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August 4, 2014 Order Out of Chaos Academic Planner

Order Out of Chaos Academic Planner Leslie Josel of Order Out of Chaos has developed an Academic Planner specifically designed to meet the needs of students who struggle with time management such as those with ADHD or other learning disabilities. She has taken the traditional student

July 30, 2014 To Yard Sale or Not To Yard Sale

To Yard Sale or Not To Yard Sale – this is the real question. Yard sales sound like an attractive option for people looking to recoup some of their expenses on items they’ve purchased but are no longer using. However, many people don’t realize the hidden

July 14, 2014 Clutter Free Kid Activities

Clutter Free Kid Activities let you spend time together as a family without leaving you with a house full of clutter to pick up at the end of the day. Take a trip to the library. Go for an outdoor adventure. The DC

July 7, 2014 Getting kids on board with organizing

Are you struggling to get your kids organized? Don’t give up! We’ve compiled a list of the best tips for successful and kid-friendly organizing. Try them out and add your own helpful hints in the comments. Make it a game!

June 30, 2014 Clutter Safety Month: Are You Prepared? Part 2

It’s Clutter Safety Month! Don’t let old bike helmets, car seats, and old first aid supplies become unsafe clutter for your family. Car Seats If you’re keeping your old car seat to hand down to another child in the family, know that car seats expire. Beyond expiring, it’s

June 23, 2014 Book Club – Getting Things Done – David Allen

Most people looking for organizing help will at some point encounter David Allen’s Getting Things Done approach to organizing. And while Getting Things Done is a great systematic approach to streamlining a home office or busy workplace, we suggest making sure that it fits both

June 19, 2014 Why should I care about professional organizer certification?

Why should I care about professional organizer certification? Because what that means in a nut-shell is that we have a lot of experience!  Pursuing certification by a professional organization will demonstrate that your professional organizer is committed to professional development, ethics, and their business. Before we talk about

June 19, 2014 Where do I find a Professional Organizer

Where do I find a Professional Organizer? If you just started looking for a professional organizer, I am sure you are confused by all of our industry acronyms.  Beware, that there are always new ones being added.  I would recommend hiring a professional organizer that belongs to

June 18, 2014 Happy Splurge Day!

Happy Splurge Day! Yes, you heard that right, we said Splurge. We Professional Organizers may be notorious for purging, sorting, and labeling, but we’re people, too, and we splurge occasionally. Just as it is with any organizational strategy, the key is to make smart, deliberate

June 13, 2014 Clutter Free Father’s Day Gifts

Clutter Free Father’s Day Gifts It’s Father's Day and you know what that means. We Maniacs have come up with some clutter-free gifts for the awesome dad in your life.   Cris: My dad was always harder to please!  But, he loves politics and soccer.  On Father's Day I

June 12, 2014 How to hire a professional organizer?

How to hire a professional organizer? What brought you to this question? You have gotten away with an out-of-place pile of paper, a computer that needs recycling, or have some clothing in a closet that doesn’t quite fit anymore. Then, there is more junk mail arriving, new