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Quick and Easy Home Organizing Projects

If your summer has been anything like the Maniacs, you’re probably wondering how it’s almost Fall already!  Between summer trips, kids activities, visiting family, and every day responsibilities, many of us are looking around our house and seeing projects that we had every intention of doing this summer but have yet to have the time. […]

Recycling Alert – Eye Glasses

 

Recycling Alert – Eye Glasses! For those of us who wear readers or full-time eye glasses, we know that it’s not uncommon for us to stash pairs of them around the house. In the nightstand, by the couch, in a kitchen drawer. When the prescription changes, often times we end up with several pairs we […]

Meet Minimalist Matt Stoltz with Biking4Baseball!

Last week, I had the privilege of meeting Matt Stoltz with Biking for baseball.  I would consider him a minimalist!

On April 6, 2015 he set out to visit every Major League Baseball field, traveling by bicycle.  You are wondering, what does that have to do with organizing?  I will get to that!

According to BikingForBaseball.org blog […]

Book Club – Forgive for Good

This month the Maniacs were busy with their home organization projects and with reading Dr. Fred Luskin’s Forgive for Good in preparation for our monthly book club meeting. While not an organizing book per se, we all felt that learning more about the power of forgiveness would benefit both us and our work with our […]

Keep Space Overhead Storage

As professional organizers, we’re always on the hunt for great solutions to help our clients. Whether it’s helping to de-clutter in preparation for a move and home staging, doing a big clutter clean up for the first time in years, or any of the other fun home organization projects we have the opportunity to help […]

Book Club – Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

This month the Maniacs discussed Dr. Carol Dweck’s book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. This book is a guide to help people understand the difference between fixed mindsets and growth mindsets then use that understanding to move between the two to achieve success in their lives.

If a person has a fixed mindset, they are […]

Family-Friendly Tips for Tackling Weekday Clutter

Spring has arrived and summer is quickly approaching. Days and lighter and the weather is warmer. But, the clutter continues. How can you balance keeping your home life out of chaos and still be able to enjoy the season? Try some of these family-friendly tips for tackling weekday clutter.

Start Small – Often times, our clients […]

Cash In My Bag – A luxury handbag, jewelry, accessory selling resource

Purging your closet is an essential part of any good home organization plan. And with the changing of the seasons, many of us are taking the time to reevaluate items in our closets. We’ve tried on shirts, shoes, dresses, and pants. We’ve made trips to charities to donate unwanted items. But perhaps there are a […]

Book Club – The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

This month the Maniac book club was busying reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. It seemed like everywhere we went, we heard people chatting about Tidying Up and Sparking Joy, so naturally we decided that we simply must read this book.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up is a small book, but […]

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 […]