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February 15, 2016 Why Didn’t My Planner Fix My Life?

Why Didn’t My Planner Fix My Life? Disclaimer: I’m addicted to my planner. I love it and don’t want to live without it. I know that I am of the electronic generation and am expected to track my life on my phone, but I love my

February 8, 2016 Clutter-Free Valentine’s Day Gifts

Here are some ideas for Clutter-Free Valentine's Day Gifts. Ah, love.  What a beautiful thing.  Whether you’ll be celebrating Valentine’s with a sweetheart or Galentine’s with your best buds, make sure this February 14th is filled with love, not clutter.  Read below for our favorite Clutter-Free

February 1, 2016 CHADD Parent to Parent Workshops

Since we are CHADD members and love what they do, we at Organizing Maniacs would like to share a great resource opportunity for a couple of CHADD Parent to Parent Workshops. About the program Designed by parents for parents, this 14-hour, multi-session, interactive training program is delivered

January 25, 2016 Chronic Disorganization

Many people are not familiar with the term chronic disorganization, but even if they don’t know the term, they know what it is like to live with it. According to the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, chronic disorganization is defined as a person having: A past

January 11, 2016 To Resolve or Not To Resolve – That is the Question

To Resolve or Not To Resolve – That is the Question 2016 will be here in a matter of days. Already the internet is streaming with New Year’s Resolutions tips and ideas. Gyms are advertising special rates for new sign ups, health food stores are stocking

December 21, 2015 Top 3 Tips for Holiday Decoration Storage

With the New Year right around the corner, it means that soon it will be time to take down your holiday decorations. They made your house a home for family and brought cheer to the season, but the time is close by for them to

December 14, 2015 What Is A Certified Professional Organizer?

What is the difference between a CPO® and a CPO-CD®?   Certified Professional Organizer® (CPO®) is governed by the Board of Certified Professional Organizers From the NAPO website: This credential was designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and identify industry professionals who demonstrate the knowledge essential to professional organizing and

November 23, 2015 Legacy Memorabilia

Legacy Memorabilia I was recently interviewed by the Washington Post and the reporter asked me what are some of the things that overwhelm baby boomers. Legacy Memorabilia was the first answer out of my mouth. That was an easy answer because Legacy Memorabilia is everywhere in our

November 16, 2015 Holiday Organizing

Holiday Organizing Well, the weather may not have turned chilly yet, but that doesn’t mean the Holidays aren’t right around the corner. And while you plan for that tasty turkey (or tufurkey for some of us), now is a great time to think about how to

November 2, 2015 Annual MARCPO Conference

The Organizing Maniacs are self-diagnosed education junkies and for our latest professional development fix we spent a fun and knowledge-filled Saturday in Bethesda, MD at the annual MARCPO conference. Speakers presented on topics including clutter blindness, student organizing, digital clutter, vintage items, and even YouTube! The