Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter: Simplify Your Life One Minute at a Time

Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter: Simplify Your Life One Minute at a Time

by Erin Rooney Doland

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062419736
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/26/2016
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 752,222
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Erin Rooney Doland is the editor in chief of and the author of Unclutter Your Life in One Week. She appears regularly in Real Simple’s Ask the Organizer column and has also contributed to Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle, Woman’s Day, and Martha Stewart Living.

Table of Contents

Using This Book 1

Step I Cure Clutter One Room at a Time 3

Places Everyone Sees 8

Entryway 13

Weekend Project #1: Operation Drop Zone 18

Living Room 21

Double-Duty Furniture

Weekend Project #2: Cable Cure 28

Kitchen 31

Twelve Things You Already Have in Your Kitchen That You Can Use to Clean Your Kitchen 37

Weekend Project #3: Extreme Refrigerator Makeover 41

Bathroom 45

When to Break Up with Your Makeup 49

Weekend Project #4: Bathroom Supplies Showdown 52

Dining Room 55

Quiz: Does Your Dining Room Reveal Your Organizing Style? 59

Spaces Outside Your Home 65

Banish the Mess and Restore Order in Almost Every Room Right Now 69

Places Only You See 72

Master Bedroom 75

Weekend Project #5: Stealing Ideas from Hotels 79

Clothes Closet 83

Quiz- How to Organize Your Closet 87

Weekend Project #6: Fashion Forward 90

Nursery and Young Children's Bedrooms 95

Teaching Children Organizing, Uncluttering, and Cleaning Skills 98

Preteens' and Teenagers' Bedrooms 101

Home Office 107

Weekend Project #7: Create Your Ideal Home Office 112

Can an App Do That? 114

Pantry and Food 117

Meal Planning and the Family Meal 120

Knife Skills and Mise en Place 123

Hobby Workspace 127

Wrap It Up! 130

Weekend Project #8: Stash Busting 132

Places You Might Not Want to See 134

Laundry Room 137

Ten Tips to Make Laundry Easier 141

Weekend Project #9: Laundry Bankruptcy 143

Storing Tools and Hardware 147

What to Buy in Bulk 151

Hallways and Stairs 155

Weekend Project #10: The Table of No Return 159

Garage and Automobiles 163

Weekend Project #11: A Gratifying Garage 167

Guest Bedroom 171

Weekend Project #12: Create a Guest Retreat 175

Pet Places 179

Stuff in Any or Many Rooms 182

Books and Entertainment 185

Weekend Project #13: Digitize Your Bookshelf 189

Papers, Bills, and Subscriptions 193

Keep It, Scan It, or Shred It? 198

Digital Data and Security 205

Weekend Project #14: Secure Your Data 210

Memorabilia and Collections 213

Is It a Collection or Clutter? 219

Safety and Emergency 223

Weekend Project #15: Create a Medications and First-Aid Kit 227

Step II Unclutter Your Routines for a Simpler Life 229

Methods for Developing and Maintaining Effective and Efficient Routines 233

Sample Morning Routines 237

Sample Coming-Home Routine 238

Sample Before-Bed Routine 239

Step III Surprise Situations That Call for Uncluttering 241

Surprise! Guests Are on Their Way 245

TV Is Calling My Name but I Have Stuff to Do 249

The Family Is Hungry and I'm Out of Ideas 253

Weekend Plans Fell Through 257

Glossary of Clutter-Related Terms 261

Acknowledgments 265

Index 267

About the Author 273

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