About Mia Salmo

Professional Organizer

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|

Moves: Local & Long Distance

  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.

By |July 16th, 2017|Move Management|

Unexpected Places To Donate Your Unwanted Things

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.

How To Efficiently Pack Your Suitcase

  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.

By |June 5th, 2017|Organizing|

Mother’s Day Gifts That Don’t Add Clutter

  Mother’s Day is just around the corner– next weekend to be exact! And while we never promote procrastination, here are some clutter-free gift ideas for those last minute gift givers.

By |May 7th, 2017|Organizing|

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

  Happy Earth Day! While it’s important to always be kind to our Mother Earth, today is a special day to reflect on ways that we can change our cleaning habits to make an even bigger impact on our planet. Something that I am always conscious of when taking care of my living space is the cleaning products I’m using. Some of them have harsh chemicals that can be toxic to our environment, others have packaging that cannot be easily recycled. We have compiled a list of our favorite brands. Check them out below! 

By |April 22nd, 2017|Household Management|

Multiple Uses for 10 Common Kitchen Items

  One of the best tips we give our clients is to buy things that can serve multiple purposes, like an ottoman with storage inside. Here are some of our favorite kitchen items that can serve multiple purposes and start to earn that drawer space that they’re taking up.

By |March 5th, 2017|Organizing|

How To Trim Your Tree Like A Boss

  Thanksgiving is over – time to toss the handprint turkeys back into your (labeled) bin and grab the garland, it’s tree time! We know that thinking of tangled lights and hours of wrestling with your freshly cut Christmas tree makes you want to hit your head against a wall. Hit the wine instead, turn on Michael Bublé’s Christmas album and follow our steps for how to decorate your tree like a boss!

By |December 4th, 2016|Holiday Decorating|

Holiday Gift Giving Ideas

  Happy holidays y’all! Welcome to the most wonderful time of the year (a little stressful maybe) but still wonderful. Many years ago I passed a church sign that said “the best things in life aren’t things”, how true. The only thing I’m going to preach this holiday season is to consider giving the gift of an experience to someone, rather than a thing. Many studies confirm that humans ultimately prefer to receive experiences rather than things. Items once craved by an individual soon become just part of their everyday life, losing its’ previous luster and desire the more they see it and use it. For example – think about how much you were dying to have the latest iPhone, purse, necklace, tool, etc and months later, it might not have the same value that it had leading up to receiving it.

By |November 20th, 2016|Organizing|

How To Organize Your Bulky Winter Clothes

  In case you’ve been living in under a rock, it’s almost winter, it’s cold, and you need to unearth all of those bulky winter clothes of yours, stat! Yes, all of it- hats, gloves, scarves, boots! But how are you supposed to fit it all in your already over-stuffed closets and drawers? Read on for a few helpful tips on how to easily access your winter clothes during the chilly winter season.

By |November 6th, 2016|Organizing|