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March 12, 2020 Coronavirus Tips to Help You Sleep at Night

The coronavirus global pandemic is frightening, but the amount of fake news that begins to circulate as a result can be downright disastrous. First, let's dispel some myths: You don't need to buy all the toilet paper. Coronavirus does not typically include a gastrointestinal component.

March 5, 2020 Maniac Book Club: Pick Three by Randi Zuckerberg

Have you been trying to live a balanced life? Are you succeeding at it? Well, if not, this is the book for you. How about living a well lopsided life? Pick Three: You Can Have It All (Just Not Every Day) by Randi Zuckerberg can help

February 28, 2020 How Do I Organize My Bathroom?

From the largest master suite with a jetted tub to the smallest guest bathroom, one of the most common questions we get is, How do I organize my bathroom? It seems the bathroom can end up being a catch-all for almost anything - from stuff

February 20, 2020 Living with Chronic Disorganization

Do you have chronic disorganization? We all have areas of our lives in which we're less organized than we'd like to be. We all have interruptions to life (illness, death in the family, moving or changing jobs, etc.). These events impede our ability to be

February 13, 2020 Electronic File Organizing Tips

Electronic file organizing can be just as overwhelming as organizing stuff in your home. Both as businesses and as households, our digital clutter is growing by the day. These tips can help: Take Inventory The first step in being able to organize your electronic files is to

February 6, 2020 Maniac Book Club – Worn Stories by Emily Spivack

We are starting off this year's Maniac Book Club with one of my favorite books, New York Times bestseller, Worn Stories by Emily Spivack. Worn Stories by Emily Spivack is the perfect book to start our 2020 Maniac Book Club. Everyone has a memoir in miniature

January 30, 2020 Why Bother Organizing?

It's a fair question: why bother organizing? Things just get messy again. Clean the kids' rooms and five minutes later, it looks like a cyclone went through. Wash all the dishes and put them away and you just end up serving another meal and getting

January 23, 2020 Unfinished Projects: It’s a Time Management Thing

We all have a tendency to underestimate how much time a project is going to take. Because of that, we tend to end up having a lot of unfinished projects. On this Smead Podcast, Cris talks about the mistakes we make when estimating time and

January 16, 2020 Organizing Effectively Begins with Buying Smarter

One of the best ways to organize effectively is to have less stuff to organize to begin with. Whether you're working toward becoming a minimalist or simply want to be able to be more strategic with what you allow in your home and what you

January 9, 2020 30-Day Get Organized Challenge: Start the Decade Right

It's not just a new month. It's a new year and a new decade. Do you know what the most popular New Year's resolution is? Ok, it's losing weight. But a close second is getting organized! What does better organization mean for you, your life, and your upcoming

January 2, 2020 KonMari Your New Year

We love Marie Kondo and have reviewed both of her books, Spark Joy and The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. As we enter a new month, a new year, and a new decade, there is no better time to dust off her books and KonMari your New

December 26, 2019 Create Storage Space with These Hacks

Do you wish sometimes that you could wave a magic wand and create storage space? We don't have a way to grant that wish, but here are a couple tips that can help your smaller spaces feel bigger and open up storage space where it