Getting Organized

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Grand Central Publishing, May 30, 2009 - Self-Help - 336 pages
A handy guide that has been helping people manage their daily lives since 1978 is revised and updated to apply the principles of organization to today's lifestyles.
 

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Browsing through this book is a bit exhausting and depressing. Let's just say I have far to go before meeting the standards of this book of an organized life. But then if that were not the case, what ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
How Organized Are You?A Quiz
PART I
1
2
PROBLEMSOLVING CHECKLIST
PART II
9
CLOTHES
ACCESSORIES
KEEP IT MOVING
GETTING MAXIMUM MILEAGE FROM CLOSET SPACE
10
CDs DVDs AND ELECTRONIC GAMES
11

3
THE EFFICIENCY ADVANTAGE
PROCRASTINATION PERFECTIONISM AND IRRITATIONS
4
MAIL MASTERY I FOLLOWING THE PAPER TRAIL
MAIL MASTERY II GETTING A HANDLE ON EMAIL
ADDRESSES AND SPECIAL DATES
PART III
5
TAKING YOUR WORK SERIOUSLY
AN ORGANIZING SYSTEM
INTERRUPTIONS AND DISTRACTIONS
NEGOTIATING INTERRUPTIONS FROM FAMILY AND FRIENDS
FINDING YOUR OPTIMUM WORK STYLE
6
CHOOSING THE LOCATION
CREATING AN OFFICE AND OFFICE STYLES
THE SMALLSCALE OFFICE FOR HOME AND PERSONAL BUSINESS
PART IV
7
SETTING UP THE SYSTEM
THE MONTHLY PROCEDURE
SOME THOUGHTS ON ONLINE BANKING QUICKEN AND TURBOTAX
SUMMARY BUDGETING GUIDE
ORGANIZING FOR THE IRS
PART V
8
IF ONLY I HAD MORE SPACE
ORGANIZING YOURSELF INTO A NEW HOME
ODDS AND ENDS
WORK AREA
STORAGE
SERVING AND CLEARING
KITCHEN TIME SAVERS
ORGANIZING INTO A NEW HOME
12
WHAT PEOPLE DO IN THE ROOM
DEFINING PROBLEMS AND SOLVING THEM
PLANNING A MODEL ROOM
A MASTER CHECKLIST
13
BEDROOM
STUDIO APARTMENTS AND OTHER SMALL SPACES
ARTWORK CARPENTRY SEWING
14
AN EFFICIENT APPROACH TO HOME MANAGEMENT
PART VI
15
TEACHING YOUR CHILD TO ORGANIZE
CHILD CARE AND SUPERVISION
KIDDIE PAPERS
16
THE PARTTIME PARENT
THE BLENDED FAMILY
HOUSEMATES AND COHABITING COUPLES
Afterword
File Overflow LongTerm Files and Vital Documents
Books of Interest
About the Author
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Stephanie Winston is a bestselling author, professional organizer, and the founder of The Organizing Principle, a time-management consulting firm whose clients include American Express, Xerox, and Campbell Soup. She lives in New York City.

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