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August 25, 2016 Back to School Organization: Tips to Minimize Chaos

Back to School Organization:  Develop Strong Routines Kids thrive on routines. And as much as we may not want to admit it, so do adults. This is particularly true for children and adults with ADHD. Many of the benefits of strong time management and organization in

April 4, 2016 How To – Get your Family On Board with Organizing

How To – Get your Family On Board. Part 1 Having a clean house while raising children often times seems like an oxi-moron and without a lot of support and a lot of time, the Pottery Barn catalog picture may be unrealistic for many of us with

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 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

February 1, 2016 CHADD Parent to Parent Workshops

Since we are CHADD members and love what they do, we at Organizing Maniacs would like to share a great resource opportunity for a couple of CHADD Parent to Parent Workshops. About the program Designed by parents for parents, this 14-hour, multi-session, interactive training program is delivered

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

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

September 14, 2015 Organizing Tips for Back to School

Back to school routines can be the difference between a happy morning and a stressful morning. Get your family off to a better start this year by trying out some of the Maniac’s favorite tips for setting your family up for success. A successful morning starts

September 15, 2014 Winter Emergency Kit

It’s no secret that Professional Organizers aren’t perfect.  Case in point – I’ve been living in Virginia going on 5 years now and this is the first Fall that I’ve decided to put together a winter emergency kit.  In all fairness, it’s my first winter

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 7, 2014 Getting kids on board with organizing

Are you struggling to get your kids organized? Don’t give up! We’ve compiled a list of the best tips for successful and kid-friendly organizing. Try them out and add your own helpful hints in the comments. Make it a game!