Absolutely Organized: A Mom's Guide to a No-Stress Schedule and Clutter-Free Home

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North Light Books, Nov 1, 2007 - House & Home - 192 pages
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Do you run non-stop but never feel like you accomplish anything? Feel stressed out at home? Dream about doing things that you never get around to doing? Wish you had extra hours in your day? Well, here's something even better!

Absolutely Organized is "a book full of tips and hope" for overworked, time-crunched, clutter-crushed moms. It's brimming with practical, proven and, in many cases, very simple solutions for keeping order in every corner of your life, from your refrigerator to your file drawers, from keeping a newborn on a set schedule to getting kids to willingly pitch in on household chores.

Debbie Lillard, professional organizer and mother of three, shares her easy-to-use "Absolutes of Organizing" tips to help you gain and maintain order in the three key areas of your family's life:

  • YOUR TIME: Learn the tricks for streamlining cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping and other everyday duties. Get more done and have more time left over to spend on your kids, your spouse, projects around the house, and even yourself!
  • YOUR BELONGINGS: Use Debbie's simple but effective C.P.R. method (Categorize, Purge and Rearrange) to organize paperwork, photos, collections, toys, clothes, children's artwork and more.
  • YOUR HOME: Take it room by room—home office, kitchen, bathroom, family room and even (gulp!) the kids' rooms. Rid your house of clutter, make the most of your space, and make home feel more comfortable, functional and relaxing.
Follow Absolutely Organized from start to finish for a complete, full-life makeover. Or dip in here and there for help on one problem area at a time, such as that ever-growing mountain of paperwork, your collection of children's memorabilia, or that disaster area called a closet. Tried-and-true advice for every mom, Absolutely Organized will help you simplify your life so you can enjoy more and stress less.

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I thought this was a great book. Good for organizing your whole life. Great tips for keeping your family schedule organized as well. Also goes room by room to get your entire house on track to better ... Read full review

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My quest for the best book on organizing for moms is over. This book changed my life. I would highly recommend it for busy moms or just busy women in general. Thank you Overstocks for such quick shipping and great products. Read full review


Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19

Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11

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About the author (2007)

Debbie Lillard is a Professional Organizer and the mother of three young children. After starting her own organizing business in 2003, Debbie appeared on four episodes of HGTV's Mission: Organization. She has been referenced as an organizational expert in articles for the Philadelphia Inquirer and on HGTV's Web site. Debbie has a BA in Communications from Marymount University and worked as a technical writer in sales training for a major telecommunications company before becoming a "stay at home" mom.

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