7 reasons to give up the paperback & get an e-reader

I’m a bibliophile. I’ve also been an avid e-reader user for the past 3 years. Here’s why I made the switch: I can carry a “bag-full of books” in one hand. I like reading multiple books at the same time; with an e-reader I can carry multiple books without weighing down my bag. I can […]

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organizing digital pics; part I

Organizing your digital photos is having a moment. I have gotten numerous inquiries over the past six months to help clients tame the photo beast (and have had to turn them away). I, myself, am a candidate for a good old fashioned photo organizing session as I have yet to figure out how to get photos […]

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are you an opener or a finisher?

Confession: I never finish a bottle of shampoo. I also never finish a bottle of conditioner…or lotion…or night cream…or, let’s just say, most beauty products. One of my worst nightmares is running out of something I use in my daily beauty routine and I’m also a commitment-phobe when it comes to cosmetics: I don’t pick […]

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introducing the ziploc battery baggy method

I think we can all agree that once a battery has no more juice in it, we’re done with it. No love lost; now it’s just a matter of what to do with your dead ones: do you let them pile up, or toss them immediately? FYI: It’s actually illegal in California to put batteries […]

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mo’ pens mo’ problems

You guys, I literally gathered up every pen, pencil, marker, magic marker (there is a difference), highlighter and colored pencil in my home. I looked in the car, the garage (I know) the desk drawer, the office closet, the purse and the kitchen. Whew, that was a mouthful. If you’re over the age of 35, […]

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vintage pinterest: get this look!

We’re all about transformations and this before & after featured in Getting Organized Magazine (winter 2012) is great example. In this case, it was a blank, blue slate with some semblance of an office and other miscellaneous furniture. Fast forward to a highly functional and stylish home office with red accents and a minimalist, but […]

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how to create a capsule collection

We’re talking wardrobe folks– capsule collection is a really fancy way to say I paired my sh$% down to 37 pieces of clothing that can mix and match with ease. I heard about if first from my friend Abby, who heard it from a blog called Unfancy. If everyone is talking about it, it’s worth […]

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Our MakeSpace Try-Out

Those of you who know us well know that we preach the gospel of “Less is More” and we mean it. However, for city dwellers that live in small apartments and even home owners in Los Angeles (aka the land without basements), necessary storage is hard to come by. And sometimes, even if you’re living the decluttered […]

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Bneato Bar + DesignLoveFest = one spectacular closet

I was tickled pink when the DesignLoveFest crew reached out to us to lend a hand with Bri’s master closet. I mean, hello?! Have you seen this woman’s blog?! She rocks a killer style and she kinda wrote the book on how to ‘do you’ for your blog (which will now be a badass blog […]

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we’re popping up this weekend. plus, giveaway winners announced!

It’s all happening. We’ve got a ton of stuff going on this weekend, so here’s everything that you need to know: 1. Our Pop-Up Shop is Saturday and Sunday. That’s right, we’ll be in DTLA all weekend, debuting our three signature services offered in a ‘Genius Bar format’ for your stuff, paper and email. Each service is $40 for 40 minutes but FREE for […]

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