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.
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:
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.
Pets are the best! Studies show that having a pet or even just petting an animal can lower your blood pressure. But pets come with stuff, and if that stuff is everywhere or you can’t find it when you need it, that low blood pressure might not stick around. Here are some tips on getting your pet organized!
Bathroom organization projects can often feel overwhelming. There are so many small items to categorize and so many duplicates, like 6 tubes of toothpaste. Also, knowing how and where to properly dispose of bath and body products can be a challenge. Creating a system to tackle these types of projects can help make them feel less daunting.
Often when we look into closets or dressers, we see items shoved into drawers, mismatched socks tossed together, and clothing strewn about like the place has been ransacked. So, how can we make it better, you ask? We have some tried and true methods that will help you properly fold your clothing and keep the endless laundry piles easier to manage.
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.
Let’s face it, moving is stressful, even when it is an exciting or positive change. So much goes into a move, and keeping track of all the details can be challenging. Whether you’re moving across the street or across the country, you end up learning things you wish you had known beforehand. We’re here to help make the process easier for you. Here are ten tips to keep in mind before you move.
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.