influence people; verbal comprehension; problem solving; aesthetic judgement.

An Organized Home in Silicon Valley Part 2

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Jan 8, 2015

I’m back today with part two of this week’s organizing inspiration! As I mentioned in Monday’s blog post, my goal for 2015 is to balance out the estate sale marketing with more beautiful spaces that my staff and I have organized.  In that post I shared gorgeous photos from a home that we have organized from top to bottom in Silicon Valley.  It started as a relocation project and over the last 6 months we have unpacked, fine-tuned, and maintained the space.  When I say “we” I am including my wonderful clients who have been involved for every step of the way.

Today I am going to give you a peek into their pantry, wine room, and laundry room. Let’s start in the pantry, the beautiful walk-in pantry.  My client designed this space with the idea that it would be used by family, house staff, and the occasional caterer.  The cabinetry turned out wonderful and the endless amount of space is such a perk.  Not only does it house all of the food and grocery staples, it also hosts the speciality small appliances like the soda stream, bread maker, food processor, etc.. In this space I wanted it to feel like a high-end grocery store so I added products like mesh wire baskets and ceramic topped canisters for a luxury look.

Kuzak's Closet Perfectly Organized Pantry

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An Organized Home in Silicon Valley Part 1

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Jan 6, 2015

Kuzak’s Closet gets to work on so many beautiful organizing projects each week, some are shared on the blog or social media sites like Instagram and Facebook, but the majority of projects are never shared. In 2015 my goal is to work on creating more of a balance between the estate marketing and the organizing inspiration. The organizing side of Kuzak’s Closet is just as thriving as the estate side (hard to believe, I know … yes, it causes lack of sleep) and I love the balance of services that we are able to provide – but I occasionally forget that wonderfully organized closets and kitchens make you just as happy as the fabulous estates that we tackle each week. Both stem from my love of organizing and this week I wanted to give you a glimpse of what a typical Kuzak’s Closet organized home in Silicon Valley looks like! My method is all about purposeful placement and having things edited down to what is really necessary and truly loved within a home.

This post will be featuring a master closet, gift closet, home command center, living and play area for children – all from the same home in Atherton. This home is all about luxury, easy living, and style. There are no before-and-afters for this particular project because my staff and I helped move them into this custom-built home, which as my clients would tell you, was the smartest decision they ever made. Having an organizational expert(s) fine tune each space from the get-go is a huge advantage when it comes to functionality and efficiency. This home is over 7,000 square feet and we were able to unpack and organize within 4 days, with no boxes to be found!

Kuzak's Closet Custom Luxury Organized Closet

Our first stop is the master closet – there is nothing I love more! My beautiful, fit client has four children and her wardrobe reflected a yo-yo of sizes, which frankly, she no longer need. With our help she was able to get her wardrobe slimmed down to the size and styles she is currently wearing. I am a firm believer that everyone should protect and extend the life of their wardrobe by using flocked hangers. We buy boxes of black, no-slip hangers by the truckload! For this particular project we ordered grey flocked hangers from Crate & Barrel to match their lovely gray-blue custom cabinetry. These shots only represent half of the closet, the other half is designated to her husband – so you can imagine the wonderful size of the space! Continue Reading »

Week in Review: The Year is Almost Over!

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Dec 19, 2014

Only a few days left in 2014 and I’m racing to the finish! I’m feeling so good about the progress that I made this week and I’m glad that I’ve made the time in my schedule to tie up loose ends so I can be better prepared for 2015.  I told my friend Pam last night that I am like a car going 90 miles an hour at all times and I have a hard time slowing down.  Over the last week I’ve made more time for myself that normal so I can gradually go from 90 miles to 60 miles to 45 miles to 0 miles so I can fully enjoy the holidays. I hope that makes sense to you!

Kuzak's Closet Week or Professional Organizing

We haven’t had any available openings for new organizing clients since October of this year so it was great to squeeze in one big new client project before the year-end. This client is a very talented teacher and artist but her physical disability has caused her to get behind on the maintenance and systems in her existing craft studio.  I’m excited to be apart of the transformation and can’t wait to see the final results.  We have our second purging session today and then go back in January to install products and get the space organized, it’s going to be great. Her home is located just a few blocks from the beach in Santa Cruz, a town that we typically do not travel to but it’s been great to see the ocean and smell the sea air.

After our first session this Monday with our craft client we headed home with 14 hefty garbage bags full of arts and craft supplies.  I took them to RAFT, a resource center for teachers in the Silicon Valley area. They were so excited to receive all of the goodies and my client was happy for her unwanted items to find a new home. Continue Reading »

Organizing Your Fall Wardrobe

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Sep 26, 2014

Kuzak's Closet Fall Wardrobe Transition Organization Tips

In case you missed out, at the beginning of the year I launched my “8 Weeks to Home Organization Bliss” series (read here). I shared one of my favorite wardrobe tips – the best time to reorganize your closet is at the start of a new season. As you begin to transition your wardrobe from summer to fall I wanted to revisit some of those key tips that will help you usher in the cooler weather and prepare for the busy holiday season.

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Emergency Preparedness Month: FEMA PrepareAthon 2014

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Sep 19, 2014

September is Emergency Preparedness Month which means it’s time to replenish your emergency kit! If you don’t have an emergency kit, now is the time to get started. In the past I have shared how-to kits for your car, your home, and your pet (read here). This year I want to focus on helping you create an overall Emergency Plan for your home. I am providing a basic printable list to get your emergency kit started and I am also sharing disaster-specific resources to help you customize a personal plan for your families’ geographical needs.

Kuzak's Closet Emergency Kit List

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2 Organized Custom Closets with Before & Afters

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Sep 14, 2014

I tackled this organizing project a few weeks ago but haven’t had a chance to put together this blog post featuring the closet before and afters.  I originally started this custom closet project during a relocation that we helped a family with in June.  After unpacking and organizing the kids’ closets I suggested that they replace the current system with a custom cabinet system from Valet. Both kids needed more storage and a system that they can grow into, plus the closets needed a luxury touch to match the style of the home.  You’ll see what I mean in the before and afters.

Kuzak's Closet Organizing Teen Closet with Before and Afters

When I help manage a custom closet project with Valet I work with the client to sort and purge the space.  I manage the prep process (pulling out the existing system, patching and painting, etc.), and then on installation day once the cabinets are installed I start my organizing magic. For this project I was hoping to have Taylor’s help but we’ve been so busy she had to manage a different project on the same day.  My entire team has been stretched thin lately, I’m hoping we can catch up soon!

This first closet belongs to a high school girl.  She is very active with sports and loves fashion so it was important to organize everything so it would be logical and visible at the same time.  Like many high school kids in Silicon Valley she has a crazy schedule and I know the closet won’t stay perfectly organized but I’m hoping she will make time each day to put things in their place.  She and I will work together in the future for maintenance and purging so the space can stay under control. Continue Reading »

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