Title Image

Blog

June 15, 2017 Organizing the Living Room to Create a Space You Love

We’ve been talking about decluttering and organizing the living room to create a space you love to spend time in, whether you’re entertaining friends or on your own. The whole point of a living room, of course, is that we spend a lot of time

June 8, 2017 Back to Summer Organizing Tips

by Kathryn Anderson You’ve read our back-to-school organizing tips, but summer organizing can be just as challenging! What should you do with all of these supplies when the school year is over? You now have used notebooks, dirty backpacks, and writing utensils that you won’t be needing until

June 1, 2017 Declutter and Organize Your Living Room

How did you feel the last time you sat alone in your living room? What about the last time you invited friends over to your house? Were you worried about how your living room looks or feels? Did you go on a clearing or cleaning

May 25, 2017 Organized Travel: What to Pack

Choosing the right clothing for a trip can be stressful, but when you choose properly, packing clothing gets easier. These Organizing Maniacs  tips will help you know what to pack for more organized travel. For more organized travel, minimize the clothing you take A common rule for less-experienced travelers

May 18, 2017 Organized Travel: Packing Clothing

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton In my last post about getting organized to travel, I talked about the enormous task of planning the trip. But when all the planning is done, it's really the packing that causes all the stress. Take too much, and the luggage fees at the

May 11, 2017 Getting Organized to Travel

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton There are many different areas where getting organized can make a huge difference, but getting organized to travel can save you time, money, stress, and returning to the house to retrieve a forgotten passport (or child's blanket they can't sleep without). Travel can be

May 4, 2017 Spring Cleaning Our Yards and Gardens: Part Two

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton Last week, we talked about what first steps you can take to begin organizing your yard and garden. Once you’ve removed debris, raked the yard, and planned your new season’s garden, you can start creating your new space. Purge, Prune, and Prep Purge everything that

April 27, 2017 Spring Cleaning Our Yards and Gardens, Part One

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton How to Get it Done Winter can wreak havoc on a yard. As spring arrives and our thoughts turn to spending more and more time outside, so do our concerns about how to make our yards and gardens as beautiful as possible. We try

April 20, 2017 Be Honest: Is Your Garage Just an Attached Storage Unit?

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton We’ve all seen it driving through our neighborhoods: the car parked in the driveway because of a jam-packed garage that leaves no room for the very thing it was built to hold. Sometimes, the garage has walkable areas where someone can squeeze around

April 13, 2017 Recycle, Reuse, Reduce: Earth Day Is April 22

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton Excess Clothing April 22 is Earth Day, and as we try to reach a billion acts of green, one of the categories we see a lot is excess clothing. We've been talking about organizing our wardrobes, but when you get rid of clothing, it's important not

April 6, 2017 Spring Cleaning: Organizing Our Wardrobes

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton Isn't it about time we get to organizing our wardrobes - putting away the snow boots, heavy sweaters, and raincoats? There's something wonderful about the lightening that happens in Spring. It's not just daylight, but moods, clothing choices, and attitudes. Spring is a

March 31, 2017 Maniacs’ Book Club – Messy ~ Tim Harford

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i26W8TfSgio April 2017 Maniacs’ Book Club – Messy: the power of disorder to transform our lives  by Tim Harford “Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives celebrates messiness in our lives: why it’s important, why we resist it, and why we should embrace it instead. Drawing from