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Is High-Functioning Depression Holding You Back?

We have seen in our work with clients the ways in which high-functioning depression struggle to even take the first step in getting organized.

Organizing Debt Reduces Stress

Organizing debt can put you in control of your financial future, which is important for reducing stress and living the life you want to live.

6 Organization Hacks To Make Your Life Easier

These 6 organization hacks can help you start each day off with a little less stress and a little less panic about where the car keys really are.

Take the Stress out of Organizing

Organizing can be stressful, but you can take the stress out of organizing. How? By breaking it down into small goals, by being ok with imperfection, by getting help when you need it, and by just continuing to try. Celebrate the small victories!

When faced with piles of stuff in each room, it can be daunting […]

The Best Gift is an Experience

This time of year is dedicated to gift giving, but what if the best gift led to less stress and clutter? Material gifts are hit and miss, with many purchases stored in closets or on shelves, or even returned to the retailer. It’s a waste of time, money, and energy, but what is the solution? […]

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. I’ve been 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 […]

Declutter and Organize Your Living Room

How did you feel the last time you sat alone in your living room? What about the last time you invited friends over to your house? Were you worried about how your living room looks or feels? Did you go on a clearing or cleaning spree? Is there still stuff in your end tables where […]

Getting Organized to Travel

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton

There are many different areas where getting organized can make a huge difference, but getting organized to travel can save you time, money, stress, and returning to the house to retrieve a forgotten passport (or child’s blanket they can’t sleep without).

Travel can be exciting, stimulating, self-affirming, and even life-changing. It’s a way to escape […]

Be Honest: Is Your Garage Just an Attached Storage Unit?

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton

We’ve all seen it driving through our neighborhoods: the car parked in the driveway because of a jam-packed garage that leaves no room for the very thing it was built to hold. Sometimes, the garage has walkable areas where someone can squeeze around the clutter to get into the house; sometimes, it is […]

Maniacs’ Book Club – Messy ~ Tim Harford

April 2017 Maniacs’ Book Club – Messy: the power of disorder to transform our lives 

by Tim Harford

“Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives celebrates messiness in our lives: why it’s important, why we resist it, and why we should embrace it instead. Drawing from research in neuroscience, psychology, and social science, as well as […]