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Multi-Purpose Storage Pieces

 

At The Little Details, we love using multi-purpose pieces of furniture. For example, a storage ottoman is great for holding blankets, books, toys, and countless other things. Close the lid, and it becomes a comfy foot stool or a place to corral your remotes. We often look for pieces that are used for things other than their intended purpose. Here are a few tried-and-true products we love!

 

Raskog cart from IKEA—Do a quick Pinterest search and you will find a myriad of ways to use this cart in every room of the house. From craft supplies to bathroom trolleys, there is no shortage of functions for this product. We’ve used it for kids art supplies (pictured below). It holds everything you need, and the kids can access their own stuff and ALMOST put it back. You can keep it in a closet and roll it out whenever necessary.

I recently came across an idea (on Pinterest, of course) to use these Urbio Magnetic pieces that stick on the side and provide even more storage.

Then, I decided to dismantle my Raskog and see how easily I could transform it into something more for adults.

First, I went to my liquor cabinet and pulled out a few bottles.
Then I sought out items for mixers like soda, juice, and sour mix.
I put together a little bowl of bar items, including corkscrews and bottle openers.
For good measure, I added a straw dispenser.
You can’t make a good drink without the proper glass, so I pulled out some margarita, martini, and shot glasses.
After some rearranging, I had a bar cart.

For a theme drink cart, you can get matching straws, glasses, and mini umbrellas. I figured if I […]

By |February 11th, 2018|Organizing|

It’s Time To GO (Get Organized)!

  In the organizing world, January is Get Organized (GO) month. For organizers, every month is GO month, but not everyone feels that way. For many, GO month may evoke an overwhelmed sigh or the desire to crawl back under the covers. In the spirit of the new year, let’s tackle your resolution to get organized! Here are ten simple ways to start that process:

By |January 28th, 2018|Organizing|

Upcycle Holiday Cards

The holidays are over and you’ve taken down your decorations and packed them up for another year. But what about that beautiful collection of holiday cards? If you’re like me, you love sending and receiving these cards but feel a twinge of guilt when tossing them in the recycle bin. I’ve done some fun research and found 10 simple ways to reuse them.

By |January 14th, 2018|Holiday Decorating, Organizing|

Our Favorite Projects of 2017

  Another year has gone by, we have had some of the most challenging projects yet and also some of the most satisfying to complete. We want to share some of our favorite 2017 projects with you. The last 12 months have been filled with noteworthy projects, but a few are particularly memorable. Read on to learn more about our favorite memories and some ways in which we helped our clients reach their most organized year yet.

Giving Back To Your Community

During the holiday season, businesses, charitable organizations, and individuals tend to raise awareness of their particular causes. This is a wonderful time of year to give to charities, but contributing what you can is just as important during the other eleven months. Even on a tight budget, there are some great ways to give back to your local community throughout the year.

By |December 17th, 2017|Organizing|

12 Ways To Decorate Your Christmas Tree

It’s time to start thinking about decking those halls! There are many ways to prepare for the holiday season, but the tree takes center stage. One big decision to make is whether to purchase a fake tree or real one. To help you decide, we’ve put together a list of the pros and cons for each option.

By |December 3rd, 2017|Holiday Decorating, Organizing|

Useful Stocking Stuffer Ideas

One of my favorite things about Christmas is stockings. I love hanging them on the fireplace, picking out personalized goodies for friends and family, and opening my own stocking on Christmas morning. Finding fun and useful gifts can be a challenge, though. Many people experience last-minute holiday stress and just reach for the easiest fillers. Fear not! After tireless searching, I have found the right mix of stocking stuffer ideas to keep your nearest and dearest feeling merry.

By |November 19th, 2017|Holiday Decorating, Organizing|

Holiday Decorating Services

  Does the thought of decorating your home for the holidays make you cringe? Or perhaps you’re just feeling uninspired with your current decorations. If so, let us help you have your best holiday season ever.

By |November 5th, 2017|Holiday Decorating|

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|