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1. Home Organization Secrets for
2. Get It Together Girl!: A 28-Day
3. Christopher Lowell's Seven Layers
4. Creating Space: Essential Home
5. Your Guide To Home Organization
6. Organize your home now!: The home
7. Just Clean Enough: Home Organization
8. The Big Clean: How to Clean and
9. Declutter Your Life
10. Food Preparation (Home Techniques)
11. The Art of Organizing Anything:
12. Organizing Plain and Simple: A
13. The Clutter Diet: The Skinny on
14. Organizing Magic: 40 Days to a
15. Mission: Organization - Strategies
16. Order! A Logical Approach to an
17. 1001 Ideas for Kitchen Organization
18. Organize Your Garage In No Time
19. Kitchen Organization Tips and
20. The Organization Map

1. Home Organization Secrets for Busy Moms
by Janet Nusbaum
Kindle Edition: Pages (2009-06-15)
list price: US$9.99
Asin: B002G1YPNE
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Being a mother and family manager is demanding job. Taking care of children is a full-time vocation, let alone addressing the needs of your home and your own personal life. Need help? Need guidance?

Professional Organizer, speaker, clutter coach, andmom of two girls, Janet Nusbaum (AKA The Organizing Genie) offers thisinformation-packed home organization "How-to" guide ~ HOME ORGANIZATION SECRETS FOR BUSY MOMS

This 77-page information-packed e-book, written by Janet Nusbaum (AKA The Organizing Genie), is based on her work with hundreds of frazzles families as a Professional Organizer since 2004 and her popular classes and presentations about clearing the clutter and simplifying life. In her new book, Janet discusses the home management secrets and organizing strategies that she feels are musts for effectively and efficiently managing a home (regardless of family size & dynamics) with the goal of calming the chaos in your home and simplifying life for all who share the space.

In this information-packed e-book, you’ll learn:

* how to identify clutter in your life - physical or mental
* how to determine your “whys” for getting organized
* how to determine your organizational goals for your home and family
* how to break through information overload and take action
* Janet’s signature 13 must-do home organization strategies
* the 5 essential home management systems no home should be without
* how to immediately identify where to place your stuff for efficient access
* and so much more!

Grab your Kindle copy and learn TODAY how to organize every aspect of your home and family. ... Read more

2. Get It Together Girl!: A 28-Day Guide to Practical NOT Perfect Home Organization
by Karyn L. Beach
Kindle Edition: Pages (2009-08-24)
list price: US$1.99
Asin: B002TG4P0E
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Designed for the woman who doesn't have the time to get organized! Get It Together Girl! uses the time and the money you have to get you the organization you crave. Tired of losing your keys? Scared to eat half the stuff in your refrigerator? Tired of wading through outdated clothes and a sea of shoes? You've come to the right place. Get It Together Girl! gets you together in just 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Weekends are optional! ... Read more

3. Christopher Lowell's Seven Layers of Organization: Unclutter Your Home, Unclutter Your Life
by Christopher Lowell
Paperback: 176 Pages (2005-12-20)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$11.24
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Asin: 1400082404
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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If your closets are bulging and your drawers are about to explode, you’re not alone. The fact is, seven out of ten Americans live in cluttered homes. Our nesting instinct has allowed the stuff to take over. Emmy Award–winning host and design guru Christopher Lowell provides the perfect solution in Seven Layers of Organization. While other books simply show containers and gizmos to get organized, Christopher gets to the bottom of why we just can’t seem to let go—and shows us how we can.

As in his smash hit book Christopher Lowell’s Seven Layers of Design, Lowell takes you through the organizing process step by step, breaking down each layer into simple tasks that anyone can make time to do. He shows how to plan ahead for better, faster, longer-lasting results; how to decide what to keep and what to toss; and how to store or show off your possessions. You’ll also see how each layer works in twelve fabulous room makeovers, from a ship-to-shore nautical bedroom to a Hollywood glam hallway to an inviting his-and-hers office space.It is possible to reach organizational nirvana and to stay there! In just seven easy steps, this colorful, no-nonsense guide will teach you how to purge your home mentally, physically, and spiritually so you’ll be clutter-free for life!

1. Assess & Schedule

2. Detach & Purge

3. Reclaim & Update

4. Sort & Contain

5. Design & Build

6. Arrange & Display

7. Cease & Maintain ... Read more

Customer Reviews (18)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Condition
Very pleased with the condition and price of this book upon arrival.I had originally checked it out from the public library, and enjoyed it so much I needed my own copy.This book has provided endless motivation and inspiration to unclutter my life and my home!

5-0 out of 5 stars Motivation and direction
I have been checking out this book from the library for years. Finally got around to getting my own copy and one for a friend. Christopher has the reasons, the method and the motivation for getting rid of excess and organizing everything.

4-0 out of 5 stars Much Needed Book
I bought this book because I like Christopher Lowell--been watching his shows since 1997.I found the information in this book useful and inspiring.I would recommend it to a friend.

5-0 out of 5 stars unclutter your life
This was a very informative book and I really enjoyed reading and learning from this book.I have implimented some of his ideas.

5-0 out of 5 stars You can go wrong with Christopher!
I love his books and this one will teach you how to do what he does. I miss his TV show. ... Read more

4. Creating Space: Essential Home Organization
by Elizabeth Wilhide
Hardcover: 160 Pages (1998-01)
list price: US$27.00 -- used & new: US$3.49
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Asin: 1579590012
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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The author of the The Laura Ashley Book of Windows presents a thorough, interesting and lavishly illustrated guide to organizing storage in your living space. 85 color photos.Amazon.com Review
When our homes feel cluttered and our lives seem overburdenedwith stuff, it's tempting to postpone change indefinitely because wethink we need a bigger place to accommodate everything. Not so,declares this handsomely photographed, advice-filled volume. Beyondreassessing your possessions and getting rid of what you reallydon't need, clever storage strategies include installing above-bedshelving instead of nightstands, using decorative trunks to double asend tables, keeping the floor very clear to retain a sense ofspaciousness even when the walls are packed with shelves andcupboards, or installing pull-out units to take advantage of everyinch of space. Wilhide stylishly declutters every room in the house(even children's rooms) with great-looking and very doableschemes. --Amy Handy ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Suggests new ways to think about maximizing room space
This is one of the first books I read which suggested truly individualized ways for home owners, office planners, etc..to think about the way they used their space - rather than suggesting a cookie cutter approach to room and storage function. I really liked that approach.
This point was driven home early in the book where one homeowner showcases a collection of lunchboxes - not something that just anyone would collect - and, obviously, requiring an innovative use of wall space to highlight them.In other, more traditional rooms, other storage ideas were suggested, along with floor plans to make the maximum use of space. There is a strong emphasis on form, function and aesthetics - in short, great ideas which also look good.

1-0 out of 5 stars What a Disappointment
A few helpful hints among 160 pages of wasted space.Not a solution in the book.Nice pictures, but not practical for the family looking for storage and orgainzation ideas.Even the choice of font and layout make this one difficult to read.If you are looking for a practical home orgainization book (I was looking for a home office organization book), skip this one.

3-0 out of 5 stars Expected more...
I was anticipating more forward thinking solutions to the home organization problem.I was not, however, disappointed with the photographs.Having recently purchased the Lighting Design Sourcebook by Wilhide, I knew, at the very least I would be getting some beautiful photos.The book is broken down into areas of the home (kid's rooms, living spaces...)and attacks each one separately offering "stylish" storage solutions.This book is clearly aimed at the homeowner looking to throw out the cardboard closet organizer and add a built-in, not the professional designer looking to supplement a design library with novel storage design resolutions. ... Read more

5. Your Guide To Home Organization
by Jill Carlson
Paperback: 58 Pages (2010-02-24)
list price: US$14.95 -- used & new: US$14.95
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Asin: 1451510128
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Organizing your home consistently can be a difficult task. With so many things to consider, you will often feel overwhelmed just by the thought of it. This book offers a simple solution to the problem, helping you break down the task of organizing your home into manageable steps. ... Read more

6. Organize your home now!: The home organization toolbox
by Charlotte Jarrett
Paperback: 58 Pages (2010-02-24)
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Asin: 1451512228
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Organizing your home is something many people procrastinate for a simple reason: It can be a daunting task. With so many places to start the idea itself can seem overwhelming. If you feel even remotely like this, then this book is for you. In clear and simple language it lays out a plan for you to follow and equips you with the strategies, tools and methods to deal with all the problems you may face while you move straight to an organized home that stays that way. If you want to have an organized home, but are hesitant, then you need this book. ... Read more

7. Just Clean Enough: Home Organization in an Imperfect World
by I.B. Caruso, Schroedel
Paperback: 224 Pages (2010-12-16)
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Asin: 1440506566
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A clean house means peace of mind. But who has the time to keep on top of it?

Fortunately, this book breaks down home organization and gives busy families a solution. Unlike other decluttering books that press for perfection, this flexible guide features tips for each room in the house and helps you tackle your clutter in any way that works for you. With helpful icons that highlight quick tasks more suitable for weeknights as well as time-consuming jobs best left for the weekend, you will clean up and still have time for fun!

After all, why spend all day cleaning when it's easy to do small things, like:

  • Dump out the junk drawer
  • Toss unnecessary papers
  • Corral kids' toys
  • Clean out the medicine cabinet

Before long, you will be able to clean up your act--one closet, one room, one day at a time! ... Read more

8. The Big Clean: How to Clean and Organize Your Home and Free Your Mind (Revised and Updated)
by Kim Rinehart
Kindle Edition: Pages (2009-09-01)
list price: US$7.95
Asin: B002ZVOH5G
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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What would you do if someone told you that there was a better way to clean and organize your home and still have time for all the things in your life that you actually enjoy? Well, there is and it’s called The Big Clean and now this classic organization and housecleaning manual has been revised and updated.

Due to a complete lack of time, Kim Rinehart, author of Goodbye, Fatty! Hello, Skinny! How I Lost Weight And Still Ate The Foods I Loved—Without Dieting, through trial and error developed a system to clean and organize better and more efficiently. In her book, The Big Clean: How to Clean and Organize Your Home and Free Your Mind, she shows you exactly how it works. The great thing is that once it has been performed, it will allow you to go for extended periods of time without worrying about housework. In fact, you will generally only have to put in thirty minutes or less a week to keep your home clean and organized. This book not only contains tips that will help you save time but also money.

It’s easier than you think to stop wasting time and start enjoying life. The Big Clean: How to Clean and Organize Your Home and Free Your Mind will show you how.
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5-0 out of 5 stars A great plan to a clean house.
The Big Clean was a great read for me. It was a straight forward book about organizing and cleaning your house. I'm not a huge fan of cleaning, but this book really got me motivated. I particularily liked the tips on how to save money, as well as what to do with your old stuff once you clean it out of the closets. The book was well organzied and gives a person everything they need to do in order to get that clean house and then everything they need to do in order to maintain it. And that's exactly what I needed. Additionally, it was entertaining and funny. The best part of this was that life truly does get easier once you have a system of organizing and cleaning your house and this book gave me that. ... Read more

9. Declutter Your Life
by Biran Sefar
 Kindle Edition: Pages (2009-10-28)
list price: US$1.85
Asin: B002V1H22U
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At some point in our lives, there comes a day when we suddenly realize that we have way too much stuff. Our personal space is chaotic and cramped. There are too many things that need frequent dusting. We can't find the one thing we want without spending an hour or more moving other things out of the way. Our attics, basements, cabinets, closets, garages, and other storage spaces "runneth over." We may even have bedroomsthat we've packed with our belongings to a point that these rooms are no longer accessible to ourselves, much less guests. Worst of all, the prospect of ever having to move seems like the worst nightmare we could ever have. If you've reached your limit and can stand no more chaos, then today is the day that you can start to de-clutter your life. ... Read more

10. Food Preparation (Home Techniques)
by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
 Ring-bound: 42 Pages (1977-09)

Isbn: 9250001770
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11. The Art of Organizing Anything: Simple Principles for Organizing Your Home, Your Office, and Your Life
by Rosalie Maggio
Paperback: 288 Pages (2009-03-23)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$8.32
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Asin: 0071609121
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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The first organizing system that can becustomized to fit YOUR lifestyle

Are you overwhelmed by clutter? Do you have a hard time finding things in yourhome or office?

The disorder in your life may be keeping you from accomplishingyour goals.

The Art of Organizing Anything helps you streamline your life at home andat work, reduce stress, be more efficient—and locate all those misplaced items.Bestselling author Rosalie Maggio introduces an accessible organizing system youcan tailor to meet your own specific needs. You’ll learn how to

  • Put 10 essential organizing principles into practice
  • Manage professional, personal, and family time
  • Create and maintain an organized home
  • Organize your work space and office email

Packed with lists, tips, shortcuts, advice, and inexpensive solutions, The Art of OrganizingAnything shows you how to create a more leisured, productive, enjoyable life.

... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great read!Helpful AND entertaining!
I consider myself somewhat organized, but this book was full of new ideas for me!Plus, I actually laughed out loud a couple times.Organizing isn't always easy!

1-0 out of 5 stars Waste of money -- Zero Stars
This book was a waste of money. If you are even marginally organized, you already do everything she recommends. Only for someone who is a total mess! ... Read more

12. Organizing Plain and Simple: A Ready Reference Guide with Hundreds of Solutions to Your Everyday Clutter Challenges
by Donna Smallin
Paperback: 320 Pages (2002-09)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$4.18
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Asin: 1580174485
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Desk drowning in papers? No room for the car in the garage? Santa still sitting on the roof in May? A less-is-more philosophy is great, but we all still have way too much stuff. The home office swallows up whole rooms, as does the family computer station. Then there's the home gym, the TV room, and the playroom, not to mention our collections - books, CDs, toys. Time management experts agree that when the minor things that take up space in the mind are eliminated, there is room to think about the big things. The same goes for the home. The visual clarity that comes from de-cluttering rooms, finances, and time promotes mental clarity, peacefulness, and contemplation. When everything is organized, it is easier to enjoy the meaningful things in life.

Organizing Plain & Simple is like a course from an expert teacher, grounded in the fundamentals and enriched with philosophy, tips, anecdotes, illustrations - everything necessary to make home and life run more smoothly. Donna Smallin takes a personalized, nonjudgemental approach to explaining how to assess each individual's situation and suggesting where to start organizing - room by room - and then covers how to stay organized. Then she offers advice on organizing time and finances, as well as organizing for the seasons and for special events - the birth of a baby, combining households, a move, kids going off to college, successful downsizing. Smallin presents a broad range of innovative solutions in the running feature "One Challenge, Three Solutions" that includes tips for solving classic organizational issues from a wide range of professional organizers. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Common Sense
I really enjoyed this book at first, but I never actually put what I read to use.Maybe it is due to the fact that I had already read most of what this book contains.It is all pretty common-sense stuff that you have probably heard of before, but if you don't have a reference like this, it is worth buying.

5-0 out of 5 stars Useful book
I found this to be a useful book on how to get organized, and I was already mostly organized anyway, but not being an expert in this area I was looking for help on how to improve and be even better. This book was good for that. I've seen several books on getting organized (unfortunately I don't recall the other titles) but this was the one I liked the best.

Besides having useful tips for getting rid of and organizing all the clutter, it also has chapters on organizing your time, finances, work, home life, and transitions (such as moving, the seasons, your estate), and so on. Most people who have too much clutter have behaviors that are dysfunctional and this book deals with that too, on how to effect changes that will enable you to stay organized once you've finished. This is just as important as knowing how to get organized because otherwise you'll just end up undoing all your good work.

The chapters for organizing the home are divided up by rooms--kitchen, bedroom, family room, etc.--even hallways get discussed. And to get you motivated, the author explains why it pays to un-clutter and to get organized and the benefits of being better organized. Other extras like helpful checklists and an entertaining and practical test to find your "organizing I.Q." were helpful too. There are some "general principles" to organizing that are good to know such as keeping it simple, and breaking down big or complicated organizing tasks into smaller chunks so they're not quite so daunting.

All in all this is a useful book on a topic that most of us can probably use some help with.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great organizing reference book
I found this book very useful while starting my career as a professional organizer. Smallin offers a complete resource for organizing everything from individual rooms to time to finances to estates. I like that she also offers do-it-yourself as well as store-bought solutions.

She offers tips and various solutions for common problems as well as calls on other experts to share their advice. I particularly enjoyed the "One Challenge. Three Solutions." sections throughout the book. Here a challenge is presented (e.g. "I don't know how to organize my photos.") and three different solutions are presented by experts.

The book could prove to be overwhelming to a reader picking up the book hoping it will be a magic tool to get organized, but if that person uses it as a reference guide and employs one section at a time, I think it will prove a useful guide to getting organized.

5-0 out of 5 stars space galore
I found spaces in my small apartment that I didn't know I had. Excellent book.
Love my new, uncluttered look and I can finally find things.

2-0 out of 5 stars disappointed
This book came with a paper clip in it and several pages with underlines and circled words.I was disappointed to see this. ... Read more

13. The Clutter Diet: The Skinny on Organizing Your Home and Taking Control of Your Life
by Lorie Marrero
Paperback: 272 Pages (2009-02-01)
list price: US$17.95 -- used & new: US$10.50
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Asin: 0615266487
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Get your house in shape! Applying just an ounce of the advice in this practical guide saves you enough time and money to pay for itself. You will learn:

  • The actual scientific law of nature that helps you get organized
  • The cure for procrastination
  • Ten types of High Calorie Clutter to avoid
  • Where to start and how to tackle your projects
  • How to successfully add new habits into your life

Praise for The Clutter Diet:
'As a successful organizing coach, I immediately related with Lorie's motivational concepts in The Clutter Diet. Applying these principles can change your life!' --Dorothy Breininger, President of Delphi Center for Organization, Dr. Phil Show expert and author of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Life Lessons for Organizing and Balancing Your World

'What an exciting book! Getting organized has never been so easy. Lorie provides great real-life tips and advice that anyone can implement. You'll walk away with everything you need to know to get and stay organized.' --Jim Deitzel, Rubbermaid, eMarketing Manager ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars LOVE THIS BOOK
I really loved this book. I have to say that I think it's fantastic and I am applying stuff to my own life now.
I am sorting through a couple of junk drawers and throwing out papers and magazines. (recylcing).
I really love another kindle book I bought on Kindle because I am a shopaholic and it really helped me
to stop shopping so I don't bring ANY more into my house.That's why the clutter starts with me. I bring
more and more in, even though I don't need it!.Why? I am now figuring it out and seeing objects in a new way
with my new kindle book. The book is great it's called 101 Ways to Stop Shopping and Start Saving on Kindle store.
I didn't buy one
thing this past weekend and that is a huge improvement for someone like me.

5-0 out of 5 stars Step by Step decluttering
I am still working through this book but finding it to be a great help, guiding me in a step by step decluttering process.This is more than just helping you realize why you have become a clutter bug and attitude changes that need to be made.It helps walk you through the rooms of your home learning what to get rid of and how to organize what is worth keeping.I strongly recommend downloading the free workbook that is available on their web site. It has some great charts to help through the process.There is also additional free information available at their site.I would highly recommend this book to those desiring to free themselves from a clutter mentality.

1-0 out of 5 stars Very Disappointing
I purchased this book because it had good reviews and I needed help with all my clutter. What I found after reading half of the book were suggestions on how to throw out things and what I should buy to help with that process. The actual definition of clutter is not excess but rather things disorganized and scattered. I myself have a lot of room in my house but things are scattered everywhere. I don't feel I necessarily have excess, just disorganization. I don't fell like just throwing things out, as they suggest, will solve my problem. This book offered very little, if any, help on how to get the "clutter" organized and be able to function. It also has a section on meal planning which has nothing to do with what I would understand as clutter. I would not suggest this book to anyone unless you are prepared to throw out a lot of what you may want and not shop for things you'd like to have.

4-0 out of 5 stars Nothing new, but pulls a bunch of stuff together...
Okay, here's the thing. There is absolutely nothing new in this book (except the binder clip idea - genius! - read the book to find out what I mean). There is no magic pill you can take and suddenly be one of those super organized people. I read a good number books, blogs, etc about organizing your home/office/email/life - flylady can totally kiss my butt, by the way. Nowadays, I pull one or two things from them and go on. It's like that with any self-help book, I suspect. But while reading it, it kind of crossed my mind. She's already done that. Taken the best of the ideas - most were variations of other advise I've heard over the year, tweaked to her own way of doing things - and put them in one book. For someone that doesn't read a lot, this is the perfect book because a lot of the work has been done for you.

2-0 out of 5 stars Advertisement for her business....
While there is some extremely valuable information contained in this book, the constant references to "our paid clients", etc. are offensive and distracting for those who truly want to apply the ideas.Apparently if I am really smart, I will apply their "ruler" to my situation and just pay some one to fix my situation and add this book to the "give away" pile!

I have decided not to let the repetitive "commercials" prevent me from getting my money's worth out of the book I already paid for though. After eleven chapters of the propaganda, I just took a minute to get a piece of card stock and a marker and am "editing" out the references so I can use the information without the insinuations that i need to spend more money on the author's website subscriptions or services or cannot apparently apply the information without them! ... Read more

14. Organizing Magic: 40 Days to a Well-Ordered Home and Life
by Sandra, Felton
Paperback: 208 Pages (2006-07-01)
list price: US$12.99 -- used & new: US$5.20
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Asin: B001O9CCCA
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Every busy, harried woman wants to be more organized. But actually satisfying that desire is another story. Why does organization have to be so difficult?It doesn't! Not according to The Organizer Lady™. She's back with an all new, forty day plan that will help women achieve a well-ordered home and life. Practical and easy to apply, Organizing Magic shows women how to get control of the clutter, chaos, and disorganization of their homes. Each day they'll learn tried and tested organizing tips such as how to- recognize the time realities of modern life - simplify your solutions - wrestle that e-mail to the ground - handle paperwork - zap hidden hindrances - and moreReaders no longer have to settle for mess! With a fun, two-color interior, reader-friendly design, and Sandra's own signature warmth and compassion, Organizing Magic will show women how to create an organizational system to manage their space and time. Organizing doesn't have to be difficult, says Felton. Because an orderly home is never more than forty days away! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Clutter be gone!
Really like this book so far. Not quite finished. Full of great hints for getting organized and decluttering(is that a word?). I'm still hoping to have my closet look like the one on the front of the book though :-)

5-0 out of 5 stars Oh My, I'm not alone!
Sandra's words are comforting, encouraging, inspiring and right on target when it comes to identifying the Messie!It helps so much to know that I'm not alone.She gives some real practical ideas to use and start right away to overcome some of the struggles being a Messie involves.

4-0 out of 5 stars Keep Reading
I think this is a great book. It started out a little dry and I have to admit that I was a little disappointed that it didn't have any pictures or diagrams.She offers very practical tips and it has really motivated me to work on my house and to clean out and de-clutter and even to change my daily habits.I would highly recommend this book. It's easy to read a chapter and then go put it into practice.I'm about 1/2 way through and can't wait to read the remaining chapters.

1-0 out of 5 stars No substance
As organizing books go, they usually fit into at least one of 3 categories: 1) hints/tips, 2) 'clutter psychology/personality types, or 3) managing (getting rid of/finding storage for).

The author has tried to do all three and ended up doing none. Although the book claims to have one-hour activities, there's really little meaningful substance at all. There's no clear progression where any activity builds on or logically follows another, so the whole thing feels kind of random.

Only a couple of pages are devoted to each day, and these examples are quoted from the book:

* Envision your goals.
* Stick to a system.
* Wear glasses that darken automatically in the sun.
* Serve dinner dishes on the kitchen counter.
* Drop out of a group or club.
* Stop sending Christmas cards.
* Look down the road for trouble.
* Give away unwanted, outgrown, or downright unpleasant items.

That last one is the most disturbing of all. If it's "downright unpleasant," why would you give it to anyone?

If the book didn't have Sandra Felton's name printed right on the cover, I wouldn't have believed she authored it.

If your clutter problem is just annoying, you won't get anything from this book you're not already doing or didn't already know. If you're a serious clutterbug, you won't find anything here that will help you make any major impact on your clutter.

5-0 out of 5 stars May take more than 40 days, but definitely worth it!
This should actually be "40 STEPS (rather than DAYS) to a Well-Ordered Home and Life." I love the idea of becoming Martha Stewart in less than two months, but, unfortunately, it took me six months to get through the book. (I wanted to implement each chapter before moving on to the next.) And I'm still not Martha Stewart.

This is a great book! The author offers practical and sound advice for behavioral change. It's not a book of "put this here and buy this organizing tool." Rather it is a collection of tiny steps to help people change their behavior toward more organized living. The author doesn't want to give people cleaning schedules; she wants to help people maintain clean and organized homes by encouraging clean and organized habits. The book design is colorful (quite feminine, but I'm a woman, so I didn't mind too much) and easy to read. Sidebars and shoutouts are prevalent. The chapters are short making it perfectly bite-sized reading.

Final Thoughts: Definitely RECOMMENDED.
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15. Mission: Organization - Strategies and Solutions to Clear Your Clutter
Paperback: 192 Pages (2004-12-21)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$3.80
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Asin: 0696222841
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Trusted pros show how to bring order to the chaos of real living spaces.

Achievable, money-saving strategies for kitchens, bedrooms, baths, basements, garages, and more.

Three steps everyone should follow when clearing the clutter, along with specific tips for different areas of the home.

Case studies including before-and-after photography.

Learn to shop for and personalize the right ready-made storage units.

Easy-to-use worksheets help track goals, set budgets, and design well-organized spaces.

Tips to store seasonal clothing, quilts and bedding, dishware, holiday decor, and more. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A great resource
Since I have watched Mission Organization on television, it was great to review a lot of the tips in the book.I found this book to be a great resource.

5-0 out of 5 stars HGTV Mission: Organization
I would rate this 3 stars only not the 5 that are showing...a clich.

Nicely done book, but was hoping for a little more in-depth information. It is a great little reminder of things seen on HGTV, but so easily forgotton during are far too busy schedules.

2-0 out of 5 stars no real strategies
The author simply lists some common sense things people do, but never gives any unique ideas or strategies.

5-0 out of 5 stars Operation Organized
Operation organized . . . one of the services I offer through my interior decorating business.This book is full of useful ideas, information, suggestions, advice and of course examples and photos!I own several organizing books and this is my favorite and the one I recommend to clients.Not only is it filled with information but it is very enjoyable to read - it makes the difficult task of organizing more enjoyable.

4-0 out of 5 stars Organized and Easy to Follow
This book is well organized and easy to implement.It has simple steps to getting organized.I would have liked to see a few more pictures and room ideas, but overall it is an excellent guide to organizing rooms in a house. ... Read more

16. Order! A Logical Approach to an Organized Way of Life
by Juli Shulem
Kindle Edition: Pages (2009-04-10)
list price: US$14.95
Asin: B003B66AL8
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Order! is written for the person who doesn’t have TIME to read a book on time management and organizing!It is short, direct, easy to understand and the skills taught in the book are simple to implement.This book was made as an ebook so you have ONE less item misplaced in your home.

If any of these issues describe you or someone you know - Get Order!
*Papers everywhere
*Difficulty managing your time
*Challenges keeping up with all there is to do
*Losing things repeatedly
*Forgetting appointments or always arriving late
*Packed cabinets, closets, and rooms with things you don’t even recognize anymore
*Surfaces layered with everything from the past month (or year)
*Filing systems that are junk drawers of disorganized papers
*The inability to know where to start and how to do so

Sample portion of Chapter 1 From the Book:

Chapter 1 - Harmony
Simplify - The Key to Improving Your Life
“Being in balance is not always about getting more things done in a given amount of time, but giving more time to the things you want to get done.”

Achieving Balance:
It is essential to know where you are headed before selecting the best path to get there. This is especially true when determining your priorities and your goals. When determining the priorities in my own life, I rely on a sure-fire way of making a decision. I ask myself one question:
If I were on my deathbed, what would I regret not having made more time for?
Based on the answers,determine the direction you want to take in various areas of my life. Then create a list of what you want to do, which you can use to schedule the years and months ahead. From that
point, identify and sort tasks into weeks, days, and hours.

When you find yourself saying, “Gosh, I wish I didn’t have to do this, or waste my time doing that,” it is time to reassess your priorities. I learned a great deal from listening to motivational speaker Tony Robbins who said, “Ask yourself a better question and you will get a better answer.” So instead of asking, Why can’t I ever do what I want to do? Why is there so much to
do all the time? or Why do I never have any free time? try asking some of these “better” questions:
What can I do that would be more enjoyable?
If I had more time on my hands, what would I do with it?
What could I stop doing to relieve stress?
What could I give up, even for a short time, that would free up some of my time?
How can I make my work more efficient (easier, more fun, etc.)?
How can I make this space look better?
Where can I put this paper where I will find it again?
What can I do with these things to get them off the floor, yet have
them accessible?

Are you getting the idea?

By asking yourself a more specific and positive question, you allow the creative part of your brain to come up with a better answer. Try this approach any time you are stuck in a situation where an easy answer does not seem apparent. The above idea I’ve shared has been put into practice not only in my own life, but in the lives of many others struggling with similar challenges. My previously over-complicated life caused me
to suffer. The suffering took the form of less time with my children (which my children and I hated), less time with my husband (which my husband and I hated), and no time for myself (which I hated). After becoming frustrated enough to want to make drastic changes, I made a
list of all my commitments and responsibilities, i.e., the number of hats I was wearing. I tracked these over a period of several months. The list was staggering. The huge number of projects I was involved in, businesses I was running, and activities I was scheduling clearly caused the
feeling of doom which loomed over me. I was headed for burnout.

Don’t Put Too Much On Your Plate! ........

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17. 1001 Ideas for Kitchen Organization (Creative Homeowner)
by Joseph R. Provey
Paperback: 253 Pages (2007-09)
list price: US$24.95 -- used & new: US$13.49
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Asin: 1580113613
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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This is the ultimate source book for storage ideas and materials. It features a dedicated mailing and e-mail campaign to targeted house and home related media.Lavishly illustrated with more than 1,000 full-colour photographs and illustrations, this volume is a comprehensive resource for anyone wanting to make the very best use of their kitchen space.It is packed with professional hints and tips on organising, storing, and making the most of space.Learn how to organise cupboards and larders. Find homes for gizmos and gadgets. Banish junk, and enjoy a beautiful kitchen where everything is close at hand but not cluttering-up your kitchen. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Full of concrete information and ideas, not just pretty pictures
I love this book: it covers its subject thoroughly, from floor, ceiling and cabinets. It is also full of useful tips and illustrations. Extremely helpful for making kitchen storage decisions. ... Read more

18. Organize Your Garage In No Time
by Barry Izsak
Paperback: 288 Pages (2005-03-06)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$9.90
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Asin: 078973219X
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Remember when you were so excited about your garage? You thought about how great it would be to be able to keep your car in there, away from the elements outside. Now, you're lucky if you can find a clear path for to walk through it, much less get your car inside. You want to get organized, but when you look at how much there is to find a home for, you get discouraged. Now you have help. Organize Your Garage In No Time provides step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow to-do lists to help you get and stay organized. You will learn how to arrange a garage based on use and budget. You'll even get specific product recommendations to help design the perfect storage solution using shelving, cabinets, peg hooks, wall and rafter hangers. Go from clutter and confusion to having a home for everything in your garage, including your car, using Organize Your Garage In No Time.

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5-0 out of 5 stars This book taught me a thing or two!
I've been a full-time professional organizer since 1998, and still learned a lot from this book!There were approaches, ideas, and products included that I had never heard of and can't wait to implement in my garage and my clients' garages.I especially liked the conversational tone of the book, and the various icons--Dollar Wise, Safety, Take it to the Max, and Barry's Best--that offered excellent information.Another helpful feature of the book is that for each type of organizing product recommended there are options to suit any budget.Best of all, you don't have to be a professional organizer to find this book helpful.The ideas for getting your garage organized are complete, straight-forward, and take into account a wide-range of variables.Be sure to read this book before you attempt your next garage intervention!

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Garage Organization Book
Organize Your Garage in No Time was everything I thought it would be and more....easy-to-implement ideas and great pictures that not only guide you to the garage of your dreams but also helps you see the finished product before it's done! Not only is it true to its claim that you really can organize your garage in no time--it's fun to read and the strategies in it will help you organize any room of your home.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book!
I enjoyed reading this book because I felt it was the first organizing book in which the other thinks the way I do. It was a refreshing change from othe organizing books. The topics were clear and the suggestions were practical. It is also unique in the use of images showing products out on the market that are mentioned in the book. I was happy to see things covered that I hoped I would find in a book on garages and was intriqued by others I didn't know about.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book
I have read a lot of books regarding garages and this so far is the best one on step-by-step how to do it. The author has experience and knowledge and ability to put it in an easy to read book.
The basis for organizing can also apply to closets and other things.
Book is in a format that allows you to read only what applies to you.
I highly recommend this book for someone starting on this seemingly overwhelming task

5-0 out of 5 stars A gift.
I purchased this book as a gift for my husband. It is a good information book. I am very pleased with it. ... Read more

19. Kitchen Organization Tips and Secrets
by Deniece Schofield
Paperback: 240 Pages (1996-09)
list price: US$12.99 -- used & new: US$155.41
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Asin: 1558704221
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Good to read before a big kitchen project.
The first time I read this book, I liked her ideas fairly well but wasn't as impressed as I was with _Confessions of an Organized Homemaker_ or _Confessions of an Organized Family_.However, now that we're planning topaint our kitchen and have to babyproof it, I reread this book with neweyes.

I found the discussion of ABCD items to be very helpful; theconcept of work centers was also useful, though I'm not sure I'm going toapply it in quite the way she describes -- our kitchen is so small that itdoesn't make a great difference.She has also sold me on "accruedbenefits" -- make a double batch and freeze half for later.All inall, it was very useful for me, and I definitely enjoy her writing style.

5-0 out of 5 stars Chore centers make organization a snap!
Have read this three times and am buying it now.Originally read when renovating my kitchen, helped me plan logically.It was as if a light went on with the chore center concept and keeping things at the point of firstuse, not where everything else in that "category" is kept.Mykitchen is so easy to work in now, no more extra steps getting things,they're within arms reach! ... Read more

20. The Organization Map
by Pam McClellan
Paperback: 208 Pages (1993-09)
list price: US$12.99 -- used & new: US$9.94
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Asin: 1558703160
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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With a clear, encouraging style, this book tells readers how to get organized--step-by-step, room-by-room. Visual aids and humorous anecdotes provide a lighthearted attitude, while in-depth instruction takes the art of organization seriously to establish and improve habits. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars This book is a godsend.
An amazing book that held my hand through the entire organization process. It helped alleviate my overwhelming feeling of dealing with my stuff. What a godsend.

This book was published in 1993, but I, at the least, would greatly appreciate and feel there is a need for an updated version with new ideas and suggestions on how to keep up with today's innovations, etc. Thanks.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is my Bible
I would recommend this book to anyone who ever felt lost in a sea of their own stuff.I latched onto the 'box storage system' right away, read it again and picked up some paperwork tips, after the third time I tried the meal planning calendar and my life has been changed forever.Husband loves it.I love it.Go Pam!

5-0 out of 5 stars This is the best book on home organization out there!!!!!!
I've read MANY books on home organization.I just came across this one and read it all in one day!!It is very clear and covers one end of the house to the other.Plus, you don't have to set up elaborate systems to get your house organized.Get a copy of this one--you'll be glad you did!! ... Read more

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