Posts tagged rachel & co
Style I’m Loving: Hygge

Have you heard of Hygge? The Danish word that translates to “cozy” has been popping up everywhere in design magazines and in the home decor section of nearly every store I go by. I find myself gravitating to this style more often than others as the simplicity and beauty can truly transform the feeling of a space.I love incorporating functional pieces (like furniture and bins) and home staples (like blankets and accessories) that tie into my home’s aesthetic.

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WEEKLY RECAP + WEEKEND PACKING TIP

How was your week? I made progress in swapping out my makeup and skincare items (though it wasn’t easy) and this weekend I’m taking time to prep for the next month ahead. I have a couple of quick day and overnight trips on my schedule, and I like to keep my packing to a minimum...both in how long I spend preparing and how many items I bring.

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The most difficult category to declutter

There are some categories that are easier to declutter than others. For some people, it’s easy to discard old bills or clothing, while for others the thought of donating stuffed animals or books seems next to impossible. We all have those categories that are difficult to tackle. For me? My skincare and makeup. I know, I know...how can something that I put on my face be so tough to declutter? The sentimental association I have with the products makes it difficult for me to let go.

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Organizing Tips for the Creative Brain

I can’t even begin to tell you how many times that people have said to me “you’re home must be so perfect and organized!” or I’ve received questions on how I balance being a full-time business owner and mom to identical twins. I am always flattered to hear that it looks like I’ve got it together and all figured out, but I would be lying if I said that it was easy and that I truly don’t work hard every day to keep my business, home, and family running smoothly. I was recently asked by Ringlet Studio to share my organizing tips for business owners, and I wanted to share a couple of the tips on the blog because I know that they can be used in your life regardless of what your work or home life looks like.

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There’s a change in the air…

Here we are in mid-September. Summer is officially over. The kids are back in school. You can feel a hint of crispness in the air when you walk out the door each morning. I’m inspired to muse about the changes I anticipate for myself, and particularly, my business. I don’t like to let things get to comfortable and I am constantly striving to figure out new and innovative ways to expand Rachel & Company. So what’s ahead you might ask? I’m excited to create more online classes, expand the rachel-company.com Shop page, and continue to partner with other amazing groups to promote new ideas and offerings...

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College Space-Saving and Time Management Tips

For many college-bound kids, college is the first exposure to a lot of “adult” responsibilities as they are living away from home, which include keeping a schedule, balancing priorities and due dates, cleaning, groceries, and and the increased responsibilities of living on their own away from home.  While a lot of the college experiences/adult expectations will be learned as the year goes on and through trial and error, there are some tips that college students (and parents) can anticipate and prepare for.  

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Moving tips to make your life easier

The moving process can be a lot to manage and includes so much prep and coordination that when moving day comes you are ready to just be done. So, we’re sharing the tips that we give to our clients and implement on each and every project that we work on. Regardless of the size and scope of your move, these tips can help to streamline the process and create a better (or at least less stressful) experience.Things like mapping out your floor plan, decluttering your home before your move, and creating a packaging system will help your make your day less stressful when the big day comes.

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My daily essentials (and how you can get them on sale TODAY!)

When I head out the door in the morning I’m armed with the essentials that will get me through the day, knowing that I will likely be away from my home for many hours. Over the last 9 years of learning to balance motherhood and my full-time career, there are products that have become my go-tos because they work with my busy and demanding schedule. Here are a few essentials from my wardrobe, beauty routine, travel bag and office.

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A step-by-step plan to organize your garage (the space you love to hate)

To be completely honest, garages are one of the most difficult areas for us to get excited about. We are less concerned with making the space “pretty” with products that tie into the home’s aesthetic and more focused on figuring out how to make the pieces of the puzzle fit together in a way that makes it both visible and possible to access, which can sometimes be tricky in such a tight space. Here are our 6 tips for how to get started, what to consider, and how to make the most of your space to create a functional garage.

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How to organize your jewelry collection (just in time for Mother’s Day!)

As a company full of women, it should come as no surprised that we get excited when a client requests to have their jewelry organized. We wanted to share our tips for how we tackle a jewelry project for our clients so that everything is separated, secure, and accessible. Things like categorizing your jewelry, identifying your storage options and then storing while keeping in mind how frequently you certain pieces will make a world of a difference when you are putting the final touches on your favorite outfit.  

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ORGANIZATION PRODUCTS: A REFLECTION OF YOUR STYLE. PLUS A MINTWOOD HOME GIVEAWAY!

I am a firm believer that organization and design go hand in hand, which is why we always are mindful of our client’s aesthetic when making organizing product recommendations and creating long-lasting organization solutions. I also believe that organization doesn’t mean creating rigid systems that control your life, or purchasing plastic bins to contain everything in an orderly fashion. Organization should tie into the way that you currently live your life, and the products that aid the organization should be a reflection of your style.

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