Greetings ghouls and goblins! As you’ve probably noticed, Halloween decorations crept onto the shelves once the back-to-school ads came on the television. Although it may have seemed excessive then, now is the best time to start prepping for your Halloween party if you haven’t already. Why? Because often times Halloween sneaks up on us as the school year frenzy begins and before we know it it’s the night before Halloween and you’re stuck with slim pickings at Party City. Trust us, we’ve unfortunately been there. Now let's help you get this monster mash underway!
As we all succumb to reality, the temperatures are dropping and it’s time to say goodbye to our summer wardrobe (for now). One of my favorite activities to do twice a year is switch over my closet in between seasons (shocking, I know). Clearing out your closet will help streamline your daily wardrobe by having only what’s in season in front of you and not having excess clothing taking up space. It's also a great opportunity to take stock of what you have and pair down what you no longer want. If you haven’t already transitioned your closet, here are a few tips on how to do it!
If you asked the average Bostonian to describe the scene in Boston on September 1st, most would describe it as a nightmare. For those of you who don’t know, the most common rental period in Boston begins September 1st. That’s why there were what seemed like thousands of UHaul’s taking over the streets last week. Now that your move is done, the unpacking begins! Although you may not own the space, that’s no excuse to not make it your own. This blog is all about rental hacks so you can keep that security deposit and make your house feel like home.
It’s the time of year many parents have all been waiting for, or on the contrary, dreading! BACK TO SCHOOL! Whether you have a few days or weeks left of Summer vacation it’s time to shift gears and get your command centers and work stations back in full blown working order. Let’s talk about how to make this transition as seamless as possible.
No matter who you are, shoes can quickly add up and end up in the wrong places. Not having them organized can also cause you to waste time in the morning when you’re trying to get yourself (and perhaps others) out the door and you can’t find the matching pair. Take notes with this blog on how to pair down (no pun intended!) and keep your shoes in check!
As the saying goes, “if you’re lucky enough to have _______, you’re lucky enough.” In this case, if you’re lucky enough to have a laundry room, you’re lucky enough. With that being said, if your laundry room is more of a headache than a haven, we need to reassess what’s working and what isn’t. Read below to find out ways to keep your laundry room organized including recommended products that we love best for the space.
At The Little Details, we believe that organizing helps you make better use of your time so that you have more time to do the things that you enjoy, and ultimately, improving your life. Traveling is no exception. Even a low-key, low-budget, minimalist backpacking trek requires some organizing beforehand. We can help you avoid overpacking like Reese Witherspoon in Wild so you can make the most of your travels instead of spending more time searching your bags for misplaced items.
It’s BBQ season! What does this make me think of? Spices, spices and more spices. There are endless ways that your spices can be organized. What it comes down to is the storage space that you have to contain your spices in and how many spices you have. Now, let's spice it up!
Have you been to a bunch of networking events recently and find that you have a fishbowl overflowing of other peoples’ business cards? Maybe it wasn’t even that recently when you received a bite size of information from someone that never seemed to make it into an organized system. Let me tell you, you’re not alone. Although business cards may seem small and unobtrusive, the more you find, the bigger the pile suddenly stacks up. And ICYMI (in case you missed it) using a rolodex is verrry 20thcentury. So let’s get you organized and help you make the most of your current and future connections!
Packing for trips is an art form. Not only are you forced to squeeze outfits into the limited space in your suitcase, you’re also forced to find space to accommodate your toiletries. Most people have a plethora of daily toiletries, and if they veer off that list, their morning routine is anything but smooth. As we jump into Summer, here are some tips on packing each and every one of your toiletries while you travel!
Linen closets are one of the most utilized closets in a home and often one of the most disorganized. Wouldn’t it be nice to immediately pull out a set of sheets and have the matching pillowcases with it? Or grab a hand towel without the entire stack of towels crashing down? If you’re desperately waving your hands in the air then this blog has got you covered.
No matter what your age is, you’re never too young (or old!) to treat your Mama on Mother’s Day. If this is a spouse or partner reading this for some inspiration, make sure you pass the message along to the little ones! And if this is a Mother that’s loving what you’re about to read, forward this email as a not so subtle hint (wink, wink).
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.
Happy Earth Day, Earthlings! We have a special guest blog today by our spell-casting friends at LightHaus in Salem, MA. Read on about their amazing cleaning products made of all organic and plant-based ingredients including some sustainably harvested oils and fair trade whenever possible products which we sell at The Little Details Studio! They also include great tips on green cleaning with what you already have in your home. What a perfect Earth Day treat!
Purging items in your closet can be difficult. There’s always the “what-ifs” or “I remember when I last wore that” (or maybe not). However, the reality is that the more you purchase, the more your closet size stays the same (or seems to somehow be shrinking). Take advantage of Spring cleaning on the horizon and check out this list of some “no brainers” that can make the process slightly less painful.
Now that the holidays are over, you might be feeling a little tight (and not just in your jeans after all those holiday meals). What I’m referring to is your budget. Perhaps you spent more on gifts than you intended, so now it’s time to enter “save mode.” As professional organizers, we organize all kinds of things, including coupons. Yep, that’s right. How many of you either forget to bring coupons with you to the store or let them expire before you had a chance to use them? We can help you with some organizing tricks to make the most of your coupons post-holiday spree.