You’ll have to wait for the reveal of my latest painted project until tomorrow because today I have something a little more exciting to share! My first Podcast with Smead Organomics is live and I can’t wait for you to watch!
Smead is offering a wonderful Podcast series on their website called Keeping You Organized. They are featuring Professional Organizers from around the country and asked me if I would like to participate. My episode was filmed in December. I was really nervous about the interview but once the cameras started rolling I forgot that I was on film. My episode focuses on my life as a Professional Organizer in Silicon Valley, my Blog, the books I have been apart of, and Kuzak’s Closet Estale Sales. I hope you press play!
Happy New Year! If your resolution is to become more organized than this post is for you. I am launching an 8 week home organization series on the blog next week. My goal for 2014 is to become a go-to organizing expert. I have been getting outside my comfort zone and talking to local groups and putting my processes on paper. The photo above is of my speaking to the local Peninsula chapter of the National Charity League (NCL) last month.
Talking to the girls was a great experience and a reminder that passing on my knowledge of organizing is a true service. I wanted to give the girls something to take home with him so I developed a handout featuring my 6 step organizing process. (Please feel free to print the steps for yourself as a reminder!) Continue Reading »
I really can’t believe it is already past the half-way point of December! Over the last year, Kuzak’s Closet has grown at such a rapid pace that the company has become a “we” instead of a “me”, and before we all start hurriedly wrapping gifts and attempting to recharge for a busy 2014, I wanted to take a moment to formally introduce my dedicated team.
Whether they are assisting with an organizing project or staging an estate sale, everyone at Kuzak’s Closet brings a special talent, vision and enthusiasm to the company – and I am grateful that they all keep coming back for more! I hope you will take a moment to check out our new Meet the Team Page and be sure to say “Hi” to Taylor, Al, Sutzi, Jennalynn and Noelani the next time you see them at an organizing session or while digging for treasures at an upcoming estate sale.
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!
How would you like to work for Kuzak’s Closet, Silicon Valley’s premier professional organizing/estate sale company? www.kuzakscloset.com. This is an outstanding opportunity for a Social Media/Marketing Assistant based in our Mountain View office.
Job Responsibilities will Include:
Manage Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and other pages
Research, develop and execute marketing projects/plans
Organize and publish 4-8 blog posts per month
Write the Kuzak’s Closet monthly newsletter
List items on eBay, manage the listings and ship the items including pickups and dropoffs
Expand the marketing reach of the blog by connecting with other blogs and companies
Coordinate events and speaking engagements
Participate in organizing sessions as an assistant
Organize and merchandise estate sales. Perform sales/cashier duties on the day of the sale
Develop advertising campaign to grow estate sale and estate liquidation business
Develop a scheduling system for employees and contractors to utilize for estate sales
Car to get to office and appointments
Self –starter who is able to suggest ideas and different venues for publicity, events, and projects
Must be detail oriented, have the ability to listen to client needs and work quickly
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Previous retail and writing experience
Must be able to carry folding tables for sales, lift garbage bags, help move furniture.
This is a 15-20 hours per week , contract position. Please submit your resume and writing sample to Sutzi McGovern at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to respond is 10/14/13.
Thank you so much for voting Kuzak’s Closet the Best Blog of Silicon Valley for 2013. I am so lucky to have such wonderful, supportive readers! It’s hard to believe that it has been 3.5 years since I started sharing my life and my business with all of you! Here are 10 facts that you might not know about Kuzak’s Closet…
- I’ve been blogging since December 5, 2009
- There are 891 original posts
- Since I started blogging I’ve been sponsored by some great companies like Sterilite, Swiffer, Command, Fresh Produce, and BlogHer!
- Pinterest is the #1 referral site to my blog, sending hundreds of readers per day.
- These 5 cities are the most popular for readership…#1 San Jose CA, #2 Mountain View CA, #3 San Francisco CA, #4 Bad Axe MI, #5 New York, NY
- On Average you spend 6 minutes and 40 seconds on my blog each time you visit
- The Before and After page has the most visits per month, 68 Before and After projects have been shared
- My DIY Picture Frame is the most popular post ever
- There have been 82 guest bloggers (thank you) not counting my sister’s visits during Sister Sister Sunday and Hot or Not?!
- People always ask me where I get the photos for my blog and I will assure you that I have taken all of them, I love using my camera!
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Kuzak’s Closet was lucky to win Silicon Valley’s Best Blog award last year and this year I am hoping for a repeat! Please take a minute to vote if you can, thank you so much for your support!