Seniors

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.

Organized Medical Records Without the Headache

Organized medical records make can save lives by ensuring you have quick and easy access to information about allergies, prescriptions, and more.

Millennials don’t have the space for legacy memorabilia

Cris was quoted in the December 7, 2015 Washington Post article, Boomers are ready to retire from holiday hubbub, but their kids won’t let them. Boomers are wanting to downsize their holiday decorations, but the boomers’ adult children are not interested in taking the decorations and would prefer to come home during the holidays and have […]

Winter Emergency Kit

It’s no secret that Professional Organizers aren’t perfect.  Case in point – I’ve been living in Virginia going on 5 years now and this is the first Fall that I’ve decided to put together a winter emergency kit.  In all fairness, it’s my first winter living with small children’s safety to consider, but that is […]

Where do I find a Professional Organizer

Where do I find a Professional Organizer?

If you just started looking for a professional organizer, I am sure you are confused by all of our industry acronyms.  Beware, that there are always new ones being added.  I would recommend hiring a professional organizer that belongs to one of these organizations.  Belonging to a professional organization will […]

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

Transitions

Change is a beautiful thing. Change is a scary thing. Whether chosen or imposed, good or bad, change brings a certain amount of inherent chaos that if not addressed can derail even the most organized among us. While changes to the physical space are most visible in transitions, it is equally

Book Club – Don’t Toss My Memories in the Trash – Vickie Dellaquila

This month, Organizing Maniacs read the senior resource book Don’t Toss My Memories in the Trash, which we all found to be both compassionate and helpful. Two lessons learned from this book we would say two is to have respect and give the older adult time.

Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton Receives Aging Specialist Certificate

Congratulations to Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton for receiving her Aging Specialist Certificate from the Institute of Challenging Disorganization (ICD).