The One-Minute Organizer Plain & Simple: 500 Tips for Getting Your Life in Order [NOOK Book]

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Every day, in every way, you can get just a little more organized in just a few minutes.

For instance, when you take your clothes off, hang them up or put them in the laundry. Throw out that pile of mail-order catalogs you still haven't flipped through. Limit yourself to saving one tote-bag-full of housecleaning rags.

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The One-Minute Organizer Plain & Simple: 500 Tips for Getting Your Life in Order

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Overview

Every day, in every way, you can get just a little more organized in just a few minutes.

For instance, when you take your clothes off, hang them up or put them in the laundry. Throw out that pile of mail-order catalogs you still haven't flipped through. Limit yourself to saving one tote-bag-full of housecleaning rags.

The One-Minute Organizer Plain & Simple is the perfect handbook for busy people who don't have time for a top-to-bottom purge or a complete organizational overhaul. Instead Donna Smallin provides 500 fast and innovative ways anybody can become a bit more organized . . . right now. Each tip delivers instant gratification, makes your world a little less cluttered, and brings you one step closer to a more orderly life.

Smallin inspires readers by showing how much can be accomplished with an investment of no more than 15 minutes a day. Her quick solutions address such common troubles as paper clutter, household chores that never get done, bills that are always paid late, and schedules that never go quite as smoothly as planned. Every tip is accompanied by a time estimate of 1, 5, 10, or 15 minutes.

These days, when everybody is playing a game of catch-up, The One-Minute Organizer Plain & Simple offers busy people 500 quick organizational fixes that will reduce some of the chaos and bring a little calm into a frenetic world.
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Editorial Reviews

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Donna Smallin, the overhaul impresario of Organizing Plain & Simple, returns with another anti-clutter masterpiece. The One-Minute Organizer offers quick, incremental solutions to life's big messes. Instead of draconian purges, Smallin prescribes measures that make our lives a little less cluttered each day, bringing us one step closer to a more orderly life. Who doesn't need this book?
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“…how to free your space – and your mind!” –Shape

“[with] The One-Minute Organizer…you’ll have everything from your finances to your laundry to the kids under control in no time flat.:” –Home Magazine

The One-Minute Organizer will compel even the most organizationally challenged to corral and banish clutter.” –Canadian House & Home

“…a cute little reference that lives up to its title words ‘plain and simple.’”

-St. Louis Post Dispatch

"...a compilation or organizing ideas that...are as easy to read and absorb as they are to accomplish." -Akron Beacon Journal

“…a quick fix for the organizationally challenged.” –Grand Rapids Press

“…hundreds of five- to 15-minute tasks to put you on the path to a tidier, more livable home.” –Kansas City Star

“This no-nonsense, reader-friendly book helps you get your life in order in record time…” –Tucson Home

The One-Minute Organizer offers quick solutions to life’s littlest messes.” –At Home Memphis

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603422123
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 9/15/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 233,014
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Donna Smallin is the author of seven Storey titles with a total of more than 928,000 copies in print. She is a frequent contributor to major national women’s and home magazines and has been a guest on the CBS Early Show, Better TV, HGTV, CNN, and Fox & Friends, as well as numerous radio programs. For the past decade, Smallin has been a spokesperson for such companies as Bissell, Kaboom, Staples, 3M, Keurig, and others. She blogs at unclutter.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Part 1 Getting Organized
Chapter 1 Getting Started 7
Chapter 2 Clearing Clutter 37
Chapter 3 Paper Stuff 75
Chapter 4 Spaces & Things 117
Part 2 Staying Organized
Chapter 5 Everyday Strategies 159
Chapter 6 Clutter Control 199
Chapter 7 Home Management 225
Chapter 8 Schedules & To-Do's 249
Index 277
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  • Posted April 20, 2009

    One-Minute Organizer

    I found the writing style to be very effective and to the point. I have read similar books which tend to be very "wordy" in presenting their ideas. Not the case here. A lot of useful ideas presented in an effective and clear format.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2009

    Very Helpful

    Very useful. Loved the ideas and are already implementing many of them. Would recommend to anyone looking to get organized.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2013

    I feel guilty...

    For even paying 2.99 for this book. You could type in ways to get organized on google and get more practical suggestions. Really not worth it, unless your looking for a "how to use common sense to get organized and stop being so lazy" book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    Everyone should know these basics!

    Easy read, really seems to be working very well for me! Knew a lot of this stuff, but the book has helped me be more creative and think "outside of the box" with it's ideas.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2013

    Didn't read it

    Just wanted to see if nook will let anybody comment/review a book that i didn't buy or read- if this posts, it will show how ez it is to post fake reviews

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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