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April 13, 2015 4 Steps to Reorganize Your Kitchen

Is your kitchen out of control?  Is the lack of an organization system driving you crazy but you don't know where to start?  Try these 4 Steps to Reorganize Your Kitchen and spend more time cooking and less time looking for things! 1. Have a plan Many

March 30, 2015 One Organizer’s Thoughts on Organizing Books

We all have them. They are bright and cheerful and full of promises. They claim to fix our time management problems, do our small space planning, and organize every aspect of our life and room in our house. But have you ever read through one

February 23, 2015 An Experiment in Time-Management

The Maniacs are busy reading The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg for our next book club and this inspired me to try an experiment in time-management and the power of habits.  There is a lot of discussion in the first portion of the book on

February 9, 2015 Small Wins and Lasting Change

The Maniacs are busy reading The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg for our next book club, and while we are not yet finished, there is a section on small wins that is really sticking with me. In this section, Duhigg speaks to the power

February 5, 2015 Make Unpacking Fun

I had the opportunity to have a great conversation with the Kaley Belakovich of Angie's List, last week. She was writing an article on "How to make Unpacking Fun,"  and after a few minutes on the phone we decided that unpacking will probably never be fun.  However,

February 2, 2015 Book Club – Worn Stories

This month the Maniacs book club read Worn Stories by Emily Spivack – a collection of famous artists or public figures' short stories about a piece of clothing that holds an important story for them. Each story is less than two pages but filled with

January 5, 2015 3 Components of Executive Functions You Never Knew About

3 Components of Executive Functions You Never Knew About Self-Regulation of Emotion One of the most unknown or least understood components of executive dysfunction in my experience is the connection between it and emotions. As Dr. Barkley notes in his book Taking Charge of Adult ADHD,

December 15, 2014 The Planner Pad – One Year Later

Last year I had just discovered a new time management resource and was excited to review it here on Organizing Maniac’s blog. As we all know, a lot can change in a year. So here I am again