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Claudia Jacobs – Tips on Hanging Wall Art

Jan 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

How to hang wall art Scale and proportion are important when hanging wall art. The piece should relate to your space and furnishings.  Oversized art will look strange hanging over a small table just as a small piece will look silly floating over a large sofa. Relate Art to Wall Size Choose smaller pictures for […]



Fran Sussman – 6 Simple Steps to Getting Healthier

May 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Everyone wants to be healthy, but where to start? Whatever you choose, stick with it. Make small changes each week, commit to them, and keep building on those changes once they are established. You might be surprised at how those little changes add up.  You can do it! Here are some suggestions: 1. Eat real […]



Claudia Jacobs – Staging Question Answered

May 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Dear Claudia:  I will be putting my house on the market soon.  I’ve been watching a number of staging programs.  The staged results look so crisp and clean, due in part to the fresh white baseboards, chair rails, doors, door casings, and window trims.  My house, on the other hand, has all wood Anderson windows (which I […]



Claudia Jacobs – Life’s Ripple Effect

May 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Life has a rippling effect. One thing impacts another and so on. A bad start in the morning can set the tone for the rest of the day. A few years ago I found myself battling an illness.  To this day there was no definitive diagnosis. All I know is I felt lousy, had no […]



Lisa Montanaro – How to Avoid Stacks of Reading Material

Apr 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Stop the “Intellectual Hoarding”: How to Avoid Stacks of Reading Material from Piling Up  Are you an “intellectual hoarder”? Even with all of the digital and electronic devices at our fingertips today, such as the Kindle, IPad, etc., so many people still keep stacks of newspapers, books and magazines they hope to read “someday.” Well, […]



Lisa Montanaro – To-Do Lists: You Gotta Keep ‘em Separated

Apr 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Lifestyle

To-do lists. Just the name of them sounds exhausting. They have become the thorn in many of my client’s side. Whether they are written in long form on paper, or maintained electronically on a computer or handheld device, they cause much stress. And here’s one reason why. Most people unknowingly combine their master to-do list […]



The Benefits of Your Home Inventory List

Apr 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Lifestyle

We are seeing it everyday, another raging fire, people left out in the street homeless. Investments, dreams and sacred memories lost in an instant. The storms are getting worse. Yet we remain unprepared and ignorant to the fact that major disasters, occur. We will become unsuspected victims. Now is the time to review your insurance […]



Fran Sussman – When Things Are Difficult – Re-Commit

Apr 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Lifestyle

When things are difficult, don’t give up. Re-commit.  Progress is rarely linear. Hold the big picture.  I have been working with clients one on one for almost two decades, and that is the most valuable lesson I have learned.  Any journey that is worthwhile is going to have bumps in the road, unexpected detours, moments […]



Claudia Jacobs – What’s Your Decorating Style

Apr 17th, 2012 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Whether you are a first time home buyer or just looking to decorate your home, people have a hard time putting a room together.  You first need to figure out what it is you like.  Of course that applies to every area of our lives; we need to know what we want in order to […]



Lisa Montanaro – Clothes Closet Overhaul

Apr 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Lifestyle

On Your Mark, Set, Go! The Clothes Closet Overhaul Remove everything from your closet. Create four piles: Keep, Donate, Toss, Tailor/Clean.  If you haven’t worn it in a few seasons, get rid of it! Try on everything in your keep pile and decide item by item if it is really a keeper.  If you are unsure, […]