Grad Life – Part Two: Life on Your Own

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end tablesFinding your style as you enter the real world can be exciting for some while overwhelming for others. This is true of both your clothing style, and of your home decor style.

The time after the academic years is one of major growth, and, naturally, a time of nesting. If you are confused about what type of style you would like to incorporate into your home, start by simply searching for different styles on the internet, specifically zeroing in on image results to get a feel for what is out there and what you like. Some terms to get you started are: “Modern Décor”, “Contemporary”, “Transitional”, “Tuscan”, “Classic”, “Country” and so on. Read more

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Grad Life – Part One: Closets 101 – A Course for the Recent Graduate

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gradCongratulations on your amazing achievement! Now enough with the partying, it’s time to get down to business. Specifically, it’s time to get you started on your way toward a more organized lifestyle. Getting your apartment, studio, parent’s basement…wherever you happen to be living, in order now will give you the fresh start that you need as you begin your oh-so-new grown-up life.

There’s a good chance that if you have just graduated from college, you are in the process of moving. The fact of the matter is that many grads fall into one of the three categories: Ready to move out (on their own, sans roommates), ready to move up (better apartment), or ready to move back home (for a while). No matter which category you fall into, this is a great time to organize your closet.

Here are detailed steps on how to organize a closet of any size: Read more

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Recent Grads: What do They Really Want?

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Bungee Flat Mid Back ChairHave you ever noticed that at back to school time, we are all over our kids; buying them anything they could possibly need in hopes that they will have a successful school year, but when graduation time comes, we supply them with no more than a party and a monogrammed pen? What do graduates really need to start down the path toward adulthood? Thinking outside of the box of the usual graduation gifts, it’s obvious that they need support for the next phase of their life. Read more

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Product of the Week – Magnetic Bulletin Boards!

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Magnetic Bulletin Board - Metal and Corkboard by UmbraThis week’s featured product combines two classic styles of office organizers into one piece, bulletin boards and magnetic message boards! The magnetic bulletin boards by Umbra can be used with magnets and also with push pins, thanks to a hidden soft backing. This is a great organizer for the home, office, dorm room, school and more! I think this organizer is especially helpful for students, giving them two ways to hang their school work and personal notes. They may want to use magnets to hold their homework, so that they don’t have to poke holes in it, and leave the thumb tacks for notes and reminders. The modern silver finished metal design makes a nice design focal point on any wall, great for the home office too! Read more

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Keep the Plastic Bags Corralled

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plastic bag holderTo me, there are fewer things in life more joyful than owning a dog. They provide constant companionship and never ending loyalty. My dog has taught me responsibility, one of which is taking her out when she needs to go. Unfortunately for me, I live in an apartment building with that does not have a backyard for her to go, so I am forced to take my dog out to the nearest public park when she needs to go. Read more

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