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Life Transitions

May 5, 2016 Organize Now, Not When Your Home Is for Sale

We work with many real estate agents and their clients to prepare a home to put on the market. Do you know what we hear most from the homeowner? “Why did I wait this long to get organized?” That’s a great question!  Why wait when you can

March 7, 2016 Book Club – A Twist of Lyme

Book Club - A Twist of Lyme “A Twist of Lyme – Battling a Disease that Doesn’t Exist” is author Andrea Caesar’s personal memoir, in which she bravely narrates her difficult battle with Borrelia burgdorferi, better known as Lyme disease. She shares her intimate stories to

February 29, 2016 Student Organizing Tips

Student Organizing Tips The first semester of school has come and gone. How have your kids survived? For many children, especially those who started middle or high school for the first time the first semester can be tricky. A new set of expectations, a new type

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

December 9, 2015 Millennials don’t have the space for legacy memorabilia

Cris was quoted in the December 7, 2015 Washington Post article, Boomers are ready to retire from holiday hubbub, but their kids won’t let them. Boomers are wanting to downsize their holiday decorations, but the boomers' adult children are not interested in taking the decorations 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

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

March 23, 2015 Focusing on One Step at a Time

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg was, in fact, a powerful book for me. I was particularly drawn to the concepts of keystone habits (those habits that can truly transform a person’s life) and small wins. The further into the book I read, the

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,