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December 15, 2014 The Planner Pad – One Year Later

Last year I had just discovered a new time management resource and was excited to review it here on Organizing Maniac’s blog. As we all know, a lot can change in a year. So here I am again

November 24, 2014 Book Club – The Five Love Languages

While not the most obvious choice for an organizing-focused book club, the team at Organizing Maniacs learned a lot from reading The Five Love Languages and saw many parallels between what it had to offer and the ways in which we interact with our clients.

November 17, 2014 The Gift of Time

With so much emphasis on physical gifts and sales like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we often forget that sometimes the most meaningful gift we can give a loved one is to give the give of time.

November 10, 2014 Clutter-Free Gift Ideas

Searching for gift ideas that thoughtful but clutter-free is one of my biggest challenges each holiday season. I have a big family and love giving gifts, but I also want to make sure that I’m not giving gifts that will sit around collecting dust or

October 30, 2014 Celebrating Our 7th Anniversary

This month we are celebrating our 7th anniversary! Wow! We are extremely thankful for all of the support we receive from our families, our friends and specially our clients. We are extremely lucky to get invited into our client's homes, and we get to

October 6, 2014 If you only file 5 pieces of paper this year

Do you hate to file? You’re not alone. And while we completely understand that there are approximately a hundred and three million things more exciting than filing to spend your time doing, some things are worth the sacrifice. So, if you’re only going to

October 2, 2014 Scott Dempsey – We Will Miss You!

How do you reconcile the early departure of a beautiful soul? I don't think you ever do! Sadness overcame me today as I found out that one of our community friends, Scott Dempsey passed away. Scott and I collaborated on a long-term project. And I had

September 29, 2014 Coffee Day

Today is Coffee Day. Wait, that’s not everyday? It is for a few of us Maniacs, but we’re happy to celebrate it today as well. Just for a bit of fun, here’s how each Maniac revs up for the morning and customizes

September 22, 2014 MOS: Magnetic Organization System

The Maniacs love to try new products! Our most recent organizational tool is the MOS: Magnetic Organization System. It is “a versatile magnetic organizer” meant to sit on your desk

September 15, 2014 Winter Emergency Kit

It’s no secret that Professional Organizers aren’t perfect.  Case in point – I’ve been living in Virginia going on 5 years now and this is the first Fall that I’ve decided to put together a winter emergency kit.  In all fairness, it’s my first winter