The National Retail Federation recently stated that the amount spent on Valentine’s Day will reach about $20 billion this year…yikes! If you’re not looking to spend on unnecessary stuff your significant other doesn’t need or want, check out some alternative ideas here!
It’s our founder and co owner, Mary’s, birthday today! And in honor of it, we created a video showcasing how we love to store baking goods. The ironic part is Mary doesn’t like sweets! But many of our clients do so we want to give them (and YOU!) a way to keep the supplies organized. You can check it out here and if you’re loving our tips, give us a thumbs up or a comment on Youtube to let us know!
This week’s tidy tip is all about organizing your manuals and warranties as we often see that they are in every corner of our client's homes! *FYI they can be found online so we highly encourage that route first but if you want the originals, check out these two easy methods!
Do you find that 97% of your clothes are never really worn? But still afraid to donate them? You know, justtt in case.
Well, here’s a neat trick you can do in minutes that will help you physically know which clothes have had their day. Check it out on our new and improved Youtube channel and if you can give us a like and/or comment, we would really appreciate it!
Happy New Year! In lieu of blog posts, each Tuesday you can find a tidy tip video on our Youtube channel. For New Year’s Day, we chatted about how to actually set yourself up for success and keep that New Year’s resolution to get organized. Check it out here or below and be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss a tidy tip!
Oh hey, October! Just when did you sneak up on us? Seriously. Is it me or did September feel like it lasted all of four seconds?
In my neck of the woods, the temps are getting cooler and sadly - so sadly - the beach days are dwindling. Regardless of whether you live in a colder part of the world or it’s hot all year round (in which case, I kinda hate you), there’s a purge that should happen at least once a year when it comes to our summer stuff. Doing this at the end of the season (or, again, if your season never really ends, just find a good time of the year to do it), will prevent you from being overloaded with things when all you want to do is get to the beach or the pool.
I’ve put together a list of 10 things you should go through and make decisions about whether or not to keep for the following year. Our summer stuff tends to get beat up pretty easily which makes our decisions easier. And you know by now, I aim to make everything as easy as possible!
Recently, I shared a post on Instagram where I explained that I suffered most of my life from mind clutter and that I would elaborate on what that is so, here we are! In the wake of seemingly constant news surrounding celebrity suicides, what goes on internally is much more important than we like to admit. My clients are quick to call me to help organize their physical clutter, but not as quick to address what’s going on inside, specifically in their minds.
Happy July! If I had to pick a favorite month, this would be it. Summer is in full effect, which is also my favorite season, and that means beach days any chance I can get!
Now because simplicity is the name of the game over here at Sort and Sweet, I’m going to show you today how to pack a beach bag in just a few easy steps. If you’re schlepping your kiddies, we’ll need an extra step or two but the idea is that you spend less time packing and more time playing.
PLUS fitness + life tips from the adorable Chloe Crain, creator of Deeper Than Muscles!
Follow my lead here: being organized can actually help you get fit and stay that way. The biggest underlying, yet not always obvious, reason is that once one makes the decision to become more organized, it begins to positively affect all other areas of their life. You get your stuff in order, you get your life in order. Without even realizing it, people begin to improve things like their health, finances, and relationships. With summer (finally) at our doorstep, being in shape seems to be a top priority for a lot of people. In addition to the mindset shift, there’s also a number of logistical ways that organization can lead to looking and feeling your best so I just have one question. You ready for this?
Do you feel like you have to be 110% perfect at everything, like, all the time? Are you afraid to pull the trigger and hire a professional organizer? Take a listen to our first vlog about exactly these two issues and stay tuned until the end for a sweet treat...
Thanks to the excessive JT memes, “It’s Gonna Be Me (May)” has been stuck in my head for days now. Social media is super awesome like that.
The issue with where I’m living is that it hasn’t felt like it’s gonna be May like it usually does. Temps can barely get into the 60s and I’m not sneezing like a wild woman due to pollen storms (I guess that’s a good thing?). In the past, by May I would have pulled all of my winter clothes out of the closet and packed away in space bags, opened the windows (and quickly closed them because of the sneezing sesh), and scrubbed my place top to bottom. I’m getting pretty antsy at this point, so it’s time to get it done regardless if I freeze because I put away my winter coats.
Raise your hand if you’ve ever lived in a dorm room?
If you have, you know how it feels to fit a lot of stuff into a very small space. Living in New York, sometimes you’ll have to reside in a place as an adult that feels like you’re back in college as real estate is a luxury in this town. While I think the smaller the space you own or rent, the less clutter you tend to keep, I also know firsthand how savvy and creative you need to be in order for your home to function.
My current space is pretty itty bitty so trust me, I know how to use it in my favor. No matter where you live, if you're in the same boat, I want to help! Here are six space saving tricks that are tried and true straight from this girl.
One of the first words out of my client’s or potential client’s mouths when we first speak is the following: “I just don’t know where to start.”
Over and over again I hear it and over and over again I think: “If only you realized how easy it can be!”
Of course, I also let them know this verbally but it doesn’t always sink in right away. There’s a common notion that a person has to hear something at least three times in order to remember it but I also think it applies to “getting” it. We may hear our personal trainer say “abs get made in the kitchen” but until we hear it a few times, we’ll keep crunching away and eating crap and wondering why we don’t have a six pack. Our brains are wired to be a bit stubborn and resist change but if we truly want a change in our lifestyle, we must embrace a different mindset and change our habits.
Soo, tell me. How has your January been?! Have you made strides to keep your New Year’s resolutions? C’mon, we’re in the trust tree so you can be honest. Ok, I’ll be honest. I haven’t been the best with mine but it doesn’t mean I’ve stopped trying. While I’m extra organized with my things, I’m not so much with my time. I’m not sure if it’s because my things are tangible and my time is not but my New Year’s resolution was to be better with my time management.
I hope you all had a fun and festive holiday with your loved ones! Now that the season is coming to a close, we all start to get back on track. Whether it be with work, school, fitness or finances, everyone usually has at least one New Year’s Resolution they make and try to stick with. But what if I told you by making the resolution to get organized, all of those other pieces of your life will, by default, improve as well? Hear me out here…
This holiday season, I took the opportunity to visit out of state family for a couple of weeks. While I absolutely love working for myself and being able to have the flexibility to do this, I admit I stressed about packing for my trip. In a very uncharacteristic move, I actually stayed up until 3AM the day before (day of?) because I just kept putting it off. With no set itinerary and varying temps, I was mainly overwhelmed by the different types of clothes to bring and how to fit it all in. Just like with everything else, the answers are always already in your own noggin. All you have to do is use it!
Who here has actually started Christmas wrapping yet? Not this chick, I’ll tell you that. Then again, I’m big on non material gifts so I never have much to do anyway. Work smarter, not harder, amiright? Regardless of how much or how little wrapping you’re doing this year, everyone should have a designated spot to store the tools needed to get it done. And not just for this time of year, but anytime someone’s birthday, anniversary, housewarming, or baby pops up (or out? Ok, that’s weird, moving on).