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November 21, 2019 Refocus, Reorganize, Renew for the New Year

The holidays will be over before you know it. As of the date of this post, there are 40 days until the New Year. While surviving the holidays might have you wrapped in a fleece blanket on the couch wishing you could wave a magic

March 15, 2018 Take the Stress out of Organizing

Organizing can be stressful, but you can take the stress out of organizing. How? By breaking it down into small goals, by being ok with imperfection, by getting help when you need it, and by just continuing to try. Celebrate the small victories! When faced with

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

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?

June 1, 2017 Declutter and Organize Your Living Room

How did you feel the last time you sat alone in your living room? What about the last time you invited friends over to your house? Were you worried about how your living room looks or feels? Did you go on a clearing or cleaning

May 11, 2017 Getting Organized to Travel

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton There are many different areas where getting organized can make a huge difference, but getting organized to travel can save you time, money, stress, and returning to the house to retrieve a forgotten passport (or child's blanket they can't sleep without). Travel can be

April 20, 2017 Be Honest: Is Your Garage Just an Attached Storage Unit?

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton We’ve all seen it driving through our neighborhoods: the car parked in the driveway because of a jam-packed garage that leaves no room for the very thing it was built to hold. Sometimes, the garage has walkable areas where someone can squeeze around

March 31, 2017 Maniacs’ Book Club – Messy ~ Tim Harford

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i26W8TfSgio April 2017 Maniacs’ Book Club – Messy: the power of disorder to transform our lives  by Tim Harford “Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives celebrates messiness in our lives: why it’s important, why we resist it, and why we should embrace it instead. Drawing from