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How to organize toys and clutter in a playroom? The Toy Library Saves The Day!

 

How to organize toys
and clutter in a playroom?
The Toy Library Saves The Day!

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Time to organize your kid’s toys? Let the Toy Library help!

We’ve all been there, that moment when you’re just sure you’ve purchased the toy of your child’s dreams! The toy they will love and cherish one day mentioning it with nostalgia when you’re both adults vacationing together someplace splendid.

With bated breath you watch as they…. Play with the box.

You glance around your house, your eyes lingering on the whimsical sign a friend got you, “Excuse the mess, we’re making memories.” It’s the battle cry of the exhausted mother that wants to be able to sleep at night without overwhelming guilt for all the stuff that lingers around the house.

Perhaps instead of giving up, you’ll give the Toy Library a go.

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Top 10 Tips For Downsizing and Ditching the Drama

Top 10 Tips For Downsizing and Ditching the Drama

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Use these easy downsizing tips to reduce clutter and make moving to a smaller home easier

 

Modern living has tons of perks. We’ve moved past sliced bread and indoor plumbing straight to watching tv on our phones in our indoor plumbing rooms. It’s enough to get carried away!

 

In fact, most of us have let stuff creep in and take over our lives. Enter the newest trend, smaller living. Some folks, (Hipsters and Millennials) have taken it to tiny homes. The rest of us poor slobs (who aren’t crazy or have kids) have simply stepped down in square footage.

 

Thus discovering, this isn’t nearly as easy as they made it look on TV. In fact, it’s really hard. Fraught with emotions and overwhelming.

 

Here’s a list of ten organizing ninja’s secrets to help you downsize:

 

  1. Prep your space. Grab a big box for giveaways and put it at your side. Have another container or bag ready for trash. Making it easier for you to make decisions by limiting your walking around.
  2. Use behind the door organizers. Put them in your closets. Just because they say, “behind the door” doesn’t mean that’s all they can be used for.
  3. Use 3m hooks to hang those organizers when there’s no door to hang them from.
  4. Grab someone who understands to make time fly. Never underestimate the power of doing it together!
  5. One room at a time. Set a goal and take a break when you’ve met it. Unpacking and downsizing is emotional. Give yourself breathing room to deal with the emotions.
  6. Get help making all those decisions. I don’t know about you but I find while I can do my own nails, getting someone else to do them makes it a delightful experience instead of a messy chore. Add to the mix that you’ve moved, it’s better to have help, trust me.
  7. Don’t be afraid of donating big items. I know you remember what you paid for that couch, lamp, tv but it’s just stuff getting in the way now, let it go.
  8. You know what you like, stick with it. In the Bathroom this means stocking up on the brand you like and not needing to try everything new under the sun. Freedom people, freedom.
  9. Speaking of bathroom items, ditch the old stuff. Seriously. I know your grandma is putting slivers of soap into a jar to make a new bar but you’re allowed to throw it away. This is not the great depression.
  10. Allow for empty spaces. They are not judging you for not filling them up with stuff. They are rest notes that allow you to delight in what you do have. It’s okay to not fill the top shelf in your kitchen cabinets. It’s okay to leave under the sink mostly empty. Space is a good thing. See them as restful.

 

And Congratulations on your big change! Welcome to more freedom! More time for what’s important. (Netflix and Chill, right?).

 

 

 

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Suzanna Kaye is a professional organizer and owner of Spark! Organizing, LLC. She has special experience with organization for office, financial, ADD/ADHD, elderly, disabled, overwhelmed and special needs. With the belief that cluttered people are some of the most creative and interesting people she knows, she loves working with her clients in a supportive and loving environment. For more information about Suzanna visit our about us page, email info@SparkOrganizing.com or call 321-234-5499.

How to Hire a Professional Organizer

How To Hire A Professional Organizer

Don’t be overwhelmed! There is help!

I keep looking in the mirror and thinking I should color/cut my hair. I pull out my ponytail and fluff my hair around my shoulders trying to remember why I don’t just whack it all off. I probably would do it in exactly that moment if someone handed me a pair of scissors. Then I’d cry. Then I’d do the right thing, the thing I knew I should have done in the first place, go to a professional.

That said, we’ve all had bad experiences with a professional. Hairstylist that didn’t understand a word we said. The car guy that we’re sure fleeced us. Miserable experiences we swore we’d never deal with again. In an effort to help you, let me give you my best advice for hiring a professional organizer. Which ironically is very close to how I find a mental health professional….

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5 Organizing Mistakes You’ve Probably Made

5 Organizing Mistakes You’ve Probably Made

Let Spark Organizing help you!

 

Every time I see an article that tells me I’ve made mistakes I have to click on it. I have to know if I’m a boob. Usually I’m just positive that I’m going to come out on top, confident that I wouldn’t make the same mistakes as everyone else. Yet, I start reading and nodding my head.

So of course it’s my turn to write an article to make you nod your head and sigh. Yeah, we’ve all done these.

Drum roll please……..

The TOP 5 Organizing Mistakes, you’ve probably made are:

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Creating Summer Memories

 

Creating Summer Memories

Create memories for life!

Create memories for life!

 

Vacation with the kids – how do you make these memories last?

Postcards and magnets are all fun, but to create true and lasting memories you want to go deeper. The best way to create positive memories that will last through adulthood is to focus on the quality time spent together as a family.

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We organize homes 7 days a week across all of Central Florida including Orlando, Lakeland, Tampa, Ocala, The Villages, Space Coast, Merritt Island and so much more! Call us for more information or to set up your professional home organizing session.

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A great service! If you have a storage room, closets, or a garage that needs cleaned out and organized, Suzanna is magnificent. Well, WELL worth the small cost, and her ideas are fresh and new, and will keep you organized after she's gone. Couldn't have asked for a better organizer and will definitely use her again.


Karen H., Orlando FL

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