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Life Transitions

May 16, 2019 Cris Sgrott Awarded Senior Move Manager Certification

CRIS SGROTT AWARDED SENIOR MOVE MANAGER CERTIFICATION BY THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SENIOR MOVE MANAGERS® The National Association of Senior Move Managers® is proud to award the Senior Move Manager~Certified (SMM-C) credential to Cris Sgrott of Organizing Maniacs in Ashburn, Virginia. The Senior Move Manager~Certified (SMM~C) credential

March 28, 2019 Preparing for Yard Sale Season

It's yard sale season, and whether you are planning to hit as many yard sales as you can this spring or plan to hold your own yard sale, read this first.

September 14, 2017 Jump into Fall Cleaning

Everyone talks about spring cleaning, but why are we limiting a good cleaning to once a year? Fall cleaning is a great idea so that your home is ready for holiday guests. Regular maintenance is much easier to handle, and these fall organization tips aren’t

June 22, 2017 Getting Started with Minimalism

Minimalism is defined differently by various people, but the core idea is living life with as few factors as possible that restrict what you want to do – that keep you from living the life you would love to live. It is the practice of

April 6, 2017 Spring Cleaning: Organizing Our Wardrobes

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton Isn't it about time we get to organizing our wardrobes - putting away the snow boots, heavy sweaters, and raincoats? There's something wonderful about the lightening that happens in Spring. It's not just daylight, but moods, clothing choices, and attitudes. Spring is a

March 23, 2017 Organizing All Things Baby

  by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton Organizing a house is tough enough, but add a baby to that effort, and you have chaos. Whether it’s your first or your fifth child, babies bring extra “stuff” to the home, from diapers and pacifiers to bottles and baby clothes. Combine baby chaos with

November 10, 2016 The Happiness Effect. Become Happier

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton More than ever, we need to infuse the world with happiness. How strong is your happiness effect? Are you leaving each person you interact with feeling better than they felt before? You can magnify your happiness effect by Connecting with others Practicing forgiveness Being

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 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

June 27, 2016 Declutter Today for a Better Tomorrow

Declutter Today for a Better Tomorrow Many people cringe at the sound of the word "declutter" as it brings to mind a process that can be emotionally and physically tough. Many others are like me and don't cringe, but rather make grand plans to clear out