One Year to an Organized Life: From Your Closets to Your Finances, the Week-by-Week Guide to Getting Completely Organized for Good

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Da Capo Press, 2008 - Business & Economics - 309 pages
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Who would you be if you felt at peace and had more time and money? An organized life enables you to have more freedom, less aggravation, better health, and to get more done. For nearly twenty years, Regina Leeds-named Best Organizer byLos Angeles magazine-has helped even the messiest turn their lives around. Anyone can get organized-she’ll prove it to you!One Year to an Organized Life is a unique week-by-week approach that you can begin at any time of year. Regina helps you break down tasks and build routines over time so that life becomes simple, not overwhelming. Master time management Make your kitchen efficient Permanently organize closets and drawers Deal with your finances Reclaim "dumping grounds” like the guest room, garage and basement Declutter the kids’ rooms Organize your travel plans-and the vacation photos and souvenirs Entertain with joy Regina reveals her magic formula for organizing anything, plus her method to stop the chronic cycles of clutter, misplaced items, and lateness. Whether you’re living in chaos or just looking for new ways to simplify, this essential book will help you get the whole household organized-and stay that way.
 

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Contents

Introduction 1
1
1 JANUARY Understanding Time Management Working on the Kitchen 13
13
Why Am I Like This? Time Questions 16
16
Creating Schedules and Routines 23
23
Kitchen Questions 28
28
Whip Your Kitchen into Shape 33
33
2 FEBRUARY Creating a Bedroom Sanctuary 44
44
Bedroom Questions 46
46
Stroll Down Memory Lane 179
179
Treasured Images 186
186
Creating Albums 189
189
8 AUGUST Surviving Your Move 196
196
Moving Questions 198
198
Pack Up 204
204
Deal with the Movers 207
207
Moving Day 211
211

Get to the Bottom of Your Closet 50
50
Take Time for Your Space 54
54
Create a Bedroom You Love 60
60
3 MARCH Organizing the Business of Life 67
67
Home Office Questions 71
71
Save Time 76
76
Make a Plan 83
83
Say Goodbye to Piles 90
90
Chasing Your Cares Away 101
101
Sing a New Song 103
103
Goo and Gunk Be Gone 106
106
Reinvent the Space 111
111
Watch Your Personal Spa Appear 114
114
Attic Basement Garage Laundry Room and Guest Room 118
118
Whats Hiding in Your Space? 120
120
Help Is at Hand Resources 130
130
The Projects Begin 135
135
Call More Areas to Order 140
140
6 JUNE Traveling Light 147
147
Travel Questions 149
149
The Travel Checklist 155
155
Before You Leave the House 161
161
Pack and Bon Voyage 166
166
Scrapbooks Memorabilia Greeting Card Collections and Your Address Book 173
173
Who Are All These People? 175
175
9 SEPTEMBER BacktoSchool Busy Season 216
216
School Year Questions 218
218
Kids Rooms 222
222
Get Your Kids to Stay Organized 229
229
Handle Obligations 233
233
10 OCTOBER Relaxing in the Common Rooms 237
237
Home Questions 239
239
Has Anyone Seen the Dining Room Table? 241
241
Put Some Life in Your Living Room 245
245
The Family Room 248
248
11 NOVEMBER Entertaining with Joy 256
256
Holiday Stress Questions 257
257
Make a Clean Sweep 260
260
Plan the Menu 264
264
Countdown to TDay 269
269
12 DECEMBER Creating a Festive Atmosphere 273
273
Time to Make a Holiday Plan Cards Gifts and More 275
275
Get Your Home HolidayReady 283
283
Volunteer with Good Cheer 286
286
Heres to a Happy New Year 288
288
Epilogue 293
293
Acknowledgments 295
295
Resources 297
297
Index 302
302
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Regina Leeds, a professional organizer and founder of Get Organized! by Regina, is the author of several books, including The Zen of Organizing. She lives outside of Los Angeles.

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