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March 8, 2018 Spring Cleaning: Let the Sunshine In

Are you as eager as we are to swap winter for spring wardrobes and exchange snow shovels for some gardening tools? Unfortunately, the downside to tossing open those curtains to let the sun shine in is that the damage from being stuck inside all winter

March 1, 2018 Maniac Book Club: The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

Up for discussion in the Maniac Book Club: The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson. Margareta Magnusson is a Swedish author who has lived all over the world. She graduated from Beckman College of Design and her artisitc works have been displayed around the

February 22, 2018 5 Habits of Organized People

Very few of us were born with organizing skills in our DNA. Good habits, like anything else, happen with practice and by establishing a routine. Organizing is no different! It’s something that we are all capable of learning, and once we do, our lives can

February 15, 2018 Storage Solutions Beyond the Closet

Organizing your home can be challenging, especially when the primary storage solutions (like drawers and closets) are already overflowing. We've all experienced the frustration of having to dig behind multiple bins and through various boxes to find a single sweater for a chilly summer day. Although

February 8, 2018 Organizing Challenges: Tips for a Tidy Closet

Our Organizing Challenges with Organizing Maniacs Facebook Group has been tackling closets - clothing closets, linen closets, pantries, and more. It's been so exciting to see the progress people have made in tackling these small, manageable projects. Closets always feel like an organizing challenge, don’t

February 1, 2018 Maniac Book Club: The Power of When by Michael Breus, PhD

Our most recent Maniac Book club selection was The Power of When by Michael Breus, PhD. Breus is a clinical psychologist and a diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine. He's also a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Using over 200 evidence based

January 25, 2018 Small Organization Projects Inspire Motivation

Organization projects are not everyone’s idea of a good time. If you have multiple organizing projects to tackle, it can be overwhelming. Where do you begin? Luckily, getting started is the hardest part. Organizing can be a rewarding experience, and once you begin to see

January 18, 2018 Start Small When Decluttering Your Home

Removing clutter from your home is a great way to stay organized, but when things are messy, it can be hard to see where the clutter begins and ends. It may also be overwhelming at first glance to decide what to keep and what to

January 11, 2018 2018 is for Intentions, Not Resolutions

It’s a new year, a new you! Right? Unfortunately for many of us, those goals don’t always become a reality. We promise ourselves with New Year’s resolutions that we will be more organized, be more present, and more of whatever we lacked in the year

January 4, 2018 Maniac Book Club: ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life

ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life by Judith Kolberg and Kathleen Nadeau is an updated edition of their classic text for adults with ADD. The collaboration between Kolberg, a professional organizer, and Nadeau, a psychologist, offers the best understanding and solutions for adults who want to get and stay organized. “Don’t fight

January 1, 2018 Happy New Years!

  We wish you a Happy, Prosperous & Organized 2018! Thank you for letting us help you achieve your goals! Patti, Mimi, Jen, Cris, Karen R. Trang, Gina & Karen S.

December 21, 2017 The Best Gift is an Experience

This time of year is dedicated to gift giving, but what if the best gift led to less stress and clutter? Material gifts are hit and miss, with many purchases stored in closets or on shelves, or even returned to the retailer. It’s a waste