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Absolutely Organized: A Mom's Guide to a No-Stress Schedule and Clutter-Free Home [NOOK Book]

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Do you run non-stop but never feel like you accomplish anything? Feel stressed out at home? Dream about doing things that you never get around to doing? Wish you had extra hours in your day? Well, here's something even better!

Absolutely Organized is "a book full of tips and hope" for overworked, time-crunched, clutter-crushed moms. It's brimming with practical, proven and, in many cases, very simple solutions for keeping order in every corner of your life, from your ...

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Absolutely Organized: A Mom's Guide to a No-Stress Schedule and Clutter-Free Home

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Overview

Do you run non-stop but never feel like you accomplish anything? Feel stressed out at home? Dream about doing things that you never get around to doing? Wish you had extra hours in your day? Well, here's something even better!

Absolutely Organized is "a book full of tips and hope" for overworked, time-crunched, clutter-crushed moms. It's brimming with practical, proven and, in many cases, very simple solutions for keeping order in every corner of your life, from your refrigerator to your file drawers, from keeping a newborn on a set schedule to getting kids to willingly pitch in on household chores.

Debbie Lillard, professional organizer and mother of three, shares her easy-to-use "Absolutes of Organizing" tips to help you gain and maintain order in the three key areas of your family's life:

  • YOUR TIME: Learn the tricks for streamlining cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping and other everyday duties. Get more done and have more time left over to spend on your kids, your spouse, projects around the house, and even yourself!
  • YOUR BELONGINGS: Use Debbie's simple but effective C.P.R. method (Categorize, Purge and Rearrange) to organize paperwork, photos, collections, toys, clothes, children's artwork and more.
  • YOUR HOME: Take it room by room&#151home office, kitchen, bathroom, family room and even (gulp!) the kids' rooms. Rid your house of clutter, make the most of your space, and make home feel more comfortable, functional and relaxing.
Follow Absolutely Organized from start to finish for a complete, full-life makeover. Or dip in here and there for help on one problem area at a time, such as that ever-growing mountain of paperwork, your collection of children's memorabilia, or that disaster area called a closet. Tried-and-true advice for every mom, Absolutely Organized will help you simplify your life so you can enjoy more and stress less.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440319488
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 11/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 802,831
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author


Debbie Lillard is a Professional Organizer and the mother of three young children. After starting her own organizing business in 2003, Debbie appeared on four episodes of HGTV's Mission: Organization. She has been referenced as an organizational expert in articles for the Philadelphia Inquirer and on HGTV's Web site. Debbie has a BA in Communications from Marymount University and worked as a technical writer in sales training for a major telecommunications company before becoming a "stay at home" mom.
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Table of Contents


Introduction     10
Organize Your Time
The Housework Never Ends!     16
We're at the Baby's Beck and Call     32
When Will They Learn...?     38
Are We Having Fun Yet?     46
Organized Thinking     57
Organize Your Belongings
The Paper Pile Keeps Growing     60
So Many Photos-No Albums     76
I Keep Everything, but Treasure Nothing     82
My Collections Are Buried in Boxes     88
The Toys Have Taken Over     94
So Many Clothes, but Nothing to Wear!     104
Where to Put All Those Odds and Ends?     112
Organized Thinking     121
Organize Your Home
Where Do I Start?     124
I Need a Home Office!     130
Never Enough Closets or Storage     140
The Kitchen is the Family's Hub     148
I Can't Even Walk in the Kids' Rooms     158
Our Main Bathroom is Embarrassing     166
Everything Ends Up in the Family Room     172
I'm Living Out of My Minivan     180
Organized Thinking     185
Appendices
Absolutes of Organizing     186
What Every Mom Needs     186
Debbie Lillard's Room OrganizingWorksheet     187
Index     188
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