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February 1, 2018 Maniac Book Club: The Power of When by Michael Breus, PhD

Our most recent Maniac Book club selection was The Power of When by Michael Breus, PhD. Breus is a clinical psychologist and a diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine. He's also a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Using over 200 evidence based

January 25, 2018 Small Organization Projects Inspire Motivation

Organization projects are not everyone’s idea of a good time. If you have multiple organizing projects to tackle, it can be overwhelming. Where do you begin? Luckily, getting started is the hardest part. Organizing can be a rewarding experience, and once you begin to see

January 18, 2018 Start Small When Decluttering Your Home

Removing clutter from your home is a great way to stay organized, but when things are messy, it can be hard to see where the clutter begins and ends. It may also be overwhelming at first glance to decide what to keep and what to

January 11, 2018 2018 is for Intentions, Not Resolutions

It’s a new year, a new you! Right? Unfortunately for many of us, those goals don’t always become a reality. We promise ourselves with New Year’s resolutions that we will be more organized, be more present, and more of whatever we lacked in the year

January 4, 2018 Maniac Book Club: ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life

ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life by Judith Kolberg and Kathleen Nadeau is an updated edition of their classic text for adults with ADD. The collaboration between Kolberg, a professional organizer, and Nadeau, a psychologist, offers the best understanding and solutions for adults who want to get and stay organized. “Don’t fight

January 1, 2018 Happy New Years!

  We wish you a Happy, Prosperous & Organized 2018! Thank you for letting us help you achieve your goals! Patti, Mimi, Jen, Cris, Karen R. Trang, Gina & Karen S.

December 21, 2017 The Best Gift is an Experience

This time of year is dedicated to gift giving, but what if the best gift led to less stress and clutter? Material gifts are hit and miss, with many purchases stored in closets or on shelves, or even returned to the retailer. It’s a waste

December 14, 2017 Best Holiday Organization Hack: Don’t Buy It

Black Friday may be in the past, but holiday deals continue to barrage us all, and this holiday organization hack is the best way to stay stress-free. Everywhere you look there are flashing red signs proclaiming the best sale of the season, and who can

December 7, 2017 Maniac’s Book Club: Brain Rules

Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School by scientist John Medina uses easy-to-read scientific studies to explain how the brain works. It then offers creative suggestions that can help build a more productive life. “The brain is an amazing thing.” In

November 30, 2017 What Can’t You Live Without?

Since being interviewed for an article for the Washington Post about living more simply in the aftermath of the floods and fires, I've been thinking about our relationship with stuff. I've been trying to find a clear answer to the question, what can't you live without?

November 21, 2017 Organizing Gift Wrap this Holiday Season

Every store is showcasing beautiful gift wrap for the holiday season, and who can resist? You’ll be buying and wrapping presents, so you don’t give it a second thought before purchasing a multi-pack of gorgeous wrapping paper. That is, until you get home and realize

November 16, 2017 12 Days of Christmas Organizing

The holiday season is meant to be joyous, but many people still report that their stress levels rise when they are supposed to be experiencing holiday cheer. It’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed, between Black Friday shopping, dinners, parties, community plays, and more. How will