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It Pays to be Organized

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Jan 16, 2013

Whether it’s holding an Estate Sale or listing items on Craigslist and eBay, I am always selling something online for my clients. The back of my truck is always full of treasures that I bring home from my organizing sessions and I love that it puts money back in my client’s pockets.Putting these posts together is fun for me because it helps me create a history and timeline of what has been sold (I have spreadsheets but blogging is much more fun!) Below are a few of the items I have sold over the last few weeks. I never know what type of items I will be selling and how much they will sell for, the online market changes all of the time.

If you know someone who needs to get organized and wants to make some money off the unwanted stuff around their house, send them to www.kuzakscloset.com.  If see items that are on your wish list please like Kuzak’s Closet on Facebook to keep up with what I am selling.

Antique Enamel Screen, $1225.00 on eBayvintage screen

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Feedback Friday: Gotta Have It?

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Jul 24, 2012

As a professional organizer I come across some pretty interesting gizmos and gadgets when I am working with my clients, espeically in the kitchen.  No wonder they call me for help creating storage space, so many of the kitchens I see are loaded with bulky appliances that may or may not be neccessary.

I am sure you have seen these gadgets, and some of you have them.  Today I am asking for your feedback, do you love these gadgets, can’t live without them?  Or do you think they take up too much room on the countertops and on the budget.  Please cast your vote…

Soda Stream

FAME!

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May 16, 2012

I’m gonna live FOREVER! Who doesn’t love Fame?  It is an iconic movie and soundtrack and I know I am not the only person who tries to replicate the dance scenes in my spare time.  I am currently working with Dean Pitchford’s brother, the writer of the FAME (and Footloose) to help sell Dean’s original cast jacket that he wore on the set of the 1980 hit movie.  I have worked for several famous clients in my years in business but having Dean’s jacket from the set of the movie FAME at my house to sell on eBay is really exciting.

I went to pick it up from Dean’s brother and guess what song came on the radio on my way home…FAME!  I swear I am not kidding!

1981 Academy Awards, Dean Pitchford won the Oscar for best song “Fame”

I can’t wait to put this baby on eBay and see what happens with the sale.  Don’t worry, I will keep you posted.  It will take all of my will power not to put it on and dance around my house, ha!  I will leave you with the movie trailer just in case you need a refresher…

Bangs Kitchen

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Sep 4, 2011

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Let’s Say Thanks!

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Dec 16, 2010

A friend of mine just sent me a link for something great Xerox is doing for our troops that are overseas.  Xerox will print a postcard and send it to a troop with a personalized message from you this holiday season thanking them for all they do to protect our country.  The postcards are drawn by children all over the country, click here to send one for free right now!

Real Simple Salmon

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May 7, 2010

If you are looking for an easy fish recipe for entertaining or busy weeknight dinners with the family, try this recipe from Real Simple for salmon with a brown butter sauce.  It is so easy you will be amazed!

Ingredients 
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
4- 6 oz salmon fillets
Salt and black pepper
1/4 cup sliced almonds
2 tablespoons capers 

Directions 

Heat 1 tablespoon of the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Season the salmon with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Sear the salmon on both sides for about 1 minute, then put the skillet directly in the a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes.

Add the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter to a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the almonds and cook, stirring frequently, until the almonds and butter are golden brown (but not burned), 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the capers. Spoon over the fish.

Letter from a Reader: Summer Dress Dilemma…

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Apr 11, 2010

Hi Mandy, I’ve been trying to find fabulous sun dresses for years! Can you recommend some figure-flattering, soft, flirty dresses for spring and summer? I just love your posts and think the items you pick are spot on. Would love to see what you come up with!
Best,
Molly
Thanks for writing in Molly, I had fun looking for dresses to post for you and I hope you like what you see.  This spring and summer is all about color, patterns, and short hem lines!  I think the options I picked are flattering, budget friendly, and versatile. Enjoy!
The color and details of the dress are wonderful.  You could easily wear it as a beach cover up and or go to lunch with friends in it.


Eliza J Embellished Linen Dress at Nordstrom
This dress is so friendly, just like my friend Eliza!  It is made by Eliza J and would be great to take on a vacation or wear to the office like the look below.

Eliza J Embellished Linen Blend Dress

Banana Republic Silk Tie Dress
This dress has so many possibilities.  I love the color and the neckline.  It is flattering and would show off your long legs.

Long Maxi dresses are still in for 2010.  This color is great, I love them in subtle tones, try to avoid them in loud colors or big patterns, they can completely take over your body.  Instead, add color with the accessories.

VaVaVoom!  This just reminds me of something for the 1980s but I still love it.  It reminds me of “Blair Waldorf” from Gossip Girl.
Tonal Gingham Dress from Anthropologie
Navy is the “It” color of the season.  This is a flattering cut and the fabric is amazing.

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