Chronic Disorganization

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 […]

Storage Solutions Beyond the Closet

Organizing your home can be challenging, especially when the primary storage solutions (like drawers and closets) are already overflowing. We’ve all experienced the frustration of having to dig behind multiple bins and through various boxes to find a single sweater for a chilly summer day. Although some items (like holiday decor) can be stored seasonally, other […]

4 Tips to Keep Laundry Organized

Trying to keep laundry organized can be a challenge, especially if you have a house full of kids. Laundry is one of those chores that will sneak up on you if you don’t keep it organized. We all expect a full basket of dirty clothes, but in reality it quickly turns into a mountain of […]

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 […]

Spring Cleaning Our Yards and Gardens: Part Two

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton

Last week, we talked about what first steps you can take to begin organizing your yard and garden. Once you’ve removed debris, raked the yard, and planned your new season’s garden, you can start creating your new space.

Purge, Prune, and Prep

Purge everything that will not be part of your new look. Do this […]

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 […]

How to Organize: I Might Need This Someday

One of the most difficult aspects of organizing for many of our clients is getting rid of the “I might need this someday” things. If you don’t experience strong attachment to your “stuff” it isn’t so hard. When you struggle with the idea of getting rid of anything because you might need it, deciding what you […]

How to Get Rid of A Mattress Infested With Bed Bugs

Guest Contributor Mark Stanford
They’re not in the news as much as they used to be, but one of the most difficult things to deal with in a home, especially a cluttered one, is bed bugs.

It’s entirely possible to do the treatments yourself if you want to, but it’s probably better to bring in a professional. […]

New Year’s Resolution: Clutter Diet

Every year, most of us make New Year’s resolutions about getting healthier, losing weight, eating better, and exercising more. And those are all great goals! They help us keep our stress levels lower and improve our health. But did you know that there are other ways to keep your stress at bay?

Stress is caused by […]

Manage Overwhelm through the Holidays and All Year Long

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton

Is it the most wonderful time of the year, or the most overwhelming? Managing overwhelm during the holidays can be difficult. As much as I love the holidays, they can come with their own frustrations. With all the chaos that can ensue, it is so important to manage the aspects of our lives […]