Moving

5 Tips for a Stress-Free Move

These Organizing Maniacs moving tips will help you have a stress-free move so that you can enjoy and appreciate the opportunity for adventure.

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.

Inspired to Declutter

Organizing and decluttering can be very satisfying, but sometimes it's tough to get motivated. What has you inspired to declutter?

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 […]

Organized Travel: Packing Clothing

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton
In my last post about getting organized to travel, I talked about the enormous task of planning the trip. But when all the planning is done, it’s really the packing that causes all the stress. Take too much, and the luggage fees at the airport will break the bank. Don’t take enough and you […]

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 […]

Strategies to Help You Minimize

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton

In a day and age where having “stuff” is everything, collections can grow and clutter becomes overwhelming. Minimalism is a new trend, but it’s not about just getting rid of stuff – it’s about being smart about what you keep, what you value, and how you store it so that you can find […]

Declutter Today for a Better Tomorrow

Declutter Today for a Better Tomorrow

Many people cringe at the sound of the word “declutter” as it brings to mind a process that can be emotionally and physically tough. Many others are like me and don’t cringe, but rather make grand plans to clear out all my spaces but then always seem to end up […]

Organize Now, Not When Your Home Is for Sale

We work with many real estate agents and their clients to prepare a home to put on the market. Do you know what we hear most from the homeowner?

“Why did I wait this long to get organized?”

That’s a great question!  Why wait when you can enjoy your home and organize now?

There are two benefits to […]