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Getting Started with Minimalism

Minimalism is defined differently by various people, but the core idea is living life with as few factors as possible that restrict what you want to do – that keep you from living the life you would love to live. It is the practice of looking carefully at everything in your life and deciding what […]

Organizing the Living Room to Create a Space You Love

We’ve been talking about decluttering and organizing the living room to create a space you love to spend time in, whether you’re entertaining friends or on your own. The whole point of a living room, of course, is that we spend a lot of time living in them. That means at the end of the […]

Back to Summer Organizing Tips

by Kathryn Anderson

You’ve read our back-to-school organizing tips, but summer organizing can be just as challenging! What should you do with all of these supplies when the school year is over? You now have used notebooks, dirty backpacks, and writing utensils that you won’t be needing until the fall (or maybe you’ll never need them again)! If […]

Declutter and Organize Your Living Room

How did you feel the last time you sat alone in your living room? What about the last time you invited friends over to your house? Were you worried about how your living room looks or feels? Did you go on a clearing or cleaning spree? Is there still stuff in your end tables where […]

Organized Travel: What to Pack

Choosing the right clothing for a trip can be stressful, but when you choose properly, packing clothing gets easier. These Organizing Maniacs  tips will help you know what to pack for more organized travel.

For more organized travel, minimize the clothing you take

A common rule for less-experienced travelers is to choose everything you think you might want to […]

Organized Travel: Packing Clothing

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton

In my last post about getting organized to travel, I talked about the enormous task of planning the trip. But when all the planning is done, it’s really the packing that causes all the stress. Take too much, and the luggage fees at the airport will break the bank. Don’t take enough and you […]

Getting Organized to Travel

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton

There are many different areas where getting organized can make a huge difference, but getting organized to travel can save you time, money, stress, and returning to the house to retrieve a forgotten passport (or child’s blanket they can’t sleep without).

Travel can be exciting, stimulating, self-affirming, and even life-changing. It’s a way to escape […]

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 will not be part of your new look. Do this […]

Spring Cleaning Our Yards and Gardens, Part One

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton
How to Get it Done
Winter can wreak havoc on a yard. As spring arrives and our thoughts turn to spending more and more time outside, so do our concerns about how to make our yards and gardens as beautiful as possible. We try to make them less cluttered, cleaner, better organized, more able […]

Be Honest: Is Your Garage Just an Attached Storage Unit?

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton

We’ve all seen it driving through our neighborhoods: the car parked in the driveway because of a jam-packed garage that leaves no room for the very thing it was built to hold. Sometimes, the garage has walkable areas where someone can squeeze around the clutter to get into the house; sometimes, it is […]