Be Organized: Reclaim 90 Minutes of Your Day, Every Day

Be Organized: Reclaim 90 Minutes of Your Day, Every Day

by Marie Ricks

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Overview

Keep your house clean, your family fed, and your budget balanced. With over three decades of professional organizing experience, Marie Ricks will walk you step by step to a calmer, happier life. Each chapter focuses on a specific topic like meal prepping, shopping, organizing your whole house, managing stress, and more to help you create more time in your day and more peace in your home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462122103
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Incorporated/CFI Distribution
Publication date: 07/10/2018
Sales rank: 548,400
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Author's Disclaimer xi

Introduction 1

1 Get. Be. And Stay Organized Concepts 3

It takes a lot of work to be organized, but it takes a lot more work to be disorganized.

Use tools, systems, and routines

Do the best you can

2 Chaotic To Controlled 7

Cleon out, cleon up, and organize your possessions.

Purge ruthlessly: Keep one, share one

Use the ABC storage method

Action project: Purge and organize the bathrooms

Set up launch and landing pads

3 Haphazard To Habitual 18

Achieve successful life management no matter the season of life.

Action project: Conquer clutter

Practice self-ordering as you go

Ease your pain; help others do the same

Take the hassle out of housework

Learn housecleaning methods

4 Madness To Method 40

Gain skills to act more poised than you sometimes feel.

Action project: Purge and organize the master bedroom and the master bedroom closet

Maintain 22-tie rule (if one comes in, another goes out)

Finish one season; prepare for the next

Prepare before

Gain momentum in four easy steps

5 Rushed To Relaxed 55

Keep life under control, paperwork filed, and information retrievable.

Action project: Purge and organize the home office

Find paperwork in thirty seconds or less

Keep family journals

Think wirh your brain; remember with your hand

Use permanent lists

Do what's important before it becomes urgent

6 Simultaneous To Sequential When Stressed 78

Gain expertise in handling the inevitable stresses of life.

Action project: Purge and organize the entry, living room, and family room

Handle stressful seasons like a pro

Manage grief and loss

Welcome a new child

7 Fast Food To Fine Food 88

Never have to decide what to serve for dinner again.

Action project; Purge and organize the kitchen

Take the decisions out of menu planning

Employ superior grocery-shopping skills

Improve cooking skills

8 Frivolous To Focused Finances 98

Work toward financial constancy, one step at a time.

Action project: Organize acquisition routines

Create a family spending creed

Implement a family budget

Rid yourself of all debt

Employ five rules for fair fighting

9 Panicked To Paced 106

Life's surprises will come, but you can be ready.

Action project: Organize weekly family councils

Simplify at all levels

Make your day like a dance

Start less; end earlier

10 Last Minute To Leisurely 116

Life is almost always nicer when you start early

Action project: Purge and organize the laundry room

Eliminate surprises

Don't do more; do better

Manage tardiness

11 Ambiguity To Ambition 124

Make some decisions just once.

Action project: Purge and organize the garage and storage areas

Increase storage capacity

Engage in morning essentials

Employ the law of firsts

Buy more-less often

12 Flustered To Finished 133

Employ skills to amplify personal and familial functioning.

Action project; Purge and organize closets, drawers, and cupboards

Learn to finish completely

Retire from putting out others' fires

Keep little things little

13 Whiner To Winner 140

Give them a more organized future.

Action projects Purge and organize children's bedrooms

Teach organization words

Teach competency

Teach return and report

Teach self-initiative

14 Conclusion 153

Appendix: Organization Forms 155

Acknowledgments 162

About The Author 163

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