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August 17, 2017 4 Ways to Organize Digital Clutter

When was the last time you organized your computer? Did you know that your computer needs cleaned, too? No, not the crumbs off the keyboard, but your actual data. A clean desktop and organized files promote productivity and reduces stress. When you don’t have to scroll

August 10, 2017 Organizing Tips: Make Household Chores Easier

Household chores can be the key to both a clutter-free household and a clutter-free mind, but not every task comes complete with the same level of enjoyment. One person may have an impeccably organized closet, but the kitchen cupboards are overflowing. Another could find pleasure

August 9, 2017 Maniacs’ Book Club ~ Spark Joy ~ Marie Kondo

Report by Jennifer Sheller SPARK JOY: AN ILLUSTRATED MASTER CLASS ON THE ART OF ORGANIZING AND TIDYING UP  by Marie Kondo In this follow up book to her first New York Times best-selling book which introduced the “Art of Tidying,” Marie Kondo gives readers a detailed blueprint

August 3, 2017 Organizing for Summer: Road Trip

It's August. Are you trying to squeeze in a last-minute summer road trip? It can be a fantastic way to spend quality time with family and friends, and it is a less expensive form of travel that you have a lot of control over. You

July 27, 2017 Organizing for Summer: Camping

Camping is a favorite summer adventure, but it is also an activity that requires a lot of equipment, tools, and personal belongings. The last thing you want to do is finally arrive at your remote destination only to realize that you forgot the toilet paper!

July 20, 2017 Organizing and Storing Messy Summer Stuff

Summer is a wonderful time for many children. They can play outside for long periods of time, and the options are endless and exciting. Unfortunately, many of these options can be messy. Sidewalk chalk, outdoor games, foam sports toys, water guns, and sprinklers and pools can

July 13, 2017 Organizing for Summer: Maintaining the Yard

Summer is the perfect time for outdoor activities: Picnics at the park, games in the yard, and fun times at the pool. However, summer also comes with tedious chores that can easily get out of hand. Organizing everything you need for yard care can be a

July 10, 2017 Maniacs Book Club ~ Junk ~ Alison Stewart

Report by Jennifer Sheller You may remember Alison Stewart from MTV News in the 90’s, but recently the award winning journalist decided to take a fascinating look into “Junk: America’s Love Affair with Stuff.” Her journey begins when her mother passes away. She and her sister take

July 6, 2017 July Is Anti-Boredom Month: 5 Activities to Combat Boredom

by Kathryn Anderson It is now July: the kids have been out of school for a few weeks already, and the excitement of summer vacation is decreasing with every waking moment. Perhaps the kids spend their days sleeping until noon and watching television. Or maybe they’re slightly

June 29, 2017 Minimalism: An Independent Journey

We discussed how to plan and prepare for pursuing minimalism – a life of focused intent and meaning. We talked about basic questions that need to be asked and answered in order to make the move as simple and seamless as possible. In this post, we

June 27, 2017 Start Saying No

by Kathryn Anderson New York Times bestselling author and innovation coach, Diana Kander, recently published a Harvard Business Review article entitled “Help Your Team Stop Overcommitting by Empowering Them to Say No.” The article sheds light on the dangers of overcommitting ourselves. One point that stood out

June 22, 2017 Getting Started with Minimalism

Minimalism is defined differently by various people, but the core idea is living life with as few factors as possible that restrict what you want to do – that keep you from living the life you would love to live. It is the practice of