One of my favorite things about Christmas is stockings. I love hanging them on the fireplace, picking out personalized goodies for friends and family, and opening my own stocking on Christmas morning. Finding fun and useful gifts can be a challenge, though. Many people experience last-minute holiday stress and just reach for the easiest fillers. Fear not! After tireless searching, I have found the right mix of stocking stuffer ideas to keep your nearest and dearest feeling merry.
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 Old and outdated kitchens and bathrooms are common.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.
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.
We already gave you some awesome tips for packing your suitcase but how about the tiny people in your life? Traveling with kids is a feat in itself. We have some tips to get you organized, packed and on your way. What happens once you arrive is all up to you. Traveling with kids by land or air these tips will help get you there.
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.
Have you ever considered how much your stuff is costing you? Not only does this include monetary cost, but psychological cost as well. If you’re currently in a predicament with your stuff or someone else’s, let us present to you “The Cost of Keeping Your Stuff” to reconsider its value.
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.
I am an avid DIY’er. I’m not always good at it but I try, and I love it when a project comes out the way I envision. When I start any project I make sure I have all the tools I need on hand so I’m not scrambling later on. There’s nothing worse than trying to hold a picture on a wall in the exact place you want it and then realize your pencil is in the other room. There are so many tools and products that you may need for any given project, but there are several that are my go-to’s for every project and I wanted to share them with you.
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.