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Your Mom Doesn’t Need More Chachkies!

Mother’s Day should really come around more than once a year.  Moms do so much for their families that while it’s important to appreciate them every day, it’s fun to have a day dedicated to showing them how much we care.

I have 2 busy moms and a busy grandma in our family, and I hear […]

Hurricanes, Earthquakes, and Fires – How You Can Help

Autumn is normally a time when we’re celebrating – the kids are back in school, the holidays are coming, the weather is better, and pumpkin-flavored everything is in the stores. We’re usually not thinking about hurricane relief efforts.

This year, it’s more difficult to celebrate, since so many people here and around the world are suffering […]

Maniacs’ Book Club ~ Spark Joy ~ Marie Kondo

Report by Jennifer Sheller

SPARK JOY: AN ILLUSTRATED MASTER CLASS ON THE ART OF ORGANIZING AND TIDYING UP  by Marie Kondo

In this follow up book to her first New York Times best-selling book which introduced the “Art of Tidying,” Marie Kondo gives readers a detailed blueprint on how to get organized. Everyone has a unique organizing […]

Maniacs Book Club ~ Junk ~ Alison Stewart

Report by Jennifer Sheller

You may remember Alison Stewart from MTV News in the 90’s, but recently the award winning journalist decided to take a fascinating look into “Junk: America’s Love Affair with Stuff.”

Her journey begins when her mother passes away. She and her sister take on the task of sorting through her stuff. […]

5 Ways To Design An Organized And Clutter-Free Kitchen

Guest Contributor: Meridian Homes

I am pleased to share another guest blog post from our friends at Meridian Homes in Bethesda, MD. This time, we explore ways to design an organized and clutter-free kitchen.

We can’t say enough about the importance of planning well for your kitchen remodel, can save you a lot of frustration when you […]

7 Kitchen Cabinets Designs for Better Organization

Guest Contributor: Meridian Homes

I am excited to share a guest blog post from our friends at Meridian Homes in Bethesda, MD on how to design kitchen cabinets for better kitchen organization.

We have organized kitchens that were beautifully designed but were not planned for the items they actually needed to store!  Here are some great tips to have […]

Back to School Organization: Tips to Minimize Chaos

Back to School Organization:  Develop Strong Routines

Kids thrive on routines. And as much as we may not want to admit it, so do adults. This is particularly true for children and adults with ADHD. Many of the benefits of strong time management and organization in general are built on a foundation of routine. Training your […]

Declutter Today for a Better Tomorrow

Declutter Today for a Better Tomorrow

Many people cringe at the sound of the word “declutter” as it brings to mind a process that can be emotionally and physically tough. Many others are like me and don’t cringe, but rather make grand plans to clear out all my spaces but then always seem to end up […]

How to Make the Most of your Filing System

How to Make the Most of your Filing System

If you’ve got piles of paper stacking up around your office, your countertops, and other available flat surfaces, chances are that your filing system isn’t working for you.  Filing is a tricky game these days where there are so many options for paperless and electronic files, but […]

Work Smarter Not Harder

Work Smarter, Not Harder.  It’s an oldie, but a goodie.  Summer is right around the corner and for many of us this means that life speeds up, not slows down.  With kids home from school, trips to be taken, and the sun to enjoy, often times the summer seems to be less vacation and more […]