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August 20, 2020 Organized Unpacking After a Move

We have talked often about ways you can be organized as you pack and prepare to move, but what happens when you arrive at the new house? This is your opportunity to unpack in a way that you start with more organization. Several years ago,

June 11, 2020 Organizing Before a Move

As the country begins to reopen, people who have been waiting for a safe time to make major life changes - jobs, living situation, or moving - may suddenly feel pressured to make those changes. There are a lot of things you can do to

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.

July 26, 2018 Inspired to Declutter

Organizing and decluttering can be very satisfying, but sometimes it's tough to get motivated. What has you inspired to declutter?

June 1, 2017 Declutter and Organize Your Living Room

How did you feel the last time you sat alone in your living room? What about the last time you invited friends over to your house? Were you worried about how your living room looks or feels? Did you go on a clearing or cleaning

May 18, 2017 Organized Travel: Packing Clothing

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton In my last post about getting organized to travel, I talked about the enormous task of planning the trip. But when all the planning is done, it's really the packing that causes all the stress. Take too much, and the luggage fees at the

March 16, 2017 How to Organize: I Might Need This Someday

One of the most difficult aspects of organizing for many of our clients is getting rid of the "I might need this someday" things. If you don’t experience strong attachment to your "stuff" it isn't so hard. When you struggle with the idea of getting rid

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,

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

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