Monthly Archives: November 2017

What Can’t You Live Without?

Since being interviewed for an article for the Washington Post about living more simply in the aftermath of the floods and fires, I’ve been thinking about our relationship with stuff. I’ve been trying to find a clear answer to the question, what can’t you live without? Many people were forced to evacuate taking only what they […]

Organizing Gift Wrap this Holiday Season

Every store is showcasing beautiful gift wrap for the holiday season, and who can resist? You’ll be buying and wrapping presents, so you don’t give it a second thought before purchasing a multi-pack of gorgeous wrapping paper. That is, until you get home and realize you still have five rolls of wrapping paper from last […]

12 Days of Christmas Organizing

The holiday season is meant to be joyous, but many people still report that their stress levels rise when they are supposed to be experiencing holiday cheer. It’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed, between Black Friday shopping, dinners, parties, community plays, and more. How will you keep everything in order when every single day seems […]

How to Organize Your Black Friday Shopping

Shopping is a huge part of the holiday season, and prepping for Black Friday shopping is like getting ready for a marathon. It’s unwise to set out in the morning (or the middle of the night) without a plan, because there are too many things to keep track of. What stores open when? Are you […]

Maniac’s Book Club: 5 Love Languages

In this New York Times bestseller, The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman, the author defines the five different love languages. He explains how identifying your spouse ‘s primary love language and communicating in it, can be the key to a successful relationship.

“We needed love before […]