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Green Organizing

May 4, 2017 Spring Cleaning Our Yards and Gardens: Part Two

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton Last week, we talked about what first steps you can take to begin organizing your yard and garden. Once you’ve removed debris, raked the yard, and planned your new season’s garden, you can start creating your new space. Purge, Prune, and Prep Purge everything that

April 27, 2017 Spring Cleaning Our Yards and Gardens, Part One

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton How to Get it Done Winter can wreak havoc on a yard. As spring arrives and our thoughts turn to spending more and more time outside, so do our concerns about how to make our yards and gardens as beautiful as possible. We try

April 13, 2017 Recycle, Reuse, Reduce: Earth Day Is April 22

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton Excess Clothing April 22 is Earth Day, and as we try to reach a billion acts of green, one of the categories we see a lot is excess clothing. We've been talking about organizing our wardrobes, but when you get rid of clothing, it's important not

October 12, 2015 Recycling Alert – Household Medication

Recycling Alert – Household Medication Expired or no longer needed medication has long been a difficult type of item to dispose of. What’s the best way to get rid of old allergy pills or antibiotics we no longer need? Do they go in the trash? Do

September 28, 2015 Recycling Alert – Brita Water Filters

Recycling Alert - Brita Water Filters!  The Organizing Maniacs have an exciting new recycling alert – Brita water filters can now be recycled at your local Whole Foods Market. Nothing makes our fearless leader Cris happier than finding a new resource for recycling. When she got

August 17, 2015 Recycling Alert – Eye Glasses

  Recycling Alert – Eye Glasses! For those of us who wear readers or full-time eye glasses, we know that it’s not uncommon for us to stash pairs of them around the house. In the nightstand, by the couch, in a kitchen drawer. When the prescription

August 18, 2014 Donate your empty ink toner cartridges to CLIPUS

Clean up the clutter and help kids in need with CLIPUS!   Organizing Maniacs is excited to announce that we have found a new resource in our efforts to dispose of unwanted items through eco- and social-recycling. CLIPUS Foundation is using empty ink toner cartridges “To facilitate and

August 13, 2014 Left-handed Tricks for Organizing in a Right-handed World

Left-handed Tricks for Organizing in a Right-handed World   Left-handers unite!  Ok, I’m not actually left-handed, but I did use to practice writing with my left-hand to see if I could do it.  I also heard it’s a good exercise to keep one’s brain sharp.  I’m not

July 30, 2014 To Yard Sale or Not To Yard Sale

To Yard Sale or Not To Yard Sale – this is the real question. Yard sales sound like an attractive option for people looking to recoup some of their expenses on items they’ve purchased but are no longer using. However, many people don’t realize the hidden