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November 27, 2019 Maniac Tips for Surviving Black Friday

You might be up at midnight standing in line for the latest DVD deal at Walmart. Or, you might be lined up outside Best Buy in the hopes of scoring one of their 75" 4K UHD Smart TVs with HDR. Either way, Black Friday definitely

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

January 5, 2017 New Year’s Resolution: Clutter Diet

Every year, most of us make New Year's resolutions about getting healthier, losing weight, eating better, and exercising more. And those are all great goals! They help us keep our stress levels lower and improve our health. But did you know that there are other

December 22, 2016 Holiday Reflections

A few years ago, I challenged the Organizing Maniacs to write about their clutter-free Christmas memories. What came out of those stories was a clear picture that when it comes to the holidays, it's not about the stuff - it's about the people we spend

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

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,

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

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