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November 9, 2017 How to Organize Your Black Friday Shopping

Shopping is a huge part of the holiday season, and prepping for Black Friday shopping is like getting ready for a marathon. It’s unwise to set out in the morning (or the middle of the night) without a plan, because there are too many things

November 2, 2017 Maniac’s Book Club: 5 Love Languages

In this New York Times bestseller, The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman, the author defines the five different love languages. He explains how identifying your spouse 's primary love language and communicating in it, can be the key to a

October 26, 2017 Plan an Organized and Stress-Free Thanksgiving

A stress-free Thanksgiving can be a pretty big goal, especially if you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner. Your to-do list can get overwhelming very quickly. Space, time, and menu planning can all make the start of the holiday season stressful. The good news is that a

October 19, 2017 Decluttering Your Home: Your NOT To Do List

There are many ways to stay organized, and decluttering your home is an important part of that. Using organization strategies that work for you and your household are always the best. You could, however, be slowing your own progress without realizing it. Rather than a

October 12, 2017 Halloween Organizing

Halloween is a much busier holiday than it used to be, and especially if you have kids, there is a lot to plan for. From trick-or-treating to class parties, to costume selection and decorations; with a bit of preparation you can be ready for it

October 5, 2017 Maniac’s Book Club: Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder

Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History's Great Personalities by Claudia Kalb “The mind is a chaos of delight.” - Charles Darwin In a culmination of twelve biographies of well-known historical figures who were hoarders, Claudia Kalb focuses not on what made each person famous.

September 20, 2017 Hurricanes, Earthquakes, and Fires – How You Can Help

Autumn is normally a time when we're celebrating - the kids are back in school, the holidays are coming, the weather is better, and pumpkin-flavored everything is in the stores. We're usually not thinking about hurricane relief efforts. This year, it's more difficult to celebrate, since

August 24, 2017 Organizing the Fridge

Decluttering and Food Safety Organizing the fridge is about more than making it easier to get to the eggs, although that is a great perk when cooking or baking. It’s about removing that forgotten takeout container buried behind the milk and juice. It's about creating some

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