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Legacy Memorabilia

Legacy Memorabilia

I was recently interviewed by the Washington Post and the reporter asked me what are some of the things that overwhelm baby boomers. Legacy Memorabilia was the first answer out of my mouth. That was an easy answer because Legacy Memorabilia is everywhere in our older clients’ homes.  The Holiday memorabilia, especially, seems to become […]

Holiday Organizing

Holiday Organizing

Well, the weather may not have turned chilly yet, but that doesn’t mean the Holidays aren’t right around the corner. And while you plan for that tasty turkey (or tufurkey for some of us), now is a great time to think about how to get the most out of your holiday organizing. What is […]

Annual MARCPO Conference

The Organizing Maniacs are self-diagnosed education junkies and for our latest professional development fix we spent a fun and knowledge-filled Saturday in Bethesda, MD at the annual MARCPO conference. Speakers presented on topics including clutter blindness, student organizing, digital clutter, vintage items, and even YouTube!

The student organizing session reminded us about the differences between general […]

Book Club – Brain Rules Part 2

Book Club – Brain Rules Part 2

The Organizing Maniacs Book Club fun never ends! Brain Rules was so jam packed with information that we went ahead and had two sessions of our book club devoted to it. What did we all think of it? We loved it, of course. Keep reading to see […]

Book Club – Brain Rules by John Medina

This month the Maniac Book Club is diving deep into the brain with John Medina’s Brain Rules. It is a scientifically-backed exploration of how the way our brains functions impact our daily lives and what steps we can take to make our experiences more productive and generally beneficial to ourselves.

Medina divides […]

Recycling Alert – Household Medication

Recycling Alert – Household Medication

Expired or no longer needed medication has long been a difficult type of item to dispose of. What’s the best way to get rid of old allergy pills or antibiotics we no longer need? Do they go in the trash? Do they go down the drain? Well, luckily for us, the […]

Home Organizing Projects – The Ambitious Edition

Home Organizing Projects – The Ambitious Edition

Have you worked your way through the Quick and Easy Home Organizing Projects and the One Day Home Organizing projects and now you’ve caught the organizing bug and are ready to take on a more challenging project?  If you’re feeling really ambitious, try out one of these tougher, but […]

Recycling Alert – Brita Water Filters

Recycling Alert – Brita Water Filters!  The Organizing Maniacs have an exciting new recycling alert – Brita water filters can now be recycled at your local Whole Foods Market.

Nothing makes our fearless leader Cris happier than finding a new resource for recycling. When she got word that Whole Foods was recycling Brita water filters, we […]

Organizing Tips for Back to School

Back to school routines can be the difference between a happy morning and a stressful morning. Get your family off to a better start this year by trying out some of the Maniac’s favorite tips for setting your family up for success.

A successful morning starts the night before. Yes, you read that right. If you […]

Spend a Day on your Home Organizing Projects

Have you suddenly found yourself with a day free to be able to tackle some of your home organizing projects?  Maybe the kids just went back to school or everyone went to Grandma and Grandpa’s for the weekend.  Whatever it was that gave you this day, don’t question it!  If you have the chance and […]