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October 13, 2016 Happiness: The Secret Ingredient of Success

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton Last month, I attended the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) annual conference in Portland, Oregon. One of the breakout sessions I attended was “The Science of Being Happy and Productive at Work” with Ayla Lewis, Director of Operations, Speaker and Facilitator at Happy

September 29, 2016 Organize Your Garage

Depending on where you live, winter is coming, and being able to park your car in the garage is going to be a priority if you don't want to scrape ice off the windshielf every morning before work. While National Clean Out Your Garage Day

September 1, 2016 September Is Save Your Photos Month

September is Save Your Photos Month, and SpareFoot partnered with the Association of Personal Photo Organizers to create this infographic to help you organize and store your photo collection. Via SpareFoot.com  

August 23, 2016 Back to School Means Back to Organization

According to a study released today by our friends at SpareFoot.com, the place to find the best deals on self-storage and full-service storage, 45 percent of Americans believe fall (Back to School time) is the best time to get organized – debunking the notion that spring cleaning

August 18, 2016 Organize your Life with Think Board!

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton I don’t know about you, but sometimes I find my desk full of stick notes with things I need to do! Yes, I have a planner pad, and a daily planner, and I manage my daily to do list on a sheet of paper.

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,

July 21, 2016 Maniac Book Club: Smarter, Faster, Better by Charles Duhigg

Manic Book Club The maniac book club enjoyed bestselling author, Charles Duhigg’s first book, Power of Habit, so much that they excitedly jumped into his latest release, an exploration into the science of productivity.  In Smarter, Faster, Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Live and

July 7, 2016 Minimalism: Love People, Have Things

A couple of weeks ago, some of the Maniacs Team members went to see the Minimalism Documentary. We give it two thumbs up! The documentary highlights the journey of Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus in their pursuit of living a meaningful life with less stuff.

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

June 2, 2016 What Should I Organize First?

We get a lot of great questions from clients, but one of the questions we hear all the time, is “What should I organize first?” It’s a great question, but the answer can be different depending on what you are trying to accomplish. With all of

May 19, 2016 The Only Way to Organize Your Space

I recently worked with a client, let’s call her Chrissy.  She had just sent her last child off to college and wanted to get her kids’ closets organized. Visually, her home could be on the cover of Architectural Digest, but, everyone has a closet or a