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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

January 19, 2015 Meet Wendy Massarelli

Meet Wendy Massarelli!  Wendy grew up in Ohio and has brought her love of the Ohio State Buckeye’s all the way with her to Northern Virginia.  And while Ohio may be called “The Mother of Presidents,” Wendy could just as well be called “The Mother

January 5, 2015 3 Components of Executive Functions You Never Knew About

3 Components of Executive Functions You Never Knew About Self-Regulation of Emotion One of the most unknown or least understood components of executive dysfunction in my experience is the connection between it and emotions. As Dr. Barkley notes in his book Taking Charge of Adult ADHD,

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.

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 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