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Time Management

November 16, 2015 Holiday Organizing

Holiday Organizing Well, the weather may not have turned chilly yet, but that doesn’t mean the Holidays aren’t right around the corner. And while you plan for that tasty turkey (or tufurkey for some of us), now is a great time to think about how to

November 2, 2015 Annual MARCPO Conference

The Organizing Maniacs are self-diagnosed education junkies and for our latest professional development fix we spent a fun and knowledge-filled Saturday in Bethesda, MD at the annual MARCPO conference. Speakers presented on topics including clutter blindness, student organizing, digital clutter, vintage items, and even YouTube! The

October 19, 2015 Book Club – Brain Rules by John Medina

This month the Maniac Book Club is diving deep into the brain with John Medina’s Brain Rules. It is a scientifically-backed exploration of how the way our brains functions impact our daily lives and what steps we can take to make our experiences more productive

June 1, 2015 Book Club – Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

This month the Maniacs discussed Dr. Carol Dweck’s book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. This book is a guide to help people understand the difference between fixed mindsets and growth mindsets then use that understanding to move between the two to achieve success in

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

April 20, 2015 How To Get Started

We all have that project. The one we think about every once in a while but then suddenly remember we’re supposed to be doing something

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