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January 11, 2016 To Resolve or Not To Resolve – That is the Question

To Resolve or Not To Resolve – That is the Question 2016 will be here in a matter of days. Already the internet is streaming with New Year’s Resolutions tips and ideas. Gyms are advertising special rates for new sign ups, health food stores are stocking

December 21, 2015 Top 3 Tips for Holiday Decoration Storage

With the New Year right around the corner, it means that soon it will be time to take down your holiday decorations. They made your house a home for family and brought cheer to the season, but the time is close by for them to

December 14, 2015 What Is A Certified Professional Organizer?

What is the difference between a CPO® and a CPO-CD®?   Certified Professional Organizer® (CPO®) is governed by the Board of Certified Professional Organizers From the NAPO website: This credential was designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and identify industry professionals who demonstrate the knowledge essential to professional organizing and

December 9, 2015 Millennials don’t have the space for legacy memorabilia

Cris was quoted in the December 7, 2015 Washington Post article, Boomers are ready to retire from holiday hubbub, but their kids won’t let them. Boomers are wanting to downsize their holiday decorations, but the boomers' adult children are not interested in taking the decorations and

November 23, 2015 Legacy Memorabilia

Legacy Memorabilia I was recently interviewed by the Washington Post and the reporter asked me what are some of the things that overwhelm baby boomers. Legacy Memorabilia was the first answer out of my mouth. That was an easy answer because Legacy Memorabilia is everywhere in our

November 16, 2015 Holiday Organizing

Holiday Organizing Well, the weather may not have turned chilly yet, but that doesn’t mean the Holidays aren’t right around the corner. And while you plan for that tasty turkey (or tufurkey for some of us), now is a great time to think about how to

November 2, 2015 Annual MARCPO Conference

The Organizing Maniacs are self-diagnosed education junkies and for our latest professional development fix we spent a fun and knowledge-filled Saturday in Bethesda, MD at the annual MARCPO conference. Speakers presented on topics including clutter blindness, student organizing, digital clutter, vintage items, and even YouTube! The

October 26, 2015 Book Club – Brain Rules Part 2

Book Club - Brain Rules Part 2 The Organizing Maniacs Book Club fun never ends! Brain Rules was so jam packed with information that we went ahead and had two sessions of our book club devoted to it. What did we all think of it? We

October 19, 2015 Book Club – Brain Rules by John Medina

This month the Maniac Book Club is diving deep into the brain with John Medina’s Brain Rules. It is a scientifically-backed exploration of how the way our brains functions impact our daily lives and what steps we can take to make our experiences more productive

October 12, 2015 Recycling Alert – Household Medication

Recycling Alert – Household Medication Expired or no longer needed medication has long been a difficult type of item to dispose of. What’s the best way to get rid of old allergy pills or antibiotics we no longer need? Do they go in the trash? Do