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A Conversation with ShelfGenie Designer of the Year, Cyndy Salzmann

November 1, 2018

The most exciting part of the ShelfGenie experience is meeting with your personal designer. All of our designers are incredibly talented individuals who come from a variety of creative backgrounds. We sat down with Cyndy Salzmann, ShelfGenie's 2018 Designer of the Year, and the Lead Designer for ShelfGenie of Omaha, Des Moines, and the Twin Cities in Minnesota, as she talked about all the ins-and-outs of the ShelfGenie experience from her point of view.

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Organization Nightmares! 10 Before & After Remodels with ShelfGenie

October 17, 2018

ShelfGenie has seen some frightening organizational set-ups. Many of our clients come to us asking for help reorganizing and rearranging hard-to-reach spaces or inconvenient cabinets. Lack of accessibility can truly be a nightmare for our clients, so our Designers are happy to assess the situation and create customized solutions for specific spaces.

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Food Storage Tips to Speed Up the Meal Prep Process

September 20, 2018

Whether you're working full time or shuffling kids around all day, meal time can be stressful if you're not prepared. You might find that you're too tired to cook and it's easier to run through the drive-thru to feed everyone. Every now and then, it makes sense to do that. However, by tweaking your routine and your kitchen to include meal prep, you can skip the drive- thru and eat healthier at home. Check out these food storage tips to speed up the meal prep process.

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Clearing The Clutter After the Kids Leave Home

August 9, 2018

As you navigate the mixed emotions that come with your child leaving home, it's important to focus some of your energy on this new season of your life. Whether that means decluttering, redecorating, or repurposing a bedroom, consider recreating your space to work for you. Get motivated to take that first step and involve your child in the process so they will still feel welcome and excited to be home.

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Creative Ways to Update a Small Kitchen

July 26, 2018

Thinking about updating your small kitchen without the cost and headache of a complete overhaul? Check out these style-smart ideas to breathe new life into your small space. From simple changes in décor to additional storage solutions, here are a few things you can do to improve your kitchen without making a significant financial investment.

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New Year. New You. New Projects To Do!

January 18, 2018

At the beginning of the New Year, you may feel inspired to tackle some projects around the house. Although you may ultimately have dreams of gutting your kitchen or adding an extension to your living space, these big jobs are costly and time-consuming. In lieu of overwhelming yourself with a huge project, consider taking on small projects to get the best bang for your buck. Begin by prioritizing your needs and set up a manageable timetable to accomplish the tasks. Here are some ideas to spark your creativity.

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How to keep your home organized this holiday season

December 7, 2017

Even if you are a meticulous housekeeper, the holidays can bring extra clutter into your home. Between cooking, shopping, traveling and more, staying organized can be a challenge. You can prepare for the season by finding simple ways to maintain order, even when everything around you seems to be spinning. Use these tips to help achieve small victories in your home during the holidays. 

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Prepare Your Home for Universal Design

October 12, 2017

An overwhelming majority of aging adults want to remain in their home for as long as possible. Many are unable to do so because their environment no longer works for them. Renovations are often required to incorporate a person's physical and mental limitations, and how these might change over time. Universal Design emphasizes design that is attractive and functional for a broad range of individuals.

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Universal Design: An Introduction!

September 28, 2017

Living or working in a space that does not meet your needs can be frustrating. Every environment should be designed to meet the needs of the people who use it. Universal Design is accessible, usable, and convenient for everyone, regardless of age, size, ability, or disability. It is not an exclusive design that will benefit a minority of the population; it is the fundamental condition of good design. Throughout the design process of a building, product, or service, Universal Design considers the diverse needs and abilities of a wide range of individuals.

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Thinking about Downsizing? This will get you started!

September 14, 2017

Since you've probably been thinking about it for some time, and you know the Upsides to Downsizing, you're now ready to take a leap of faith and go for it! Downsizing can be a challenging and time consuming process, but it is ultimately a great way to save money and reduce the stress in your life caused by clutter. Give yourself plenty of time to let the idea sink in and then get started with these helpful tips.

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