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February 8, 2016 Clutter-Free Valentine’s Day Gifts

Here are some ideas for Clutter-Free Valentine's Day Gifts. Ah, love.  What a beautiful thing.  Whether you’ll be celebrating Valentine’s with a sweetheart or Galentine’s with your best buds, make sure this February 14th is filled with love, not clutter.  Read below for our favorite Clutter-Free

February 1, 2016 CHADD Parent to Parent Workshops

Since we are CHADD members and love what they do, we at Organizing Maniacs would like to share a great resource opportunity for a couple of CHADD Parent to Parent Workshops. About the program Designed by parents for parents, this 14-hour, multi-session, interactive training program is delivered

January 25, 2016 Chronic Disorganization

Many people are not familiar with the term chronic disorganization, but even if they don’t know the term, they know what it is like to live with it. According to the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, chronic disorganization is defined as a person having: A past

January 18, 2016 Patti Takes on Junk Mail!

Patti Takes on Junk Mail! Our very own Patti Howell has taken on a daring and dangerous home organization mission. One that will require strength, stamina, and the ability to deal with multiple paper cuts. That’s right, Patti is taking on… junk mail! Last month Patti realized

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 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