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Life Transitions

September 1, 2014 Book Club: The Sensory Child Gets Organized

Book Club: The Sensory Child Gets Organized This month, the Maniacs read The Sensory Child Gets Organized by Carolyn Dalgliesh, a resource book for parents of children with a variety of learning and social differences such as AD/HD, PANDAS, Autism Spectrum disorders, and more. It offers

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

June 12, 2014 How to hire a professional organizer?

How to hire a professional organizer? What brought you to this question? You have gotten away with an out-of-place pile of paper, a computer that needs recycling, or have some clothing in a closet that doesn’t quite fit anymore. Then, there is more junk mail arriving, new

May 26, 2014 Book Club – The Gifts of Imperfection – Brene Brown

“Your guide to a wholehearted life.” It was a guide to a wholehearted book club discussion! One of the Maniacs thought that it is unrealistic to live your life absolutely free from other people’s expectations and standards. Two other Maniacs felt that it is possible

May 12, 2014 Senior Living Terms

May is Older Americans Month and we at Organizing Maniacs would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation for our older clients. They are some of the most fun, lively, and interesting clients we have worked with and we are grateful to

May 5, 2014 Transitions

Change is a beautiful thing. Change is a scary thing. Whether chosen or imposed, good or bad, change brings a certain amount of inherent chaos that if not addressed can derail even the most organized among us. While changes to the physical

April 30, 2014 Moving Made Simple

Want a smooth moving day? Start early, plan accordingly! I’ve moved about once a year for the past decade or so. My husband and I met in college then bounced around from place to place, coast to coast, house to house.

April 30, 2014 Tech Tuesday – My Move App

My Move App - According to the developer My Move is “a complete move planner for your upcoming relocation.” Price: Free Platforms: Android, iPhone. I recently moved and thought it would be a great time to test out My Move.

April 30, 2014 Book Club – Dirty Secret – Jessie Sholl

Dirty Secret – Jessie Sholl If you have ever kept a secret for even a short amount of time, it often feels liberating to finally tell it to someone, anyone, no matter how hard it is to do. In Jessie Sholl’s book, Dirty Secret,

February 1, 2014 Life Transitions – A Shift in Perspective

As my life transition to being an active aunt, I’ve realized an important lesson – my goals don’t have to change, but my approach to them does. My life isn’t the same now; I have to embrace that and plan accordingly. Here’s how

December 31, 2013 Happy New Year! What’s Your Goal?

Happy New Year! “This year I’m going to get organized!” As professional organizers, we work with people every day whose goal it is to get and stay organized. Some people will want to find an organized filing system that works to manage all of their paper,