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January 5, 2017 New Year’s Resolution: Clutter Diet

Every year, most of us make New Year's resolutions about getting healthier, losing weight, eating better, and exercising more. And those are all great goals! They help us keep our stress levels lower and improve our health. But did you know that there are other

December 29, 2016 5 Ways to Be Organized When You Have ADHD

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton Proper organization takes dedication, no matter who you are. For those with ADHD, it can be even more difficult, but definitely not impossible! So how can you stay organized when your mind is trying to delegate a million different tasks? These tips will

December 22, 2016 Holiday Reflections

A few years ago, I challenged the Organizing Maniacs to write about their clutter-free Christmas memories. What came out of those stories was a clear picture that when it comes to the holidays, it's not about the stuff - it's about the people we spend

December 15, 2016 Manage Overwhelm through the Holidays and All Year Long

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton Is it the most wonderful time of the year, or the most overwhelming? Managing overwhelm during the holidays can be difficult. As much as I love the holidays, they can come with their own frustrations. With all the chaos that can ensue, it

December 8, 2016 5 Ways To Design An Organized And Clutter-Free Kitchen

Guest Contributor: Meridian Homes I am pleased to share another guest blog post from our friends at Meridian Homes in Bethesda, MD. This time, we explore ways to design an organized and clutter-free kitchen. We can't say enough about the importance of planning well for your kitchen

December 1, 2016 Give Experiences, Not Things

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton The results of SpareFoot's 2016 holiday survey are in, just as people are starting to plan their wish lists. The survey revealed that: 79% of the population says they never use some of their gifts Nearly 1 in 5 Americans never use half their gifts That's

November 21, 2016 Organize Your Grocery Shopping

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton Are you ready to organize your grocery shopping efforts? Me too! This time of year, as we prepare to cook big feasts and host extra guests, grocery shopping becomes even more of a chore than it normally is. It doesn't help that when you

November 17, 2016 Organize Your Receipts

Do you struggle to organize your receipts? Sometimes, the inside of my purse looks like a paper recycling bin, with all of the receipts I collect. I try to empty my wallet regularly, and keep the receipts for any items that need to go back.

November 10, 2016 The Happiness Effect. Become Happier

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton More than ever, we need to infuse the world with happiness. How strong is your happiness effect? Are you leaving each person you interact with feeling better than they felt before? You can magnify your happiness effect by Connecting with others Practicing forgiveness Being

November 3, 2016 Reduce Stress to be Happier

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton There are so many reasons that cause people to the Maniacs. We help: Organize homes, garages and offices when they get overwhelmed trying to do it themselves Guide them through sorting and decluttering spaces that have gotten out of control Prepare their home

October 27, 2016 Spread Happiness by Prioritizing People

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton I am continuing to (spread happiness) explore what I learned at the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) annual conference in Portland, Oregon during Ayla Lewis’s session on “The Science of Being Happy and Productive at Work.” Lewis, the Director of Operations, Speaker and Facilitator at Happy

October 20, 2016 Practice Positivity to Be Happier

  I’m still motivated by what I learned at the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) annual conference in Portland, Oregon during Ayla Lewis’s session on “The Science of Being Happy and Productive at Work.” Lewis is the Director of Operations, Speaker and Facilitator at Happy Brain Science. One of the