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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

March 16, 2017 How to Organize: I Might Need This Someday

One of the most difficult aspects of organizing for many of our clients is getting rid of the "I might need this someday" things. If you don’t experience strong attachment to your "stuff" it isn't so hard. When you struggle with the idea of getting rid

December 15, 2016 Manage Overwhelm through the Holidays and All Year Long

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton Is it the most wonderful time of the year, or the most overwhelming? Managing overwhelm during the holidays can be difficult. As much as I love the holidays, they can come with their own frustrations. With all the chaos that can ensue, it

November 3, 2016 Reduce Stress to be Happier

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton There are so many reasons that cause people to come to the Maniacs. We help: Organize homes, garages and offices when they get overwhelmed trying to do it themselves Guide them through sorting and decluttering spaces that have gotten out of control Prepare

October 27, 2016 Spread Happiness by Prioritizing People

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton I am continuing to (spread happiness) explore what I learned at the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) annual conference in Portland, Oregon during Ayla Lewis’s session on “The Science of Being Happy and Productive at Work.” Lewis, the Director of Operations, Speaker and Facilitator at Happy

October 20, 2016 Practice Positivity to Be Happier

  I’m still motivated by what I learned at the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) annual conference in Portland, Oregon during Ayla Lewis’s session on “The Science of Being Happy and Productive at Work.” Lewis is the Director of Operations, Speaker and Facilitator at Happy Brain Science. One of the

October 13, 2016 Happiness: The Secret Ingredient of Success

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton Last month, I attended the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) annual conference in Portland, Oregon. One of the breakout sessions I attended was “The Science of Being Happy and Productive at Work” with Ayla Lewis, Director of Operations, Speaker and Facilitator at Happy

September 29, 2016 Organize Your Garage

Depending on where you live, winter is coming, and being able to park your car in the garage is going to be a priority if you don't want to scrape ice off the windshielf every morning before work. While National Clean Out Your Garage Day

August 25, 2016 Back to School Organization: Tips to Minimize Chaos

Back to School Organization:  Develop Strong Routines Kids thrive on routines. And as much as we may not want to admit it, so do adults. This is particularly true for children and adults with ADHD. Many of the benefits of strong time management and organization in

August 23, 2016 Back to School Means Back to Organization

According to a study released today by our friends at SpareFoot.com, the place to find the best deals on self-storage and full-service storage, 45 percent of Americans believe fall (Back to School time) is the best time to get organized – debunking the notion that spring cleaning

August 18, 2016 Organize your Life with Think Board!

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton I don’t know about you, but sometimes I find my desk full of stick notes with things I need to do! Yes, I have a planner pad, and a daily planner, and I manage my daily to do list on a sheet of paper.

August 11, 2016 Strategies to Help You Minimize

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton In a day and age where having “stuff” is everything, collections can grow and clutter becomes overwhelming. Minimalism is a new trend, but it’s not about just getting rid of stuff – it’s about being smart about what you keep, what you value,