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.
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.
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 Old and outdated kitchens and bathrooms are common.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.
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.
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.
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.
My husband and I became first-time homeowners of a slightly dilapidated 1,200 square foot bungalow in 2007. At the time, I was newly pregnant with our first child. Although this house was a major step up in space from our 700 square foot rental in Boston, we acquired a bathroom that was top to bottom mint green – toilet and all! With some elbow grease and paint brushes we cleaned every inch, painted walls and cheerfully called our little house home for two years.
When we say we’re Professional Organizers, generally we get the “Oh, you do closets!?” response. Yes, we do closets. Lots of them in fact. But we do so much more than closets and many times the projects we are hired for end up transforming into so much more than our clients originally contacted us for, simply because they didn’t know just how much we are actually capable of as Professional Organizers. Here are our favorite “Yes, we do that too!” projects of 2016.
As a team, we get asked so many questions by our clients, friends, family and people we meet while running errands that see our logo or how organized our shopping carts are. Today we’re going to share some commonly asked questions about how to organize certain spaces, choosing the best products, various organizing systems for different people and some funny ones too!