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March 30, 2017 Tax Refund Joy: How to Spend Your Tax Refund

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton Have you filed your taxes yet? Are you getting a tax refund? It's that time of year again! We spend a lot of time helping people get their paperwork organized for tax season, but it's worth the effort. When you have all of your

March 23, 2017 Organizing All Things Baby

  by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton Organizing a house is tough enough, but add a baby to that effort, and you have chaos. Whether it’s your first or your fifth child, babies bring extra “stuff” to the home, from diapers and pacifiers to bottles and baby clothes. Combine baby chaos with

March 16, 2017 How to Organize: I Might Need This Someday

One of the most difficult aspects of organizing for many of our clients is getting rid of the "I might need this someday" things. If you don’t experience strong attachment to your "stuff" it isn't so hard. When you struggle with the idea of getting rid

March 9, 2017 How to Get Rid of A Mattress Infested With Bed Bugs

Guest Contributor Mark Stanford They're not in the news as much as they used to be, but one of the most difficult things to deal with in a home, especially a cluttered one, is bed bugs. It’s entirely possible to do the treatments yourself if you want

February 23, 2017 Resetting Our Password Habits

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton Who has trouble remembering their passwords? I recently wrote a blog about passwords, Organize Your Passwords, so it is ironic that it took me three times to get into this site to write this blog!  It's time to reset our password habits. With the

February 16, 2017 Where to Start Organizing

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton Where to start organizing is probably the most commonly asked question we get here at Organizing Maniacs. It's as if clients are unable to see anything but the whole overwhelming project

February 9, 2017 Why Do People Hoard?

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton Hoarding is more than just collecting; it is the "persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions, regardless of their actual value" - and it affects nearly one million people in the United States. When we work with people who suffer from hoarding issues, they

January 26, 2017 Organize Your Passwords

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton Lucky me, I got a new phone a few months ago. I had mixed feelings about it. It has a lot more capabilities than my old one, but it meant a new learning curve. I am getting too old for this! But first things

January 19, 2017 Organize Your Day

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton We are pretty organized here at Organizing Maniacs, but we also understand how hard it is to manage all of the pieces of the puzzle we are responsible for on a daily basis. The one thing I have organized, which has a significant impact

January 12, 2017 How To Make Resolutions Stick

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton Do you begin each year with lofty goals but then find it more difficult to make resolutions stick? Whether you're focusing on a new year, a new you or simply the same you with a few new goals, you can make resolutions stick. For