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Damage-Free Apartment Decorating

Apartment living has lots of perks. You aren’t committed to a 30 year mortgage. If you don’t like where you are, wait out the lease, or break it if you need to. Leaky faucet? Call the landlord.  Pipes burst? It’s not coming out of your pocket! But there are definite drawbacks. Old and outdated kitchens and bathrooms are common. Most landlords don’ t want you to paint, and most don’t even want to refresh those beige or white walls between tenants. Gross. Holes in the wall are usually a no-no. So how do you add your personal style and guarantee that security deposit back? You’re in luck! Damage-free decorating is my middle name. Read on for some great resources.

Dorm Room Checklist

  Calling all college students! This blog is for you. Let’s be honest, unless you’re at a posh school I don’t know about, your dorm room is not what you see in a catalog; bright painted walls, white washed wood floors, tons of storage space, new and clean…it’s more of a 10’ by 10’ square cell with painted cinderblock walls that you’re forced to share with someone you probably don’t know. Whether you’re a freshman or a soon-to-be graduating senior, here are some items we think will make your small space feel roomier and more functional.

By |July 30th, 2017|Move Management, Organizing|

Moves: Local & Long Distance

  Let’s face it, moving is stressful. Whether you’re moving locally or somewhere across the country, by the time you get there you’ve learned 100 new things that you wish you would’ve known before packing up your bags and boxes. We’re here to help with 10 tips to make your move easier.

By |July 16th, 2017|Move Management|

Unexpected Places To Donate Your Unwanted Things

Here at TLD Headquarters, it’s “move season”! So often, people struggle to get rid of last minute bits and bobs when they’re moving and end up throwing them into boxes labeled “junk” and bringing it all with them to their new place. PLEASE DON’T! Now is the time to purge and get rid of those unwanted items once and for all. Besides, what’s the good in paying to move it with you when it’s just going to clutter up your space anyways? For those of you in need of assistance, here are a bunch of places you may have never thought to donate your random unwanted things.

Traveling With Kids

We already gave you some awesome tips for packing your suitcase but how about the tiny people in your life? Traveling with kids is a feat in itself. We have some tips to get you organized, packed and on your way. What happens once you arrive is all up to you. Traveling with kids by land or air these tips will help get you there.

By |June 18th, 2017|Organizing|

How To Efficiently Pack Your Suitcase

  Summer is approaching and it’s time for weekend trips, outdoor excursions and sleepaway camps for the kids. If you usually have to throw yourself on top of your suitcase to smash it closed, check out the tips below to make life a bit easier.

By |June 5th, 2017|Organizing|

The Cost of Keeping Your Stuff

  Have you ever considered how much your stuff is costing you? Not only does this include monetary cost, but psychological cost as well. If you’re currently in a predicament with your stuff or someone else’s, let us present to you “The Cost of Keeping Your Stuff” to reconsider its value. 

By |May 21st, 2017|Move Management, Organizing|

Mother’s Day Gifts That Don’t Add Clutter

  Mother’s Day is just around the corner– next weekend to be exact! And while we never promote procrastination, here are some clutter-free gift ideas for those last minute gift givers.

By |May 7th, 2017|Organizing|

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

  Happy Earth Day! While it’s important to always be kind to our Mother Earth, today is a special day to reflect on ways that we can change our cleaning habits to make an even bigger impact on our planet. Something that I am always conscious of when taking care of my living space is the cleaning products I’m using. Some of them have harsh chemicals that can be toxic to our environment, others have packaging that cannot be easily recycled. We have compiled a list of our favorite brands. Check them out below! 

By |April 22nd, 2017|Household Management|

Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

  My husband and I became first-time homeowners of a slightly dilapidated 1,200 square foot bungalow in 2007.  At the time, I was newly pregnant with our first child. Although this house was a major step up in space from our 700 square foot rental in Boston, we acquired a bathroom that was top to bottom mint green – toilet and all! With some elbow grease and paint brushes we cleaned every inch, painted walls and cheerfully called our little house home for two years.