Totally Organized

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Getting organized is one of the biggest challenges in any home today. Pressed for time and bogged down by papers, receipts, household items, and an endless stream of junk mail, Americans need expert ways to get an stay on top of it all. Expert organizer Bonnie McCullough has the answers. In this clear, practical guide, she explains how to:

—Take control of household tasks by using a planner, making lists, and setting priorities.

—Gain more free time by establishing routines and planning ahead.

—Create more space ...

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Overview

Getting organized is one of the biggest challenges in any home today. Pressed for time and bogged down by papers, receipts, household items, and an endless stream of junk mail, Americans need expert ways to get an stay on top of it all. Expert organizer Bonnie McCullough has the answers. In this clear, practical guide, she explains how to:

—Take control of household tasks by using a planner, making lists, and setting priorities.

—Gain more free time by establishing routines and planning ahead.

—Create more space in the kitchen, closets, and elsewhere.

—Setup a simple, easy-to-use home-filing system.

—Get kids, spouses, and roommates motivated to help keep the household organized.

—Establish and stick to a household budget.

—Simplify holidays and gift giving.

—Work smarter, not harder—when tackling housework, paperwork, and all the little things that drain time and energy from our lives.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
McCullough, a syndicated columnist and author of Bonnie's Household Organizer, here tackles the subject of housework. The key, she writes, is setting priorities, and her strategy is to create a series of home-organization systems that help get routine tasks done quickly and efficiently so that one can go on to other things. She is full of hints for organizing time and thoughts, doing specific tasks efficaciously, creating more space and less clutter, and getting other people to help. Although addressed to housewives, this book is pertinent for househusbands, single parents and the many other people who have more important things to do than clean house all day. (May)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312807474
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/1986
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,416,056
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Bonnie McCullough's books include Bonnie's Household Budget Book (now in its fourth edition), Bonnie's Household Organizer, and 401 Ways toget Your Kids to Work at Home (coauthored with Susan Monson). A professional home manager, she lives in Lakewood, Colorado, with her family.

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Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Getting Organized for Fast Results 1
1 Fast Results With Minimum Maintenance 3
2 Get a Head Start by Doing Daily Have-Tos 8
Organizing Your Time and Your Thoughts 13
3 Get Control of Your Time With a Planning Notebook 15
4 Develop the List Habit 24
5 How to Set Priorities and Goals 29
Organizing Your Housework 37
6 Create a Pattern for Housework That Really Works! 39
7 Identify and Avoid Time Robbers 48
8 Take Action Against Procrastination 52
9 Getting Your Partner to Help 55
Organizing Your Work Motions 59
10 Get "The Habit" 61
11 Ready, Set, Go! 68
12 No More Dirty Dishes 71
13 Deep Cleaning the Organized Way 74
14 The Right Supplies and Equipment 80
15 How to Clean and Where to Start 86
16 Licking the Laundry 95
Organizing Your Cupboards and Closets 111
17 A Place for Everything 113
18 Keeping Your Inner Space Organized 119
19 The Art of Throwing It Out 122
20 Creating a Kitchen of Convenience 129
21 Drinking Cups and Problem Solving 136
22 Techniques for Creating More Space 139
23 Managing Your Closet 150
Organizing Your Budget 155
24 Easy Steps to Establishing a Budget 157
25 Quick Ways to Cut Food Costs 164
26 Lists, Menus, and Money 173
27 Coupon Pros and Cons 180
28 A Master Plan for the Wardrobe 184
Organizing Your Household Papers 191
29 Managing the Paper Chase 193
30 File It and Find It! 209
Organizing Kids 213
31 Getting Your Kids to Work at Home: the Dos and Don'ts 215
32 Chore Charts: the Master Tactic 222
33 Kids' Bedrooms: Organize and Conquer! 231
34 The Messy Bedroom: Solving a Special Problem 239
35 How to Motivate With Incentives 243
36 Kids and Money 251
37 Organizing Kids for School 262
Getting Organized for Birthdays and Holidays 269
38 How to Simplify Card and Gift Giving 271
39 Handling Major Holidays 282
40 The Last Word 289
Index 293
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2002

    A Definate Must Have

    I have owned this book for 8 years now and it will have to be pulled from my dying hands before I would ever give it up. It is packed with so much good advice that stands the test of time. I was hopeless in the area of home management till I read this book. Even though she wrote it in '85, it is timeless in the advice she gives.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2003

    Great book!

    Full of lots of hints and tips, lots of great ideas for organizing your personal life (to do lists, etc.) as well as your home.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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