Life Transitions

Cris Sgrott Awarded Senior Move Manager Certification

CRIS SGROTT AWARDED SENIOR MOVE MANAGER CERTIFICATION BY THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SENIOR MOVE MANAGERS®

The National Association of Senior Move Managers® is proud to award the Senior Move Manager~Certified (SMM-C) credential to Cris Sgrott of Organizing Maniacs in Ashburn, Virginia.

The Senior Move Manager~Certified (SMM~C) credential is a three–year designation given to individuals who have demonstrated […]

Preparing for Yard Sale Season

It's yard sale season, and whether you are planning to hit as many yard sales as you can this spring or plan to hold your own yard sale, read this first.

6 Tips to Stay Organized When Caring for Elderly Parents

These 6 tips to help you stay organized when caring for elderly parents reduce the stress involved in being the caretaker.

Jump into Fall Cleaning

Everyone talks about spring cleaning, but why are we limiting a good cleaning to once a year? Fall cleaning is a great idea so that your home is ready for holiday guests. Regular maintenance is much easier to handle, and these fall organization tips aren’t as daunting as they sound. With cooler weather quickly approaching, […]

Getting Started with Minimalism

Minimalism is defined differently by various people, but the core idea is living life with as few factors as possible that restrict what you want to do – that keep you from living the life you would love to live. It is the practice of looking carefully at everything in your life and deciding what […]

Spring Cleaning: Organizing Our Wardrobes

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton

Isn’t it about time we get to organizing our wardrobes – putting away the snow boots, heavy sweaters, and raincoats? There’s something wonderful about the lightening that happens in Spring. It’s not just daylight, but moods, clothing choices, and attitudes. Spring is a time for new beginnings – and that makes it a […]

Organizing All Things Baby

 

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton

Organizing a house is tough enough, but add a baby to that effort, and you have chaos. Whether it’s your first or your fifth child, babies bring extra “stuff” to the home, from diapers and pacifiers to bottles and baby clothes. Combine baby chaos with new-parent exhaustion and you have a perfect-storm organizing challenge. Organizing all […]

The Happiness Effect. Become Happier

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton
More than ever, we need to infuse the world with happiness. How strong is your happiness effect? Are you leaving each person you interact with feeling better than they felt before?
You can magnify your happiness effect by

Connecting with others
Practicing forgiveness
Being kind
Celebrating others’ successes
Expressing gratitude

I’ve gathered some of my […]

Spread Happiness by Prioritizing People

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton

I am continuing to (spread happiness) explore what I learned at the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) annual conference in Portland, Oregon during Ayla Lewis’s session on “The Science of Being Happy and Productive at Work.” Lewis, the Director of Operations, Speaker and Facilitator at Happy Brain Science, One of the ways she suggested we could be […]

Happiness: The Secret Ingredient of Success

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton

Last month, I attended the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) annual conference in Portland, Oregon. One of the breakout sessions I attended was “The Science of Being Happy and Productive at Work” with Ayla Lewis, Director of Operations, Speaker and Facilitator at Happy Brain Science. The session was really eye-opening to me. Many of […]