Time Management Tips to Get Everything Done

Time Management Tips to Get Everything Done

We’ve all had that feeling that time is running out, that there isn’t enough of it to cover what needs to be done every day. This can be especially true for parents, who have to take care of the house, maybe make sure work projects get done, and a long list of things to do to care for the kids. It’s a struggle to organize and find a little room for self-care and relaxation. Remember that?   With back-to-school season underway, finding enough time can be even more challengi...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
August 28, 2015 at 10:41 AM
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Dorm Room Decorating and Organizing Tips

Dorm Room Decorating and Organizing Tips

You’re off to college, and the adventure of a lifetime, meeting new people and being on your own. You excitedly open the door to your dorm room for the first time, the place you’ll call home for the year ahead, only to find a bland, beige room staring back. How are you supposed to be inspired in here? And how the heck are you going to fit all your stuff in that tiny closet and desk? You’re already missing your room back home. But dorm rooms don’t have to be dull and crowd...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
August 17, 2015 at 3:26 PM
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Fridge Organization Tips to Eat Healthy

Fridge Organization Tips to Eat Healthy

You open the refrigerator door and stare into it blankly. What looks good? If it’s crowded with boxes of leftovers, long-expired dairy products and mushy veggies in the bottom drawer, it can be hard to find something worth eating. Probably easier to reach for a bag of chips in the cupboard instead, you tell yourself. If your fridge looks like it’s ready for a Hazmat team, you could be sabotaging your efforts to eat healthy even if good food is in there somewhere. But a few simple ste...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
August 10, 2015 at 2:46 PM
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Step into the Past with Vintage Radio Collecting

Step into the Past with Vintage Radio Collecting

One look at a vintage radio, with its elegant curved lines and you can imagine being surrounded by the melodies of an old-time radio show to transport you back in time. That’s one of the main reasons collector Scott Holderman began bringing them home after he first spotted one at a swap meet in 1988. “I saw a little brown Bakelite Packard Bell radio from about 1949, and I just liked the look of it. I kept buying more. Now I have hundreds!” Scott’s home in Los Angeles is l...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
July 31, 2015 at 10:01 AM
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Jewelry Organizers: The Art of Displays

Jewelry Organizers: The Art of Displays

It’s the morning rush. You reach for a necklace to add a little spice to your outfit but it’s all tangled with the other necklaces, the ones you haven’t worn in months and forgot about because they’re in a big knot. No time to mess with it now. Maybe some earrings. You found one. No doubt its mate is buried at the bottom of your overstuffed jewelry box. Well, maybe you have to skip that look for today and just stick with the basics, like your watch. You put it down somewh...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
July 22, 2015 at 2:24 PM
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Travel Light: How to Get Organized to Lighten Your Load

Travel Light: How to Get Organized to Lighten Your Load

If you’ve ever had to sit on your suitcase to zip it closed, or arrived at your destination only to find all of your clothes and shoes in a jumbled mess, it’s time to take the stress out of travel and get organized so you can pack light! With the summer being the heaviest travel time of the year, get yourself ready for that vacation with some proper planning. “Don’t wait until the last minute to pack,” says Erica Duran, a life coach and productivity expert who trave...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
July 10, 2015 at 12:17 PM
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Declutter Virtually With a Long Distance Pro Organizer

Declutter Virtually With a Long Distance Pro Organizer

Professional organizer Jaclyn Gross just wrapped up another successful project, this time with a busy mom in Kansas. The client had been stressed out because she could never find what she needed in her home office, causing her to waste time trying to locate misplaced information and paper. After just a couple of phone calls with Jaclyn, who by the way is located more than 1,000 miles away in New York City, the Midwesterner was able to transform her office, and by extension, her life. Papers had ...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
July 1, 2015 at 3:40 PM
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Collecting Vintage Cosmetics Tells Women’s History

Collecting Vintage Cosmetics Tells Women’s History

Collector Joan Renner carefully pulls out a bright, floral-print powder box from her display case coffee table and holds it like a cherished gem. The box is close to 100 years old, a vintage treasure she found on her search for similar cosmetics items for her growing collection. “To me, these boxes tell the story of women,” she says, adding that she considers herself a caretaker of these pieces that represent a period in time. “It’s social history, it’s art history,...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
June 25, 2015 at 10:14 AM
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A Moving Company that Gives Clients Star Service

A Moving Company that Gives Clients Star Service

Most people hate moving, and for good reason. Hauling all of your worldly possessions from one location to another sounds simple enough, until you have to do it.  If you never want to suffer through another back-breaking transition of self moving, bribing your friends with pizza, or hiring shady moving services to hopefully not break, lose or steal your belongings, there is another way. Imagine instead a moving concierge that can arrange a spa day or a family outing to Disneyland while its ...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
June 17, 2015 at 10:24 AM
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Tips for Moving to a Neighborhood You’ll Love

Tips for Moving to a Neighborhood You’ll Love

Chicago-area Realtor Danielle Procopio knows just the advice to give her current clients, a retired Oregon couple wanting to relocate to be closer to their grandchildren. She asks for their wish list of amenities, which in this case happens to include walkability, parks and wooded areas. Then she goes to work sending photos of neighborhoods and instructing them to explore Google Maps Street View before their next visit to town.   Her number one suggestion once their plane lands will be get ...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
June 8, 2015 at 2:54 PM
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Decorating Tips to Freshen Your Space

Decorating Tips to Freshen Your Space

If good organization and storage is a first step to living well in your home, steps two and three could be playing with color and lighting to make your space pop. Designers Milton Miller and Lamont Bynum of Miller Bynum Design in Atlanta shared these and more home decorating tips for making any room feel fresh and stylish. Their expert design advice can help anyone do a quick update without spending a lot of money or diving into a full-on renovation. Add Some Color to Your Home Decor Color has l...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
May 29, 2015 at 2:03 PM
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Estate Sale Shopping Showroom Style

Estate Sale Shopping Showroom Style

Estate sales have changed from the days when they were advertised only in the local paper and with brightly colored signs on lampposts around town. Now websites such as estatesales.net are dedicated to helping happy hunters find what they’re looking for. And companies such as Hughes Estate Sales are moving out of people’s homes to offer select items in convenient retail spaces. Hughes does a large portion of its business in two consignment warehouses, alternating monthly events ...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
May 21, 2015 at 11:37 AM
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Moving Out of Your Self-Storage Space

Moving Out of Your Self-Storage Space

The time has come for you to say good-bye. We get it, self storage doesn’t always last forever. While we hate to see you go, we’d like to share some tips that can make the process go smoothly for you. Empty your storage space – Be sure to completely clear out everything in your storage space and remove it from the property so that we can close out your account. It would be a shame to leave behind any of your cool stuff, but if you do find something you can no longer use, c...
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May 14, 2015 at 10:10 AM
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Rockin’ Guitar Care Tips from the Dealer to the Stars

Rockin’ Guitar Care Tips from the Dealer to the Stars

Guitars are like potato chips. You can’t have just one. The longer you play, the harder it can be to resist the variety of styles out there, from acoustic to electric, and the different sounds and tones each makes. But do you know how to store and care for your collection, from your first to the most precious? We could think of no better person to turn to for advice than Norman Harris of Norman’s Rare Guitars in Tarzana, Calif., where he’s been “selling the world’s ...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
May 4, 2015 at 6:00 AM
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Parisian-inspired Treasures at the Little French Flea Market

Parisian-inspired Treasures at the Little French Flea Market

Along a row of nondescript warehouses in Chatsworth, California, a simple door opens into another world of French country style. A narrow path winds through this showroom stacked high and low with whimsical décor accessories such as a turquoise blue dresser, a vintage birdcage, a vase shaped like the Eiffel Tower, an old toolbox painted a dainty shade of pink, each beckoning to bring a little bit of Parisian-inspired charm into your home.   At the helm is owner Ann Sayre, who caters ...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
April 27, 2015 at 11:33 AM
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