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January 5, 2017 New Year’s Resolution: Clutter Diet

Every year, most of us make New Year's resolutions about getting healthier, losing weight, eating better, and exercising more. And those are all great goals! They help us keep our stress levels lower and improve our health. But did you know that there are other

December 22, 2016 Holiday Reflections

A few years ago, I challenged the Organizing Maniacs to write about their clutter-free Christmas memories. What came out of those stories was a clear picture that when it comes to the holidays, it's not about the stuff - it's about the people we spend

December 15, 2016 Manage Overwhelm through the Holidays and All Year Long

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton Is it the most wonderful time of the year, or the most overwhelming? Managing overwhelm during the holidays can be difficult. As much as I love the holidays, they can come with their own frustrations. With all the chaos that can ensue, it

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 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

December 9, 2015 Millennials don’t have the space for legacy memorabilia

Cris was quoted in the December 7, 2015 Washington Post article, Boomers are ready to retire from holiday hubbub, but their kids won’t let them. Boomers are wanting to downsize their holiday decorations, but the boomers' adult children are not interested in taking the decorations and

January 21, 2013 Resolution #3 – Get Organized

Goal: Get organized. How can you get organized and live a more organized life? First, narrow down that goal. Figure out what 'organized' means to you. Do you need to declutter your space, clean out a closet, create a filing system for paperwork, or maybe work on your time