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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|

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|

How To Teach Your Kids To Do Laundry

Laundry isn’t a chore that most of us look forward to doing. And if you have kids, there’s that much more of it, and it can often overtake their rooms. Wouldn’t it be fabulous to teach your children how to do their own laundry long before they get to college? It makes life around the house easier to manage, and helps kids become more responsible. Here are some steps to get them to learn and engage in the process.

It’s Wedding Season! What To Put On Your Wedding Registry

Ding, ding, ding! Are those wedding bells I hear? Probably, because wedding season is in full swing! Perhaps you’re the one getting married, or you are the maid of honor or best man of a friend planning to walk the aisle this year. As someone who constantly helps people purge their belongings, I have some advice: Be conscious of what’s going on your registry. I can’t tell you how many clients I have with basements full of stuff from their wedding that they can’t fit into their homes, don’t actually need, or no longer like.

By |June 3rd, 2018|Organizing|

How To Become A Minimalist

Now that you’ve read “Why You Should Become A Minimalist,” here are some ways to do it. Being minimal can mean different things to different people—for example, downsizing, owning very few possessions, or tossing outdated or unused items. Minimalists, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, define it this way: “Minimalism is a tool to rid yourself of life’s excess in favor of focusing on what’s important—so you can find happiness, fulfillment, and freedom.” Keep this in mind as you figure out the best minimalist approach that works for you.

By |May 27th, 2018|Organizing|

Why You Should Become A Minimalist

  Minimalism. For some people it’s a scary word, and for others it speaks calm. For me, it’s life-changing. My mind was blown after watching the documentary “Minimalism: A Documentary About The Important Things,” featuring minimalists Ryan Nicodemus and Joshua Fields Millburn. I asked myself, “Can I genuinely look at every item in my home and say it has a purpose and makes me happy?” The answer was: absolutely not. While doing deeper soul searching after seeing this documentary, I was moved to buy less and, as a result, live more.

By |May 6th, 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|