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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

August 12, 2014 Tech Tuesday – Out of Milk

For this Tech Tuesday, I wanted to share my all-time favorite time (and money) saving app. Out Of Milk: No more lost or forgotten grocery lists for me. I love this app! I got it just for the grocery list function but it does so much more.

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 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