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Resolutions for GO Month

January marks the start of the new year—the perfect time for resolutions and new beginnings. For professional organizers, it’s known as Get Organized (GO) Month. If you’re tired of resolving to change your diet or hitting the gym every day, mix up your New Year’s resolutions with some organizing ideas. If you’re already thinking about getting better organized, but are feeling stuck on the specifics, we can help! Here are some of our GO Month suggestions for 2019:

Recycle or digitize: Wondering what to do with the influx of holiday cards you receive every year? After enjoying the pictures and cards through the holiday season, you have our permission to recycle them (no need to trash paper products!). If you can’t bear the idea of letting go of those lovely images altogether, we recommend taking photos/scanning your favorites and saving them in a folder on your phone or laptop. If this process feels liberating, then continue doing this with other cards, photos, and memorabilia! If you feel overwhelmed by your collection, call in the professionals for some digitizing help.

 

One in, one out: At TLD, we are big proponents of the “one in, one out rule.” The name is pretty self-explanatory—if you bring a new item into your home, then another item needs to go. This helps cut down on clutter, keeps you from feeling overwhelmed, and encourages you to slow down and make more deliberate choices. January is a great time to put this rule into effect because you likely have a house full of holiday gifts and new gadgets that can replace, not add to, your current collection!

The hanger trick: We love this annual approach to organizing your closet. Put your […]

By |January 13th, 2019|Organizing|

Our Favorite Projects of 2018

At the end of every year, we love to take a moment to share some of our favorite projects from the past 12 months. In 2018, we had a particularly special project worth highlighting: the opening of The Little Details Organizing Studio in Cambridge! This project was years in the making, months in the executing, and celebrated during one spectacular weekend in February. Last year at this time we were under construction and now we’ve been open for almost a year. Without further ado, here are some little details about some of the not-so-little projects of 2018!

By |December 30th, 2018|Organizing|

Our Favorite Organizing Products of 2018

As The Little Details wraps up another productive year and prepares for the next one, we look back on the developments, changes, projects, and progress of 2018. We couldn’t accomplish what we do without our great team, amazing clients, and helpful organizing products! After careful consideration, we’ve come up with a list of the products we use and recommend the most to clients. They help make our lives so much easier and more organized, and we hope they do the same for you!

By |December 16th, 2018|Organizing|

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.

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|