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7 Things to Never Store Under Your Bed [#7 Is CRUCIAL!]

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If you live in a small place, you may have to store things under your bed. But, there are a few things you should never keep under your bed. Let’s discuss them.

Bulky sweaters and holiday decorations are perfect for storing under the bed, right? While it’s true that storing somethings under the bed is ideal, other items don’t belong there. 

If there’s enough room in your apartment, consider putting nothing underneath. Or, keep things simple by only storing a minimal amount of stuff under your bed.

If you have a tiny apartment, though, you may have to keep some things there. If that’s the case, it’s time to put on your thinking cap and strategize.

To help you, we’ll discuss seven things you should never store under your bed. Let’s get into it.

1. Items You Use All the Time

Don’t put items you use often under the bed. That just doesn’t make sense! 

Bending down all the time to retrieve things puts you at risk of throwing out your back.

Say you don’t like your lightweight sweater draped across the bed all the time. So, you decide to stash it under the bed temporarily. 

The problem is that you’ll need it again shortly and could forget about where you put it. Instead of storing it there, put it in your hallway closet. Or, you could mount a hook on your bedroom door and hang it there.

It’s better to store frequently used items in a hall closet or dresser. That way, when you’re heading out the door, you’ll know exactly where to find them. 

And that’s much better than having to bend down and hurriedly dig through boxes. Where on earth did you put that favorite pair of sunglasses again? 

2. Belongings You’ll Forget Are There

Storing seasonal clothing and holiday decorations under the bed makes sense. But in a year, you could forget about them. 

The same goes for seasonal hats. You may think you don’t need your hiking hat during certain seasons, but that’s not necessarily the case. If there’s an unexpected warm day in the fall or winter, you’ll need access to it sooner. 

So, put it in a location that’s easier to reach. That way, when you do need it, you’ll be able to remember where it is. 

Side note: It’s a good idea to label the boxes where you keep items you may need unexpectedly.

3. Things That Break

Would you like to store your grandma’s fine china collection under the bed? After all, you don’t plan on using it for a while. 

It may seem like a good idea at first. But stashing china dishes under your bed could lead to a disaster. 

Storing breakable items in hard to reach spots is a bad idea for many reasons. For one, you could end up breaking something as you go hunting for it. 

While searching for a vase you use during the spring, you could also hurt yourself in the process. 

Instead, do yourself a favor and store breakable items somewhere else. For instance, you might put them on a high shelf in your kitchen, or even in an outside storage unit.

4. Heavy Objects

Storing heavy items such as workout weights makes it difficult to retrieve them.

You could injure yourself (ouch!) and block your access to other items. And you could also scratch your floors as you attempt to drag them out.

The bottom line is this:

Don’t put items under the bed if they’ll be next to impossible to get out. It should be an easy process to find what you need underneath. 

5. Thick Jackets and Sweaters

Understandably, you don’t want bulky sweaters taking up valuable closet space.

Even so, they can hog space under the bed! 

To solve this problem, either put them in a vacuum-sealed bag or find a new home for them. You could make room in a hall closet or stash them in your garage (if you have one). 

Think outside the box and put them in a place that won’t make it difficult to find what you need. 

6. Sentimental Belongings 

According to practitioners of feng shui, storing nostalgic items under the bed creates negative energy. 

If you have sentimental items under your bed while you’re sleeping, it’s more likely that they’ll be on your mind. And if they’re on your mind, it’ll be hard to calm down and relax. Ultimately, this will prevent you from getting a peaceful night’s rest. 

7. Important Documents

You might think you’re clever by stashing essential documents under the bed. They’re away from prying eyes and in a well-hidden area.

But unfortunately, you’ll have to dig underneath the bed to find them when you need them.

Instead, keep paperwork such as tax forms and birth certificates in a “hidden” spot in your office area. You won’t have to go digging underneath the bed or have a hard time finding them on short notice.

Deciding what to store under the bed can put you in a pickle. Hopefully, this list will help you.

Having a better idea of what doesn’t belong makes it easier to keep things organized. And it prevents items from getting misplaced, too, so you don’t have to go around searching for things. 

You now know what shouldn’t be under the bed. So, we thought we’d take a minute to let you know what does belong there. 

Here are a few things to put under the bed instead of the items we discussed above: 

  • Extra linens like sheets and pillowcases
  • Shoes you don’t wear very often
  • Luggage that you only use when traveling

Above all else, work to create a streamlined and organized space under the bed. If you’re able to find things without working up a sweat, then mission accomplished! 

Caitlin Sinclair leads the property management team at GIO Apartments in Sacramento, CA.

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Jackie Siegel’s New Premium Brand, Queen Of Versailles Coffee Is A Luxurious Coffee Delight

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Jackie Siegel, American heiress and businesswoman AJ Catsimatidis, Prince Mario-Max Schaumburg-Lippe and brand partner Michael Glovaski

I was invited to an intimate tasting of a fabulous new premium brand coffee co-hosted alongside Queen of Versailles Coffee’s Brand Partner, Michael Glovaski. I headed to 8 East 48th Street to Benny John’s where socialite, actress, model and philanthropist turned entrepreneur, Jackie Siegel — AKA, ‘The Real Queen of Versailles’ brought her new venture Queen of Versailles Coffee to New York’s influencers.

Jackie Siegel

The ground coffee and espresso beans are picked, sorted, and specially blended on-site in the volcanic mountaintops in Acatenango, Guatemala. The flavor has a rich taste of sweet honey, warm vanilla, and smooth bourbon notes. It was truly the best coffee I have ever tasted.

American heiress and businesswoman AJ Catsimatidis, Prince Mario-Max Schaumburg-Lippe, and Suzanna Bowling

Adam Weiss and Angela Gorman

On site was also American heiress and businesswoman AJ Catsimatidis, Prince Mario-Max Schaumburg-Lippe, the writer of the new musical Queen of Versailles Lindsey Ferrentino, Gordon Winston, Italian restaurateur and master coffee blender Matteo and Pilar.

Jackie Siegel and Gordon Winston

Jackie Siegel, American heiress and businesswoman AJ Catsimatidis, Prince Mario-Max Schaumburg-Lippe

Siegel, alongside Miami-based Glovaski and the Italian-Guatemalan Droccos, are introducing an unmatched level of luxury to the coffee industry. Catering to the modern connoisseur, the brand provides not just a superior coffee experience, but an escape into the world of supreme elegance with every canister.

The event was well done, serving treats but most of all, a taste of this exquisite coffee, that you will be addicted to once you taste it.

Available at https://qvcoffee.com/

#jackiesiegel/ #qvcoffee/ # queenofVersaillescoffee

 

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Bonnie Comley, ART TO WARE and ChaShaMa Present Nothing to Wear

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Until April 30th Bonnie Comley, ART TO WARE and ChaShaMa Present Nothing to Wear in Port Authority’s 41st Street building.

Bonnie Comley and Anita Durst

Bonnie is a three-time Tony Award-winning producer. She has, also, won an Olivier Award and two Drama Desk Awards for her stage productions. She is on the Board President of The Drama League as well as a full member of The Broadway League and the Audience Engagement and Education Committee.

Nothing to Wear

Comley has produced over 40 films, winning five Telly Awards and one W3 Award. She is the founder and CEO of BroadwayHD, the world’s premier online streaming platform delivering over 300 premium live productions to theatre fans globally. Now she is an artist presenting her work at ART TO WARE (A2W) a wearable Art Gallery that curates up-cycled, hand-made, one-of-a-kind statement pieces to be seen, loved and taken home!

Bonnie Comley and Lelie Ware

Founded in 2021 by Lesley Ware, this Black-owned and women-run small business carries small-batch, socially conscious, up-cycled, and locally-made wearables and gifts. A2W curates an environment of creativity, acceptance, and collaboration within a dynamic retail setting that showcases the work of artists, designers, and creative visionaries.

Making this all happen is ChaShaMa and Anita Durst who helps create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive world by partnering with property owners to transform unused real estate. Currently, they present 150 events a year, have workspace for 120 artists, and have developed 80 workshops in under served communities. They award 11 million worth of real estate to artists, subsidizes 300 artist work spaces, provide over 215 free art classes, gives 200 artists free space to present and upport over 75 businesses with free space.

Nothing to Wear is a provocative look at our relationship with our clothing choices as it pertains to our self image, fast fashion and textile waste. It challenges the fashion industry to create an alternative to current business models and the global appetite for consumption and asks viewers to question dress codes like the current policing of women in political office.

Jose Febrillet from Port Authority

 

 

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Spring Petals and Hairy Crab: Kintsugi Aligns with a Golden Touch

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Tucked away in a slate-colored corner of otherwise colorful SoHo, Kintsugi stands in contained eloquence as a testament to the exquisite fusion of traditional Japanese cuisine and modern culinary artistry. Named after the ancient Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold, Kintsugi embraces imperfections, celebrating the beauty of resilience and transformation in post-pandemic NYC.

At Kintsugi, guests are treated to an omakase experience unlike any other, where every dish tells a story of meticulous craftsmanship and innovative flavor pairings. The menu, curated by Executive Chef Victor Chen (formerly of New York Sushi Ko), offers three tiers of premium omakase, each highlighting seasonal ingredients and Chef Victor’s imaginative creations.

The dining experience began with the house signature cocktail, made with sake, yuzu, and violet syrup—a whimsical nod to the restaurant’s otherwise classic Japanese ambiance. The upbeat jazz music playing in the background added a lively contrast to Chef Victor’s quiet focus, creating a dynamic and engaging atmosphere.

The exciting spring menu babied us with glow-in-the-dark Firefly Squid as well as eels so delicate one would think they’re about to enjoy a bowl of glass noodles. A hairy crab peered at us over one course, sheltering a tangy salad made from its tender meat. Such creatures are common fare on the spring tides of the large Japanese coastline, chef informed us. An array of seasonal sea urchin species always brings a knowledgable crowd to Kintsugi, so book early for that summer treat.

While the atmosphere became increasingly lively as the evening unfolded and the guests got to know each other and the staff, the omakase culture at Kintsugi is one of careful curation and attention to detail. Guests can expect to pay a deposit and be patient, as Chef Victor and his team are focused and diligent in providing a truly exceptional dining experience. From bespoke sushi tailored to individual tastes to over 40 pieces of expertly crafted nigiri, every dish at Kintsugi is a work of art.

As you embark on your culinary journey at Kintsugi, be prepared to be transported to a world where every bite tells a story of tradition, innovation, and the beauty of impermanence. The latter of which is precisely what Chef Victor loves about sushi. “All of that work and it all goes into one bite” he says quietly as he gently sears a fat slice of sable fish. “Perhaps it is chewed a few more times, rolled around and savored for that moment and then its forever gone.”

In artful consideration of framing, each course is presented on dinner ware in collaboration with EM Ceramics and Spark Bird Studio who created an exclusive line of handcrafted, gold-fused dinner ware for Kintsugi. Experience for yourself the zen magic of this divine space and discover why, as host Klaus puts it, “everyone needs some Kintsugi after Covid.”

Kintsugi recently launched The Lunch Rush Omakase, a 12- course one- hour experience for $60. It is served on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from12–3 p.m. Also available is an optional seasonal beverage pairing (3) for $35 per person.

Kintsugi Omakase

28 Grand Street New York, NY www.kintsuginyc.com 646-983-4616
@kintsuginyc

Hours of operation:
Lunch: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12–3 p.m. Dinner: Monday-Sunday 5–11 p.m.
Closed on Wednesdays

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Dream Tea NYC Dazzles with Delicious Sips

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Calling all tea lovers!

Anney Norton has created a fabulous brand that is both delicious and a user-friendly way to create their  blend. Welcome to the wonderful world of Dream Tea NYC.

She has elegantly found a way to craft your own blend of tea from the highest quality organic ingredients. Each canister delivered to your door is full of flavor that is uniquely curated to your heart’s desire. From chamomile with whisps of apples, honey to responsibly sourced rose and lavender, there are hundreds of premium ingredients from dozens of quality sources to take the dreamer on an epic journey to discover amazing tea.

Custom tea blends are sent to your door. What is delivered to your doorstep is magical. Simply take their blend quiz by share a little bit about yourself and your flavor preferences. They then create the perfect custom blend for you.

It’s not just the special blend that will rock your world. The cutest and perfectly paired accessories help further produce a sophisticated culinary experience.

The Dreamy Tea Scoop is the perfect addition to your tea set. Using natural, non-toxic, food-grade steel, this brushed gold scoop is a safe and effective way to get the perfect amount of tea for every personal serving. In addition, Starry Sachet Bags are the only tea sachets using natural, non-toxic cotton fibers to help make a safe and effective way to brew the perfect cup.

Here is to creating your perfect sip today. For more information, please visit here.

 

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FAO Schwarz Launches Teddy Bear for enCourage Kids Fundraising

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This is the cuddly gift that keeps giving.

FAO’s flagship store in the heart of New York City has launched the sale of a new look on Teddy with an enCourage Kids’ partnership. The high-quality plush toy is for the Send a Smile, Send a Bear program. Right now, Teddy is on sale at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

Teddy will soon be able to help even more pediatric patients navigate the stress of treatment, illness, and hospitalization. The program also delivers stuffed animal bears to hospital partners nationwide to help pediatric patients navigate the stress of treatment, illness, and hospitalization.

FAO’s motto is to be a source of wonder for each new generation, along with being a relentless supporter of quality and innovation in the life of every child. enCourage Kids envision a world where every child experience joy, hope and emotional healing along their medical journey. Together, we look forward to providing each child with this Bear, the ultimate symbol of hope, strength and courage.

Since 1985, enCourage Kids Foundation has helped humanize healthcare for children and their families by resourcing impact-driven pediatric programs and supporting the child life community. Serving more than one million children annually, enCourage Kids is focused on making hospitals a better place to get better.

 

Photos by Mychal Watts

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