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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

September 1, 2014 Book Club: The Sensory Child Gets Organized

Book Club: The Sensory Child Gets Organized This month, the Maniacs read The Sensory Child Gets Organized by Carolyn Dalgliesh, a resource book for parents of children with a variety of learning and social differences such as AD/HD, PANDAS, Autism Spectrum disorders, and more. It offers

August 31, 2014 How Do Professional Organizers Manage Their Time?

How Do Professional Organizers Manage Their Time? Have you ever met someone who was really organized and thought to yourself - How do they do it? What’s their secret? As Professional Organizers, our clients often ask us just that. And while there’s no secret app or

August 25, 2014 Book Club: The Organized Student by Donna Goldberg

The Organized Student by Donna Goldberg with Jennifer Zwiebel is a great resource for any parent struggling to get their child through school. It is jam-packed with helpful information, has an easy-to-follow format, and providers readers with explicit checklists and photos of suggested systems.

August 18, 2014 Donate your empty ink toner cartridges to CLIPUS

Clean up the clutter and help kids in need with CLIPUS!   Organizing Maniacs is excited to announce that we have found a new resource in our efforts to dispose of unwanted items through eco- and social-recycling. CLIPUS Foundation is using empty ink toner cartridges “To facilitate and

August 13, 2014 Left-handed Tricks for Organizing in a Right-handed World

Left-handed Tricks for Organizing in a Right-handed World   Left-handers unite!  Ok, I’m not actually left-handed, but I did use to practice writing with my left-hand to see if I could do it.  I also heard it’s a good exercise to keep one’s brain sharp.  I’m not