Life Transitions

An Experiment in Time-Management

The Maniacs are busy reading The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg for our next book club and this inspired me to try an experiment in time-management and the power of habits.  There is a lot of discussion in the first portion of the book on working memory, executive functions, and how our ability to keep […]

Small Wins and Lasting Change

The Maniacs are busy reading The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg for our next book club, and while we are not yet finished, there is a section on small wins that is really sticking with me. In this section, Duhigg speaks to the power of frequently achieving small goals and how they compound on […]

Make Unpacking Fun

I had the opportunity to have a great conversation with the Kaley Belakovich of Angie’s List, last week.

She was writing an article on “How to make Unpacking Fun,”  and after a few minutes on the phone we decided that unpacking will probably never be fun.  However, it can be less painful!  She wrote a great article […]

Work it Harder, Make it Better, Do it Faster, Makes us Stronger – Kevin Roose

I had the opportunity to have a great conversation with the funny and talented Kevin Roose of Matter and the New York Magazine, a couple of months ago.

He has written a series on Self Improvement, which is funny and full of useful tips.  Here is his take on working from home!

Work It Harder Make It Better Do […]

Take Control Of Your Life Changes With These Three Steps

Life moves fast and it is sometimes hard to even keep up with the pace, let alone feel like you’re getting ahead. If you’re going through a transition in you life, no matter if it’s a happy one or one that was chosen for you, take control of your life changes with these three steps.

Get […]

Book Club: The Sensory Child Gets Organized

Book Club: The Sensory Child Gets Organized
This month, the Maniacs read The Sensory Child Gets Organized by Carolyn Dalgliesh, a resource book for parents of children with a variety of learning and social differences such as AD/HD, PANDAS, Autism Spectrum disorders, and more. It offers specific insight into the disorders, common organizing struggles associated with […]

To Yard Sale or Not To Yard Sale

To Yard Sale or Not To Yard Sale – this is the real question.
Yard sales sound like an attractive option for people looking to recoup some of their expenses on items they’ve purchased but are no longer using. However, many people don’t realize the hidden costs of hosting a yard sale. Yard sales are complex, […]

How to hire a professional organizer?

How to hire a professional organizer?

What brought you to this question?

You have gotten away with an out-of-place pile of paper, a computer that needs recycling, or have some clothing in a closet that doesn’t quite fit anymore. Then, there is more junk mail arriving, new electronics being purchased, and the inflow of stuff into your […]

Book Club – The Gifts of Imperfection – Brene Brown

“Your guide to a wholehearted life.” It was a guide to a wholehearted book club discussion! One of the Maniacs thought that it is unrealistic to live your life absolutely free from other people’s expectations and standards. Two other Maniacs felt that it is possible and are implementing it as much as possible. What do you think...?

Senior Living Terms

May is Older Americans Month and we at Organizing Maniacs would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation for our older clients. They are some of the most fun, lively, and interesting clients we have worked with and we are grateful to them for allowing us into their lives. There is still confusion around different resources available to the older population so we've put together a list of common senior living terms you may hear