Clothes + Closets

4 Garage Sale Alternatives That Will Save Your Summer

“Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.”  – Jim Rohn I’ll be honest—I’m not a huge fan of that all-too-common summer activity: the garage sale … or the tag sale, yard sale or for my fellow New Englanders, the stoop sale!  You know how it …

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Your Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

Your Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

“A Clean Home is a Happy Home.”         Alright, you Martha wannabes—happy Spring Cleaning! Just don’t curse me when you are scrubbing that refrigerator coil with a toothbrush—you were warned! And while I never encourage procrastination, you may want to read this now and not start this project until after our FREE 5-Day De-Stress …

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How to sell clothes, purses + accessories for cash

If you’ve ever found a brand new cashmere coat for $7 or unearthed a pair of Manolo’s lying in a heap of crazy at your local thrift store, then you know the thrill and amazing bargains that are possible when shopping for second hand clothes. It’s funny that we often forget that when fantasizing about …

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3 easy ways to donate to thrift stores

“You can spend a dollar on a jacket in a thrift store and you can spend a thousand dollars on a jacket in a shop. If you saw those two jackets walking down the street, you probably wouldn’t know which was which.” Helen Mirren Today is National Thrift Store Day. If you must shop, take …

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30 Good ideas: Recycling textiles (in NYC)

“I would totally let this go if I only knew where it would end up … “ I believe you. So for the next several days, I’m going to make this really easy for you. Today we’ll start with textiles. You may already know that they turn old jeans into insulation. Or that there are …

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Want to save some floor space? Get a wall bed!

I never thought I’d live in a studio apartment again. Not that there’s anything wrong with studio apartments. But I came to enjoy having a bedroom with a door on it. Even the tiny 325 SF sixth-floor walkup I lived in for 12 years on the upper east side had a bedroom, albeit a 7′ …

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