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Clutter-Free Valentine’s Day Gifts

Here are some ideas for Clutter-Free Valentine’s Day Gifts.

Ah, love.  What a beautiful thing.  Whether you’ll be celebrating Valentine’s with a sweetheart or Galentine’s with your best buds, make sure this February 14th is filled with love, not clutter.  Read below for our favorite Clutter-Free Valentine’s Day Gifts.


The Gift of Time

Give the gift of […]

CHADD Parent to Parent Workshops

Since we are CHADD members and love what they do, we at Organizing Maniacs would like to share a great resource opportunity for a couple of CHADD Parent to Parent Workshops.

About the program

Designed by parents for parents, this 14-hour, multi-session, interactive training program is delivered by certified Parent to Parent teachers. Their experience and perspective […]

Chronic Disorganization

Many people are not familiar with the term chronic disorganization, but even if they don’t know the term, they know what it is like to live with it. According to the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, chronic disorganization is defined as a person having:

A past history of disorganization in which self-help efforts to change have […]

Patti Takes on Junk Mail!

Patti Takes on Junk Mail!

Our very own Patti Howell has taken on a daring and dangerous home organization mission. One that will require strength, stamina, and the ability to deal with multiple paper cuts. That’s right, Patti is taking on… junk mail!

Last month Patti realized that she had had about all she could take of […]

To Resolve or Not To Resolve – That is the Question

To Resolve or Not To Resolve – That is the Question

2016 will be here in a matter of days. Already the internet is streaming with New Year’s Resolutions tips and ideas. Gyms are advertising special rates for new sign ups, health food stores are stocking up for our arrival. So, my question to you is […]

Washington Post chat on getting organized for the new year | Home Front

Chat starts on Jan 07, 2016 at 11:00 AM EST

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Top 3 Tips for Holiday Decoration Storage

With the New Year right around the corner, it means that soon it will be time to take down your holiday decorations. They made your house a home for family and brought cheer to the season, but the time is close by for them to hide away for another year. Reward them for their hard […]

What Is A Certified Professional Organizer?

What is the difference between a CPO® and a CPO-CD®?


Certified Professional Organizer® (CPO®) is governed by the Board of Certified Professional Organizers

From the NAPO website:

This credential was designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and identify industry professionals who demonstrate the knowledge essential to professional organizing and productivity consulting.
BCPO® Certification is a voluntary, industry-led effort benefiting the members […]

Millennials don’t have the space for legacy memorabilia

Cris was quoted in the December 7, 2015 Washington Post article, Boomers are ready to retire from holiday hubbub, but their kids won’t let them. Boomers are wanting to downsize their holiday decorations, but the boomers’ adult children are not interested in taking the decorations and would prefer to come home during the holidays and have […]

Want to buy your Girlfriend or Wife a Gift Certificate for Organizing Services?

During the Holidays and Mother’s Day, we get a lot of calls about our Gift Certificate program. We get calls from organized husbands and boyfriends, and sometimes girlfriends and wives as well. Sorry Gentlemen, but it is mostly men calling. Everyone wants to buy their wife or girlfriend a Gift Certificate for Organizing […]