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Spring Cleaning Our Yards and Gardens, Part One

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton

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: less cluttered, cleaner, better organized, more able to reflect our own unique personalities and styles.

Since we […]

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 […]

Recycle, Reuse, Reduce: Earth Day Is April 22

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton

April 22 is Earth Day, and as we try to reach a billion acts of green, one of the areas we see a lot of is excess clothing. We’ve been talking about organizing our wardrobes, but when you do get rid of clothing, it’s important not to just throw it away. Donate or recycle – […]

Spring Cleaning: Organizing Our Wardrobes

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton

Isn’t it about time we get to organizing our wardrobes – putting away the snow boots, heavy sweaters, and raincoats? There’s something wonderful about the lightening that happens in Spring. It’s not just daylight, but moods, clothing choices, and attitudes. Spring is a time for new beginnings – and that makes it a […]

Maniacs’ Book Club – Messy ~ Tim Harford

April 2017 Maniacs’ Book Club – Messy: the power of disorder to transform our lives 

by Tim Harford

“Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives celebrates messiness in our lives: why it’s important, why we resist it, and why we should embrace it instead. Drawing from research in neuroscience, psychology, and social science, as well as […]

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 records organized, filing taxes is easier – and you remember […]

Organizing All Things Baby

 

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton

Organizing a house is tough enough, but add a baby to that effort, and you have chaos. Whether it’s your first or your fifth child, babies bring extra “stuff” to the home, from diapers and pacifiers to bottles and baby clothes. Combine baby chaos with new-parent exhaustion and you have a perfect-storm organizing challenge. Organizing all […]

How to Organize: I Might Need This Someday

One of the most difficult aspects of organizing for many of our clients is getting rid of the “I might need this someday” things. If you don’t experience strong attachment to your “stuff” it isn’t so hard. But when you struggle with the idea of getting rid of anything because you might need it, deciding what […]

How to Get Rid of A Bed Bug Infested Mattress

Guest Contributor Mark Stanford

They’re not in the news as much as they used to be, but one of the most difficult things to deal with in a home, especially a cluttered one, is bed bugs.

It’s entirely possible to do the treatments yourself if you want to, but it’s probably better to bring in a professional. […]

Maniacs’ Book Club – The Power of Habit ~ Charles Duhigg

Maniac Book Club – The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

I read a lot of books with my team and a lot of books personally, and I thought, “Wouldn’t it be great to share my thoughts on some of these amazing organizing books we are reading?” So, here it is my first one, and I hope […]