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April 20, 2015 How To Get Started

We all have that project. The one we think about every once in a while but then suddenly remember we’re supposed to be doing something

April 13, 2015 4 Steps to Reorganize Your Kitchen

Is your kitchen out of control?  Is the lack of an organization system driving you crazy but you don't know where to start?  Try these 4 Steps to Reorganize Your Kitchen and spend more time cooking and less time looking for things! 1. Have a plan Many

March 30, 2015 One Organizer’s Thoughts on Organizing Books

We all have them. They are bright and cheerful and full of promises. They claim to fix our time management problems, do our small space planning, and organize every aspect of our life and room in our house. But have you ever read through one

March 23, 2015 Focusing on One Step at a Time

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg was, in fact, a powerful book for me. I was particularly drawn to the concepts of keystone habits (those habits that can truly transform a person’s life) and small wins. The further into the book I read, the

March 16, 2015 Meet Jennifer Sheller

Meet Jennifer Sheller!  Jennifer was born in Pottstown, PA and still remains a huge Philadelphia sports fan. She “bleeds green” and has traveled all over the country to cheer on her beloved Eagles. She is also a proud Spider – graduating from the University of

February 23, 2015 An Experiment in Time-Management

The Maniacs are busy reading The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg for our next book club and this inspired me to try an experiment in time-management and the power of habits.  There is a lot of discussion in the first portion of the book on

February 16, 2015 Meet Karen Rutkoski

Meet Karen Rutkoski! Karen is a Northern Virginia native with a passion for organizing. She’s always keen to try a new recipe for dinner, to check out a new book, or to find a new place to go for a day trip on the back

February 9, 2015 Small Wins and Lasting Change

The Maniacs are busy reading The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg for our next book club, and while we are not yet finished, there is a section on small wins that is really sticking with me. In this section, Duhigg speaks to the power

February 5, 2015 Make Unpacking Fun

I had the opportunity to have a great conversation with the Kaley Belakovich of Angie's List, last week. She was writing an article on "How to make Unpacking Fun,"  and after a few minutes on the phone we decided that unpacking will probably never be fun.  However,

February 2, 2015 Book Club – Worn Stories

This month the Maniacs book club read Worn Stories by Emily Spivack – a collection of famous artists or public figures' short stories about a piece of clothing that holds an important story for them. Each story is less than two pages but filled with