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.

7 Ideas for Easy Fall Décor You Can Do Every Year

These 7 ideas show that you don't have to create more clutter or spend a lot of money to bring fall décor into your home for the autumn season.

Recycle, Reuse, Reduce: Earth Day Is April 22

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton
Excess Clothing
April 22 is Earth Day, and as we try to reach a billion acts of green, one of the categories we see a lot is excess clothing. We’ve been talking about organizing our wardrobes, but when you get rid of clothing, it’s important not to just throw it away. Donate or recycle – but don’t […]

How To – Spring Clean Your Home Office

Winter has come and gone.  Well, and kind of come back again.  But have no fear, it will eventually be Spring!  To prepare, check out our favorite tips for how to spring clean your home office.



Just like the sky clears up and lets the sunlight through, now’s the time to clear some of the piles […]

Recycling Alert – Household Medication

Recycling Alert – Household Medication

Expired or no longer needed medication has long been a difficult type of item to dispose of. What’s the best way to get rid of old allergy pills or antibiotics we no longer need? Do they go in the trash? Do they go down the drain? Well, luckily for us, the […]

Recycling Alert – Brita Water Filters

Recycling Alert – Brita Water Filters!  The Organizing Maniacs have an exciting new recycling alert – Brita water filters can now be recycled at your local Whole Foods Market.

Nothing makes our fearless leader Cris happier than finding a new resource for recycling. When she got word that Whole Foods was recycling Brita water filters, we […]

Recycling Alert – Eye Glasses


Recycling Alert – Eye Glasses! For those of us who wear readers or full-time eye glasses, we know that it’s not uncommon for us to stash pairs of them around the house. In the nightstand, by the couch, in a kitchen drawer. When the prescription changes, often times we end up with several pairs we […]

Green Organizing – Keeping You Organized a Podcast by Smead

Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton talks Green Organizing with John Hunt on the Keeping You Organized a Podcast by Smead.

Donate your empty ink toner cartridges to CLIPUS

Clean up the clutter and help kids
in need with CLIPUS!

Organizing Maniacs is excited to announce that we have found a new resource in our efforts to dispose of unwanted items through eco- and social-recycling. CLIPUS Foundation is using empty ink toner cartridges “To facilitate and enhance the education of children in need by providing them […]

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, […]