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Table of Contents
Author's Disclaimer xi
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
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
Don't do more; do better
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 return and report
14 Conclusion 153
Appendix: Organization Forms 155
About The Author 163