If you haven’t heard already, let us be the first to tell you a big secret…being organized helps you save money. No, we’re not just saying that because we’re organizers, it’s true! Think of these three big things we would all like more of: time, money and fun. Below you’ll find some of our tips on how organizing in these areas can lead to serious savings.
This time of year can be particularly daunting for children. Okay, okay, and parents too. Some of us are ready for our kids to be out of our hair with a stricter routine, not having to shuttle our lives back and forth from camp and family trips, stressing about constantly having sunblock applied and having less sticky children (no more ice cream melting down their arms!). Believe it or not, as the school year approaches, there are many things that can make this time of year more of a breeze. Let us help you get all your ducks in a row!
Perhaps your house is already dressed to the nines – so why can’t you keep it together in your office? We all know that if your office is a mess, you’re wasting time looking for things while trying to get things done. So what can you do differently?
A linen closet is a common place for disorganization to occur. Towels are folded every which way and shoved in between mismatched bed sheets, socks mysteriously end up inside a pillowcase, an avalanche occurs when you pull out a beach towel… Sound familiar? Having an organized linen closet can help you save time when you’re scrambling to change your child’s bed in the middle of the night (from those all too familiar accidents) or when you just need to grab an extra towel for a guest and you don’t want to hand them the towel you use to bathe the dog. Here are a few tricks to help you have an organized linen closet.
Do you sometimes wish your magical power was to make things disappear? Maybe you wish your house wasn’t so old so your closet could fit more than a few outfits inside without having the hanger bent at an angle? Do you ever think, “How in the world am I ever supposed to find a place to fit all my coffee mugs?” If you said yes to any of those questions, then this blog is for you. Today we have created a scavenger hunt throughout your house to demonstrate how to fit your things into a small space.
Are one of the rooms in your home feeling a little blah? It’s okay to admit it, we’ve all been there. My current apartment boasts a great location, large kitchen and driveway, but lacks a decent sized bedroom. I am forced to edge around my bed in order to get to the other side, not being able to fully open my closet doors without them banging into my bed. Having a small living space forced me to be creative to keep my living space fresh and exciting.
Fire up the BBQ and torch the tiki lights! This blog is all about how to get your outdoor space organized for some outside entertaining. Imagine that you’ve spent the day at the beach, you aren’t ready for the party to slow down, so you spontaneously invite your friends over for dinner. You rush home, making a quick pit stop at Whole Foods to pick up burgers, brews and dogs. The last thing you want to worry about is making sure that your outdoor space is ready to entertain. Here are some tips to keep your backyard in order so you can have plenty of impromptu get-togethers.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. According to mentalhealthamerica.net, “1 in 5 American adults will have a diagnosable mental health condition in any given year.” We’ve found a few ways for you to take care of yourself year round…
Ahhh yes, it is finally May! The snow is well behind us, Memorial Day is approaching, and those BBQ’s are getting ready to grill some burgers to kick off the Summer season. Now is a great time to start thinking about how you’re going to get all of your kids’ school materials back in order – after all, it’s almost the end of the school year and the paperwork, artwork and projects are going to start shuttling their way out of the classroom and into your mudroom. Here are 5 tips to organize all of their work from the school year.
This week at TLD we’re reviewing organizing guru, Julie Morgenstern’s, “Organizing From the Inside Out” book. Here’s our top 5 takeaways: