Organize for a Fresh Start: Embrace Your Next Chapter in Life

Organize for a Fresh Start: Embrace Your Next Chapter in Life

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Organize for a Fresh Start: Embrace Your Next Chapter in Life by Susan Fay West

Transform your home and your schedule so they perfectly meet your current needs and reflect who you are and what you value now. Changes and life transitions often leave people with unbalanced schedules and homes full of obsolete items. Certified Professional Organizer® Susan Fay West shows you how to make room for your new interests and responsibilities while honoring your past.

Inside you'll find:

  • Step-by-step advice for decluttering and reorganizing every room in the home
  • Specific tips for where to start and how to stay motivated
  • Reflective questions and exercises to help you make "no-regrets" decisions
  • Time-management strategies to create and maintain a regular schedule

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440308529
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 10/20/2011
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,244,092
Product dimensions: 5.56(w) x 7.92(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Susan Fay West owns Space4U and assists people who have experienced life transitions by helping them downsize, organize and simplify their personal and business lives. She is a Certified Professional Organizer®, and a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), NAPO-Golden Circle, and the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization. She frequently speaks about organizing to various groups and associations in New Hampshire and is often quoted as an organizing expert for local media in her home state. Her website is www.OrganizeNH.com and facebook.com/SueWestSpace4U.

Table of Contents

Introduction 10

Part 1 Getting Started

1 Live Your Life in Chapters 14

2 Set Organizing Goals 32

3 Establish and Evaluate Organizing Systems-The Three Ps 46

4 FindingTime and Staying Motivated 58

Part 2 Reorganize Your Surroundings

5 Evaluate Your Home and Establish Your Objectives 72

6 Deciding What to Keep and What to Remove 94

7 Reorganizing What's Left 116

Part 3 Manage Your Time

8 Organize Your Time During Your Transition 146

9 After the Event: What Does Your New Schedule Look Like? 162

Part 4 Staying Organized

10 Create Systems That Support You 178

Appendix

My Goal Definition Worksheet 202

Clearing the Clouds of Confusion Exercise 204

Suggested Reading List 205

Room Tour Questions 206

Keep Less Questions 207

Home is Not Home Without Chart 208

Decluttering Your Calendar 210

Identify How you Would Like to Spend Your Time 211

How Long to Keep Records 216

Resources 218

Index 220

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Organize for a Fresh Start 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Sandiego711 More than 1 year ago
I am reading on line so just reading bits and pieces right now... Have been inspired to order a few things to help me organize, magazine holders and file cabinet...helping my problem area...! Thanks so much...!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought it based on the title and the cover illustration, thinking it was about organizing my stuff, but it's about organizing my life - not what I wanted. Don't judge a book by its cover? So true!
GreenBeanJan More than 1 year ago
Dear Sue, I was given your book for for a Christmas gift, and I must thank you for writing such a wonderfully concise and informative book! It is fabulous and since I am now in the process of cleaning out my office/laundry room it will be a huge help. I am first accessing the purpose of the space, and then on to the rest. Guess I should say...reorganizing. Thanks so much Sue. Jan
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