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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

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