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The Get Organized Answer Book

ISBN: 9781402216831

By: Jamie Novak

Published: 03/10/2009

The Get Organized Answer Book is an organizing expert's guide to winning the battle with clutter - for good.

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Description

An organizing expert's guide to winning the battle with clutter—for good. Is there an easy system I can use to keep track of bills and receipts? Should I sell, give away, or just throw away the stuff I'm ready to part with? How can I get to all the "fix-it" projects I keep putting off? What's the secret to making a habit of organizing? Where do I start? In a world with more stuff, more to-do's, and more wants, organizing and efficiency expert Jamie Novak offers clear and simple ideas to help readers cut through the clutter and find what's important. Proven strategies show readers how they can better organize their lives—and find more free time and energy. The Get Organized Answer Book tackles all areas of life and home: Where to start and how to stay motivated Simple organizing systems for clothes, bills, photos, and more What to keep and what to throw away How to stop the junk mail and end the paper piles Inexpensive storage solutions for every space It is estimated that 80 percent of the clutter in your home or office is a result of disorganization—not a lack of space. Yet when it comes to finding and fixing the problem, most people have no idea where to begin. The Get Organized Answer Book tells you exactly how, when, and where to start, with simple systems and strategies to cut through the clutter, find what's important, and recharge your life at home and at the office. The Get Organized Answer Book answers your most important questions, including: What should be put through a shredder instead of thrown away? What can I do to make my desk setup more efficient? How can I locate and organize an aging parent's important belongings? What are the root causes of disorganization? Free items or items on sale aren't really clutter, are they? How can I spend less time running errands? Written in an easy-to-read question-and-answer format, The Get Organized Answer Book is your guide to winning the battle with clutter—for good.

About the Author

Jamie Novak

Jamie Novak is an expert Professional Organizer and Clutter Coach. She's been a featured organizer on HGTV's Mission: Organization, and hosts her own show, Sort It out with Jamie. She also authored A Busy Person's Guide to a Life You Love. Jamie is the founder of The Clutter Club, a free, nationwide association in which discussion groups run by professional organizers focus on how to clear clutter. You can visit www.JamieNovak.com to find one running near you or to find out about starting one. In her own unique and nonjudgmental way, she has been helping busy people clear the clutter, live a life they can enjoy in a home they love, and reach their goals with a clearer head. Her approach is both easy and motivating; she is a natural, and her passion for organizing shines through. Jamie promises not to try to reinvent you; instead, she helps you find your style and work with it. Her goal is to share real ideas that really work! Jamie's main office is in Scotch Plains, NJ, where she grew up and still lives. She has a second office in Los Angeles, CA, where she spends a portion of the year. If you'd like to share a success story or submit your favorite tip, view other free resources, get an answer to your biggest clutter challenge, or view current Clutter Contests, visit www.JamieNovak.com. Jamie challenges you to organize from the outside in. Once you gain control over all your stuff then step back and watch what happens! To get your free copy of Jamie's latest Clutter Challenge or to find out more about her, visit her website.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

Chapter 1: Behind the Scenes Q&A
Chapter 2: Getting Started
Chapter 3: Organizing 101
Chapter 4: Everyday Stuff
Chapter 5: Paper
Chapter 6: Storage
Chapter 7: Kitchen
Chapter 8: Kids
Chapter 9: Out-of-the-Ordinary Times
Chapter 10: Work and Home Office
Chapter 11: Getting It All Done
Chapter 12: Simply Green Organizing
Chapter 13: Real Moments—Specific Organizing Questions

A Note from the Author
Book Group Action Guide
Bite-Size Organizing Groups
Index
About the Author

Excerpt

What is clutter?
My definition of clutter is any item that falls into one or more of three categories:

  1. Things you do not use or love (three extra spatulas in
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Reviews



“very clear and concise; it's an extremely useful resource that can be picked up at any time and consulted.” - Bookopolis

Specs

Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 8 in
Width: 6 in
Weight: 14.24 oz
Page Count: 272 pages

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