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March 15, 2018 Take the Stress out of Organizing

Organizing can be stressful, but you can take the stress out of organizing. How? By breaking it down into small goals, by being ok with imperfection, by getting help when you need it, and by just continuing to try. Celebrate the small victories! When faced with

February 22, 2018 5 Habits of Organized People

Very few of us were born with organizing skills in our DNA. Good habits, like anything else, happen with practice and by establishing a routine. Organizing is no different! It’s something that we are all capable of learning, and once we do, our lives can

August 9, 2017 Maniacs’ Book Club ~ Spark Joy ~ Marie Kondo

Report by Jennifer Sheller SPARK JOY: AN ILLUSTRATED MASTER CLASS ON THE ART OF ORGANIZING AND TIDYING UP  by Marie Kondo In this follow up book to her first New York Times best-selling book which introduced the “Art of Tidying,” Marie Kondo gives readers a detailed blueprint

May 4, 2017 Spring Cleaning Our Yards and Gardens: Part Two

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton Last week, we talked about what first steps you can take to begin organizing your yard and garden. Once you’ve removed debris, raked the yard, and planned your new season’s garden, you can start creating your new space. Purge, Prune, and Prep Purge everything that

March 30, 2017 Tax Refund Joy: How to Spend Your Tax Refund

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton Have you filed your taxes yet? Are you getting a tax refund? It's that time of year again! We spend a lot of time helping people get their paperwork organized for tax season, but it's worth the effort. When you have all of your

January 26, 2017 Organize Your Passwords

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton Lucky me, I got a new phone a few months ago. I had mixed feelings about it. It has a lot more capabilities than my old one, but it meant a new learning curve. I am getting too old for this! But first things

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 29, 2016 5 Ways to Be Organized When You Have ADHD

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton Proper organization takes dedication, no matter who you are. For those with ADHD, it can be even more difficult, but definitely not impossible! So how can you stay organized when your mind is trying to delegate a million different tasks? These tips will

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

December 1, 2016 Give Experiences, Not Things

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton The results of SpareFoot's 2016 holiday survey are in, just as people are starting to plan their wish lists. The survey revealed that: 79% of the population says they never use some of their gifts Nearly 1 in 5 Americans never use half their gifts That's

November 17, 2016 Organize Your Receipts

Do you struggle to organize your receipts? Sometimes, the inside of my purse looks like a paper recycling bin, with all of the receipts I collect. I try to empty my wallet regularly, and keep the receipts for any items that need to go back.

October 27, 2016 Spread Happiness by Prioritizing People

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton I am continuing to (spread happiness) explore what I learned at the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) annual conference in Portland, Oregon during Ayla Lewis’s session on “The Science of Being Happy and Productive at Work.” Lewis, the Director of Operations, Speaker and Facilitator at Happy