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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

October 5, 2015 Home Organizing Projects – The Ambitious Edition

Home Organizing Projects - The Ambitious Edition Have you worked your way through the Quick and Easy Home Organizing Projects and the One Day Home Organizing projects and now you've caught the organizing bug and are ready to take on a more challenging project?  If you're

September 28, 2015 Recycling Alert – Brita Water Filters

Recycling Alert - Brita Water Filters!  The Organizing Maniacs have an exciting new recycling alert – Brita water filters can now be recycled at your local Whole Foods Market. Nothing makes our fearless leader Cris happier than finding a new resource for recycling. When she got

September 14, 2015 Organizing Tips for Back to School

Back to school routines can be the difference between a happy morning and a stressful morning. Get your family off to a better start this year by trying out some of the Maniac’s favorite tips for setting your family up for success. A successful morning starts

September 7, 2015 Spend a Day on your Home Organizing Projects

Have you suddenly found yourself with a day free to be able to tackle some of your home organizing projects?  Maybe the kids just went back to school or everyone went to Grandma and Grandpa's for the weekend.  Whatever it was that gave you this

August 31, 2015 Quick and Easy Home Organizing Projects

If your summer has been anything like the Maniacs, you're probably wondering how it's almost Fall already!  Between summer trips, kids activities, visiting family, and every day responsibilities, many of us are looking around our house and seeing projects that we had every intention of

August 17, 2015 Recycling Alert – Eye Glasses

  Recycling Alert – Eye Glasses! For those of us who wear readers or full-time eye glasses, we know that it’s not uncommon for us to stash pairs of them around the house. In the nightstand, by the couch, in a kitchen drawer. When the prescription