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4 Ways to Organize Digital Clutter

When was the last time you organized your computer?
Did you know that your computer needs cleaned, too? No, not the crumbs off the keyboard, but your actual data. A clean desktop and organized files promote productivity and reduces stress. When you don’t have to scroll through dozens of files, you can easily find what you […]

Organizing Tips: Make Household Chores Easier

Household chores can be the key to both a clutter-free household and a clutter-free mind, but not every task comes complete with the same level of enjoyment. One person may have an impeccably organized closet, but the kitchen cupboards are overflowing. Another could find pleasure in an organized office, but find completing a single chore […]

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 […]

Organizing for Summer: Road Trip

It’s August. Are you trying to squeeze in a last-minute summer road trip? It can be a fantastic way to spend quality time with family and friends, and it is a less expensive form of travel that you have a lot of control over. You would think that since you’re not at the mercy of […]

Organizing for Summer: Camping

Camping is a favorite summer adventure, but it is also an activity that requires a lot of equipment, tools, and personal belongings. The last thing you want to do is finally arrive at your remote destination only to realize that you forgot the toilet paper! With these important tips, you can easily take the stress […]

Organizing and Storing Messy Summer Stuff

Summer is a wonderful time for many children. They can play outside for long periods of time, and the options are endless and exciting. Unfortunately, many of these options can be messy. Sidewalk chalk, outdoor games, foam sports toys, water guns, and sprinklers and pools can create a mess, but they also can be difficult […]

Organizing for Summer: Maintaining the Yard

Summer is the perfect time for outdoor activities: Picnics at the park, games in the yard, and fun times at the pool. However, summer also comes with tedious chores that can easily get out of hand. Organizing everything you need for yard care can be a challenge. I’s common to get no more than halfway through […]

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 […]

July Is Anti-Boredom Month: 5 Activities to Combat Boredom

by Kathryn Anderson
It is now July: the kids have been out of school for a few weeks already, and the excitement of summer vacation is decreasing with every waking moment. Perhaps the kids spend their days sleeping until noon and watching television. Or maybe they’re slightly more productive, and play outside all day with their friends. […]

Minimalism: An Independent Journey

We discussed how to plan and prepare for pursuing minimalism – a life of focused intent and meaning. We talked about basic questions that need to be asked and answered in order to make the move as simple and seamless as possible. In this post, we are focusing on practical steps that can help make minimalism […]