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Holiday Prep Starts Now

These ideas for holiday prep that you can do now will make it a lot easier for you to relax and enjoy the holidays - and your holiday guests - later.

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.

Maniac Book Club: The Power of When by Michael Breus, PhD

Our most recent Maniac Book club selection was The Power of When by Michael Breus, PhD. Breus is a clinical psychologist and a diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine. He’s also a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Using over 200 evidence based studies, he encourages the reader to stop worrying about the how […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Organizing the Living Room to Create a Space You Love

We’ve been talking about decluttering and organizing the living room to create a space you love to spend time in, whether you’re entertaining friends or on your own. The whole point of a living room, of course, is that we spend a lot of time living in them. That means at the end of the […]

Organization Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect – and Neither Do We!

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton

I’m not perfect. And what I’ve learned is that I don’t want – or need – to be perfect. In fact, I’d rather be happy, less stressed, and less organized than try to be perfect.

We all have lots of reasons for not being as organized as we want to be, whether it’s our […]

Holiday Reflections

A few years ago, I challenged the Organizing Maniacs to write about their clutter-free Christmas memories. What came out of those stories was a clear picture that when it comes to the holidays, it’s not about the stuff – it’s about the people we spend time with and the memories we make. As I look back […]