The Joyful Sort Top 5: Organization Podcasts

The Joyful Sort Top 5: Organization Podcasts

It’s been a busy few months, with a lot of time spent in the car trekking to and from sessions and donation drop-offs (#grateful), and I’ve relied heavily on podcasts as a great way to pass the time. Granted, not all of them have been home or organization-related (I’m still not totally over the craziness of The Dropout), but those tend to be my go-tos for obvious reasons. Im always looking for new podcast recommendations, so thought that it would be fun to share a few of my favorites, in no particular order:

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The Joyful Sort How To: Declutter and Organize Toys

The Joyful Sort How To: Declutter and Organize Toys

I recently asked my lovely Instagram followers to fill me in on which areas of their home they would most like some organizing help with and one of the most common responses was, “ALL THE TOYS, SO MANY TOYS, DROWNING IN TOYS”. It’s no surprise, considering that a recent study shows that children in the U.S. represent only 3.1% of the world population, but 40% of the toy market. Read on for my top tips for keeping the toys from taking over!

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The Joyful Sort Top 5: Things To Declutter Today

The Joyful Sort Top 5: Things To Declutter Today

One of the most daunting parts of the decluttering process can be getting started. Whenever I’m working with a new client and they’re feeling especially stuck, I have them ease into things with simple wins that will help build confidence and motivation to keep them moving forward. I’ve mentioned in previous posts that trash is a great starting point - it requires almost zero decision-making and can provide some quick visual encouragement - but in the hopes of keeping the ball rolling beyond that, here’s a list of a few more no-brainer items to which you can easily feel good about saying goodbye.

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The Joyful Sort How To: Organize A Linen Closet

The Joyful Sort How To: Organize A Linen Closet

Well, it’s late January and that means I’ve officially shifted into hibernation mode: I spend 90% of my time at home bundled up in sweatpants and cozy socks, have to pep talk myself when it’s time to get out of a hot shower, and my down comforter has wound up as a line item on my daily gratitude list more often than not. The bad news is that it’s likely that we still have a few months before any signs of spring here in Columbus, but the good news is that holing up at home is a great excuse to tackle some quick organizing projects! January is a great time for a linen closet refresh to ensure that those fluffy towels, flannel sheet sets, and sick kits are primed and ready to get you through the sluggish winter weeks ahead.

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The Joyful Sort Top 5: Organizing Essentials

The Joyful Sort Top 5: Organizing Essentials

Happy 2019, everyone! I love the possibility that comes with the turn of any calendar page, especially an entirely new year, and as I write this I’m feeling focused, determined, and excited for what 2019 will bring. If you’ve promised yourself that this will be the year that you finally tackle all of your organization woes, you’ve come to the right place! Not knowing where to start can be the hardest part of any big change, so in the hopes of easing those first steps forward I’ve rounded up my top five organizing essentials:

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