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Best Holiday Organization Hack: Don’t Buy It

Black Friday may be in the past, but holiday deals continue to barrage us all, and this holiday organization hack is the best way to stay stress-free. Everywhere you look there are flashing red signs proclaiming the best sale of the season, and who can resist a great deal? As you finish up your Christmas […]

Maniac’s Book Club: Brain Rules

Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School by scientist John Medina uses easy-to-read scientific studies to explain how the brain works and then offers creative suggestions that can help build a more productive life.

“The brain is an amazing thing.”

In this New York Times Bestseller, molecular biologist John Medina, […]

What Can’t You Live Without?

Since being interviewed for an article for the Washington Post about living more simply in the aftermath of the floods and fires, I’ve been thinking about our relationship with stuff and trying to find a clear answer to the question, what can’t you live without? Many people were forced to evacuate taking only what they […]

Organizing Gift Wrap this Holiday Season

Every store is showcasing beautiful gift wrap for the holiday season, and who can resist? You’ll be buying and wrapping presents, so you don’t give it a second thought before purchasing a multi-pack of gorgeous wrapping paper. That is, until you get home and realize you still have five rolls of wrapping paper from last […]

12 Days of Christmas Organizing

The holiday season is meant to be joyous, but many people still report that their stress levels rise when they are supposed to be experiencing holiday cheer. It’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed, between Black Friday shopping, dinners, parties, community plays, and more. How will you keep everything in order when every single day seems […]

How to Organize Your Black Friday Shopping

Shopping is a huge part of the holiday season, and prepping for Black Friday shopping is like getting ready for a marathon. It’s unwise to set out in the morning (or the middle of the night) without a plan, because there are too many things to keep track of. What stores open when? Are you […]

Maniac’s Book Club: 5 Love Languages

In this New York Times bestseller, The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman, the author defines the five different love languages. He explains how identifying your spouse ‘s primary love language and communicating in it, can be the key to a successful relationship.

“We needed love before […]

Plan an Organized and Stress-Free Thanksgiving

A stress-free Thanksgiving can be a pretty big goal, especially if you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner. Your to-do list can get overwhelming very quickly. Space, time, and menu planning can all make the start of the holiday season stressful. The good news is that a stress-free Thanksgiving is possible with a few tips and some […]

Decluttering Your Home: Your NOT To Do List

There are many ways to stay organized, and decluttering your home is an important part of that. Using organization strategies that work for you and your household are always the best. You could, however, be slowing your own progress without realizing it. Rather than a to-do list, which is a great tool in staying on […]

Halloween Organizing

Halloween is a much busier holiday than it used to be, and especially if you have kids, there is a lot to plan for. From trick-or-treating to class parties, to costume selection and decorations; with a bit of preparation you can be ready for it all. Read on for tips on Halloween organizing.
Costume Selection
When it […]