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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 […]

Plan an Organized and Stress-Free Thanksgiving

A stress-free Thanksgiving can be a pretty big goal, especially if you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner. Your to-do list can get overwhelming very quickly. Space, time, and menu planning can all make the start of the holiday season stressful. The good news is that a stress-free Thanksgiving is possible with a few tips and some […]

Decluttering Your Home: Your NOT To Do List

There are many ways to stay organized, and decluttering your home is an important part of that. Using organization strategies that work for you and your household are always the best. You could, however, be slowing your own progress without realizing it. Rather than a to-do list, which is a great tool in staying on […]

Halloween Organizing

Halloween is a much busier holiday than it used to be, and especially if you have kids, there is a lot to plan for. From trick-or-treating to class parties, to costume selection and decorations; with a bit of preparation you can be ready for it all. Read on for tips on Halloween organizing.
Costume Selection
When it […]

Maniac’s Book Club: Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder

Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History’s Great Personalities by Claudia Kalb

“The mind is a chaos of delight.” – Charles Darwin

In a culmination of twelve biographies of well-known historical figures who were hoarders, Claudia Kalb focuses not on what made each person famous. She instead takes a deeper look at how each individual […]

4 Tips to Keep Laundry Organized

Trying to keep laundry organized can be a challenge, especially if you have a house full of kids. Laundry is one of those chores that will sneak up on you if you don’t keep it organized. We all expect a full basket of dirty clothes, but in reality it quickly turns into a mountain of […]

Jump into Fall Cleaning

Everyone talks about spring cleaning, but why are we limiting a good cleaning to once a year? Fall cleaning is a great idea so that your home is ready for holiday guests. Regular maintenance is much easier to handle, and these fall organization tips aren’t as daunting as they sound. With cooler weather quickly approaching, […]