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June 2014

June 30, 2014 Clutter Safety Month: Are You Prepared? Part 2

It’s Clutter Safety Month! Don’t let old bike helmets, car seats, and old first aid supplies become unsafe clutter for your family. Car Seats If you’re keeping your old car seat to hand down to another child in the family, know that car seats expire. Beyond expiring, it’s

June 23, 2014 Book Club – Getting Things Done – David Allen

Most people looking for organizing help will at some point encounter David Allen’s Getting Things Done approach to organizing. And while Getting Things Done is a great systematic approach to streamlining a home office or busy workplace, we suggest making sure that it fits both

June 19, 2014 Why should I care about professional organizer certification?

Why should I care about professional organizer certification? Because what that means in a nut-shell is that we have a lot of experience!  Pursuing certification by a professional organization will demonstrate that your professional organizer is committed to professional development, ethics, and their business. Before we talk about

June 19, 2014 Where do I find a Professional Organizer

Where do I find a Professional Organizer? If you just started looking for a professional organizer, I am sure you are confused by all of our industry acronyms.  Beware, that there are always new ones being added.  I would recommend hiring a professional organizer that belongs to

June 18, 2014 Happy Splurge Day!

Happy Splurge Day! Yes, you heard that right, we said Splurge. We Professional Organizers may be notorious for purging, sorting, and labeling, but we’re people, too, and we splurge occasionally. Just as it is with any organizational strategy, the key is to make smart, deliberate

June 13, 2014 Clutter Free Father’s Day Gifts

Clutter Free Father’s Day Gifts It’s Father's Day and you know what that means. We Maniacs have come up with some clutter-free gifts for the awesome dad in your life.   Cris: My dad was always harder to please!  But, he loves politics and soccer.  On Father's Day I

June 12, 2014 How to hire a professional organizer?

How to hire a professional organizer? What brought you to this question? You have gotten away with an out-of-place pile of paper, a computer that needs recycling, or have some clothing in a closet that doesn’t quite fit anymore. Then, there is more junk mail arriving, new

June 2, 2014 Asking for Help

You are not alone -- I challenge you to be brave, give yourself permission to ask for help with organizing your home, and be glad you did.