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June 9, 2016 Organizing versus Cleaning

  I recently read Marie Kondo’s book Spark Joy.  Chapter one starts with “Tidying is the act of confronting yourself: cleaning is the act of confronting nature.” Organizing versus cleaning - that sounded interesting to me! One thing is for sure, we can’t deny that Marie Kondo

May 26, 2016 Don’t Put the Container before the Clutter

  One of the most common questions we get from clients before our appointments is, “What kind of containers should I get before you come?” The answer is none! Before you spend hours trying to find the perfect container bins, you should first go through everything. You only

May 23, 2016 Work Smarter Not Harder

Work Smarter, Not Harder.  It's an oldie, but a goodie.  Summer is right around the corner and for many of us this means that life speeds up, not slows down.  With kids home from school, trips to be taken, and the sun to enjoy, often

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

April 18, 2016 How To – Spring Clean Your Home Office

Winter has come and gone.  Well, and kind of come back again.  But have no fear, it will eventually be Spring!  To prepare, check out our favorite tips for how to spring clean your home office.   Purge Just like the sky clears up and lets the sunlight

February 22, 2016 How To Organize Your Snow Day

How to Organize the Snow Day Snow days are the perfect opportunity to organize with your whole family. Remember back in November when we couldn’t wait for the first snow storm? Daydreams of sledding, snowmen, hot chocolate and cuddling by the fire filled the air. Here

January 18, 2016 Patti Takes on Junk Mail!

Patti Takes on Junk Mail! Our very own Patti Howell has taken on a daring and dangerous home organization mission. One that will require strength, stamina, and the ability to deal with multiple paper cuts. That’s right, Patti is taking on… junk mail! Last month Patti realized

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

May 25, 2015 Family-Friendly Tips for Tackling Weekday Clutter

Spring has arrived and summer is quickly approaching. Days and lighter and the weather is warmer. But, the clutter continues. How can you balance keeping your home life out of chaos and still be able to enjoy the season? Try some of these family-friendly tips