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Praise for Organizing For Dummies

"This book is a wealth of valuable information, written in clear common-sense language. I wish I could have had this book years ago!"
Scott Baumruck, Executive Vice President, COO, Paper Industry Management Association

"Organizing For Dummies covers it all…. This book will save you time, money, and many headaches."
Lillian Vernon, Founder and Chief Executive Officer — Lillian Vernon Corporation

Get the scoop on how to stay cyberorganized

Clean up your act, get more done, and have more time for fun! Are you having trouble staying on top of everything at work? Is your home messier than you'd like? If so, this friendly guide can help. Packed with proven organizing systems and techniques, it shows you step-by-step how to get a grip on your job, put your home in order, and have more time for yourself and your family.

Discover how to:

  • Get into an organized mindset
  • Use organizing tools and systems
  • Unclutter your home
  • Take advantage of storage spaces
  • Get organized at work
  • Harness time-management techniques

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118053713
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/21/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 318,116
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Eileen Roth, founder of Everything in Its Place, is a renowned organizing expert who's appeared on Oprah and the Today show.

Elizabeth Miles is an author specializing in peak performance.

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Table of Contents


PART I: Basic Organizational Tools and Tenets.

Chapter 1: Dealing with Clutter.

Chapter 2: Training Your Mind to Be Organized.

Chapter 3: Assembling the Tools, Supplies, and Systems.

PART II: Getting Organized at Home.

Chapter 4: Where It All Begins: The Front Hall.

Chapter 5: What's Cooking: Organizing the Kitchen.

Chapter 6: Sleep on This: Bedroom Bliss.

Chapter 7: Bathe and Beautify: Creating Functional Bathrooms.

Chapter 8: Space for Gracious Living: The Living Room and Dining Room.

Chapter 9: The Hangout Spot: Family and Media Room.

Chapter 10: Organizing for Fun: The Playroom.

PART III: Organizing Storage Spaces and Other Secret Places.

Chapter 11: Lightening Your Load: The Laundry and Utility Room.

Chapter 12: Where Clutter Clones Itself: The Basement and Attic.

Chapter 13: Patrolling the Borderlands: The Garage, Patio, and Shed.

PART IV: Professionally Organized: Your Office.

Chapter 14: Making Your Work Space Work.

Chapter 15: Command Central: The Desk.

Chapter 16: Managing Your Information Flow.

Chapter 17: Cyberorganization: The Next Frontier.

PART V: Time Management Strategies for Home, Office, and Travel.

Chapter 18: Planning Your Day and Your Life Like a Pro.

Chapter 19: Scheduling Skills for Maximum Productivity.

Chapter 20: Maximizing Your Personal Time.

Chapter 21: Going Mobile: Trips Near and Far.

PART VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 22: Storage for Small Spaces: Apartments, Condos, and Compact Houses.

Chapter 23: Ten Moves to Make Your Move Hassle-Free.

Chapter 24: Ten Tips for Great Garage Sales.

Chapter 25: Ten Pointers about Pets.

Chapter 26: 911! Emergency Strategies.


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  • Posted April 24, 2010

    Thank goodness for Eileen Roth

    Let's get this straight. This isn't a book about organizing, it's about empowerment. Thanks to the principles succinctly and humorously expressed by Eileen Roth, professional organizing consultant, my work has become more efficient - and my home more peaceful - than ever.

    Eileen Roth is a professional consultant for people who can benefit from getting organized - and that means everyone. Even if you think that you're pretty tidy, Roth will give you tricks of the trade to keep things not only easy to find, but easy to categorize and to access. There are things we do all the time that just don't make sense, and Roth gleefully points this out: why do we keep pulling out the stepping stool to get the blender on the high shelf? Why do we keep going into the other room to get paper for the printer? The answer is - you shouldn't. It makes a lot more sense to keep things close by (duh), but honestly, most of us make a purchase and put it wherever comes to mind.

    Roth opens the book by stating that organizing is a SKILL. This means it can be learned. So even if you feel (like me) that entropy is a natural state - perhaps even a natural state of mind - Roth will set you straight with her little nuggets of organizing goodness. She will encourage you, and give you memorable and unintimidating mnemonics and acronyms along the way.

    Roth says that she has been organizing since she was a toddler; when guests came to visit, she would become flustered if things weren't put back in order. Although I do believe anyone can learn to be organized, Roth obviously has a natural impetus and talent for organization...and thank goodness she does!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2001

    Tremendous Resource

    I have really enjoyed reading this book. It is a tremendous resource for working women who don't want to spend their limited free time on exhaustive housework. I have reorganized my kitchen cabinets, changed my grocery shopping habits, straightened out my bedroom,and am getting my bathroom closet and home office in order. I have made a number of purchases to help me get organized and therefore reduce some of the stress in my life, i.e. personal organizer, bookcase for home office, little baskets for nail polish,etc. I am still looking for an adequate laundry sorter and a shelf divider for sweaters in my bedroom closet. I want to make my life easier. It is my belief that as I begin to organize my home and the tasks that I do to maintain it, that it will save me both time and money.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 25, 2012


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