Baubles, Bangles, and Beads

Do you have so much jewelry that it won’t fit in one jewelry box?  Do you end up wearing the same pieces over and over again because you can’t see the others?

Longstem Organizers has come up with the perfect solution: a jewelry organizer that can hold a massive amount and can be hung up on a wall or over a closet door to enable you to see every piece you own.

I became aware of Longstem when they demonstrated their product at a meeting of the New York chapter of the National Association of Organizers (NAPO), of which I am a member.  They had one to give away — and I won it!

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Simplify Your Packing

When I was in my twenties, every vacation was an opportunity to wear fabulous outfits.  Of course, wearing a fabulous outfit means bringing multiple pairs of shoes and a lot of accent pieces and accessories.  Luckily I grew out of that phase, and I now pack very simply, bringing things that are easy to pack and easy to wear.  I never pack more than I need.

The one exception has always been my jewelry.  I am crazy about costume jewelry.  Nothing oversized or flashy, but interesting and unique pieces, especially earrings.  I typically bring a different pair of earrings to wear each day — specially coordinated to my outfit — and sometimes even a different necklace to match it.

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Share Your Legacy Now

Yesterday was Father’s Day.  My sister and I decided to celebrate with my father at his apartment, the first family gathering there since my mother passed away nearly four months ago.   With my 19-year old niece home from college for the summer and my 15-year old daughter about to leave for camp, it seemed like a good time for us to go through my mother’s jewelry.

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A Little Black Dress for Your Jewelry

Many of my clients wear the same pieces of jewelry over and over again because they can’t see all of their jewelry at once.  So they either forget about some items, or they don’t wear them because they can’t get to them easily.  Little Black Dress to the rescue!

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Charities That Will Pick Up Your Stuff

When I work with clients who want to shed their unwanted possessions, they are delighted at the idea of donating their stuff to charity.  They are less enthusiastic, however, at the idea of having to shlep their stuff to make that happen.

That’s why I’m always delighted to learn of charities that will come to your home to pick up your donatable items.  Here are two that I’ve recently learned about.

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