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.
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.
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minimal can mean different things to different people—for example, downsizing, owning very few possessions, or tossing outdated or unused items.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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.