Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Just Shred It

To shred or not to shred, that is the question. As a Golden Rule, shred anything that includes your –
  • Social Security Number
  • Account Information
  • Signature
  • Personal Identifying Information
And always shred –
  • Credit Card Offers
  • Financial Documents (monthly bills, taxes, and credit card statements)
  • Medical Information
  • Legal Information

While you’re at it, consider the many ways to shred. Whether you’re a shred-a-poolza kind of person or shred just a bit, I’ve got you covered. These are not your average shredders. No big black boxes here.

You can cut it by hand with these scissors from Restoration Hardware.

Or shred it in style with this option from Poketo. Shredding never looked so good.

This skinny mini can shred. For real.

Sleek. So hot. This portable guy from Japanese designer group, Yuen’to fits over your trashcan and then can stylishly stored on a shelf.

When you have high volume, you need to know when to call in the professionals. Drop your papers at FedEx / Kinko's, Staples, or OfficeMax near you. On average at these vendors, it costs about 79 cents to shred about ream of paper. 

Happy shredding, friends! 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Organizing Obsession: Creating Efficiency with elfa

The Container Store’s elfa system is a closet and home solutions miracle worker. It’s incredibly versatile, completely customizable, and has a modern streamlined look. What’s not to obsess over?

I’ve designed elfa solutions for clients in almost every area of the home and even offices. To name a few projects, I’ve had elfa installed as an –

  • Entryway closet, as an in and out point for a busy family
  • Shoe display and storage for serious shoe lover
  • Baking closet (What a NYC luxury!)
  • Ingredient and pantry for a personal chef
  • Wall to wall shelving storage in a small office space
  • Personal valet and drop area in a large coat closet

Why do I love it? Well… I think that’s best answered through a little elfa eye candy.

Oh, and last but not least, now through mid-October, it’s on sale (including the installation) – 25 percent off! So if you’ve been dreaming about that perfect closet, then your time has come. 

Photos courtesy of The Container Store