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How To Reduce Your Kids’ Toys Before The Holidays

The holidays are fast approaching, and that means celebrating—usually with food, cards, and, of course, gifts. Ah, there are always so many gifts, especially for the kids! They are a fun part of the holiday season, but can be overwhelming in excess. So, before you start worrying about what your children want this holiday season, consider what they can get rid of first.

1. Purge: Think about the plethora of toys about to flow into your household in the next few weeks. Now take a quick inventory of the figurines, puzzle pieces, and video games that already live there. The first step to organizing this time of year is to sort what you have and purge your kids’ toys before the holidays to create space for what’s about to come. This can be done in one of two ways:

            a. With your child: If your child is at an appropriate age and able to let go of some toys, corral all of them so your child can see them all together. If there is resistance to this process, try discussing the benefits of donating their toys and giving them to someone less fortunate.

            b. Without your child: If your child is under the age of 3 or 4 and unable to determine which toys they’ve grown out of or no longer use, we give you permission to donate them without their consent. If you find yourself having trouble parting ways, try taking a photo of the toys for a long-lasting memory.

2. Start with the low-hanging fruit: We advise this in all areas of the household, and it applies just as much with kids. When you’re […]

By |December 2nd, 2018|Organizing|

How To Tidy Your House In A Pinch

Hosting people in your home can be daunting, especially when it’s Saturday evening and your friends are coming over in an hour. You start to panic and wonder, “How can I possibly make my house look more organized in just one hour?” No need to fret—we’ve got you covered with these ten tips on making your house look more organized in a pinch.

By |November 18th, 2018|Organizing|

Ten Ways To Get Organized During The Holidays

The holiday season is the busiest time of year for a lot of people. Whether you’re fully booked with holiday parties, running around to find the perfect gifts, or decorating like Clark Griswold, your schedule can fill up fast. Try using the tips from this list below so you’re not scrambling at the last minute during this festive time of year!

By |November 4th, 2018|Holiday Decorating, Organizing|

Cold Weather Curb Appeal

Spring is the best time to garden, when everything is new and fresh and you feel motivated to update your home’s curb appeal. Flash forward to summer, when the hot sun has taken a toll on your precious plants. By Labor Day you may feel like giving up—but don’t! It’s possible to have a beautiful yard with curb appeal even during the off seasons. Read on for some tips to keep your thumb green all year round.

By |October 21st, 2018|Organizing|

Holiday Decorating Organizing Tips

Autumn is in full swing, and you know what that means—cooler weather, pumpkin-spiced everything, and holiday decorations. While those first two are beyond our control, we can help make your holiday decorating easier to manage, more fun, and something to look forward to every year. Here are a few helpful tips to keep your decorations better organized and ready to find for any occasion.

By |October 7th, 2018|Holiday Decorating|

Five Mistakes To Avoid When Getting Organized

So, you’ve committed to getting organized. That’s great! Seriously, you deserve some props—deciding to take that first step can be the biggest obstacle to overcome. But before you get too excited and dive right in, make sure that you read the following tips. It’s easy to feel the sudden urge to get ready and go, but we want to make sure you do it right the first time. That way, you’re more likely to succeed, see long-term results, and enjoy the process.

By |September 23rd, 2018|Organizing|

Digital Organizing Tools

Whether we like it or not, we’re rapidly transitioning to a digital world, and our organizational systems increasingly reflect that. The move from paper to screen may seem daunting, but with the right tools and guidance it can actually be much easier than it seems—and it is often life changing! One of our specialties at The Little Details is digital organizing, and we have found some great tools that help simplify the digitizing process. Here are some of our favorites:

By |September 9th, 2018|Organizing|

Back-To-School Preparation

It’s hard to believe, but summer is winding down, and it’s time to get the kids ready for another school year. This transition can feel overwhelming for children and parents alike, but there are ways to make it feel more fun and easy. Also, think of the perks: starting a more predictable routine, clearing out the old to make room for the new, and prepping for another season. As the school year approaches, try some of these ways to get your kids better organized for the classroom and stocked up on the necessary supplies.

By |August 26th, 2018|Organizing|

Organizing Your Pets

Pets are the best! Studies show that having a pet or even just petting an animal can lower your blood pressure. But pets come with stuff, and if that stuff is everywhere or you can’t find it when you need it, that low blood pressure might not stick around. Here are some tips on getting your pet organized!

By |August 12th, 2018|Organizing|

How To Organize Your Bathroom

Bathroom organization projects can often feel overwhelming. There are so many small items to categorize and so many duplicates, like 6 tubes of toothpaste. Also, knowing how and where to properly dispose of bath and body products can be a challenge. Creating a system to tackle these types of projects can help make them feel less daunting.

By |July 29th, 2018|Organizing|