The Joyful Sort Top 5: Apps For Organization

The Joyful Sort Top 5: Apps For Organization

In 2019, the average U.S. adult will have spent almost three hours a day on their phone. Three hours! I’m definitely guilty of clocking in some serious screen time here and there, and set a goal for myself at the beginning of this year to work on being more mindful about how and when I’m using my phone. Little things like turning off notifications for social media apps or setting reminders for screen time limits have definitely made a difference, but I still rely on my phone for a decent amount of day-to-day functionality so it’s a constant process of keeping things in check. If it’s true that we’re more attached to our phones than ever, why not use them to our advantage to help simplify and streamline our days, right? Here are a few of my favorite apps to help keep you organized:

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The Joyful Sort How To: Simplify Your Morning Routine

The Joyful Sort How To: Simplify Your Morning Routine

We’ve all been there: it’s a few minutes before you’re supposed to head out the door for the day, but you’re scrambling to find your keys or a book to be returned to the school library, someone is whining about a missing sock, and the dog still needs to be fed. Or worse, you’re already halfway to work or school and realize that in the middle of the chaos you ended up leaving your laptop or lunch at home.

Mornings can be stressful and chaotic for a lot of people, and nobody likes to start their day feeling all kinds of frazzled. My last post about back-to-school organization got me thinking about just how important a solid morning routine is, and luckily this is a great time of year to make some adjustments. Read on for some of my favorite How To tips for a more streamlined and organized morning routine!

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The Joyful Sort Top 5: Back To School Organization Tips

The Joyful Sort Top 5: Back To School Organization Tips

Well, I blinked and it’s mid-August, which means it’s time for all things Back To School! I love the start of a new school year, both for the promise of fall just around the corner and because school supply lists have always brought me some serious, inexplicable joy. Whether your kiddos have been back in the swing of things for a few weeks already or don’t head back until after Labor Day, here are a few tips to help make this year’s transition a bit smoother:

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The Joyful Sort How To: Declutter When You're Feeling Overwhelmed

The Joyful Sort How To: Declutter When You're Feeling Overwhelmed
  • “I feel like I’m drowning in stuff - where did this all come from?!”

  • “It just seems too overwhelming.”

  • “I don’t even know where to start.'“

Sound familiar? You’re definitely not alone - according to a recent study done by Decluttr and NAPO, 54% of Americans feel overwhelmed by their clutter, but 78% have no idea what to do with it or find it too complicated to deal with. Making the decision to take action towards clutter and disorganization is one thing, but it’s often getting started that can be the hardest part. Read on for a few of my favorite tips for when you’re feeling stuck!

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The Joyful Sort Top 5: Tips For A Simple And Organized Summer

The Joyful Sort Top 5: Tips For A Simple And Organized Summer

While it’s technically still spring for another few weeks, summer break is in full swing here in my little corner of Columbus. For me, the next six weeks or so will be a much welcomed chance to reset. It’s been a crazy busy few months and The Joyful Sort is growing in ways that I could have never imagined. I’m incredibly thankful and so very excited for what’s to come…but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t also a tiny bit overwhelmed and in need of a breather. I’ve been thinking a lot about how important it is to be intentional about this time so that I can make the absolute most of it, both personally and professionally, so in that spirit I thought it would be helpful to share some of my favorite tips to help simplify and organize your summer.

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