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Holiday Storage

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I once had a client who kept her artificial Christmas tree in a ratty cardboard box. She said to me, “Every year I take it out of the box and hope it (the box) survives another year. I just don’t know how else to store it.”

I also had a client who stored her tree ornaments between towels in a laundry basket.

To both of them, I recommended holiday storage solutions.

Why use holiday storage?
• It protects your holiday decorations from dirt/bugs/small creatures
• It holds the shape of holiday items such as trees and wreaths
• It helps to organize decorative items

Now is the perfect time to purchase holiday storage–before the tree and all of its trimmings get put away. Here are a few options at different price points that can assist in making next year’s holidays less stressful and more joyous.

From inexpensive to high-end:

Christmas Tree Shop (or any similar discount store)
I saw an ornament organizer for less than $5 last time I was there.

The Container Store
Wing-Lid Ornament and Light Storage Boxes $14.99-19.99

Lillian Vernon
Wreath Storage Bag $14.98

Brookstone:
Tree Duffel $69.95

The Cover Store
Rolling Tree Storage Bag (up to 15′) $149.99

If anyone knows of menorah storage solutions, I’d be interested in seeing those…

Cool Products – Back to School

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The beginning of the school year is a perfect time to get your children organized. I’ve found some ‘cool products’ that are sure to keep mornings calm and the kids on track…
Lillian Vernon has a few that I thought would be helpful. The first ‘Cool Product’ is the Days of the Week Hanging Organizer.
How many of you have fought the ‘What am I Going to Wear Today?’ battle…and lost? Check the weather report and the kids’ schedules and fill each compartment with clothes and accessories for the week. No more morning hassles and “Where is my…?” questions.
It comes in two styles–one that hangs in the closet and one that hangs over the door–choose whichever works best for your child’s space.

The second ‘Cool Product’ is Personalized Pencils

When I was a elementary school teacher, my students were always losing their pencils and accusing each other of taking them. With the personalized pencils, your child will always know if someone has ‘borrowed’ one by mistake. They’ll be more likely to keep them safe from loss, too. Your child will always be prepared with a pencil!
The third Cool Back to School Product from Lillian Vernon is the Over-the-Door Library Center–a great way to organize children’s books. Designate one or two spots for library books and you’ll always be able to find them when it’s time to return them. That’s what being organized is all about: Being able to find the things you need when you need them.
To see these and more organizing products for kids, go to http://www.lillianvernon.com and click on ‘Lilly’s Kids.’
It’s never too late to get your kids organized for the school year!

Cool Product – Dinnerware Storage

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Have you finished your turkey leftovers yet? Good–now it’s time to buckle down and get ready for the rest of the ho-ho-holiday season.

Today’s ‘Cool Product’ goes out to those who celebrate Christmas. I have worked with many clients at the holiday season who have special dishes for the Christmas holiday. At least half of them store them in a cardboard box wrapped in newspaper. Half of those people never utilize their dishes because in the hustle and bustle of the season, they can’t find the time or energy to unwrap dishes (cups and platters, too), wash them and then rewrap and store them after the holidays.
If this sounds like you or someone you know, check out Lillian Vernon’s ‘Jolly Holly’ quilted/padded dinnerware storage pieces. Whether it’s the fine china you inherited from Grandma or the wine glasses you rarely use, I recommend storing them in these types of dinnerware storage pieces–also called ‘China Keepers.’ The come in canvas or plastic and come with cardboard or flat/foam dividers to separate each dish.
Why the ‘Jolly Holly’ storage pieces for your Christmas dishes? Placing your Christmas dishes in Christmas-themed storage pieces will help you identify them very quickly on the shelves of an overstuffed closet or basement/attic space. Who has time during the holidays to hunt down dishes? Gotta make life easy and less stressful during the month of December and that’s what these ‘Jolly Holly’ china keepers do.
To read more about them, go to:
http://www.lillianvernon.com/catalog/product_display.jsp?pdId=6988&addOn=950&sid=eas

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