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January 4, 2018 Maniac Book Club: ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life

ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life by Judith Kolberg and Kathleen Nadeau is an updated edition of their classic text for adults with ADD. The collaboration between Kolberg, a professional organizer, and Nadeau, a psychologist, offers the best understanding and solutions for adults who want to get and stay organized. “Don’t fight

January 1, 2018 Happy New Years!

  We wish you a Happy, Prosperous & Organized 2018! Thank you for letting us help you achieve your goals! Patti, Mimi, Jen, Cris, Karen R. Trang, Gina & Karen S.

December 21, 2017 The Best Gift is an Experience

This time of year is dedicated to gift giving, but what if the best gift led to less stress and clutter? Material gifts are hit and miss, with many purchases stored in closets or on shelves, or even returned to the retailer. It’s a waste

December 14, 2017 Best Holiday Organization Hack: Don’t Buy It

Black Friday may be in the past, but holiday deals continue to barrage us all, and this holiday organization hack is the best way to stay stress-free. Everywhere you look there are flashing red signs proclaiming the best sale of the season, and who can

December 7, 2017 Maniac’s Book Club: Brain Rules

Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School by scientist John Medina uses easy-to-read scientific studies to explain how the brain works. It then offers creative suggestions that can help build a more productive life. “The brain is an amazing thing.” In

November 30, 2017 What Can’t You Live Without?

Since being interviewed for an article for the Washington Post about living more simply in the aftermath of the floods and fires, I've been thinking about our relationship with stuff. I've been trying to find a clear answer to the question, what can't you live without?

November 21, 2017 Organizing Gift Wrap this Holiday Season

Every store is showcasing beautiful gift wrap for the holiday season, and who can resist? You’ll be buying and wrapping presents, so you don’t give it a second thought before purchasing a multi-pack of gorgeous wrapping paper. That is, until you get home and realize

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