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Create Spaces We Love

Guest Contributor Julie Mehigan
We all need to create spaces we love. I need a place in the house where I am able to be alone and create. I have three daughters and our house isn’t tiny but it’s not big either, so there aren’t many places to hide. Those of you with children know all about […]

Maniac Book Club: Andy Warhol was a Hoarder

by Jennifer Sheller

The latest Maniac book club choice was Andy Warhol was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History’s Great Personalities by Claudia Kalb. This book is a culmination of 12 stories about famous historical figures, but written from the perspective of each person’s mental health. Kalb used story-telling to help readers really understand the […]

How To Get Started

We all have that project. The one we think about every once in a while but then suddenly remember we’re supposed to be doing something…anything but that. Maybe it’s cleaning out your garage for the spring. Maybe it’s going through that overflowing filing cabinet in your office. Perhaps it’s decluttering your kitchen. Whatever the home […]

4 Steps to Reorganize Your Kitchen

Is your kitchen out of control?  Is the lack of an organization system driving you crazy but you don’t know where to start?  Try these 4 Steps to Reorganize Your Kitchen and spend more time cooking and less time looking for things!

1. Have a plan

Many times, gadgets and utensils are where they are simply because […]

Change your Habits to Better Organize your Home and Manage your Time

In his article published on INC.com Can’t Kick A Bad Habit? You’re Doing It Wrong. author Nir Eyal explains how he beat his bad habits with what he calls “progressive extremism”. And while the majority of the article focuses on habits pertaining to diet and exercise, there is much that can be transferred into the […]

One Organizer’s Thoughts on Organizing Books

We all have them. They are bright and cheerful and full of promises. They claim to fix our time management problems, do our small space planning, and organize every aspect of our life and room in our house. But have you ever read through one and immediately become overwhelmed? Or thought that the steps sounded […]

Simple Tricks to Organize Your Inbox and Say Goodbye to Email Clutter

Just because something doesn’t take up any physical space, doesn’t mean it can’t clutter up your life or affect your productivity and time management. You know what I’m talking about… emails! Some are fun, some are discounts, and some are really important messages we don’t want to miss. For many of us, though, emails are […]

Focusing on One Step at a Time

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg was, in fact, a powerful book for me. I was particularly drawn to the concepts of keystone habits (those habits that can truly transform a person’s life) and small wins. The further into the book I read, the more an inspiration to make a personal change began building […]

Meet Jennifer Sheller

Meet Jennifer Sheller!  Jennifer was born in Pottstown, PA and still remains a huge Philadelphia sports fan. She “bleeds green” and has traveled all over the country to cheer on her beloved Eagles. She is also a proud Spider – graduating from the University of Richmond with a degree in Business. She also spent a few […]

An Experiment in Time-Management

The Maniacs are busy reading The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg for our next book club and this inspired me to try an experiment in time-management and the power of habits.  There is a lot of discussion in the first portion of the book on working memory, executive functions, and how our ability to keep […]