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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 come 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

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

October 13, 2016 Happiness: The Secret Ingredient of Success

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton Last month, I attended the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) annual conference in Portland, Oregon. One of the breakout sessions I attended was “The Science of Being Happy and Productive at Work” with Ayla Lewis, Director of Operations, Speaker and Facilitator at Happy

October 6, 2016 Create Spaces We Love

Guest Contributor Julie Mehigan We all need to create spaces we love. I need a place in the house where I am able to be alone and create. I have three daughters and our house isn’t tiny but it's not big either, so there aren’t many places

September 29, 2016 Organize Your Garage

Depending on where you live, winter is coming, and being able to park your car in the garage is going to be a priority if you don't want to scrape ice off the windshielf every morning before work. While National Clean Out Your Garage Day