The Home Organizing Workbook: Clearing Your Clutter, Step by Step

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Failing the Mary Poppins' snap-the-fingers approach to cleaning, here's the next best thing: an utterly practical handbook that offers lasting results for anyone looking to banish clutter from every room in the house. Home organizer par excellence Meryl Starr offers up her hardworking organizing solutions in The Home Organizing Workbook, a straightforward guide to getting organized. The room chapters begin with targeted questionnaires that help the reader identify specific organizational problems, followed by ...

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Overview

Failing the Mary Poppins' snap-the-fingers approach to cleaning, here's the next best thing: an utterly practical handbook that offers lasting results for anyone looking to banish clutter from every room in the house. Home organizer par excellence Meryl Starr offers up her hardworking organizing solutions in The Home Organizing Workbook, a straightforward guide to getting organized. The room chapters begin with targeted questionnaires that help the reader identify specific organizational problems, followed by hundreds of hardworking solutions and strategic maintenance tips. Those itching to get started can dive right in with step-by-step organizing projects ranging from quick-and-easy weeknight jobs, like overhauling the spice cabinet, to more intensive endeavors such as reorganizing the bedroom closet. Accessory lists at the end of each chapter feature dozens of the best products available, from lazy susans to shelf dividers, and explain exactly how they can be used to optimum effect in each room, while the extensive resource list shows where to get them. It's a package as tidy as its solutions: concealed Wire-O lay-flat binding, tabbed chapters to take readers straight to their problem area du jour, and full-color, solution-oriented photographs sure to inspire action. Ready to clear that clutter and keep it that way? The Home Organizing Workbook is the ultimate guide to preserving open spaces.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780811837323
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Edition description: SPIRAL
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Meryl Starr, owner of Let's Get Organized, has done more than her fair share of tidying up, from humble apartments to the homes of Holly-wood celebrities. Her tips and ideas for home organizing have appeared in Woman's Day, Seventeen, In Style, and Rosie. She lives in New York.

Wendi Nordeck is a San Francisco based commercial photographer. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Bon Appet t, Health, Oprah, Sunset, and Victoria.

Victoria Pearson is a Los Angeles based photographer. Her photographs have appeared in several books including Sangria (0-8118-4290-8), Party Appetizers (0-8118-4292-4), and The Cheese Course (0-8118-2541-8).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2007

    Raves from a Professional Organizer

    As a professional organizer, I read a lot of organizing books. This book is one of my absolute favorites. The author has a no nonsense, direct approach to helping the reader identify their organizing issues in a given area. Then she provides specific solutions to address those issues. The photographs are also excellent examples of organizing designs and products. This one is a must for anyone trying to come up with organizing ideas & solutions throughout the home.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2005

    only organizing book you'll ever need

    I love that this is a WORKBOOK. Other books tell you the psychological reasons for being unorganized, or they tell you to just do small projects. This book actually breaks up the projects in your home for you - and then you just have to get to work. Unbelievably easy!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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