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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The Joyful Sort How To: Eliminate Paper Clutter

The Joyful Sort How To: Eliminate Paper Clutter

Let’s talk PAPER. My girl Beyonce says it’s the best revenge (major points if you understood that obscure reference and also we just became best friends so, yay!), but paper clutter is one of the most common organizational woes out there. Uncertainty about what documents are actually necessary to keep and for how long, paired with the all-too-common “just in case” trap can make tackling paper clutter seem like an incredibly overwhelming task, but it doesn’t have to be - let’s get it done!

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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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