1000 Best Quick and Easy Organizing Secrets

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"Reading this book is like getting advice from a trusted friend. Jamie's non-judgmental, conversational style put me at ease immediately. I felt like she had popped by and we had chatted over a cup of coffee. The last thing that someone who is dealing with clutter needs is more guilt! Jamie makes it seem manageable to conquer clutter."
- Judith Leblein, Host of EBTV "Conversations" and WCTC 1450AM Radio Personality

"The best part is you don't have to know anything to get ...

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Overview

"Reading this book is like getting advice from a trusted friend. Jamie's non-judgmental, conversational style put me at ease immediately. I felt like she had popped by and we had chatted over a cup of coffee. The last thing that someone who is dealing with clutter needs is more guilt! Jamie makes it seem manageable to conquer clutter."
- Judith Leblein, Host of EBTV "Conversations" and WCTC 1450AM Radio Personality

"The best part is you don't have to know anything to get started! Jamie covers everything from start to finish."
- Ramona Creel, Owner of the award-winning www.OnlineOrganizing.com

"Chock-full of simple, easy-to-apply tips and ideas to help you get organized. This is a great organizing reference to read, refer to often, and enjoy!"
- Maria Gracia, Author of Finally Organized, Finally Free (www.GetOrganizedNow.com)

"At last - an organizing book that strives for progress instead of perfection. Jamie Novak's 1001 Best Organizing Secrets is real help for real people. Jamie understands that your house doesn't have to be perfect, you just need to be able to find your car keys."
- Lisa Earle McLeod, Syndicated columnist and author of Forget Perfect (Penguin/Putnam)

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
For those who just need to get rid of clutter or become more productive, not revamp their whole life, one of these books may be the ticket. Professional organizer Novack designed her guide for multitasking, overscheduled, just-saw-it-here-a-minute-ago people who need simple, straightforward instructions for de-cluttering. Although she addresses the whys and wherefores of the cluttering mentality, she cuts to the chase with practical tips to help straighten out rooms, financial records, office surfaces, and more. One can easily browse the book and pick out pertinent chapters. Guaranteed to circulate during its first week on the shelf; recommended for all libraries. A productivity expert, Stack (Leave the Office Earlier) applies her skills to the homefront. Through a series of quizzes and exercises, readers determine how certain personality traits may be getting in the way of using time effectively. She devotes a chapter each to eight pillars of personal productivity-plans, priorities, and pets-that support successful lives. While Stack's stance is valuable, her narrative is heavy on the verbiage. The time-stretched may become overwhelmed just browsing the book. Libraries with the budget for several books on organizing can purchase both Novak's and Stack's books. If one has to choose, Novak's is the more useful to its designated population. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402206511
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2006
  • Series: 1000 Best Series
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 262,370
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jamie Novak
Jamie Novak has over 20 years experience as a Professional Organizer and Clutter Coach. A featured organizer on HGTV's Mission Organization, she is also ivillage's Resident Organizer (3 million community members), and frequently appears on QVC. Novak also writes for Organize magazine, and is a spokesperson for companies such as Proctor and Gamble.
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Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction How to Use This Book

Part One:Setting up for Success Chapter 1: Making the Plan Chapter 2: Using Your Organizing Style to Your Advantage

Part Two: Understanding Clutter Chapter 3: What Is Clutter?
Chapter 4: Reasons Why We Keep Clutter

Part Three: Getting Motivated Chapter 5: What Is Clutter Costing You?
Chapter 6: Clearing Clutter All the Way to the Bank

Part Four: Dealing with Mental Clutter Chapter 7: Mind Clearing Techniques

Part Five: Making the Most of Your Time Chapter 8: Tips for Time Balance Chapter 9: Your "To Do" List and Calendar Management

Part Six: Clutterproofing Essentials Chapter 10: Professional Clutterproofing Strategies Chapter 11: Handling Sensitive Clutter Challenges Chapter 12: The Golden Rules of Storage

Part Seven: Room by Room: Applying the Tips in Your Home Chapter 13: Entryway Chapter 14: Kitchen Chapter 15: Dining Room Chapter 16: Family Room and Living Room Chapter 17: Playroom Chapter 18: Bedrooms Chapter 19: Kid's Bedrooms Chapter 20: Bathrooms Chapter 21: Laundry and Utility Rooms Chapter 22: Workshop and Tool Areas Chapter 23: Gardening Center Chapter 24: Craft Area Chapter 25: Photographs Chapter 26: Car

Part Eight: Applying the Tips to Papr, the Office, and the Computer Chapter 27: No Fail Paper Solution Chapter 28: More Paper Tips Chapter 29: In the Home Office Chapter 30: Computers Chapter 31: At the Office Chapter 32: Tips for the Home-Based Business

Part Nine: Storage Areas Chapter 33: Attics and Basements Chapter 34: Closets of All Kinds Chapter 35: Garage Chapter 36: Patio, Shed, and Pool

Part Ten: Financial Clutter Chapter 37: Simplifying Your Financial Record Keeping Chapter 38: Bill Paying Made Easy

Part Eleven: Family Clutter Chapter 39: Children Chapter 40: Parnter

Part Twelve: Maintaining All Your Hard Work Chapter 41: Break Old Patterns with These New Rules

Part Thirteen: Success Is Just a Step Away

Part Fourteen: Simple Sevens for Success

A Note from the Author

Resources Retention Schedule Irreplacable Documents List Clutter Clubs Index

About the Author

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2006

    Fabulous book!

    This book is amazing. It is different than many other organizing books because it breaks tasks down into extremely manageable pieces. Even the busiest, most unorganized person can take a moment to apply one or two of the organizing secrets. That is Jamie Novak's philosophy: break large tasks down into bite-sized pieces. Most of the tips do not require that everything in an entire room be pulled off the shelves all at once. For example, Jamie suggests putting tableclothes onto hangers so they can be neatly hung in a closet. That one task will take perhaps 5 minutes, but will make a huge difference. The book is also extremely well organizing. It is set up so you can flip directly to the chapter applicable to a specific problem area, or read it cover to cover. I highly recommend this book!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2011

    Quantity over quality

    My biggest problem with this book is that many of the tips were extremely wasteful (use paper dishes for faster clean-up, or portion out laundry detergent in plastic bags). Also, the author recommended an armoire as a means of storage for just about every area of the house. Many of the tips felt redundant, and I was not compelled to read the whole thing. Given, there were some decent ideas, but not enough to make this book worth purchasing (check it out from the library like I did!)

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Super helpful super fast

    Jamie's book was an excellent read that was chock full of great ideas and tips of all kinds. I've been on an organizing kick for about a year trying to get everything together and the main reason it was taking so long was I could not find a system that worked for me really well. Jamie offers several systems and multiple ideas on just about every topic related to organizing all kinds of items and information.

    Since the book is broken down into sections it's easy to find exactly what you need so it's an excellent reference though I would suggest just reading the entire thing because alot of ideas can cross over easily. There were a couple of topics (like moving) I wish were covered more in-depth but she does refer you to a host of good references for all kinds of topics. There were a few typos that needed fixing that made a couple tips in the book confusing until you figured it out. It also may have been nice to see a couple illustrations or before and after shots just for inspiration.

    I have lent the book to three people and they have loved it as well. I would recommend to anyone - the ones just starting and the ones having trouble with those last couple boxes or ones with that particular trouble spot in the house.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2009

    Love this book. It will motivate and inspire you to get rid of clutter and straighten out your life and therefore make you happier and more efficient!!!!!

    This book has many great tricks and "rules" to live by so your life can be more enjoyable and less hectic. Enjoy!!!!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2007

    Ok, but nothing new

    This book is ok but it repeats itself a lot and has the most typos that I've seen in a book.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2014

    Lame

    Liked the tip to set a timer before starting an area, but that was the only tip that wasn't something most people all ready practice or wasn't just out and out lame. "Throw away trash." Is not an organizing tip.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2014

    Great ideas!

    Like this book. Very informative and many options and ideas to use.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2006

    Practical and Applicable

    I've had my book for approximately a month now and have utilized many of Jamie's ideas! This has helped me immensely in my professional and personal life. Thanks Jamie!

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