Get Organized This Year!
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Get Organized This Year!
Organizing principles and monthly checklists to create functional environments by the end of the year.
Published:
6/23/2006
Format:
Perfect Bound Softcover
Pages:
60
Size:
8.25x11
ISBN:
978-1-42593-337-1
Print Type:
B/W
Are you tired of wasting time looking for items? Do you suspect that a more organized home or workspace could increase the amount of time you have for fun activities? Do you get frustrated when you buy items only to find that you already had them? You will decrease stress, increase productivity, reduce frustration, and enhance your life balance if you organize your home, work, and time. The intention of this workbook is to help you bring order to your clutter without compounding any feelings of “overwhelm” that you may be experiencing. Although I will mention specific spaces such as your office, kitchen, and bedroom, most of the organizing principles in this workbook apply to any space and any desired level of organization. If you apply the principles outlined here and complete the monthly checklists, you will find yourself much more organized at the end of the year than you were at the beginning. And won’t that be a great feeling? Here are a few of the checklist items you will find in this book: * Have your name removed from the databases of businesses that sell marketing lists. One organization to contact is the Direct Marketing Association (www.dmaconsumers.org/consumerassistance.html). Fill out one form for each variation of your name. * Establish a new habit: Each week, dispose of one unit of clutter (a unit can be a bag, box, drawer, container, file, etc.) in your most disorganized room. * Recycle three empty boxes (I know that you have them!) that are simply taking up space. * Remove a minimum of one book from one bookshelf and donate it to your local library or prison.
Are you tired of wasting time looking for items? Do you suspect that a more organized home or workspace could increase the amount of time you have for fun activities? Do you get frustrated when you buy items only to find that you already had them? You will decrease stress, increase productivity, reduce frustration, and enhance your life balance if you organize your home, work, and time. The intention of this workbook is to help you bring order to your clutter without compounding any feelings of “overwhelm” that you may be experiencing. Although I will mention specific spaces such as your office, kitchen, and bedroom, most of the organizing principles in this workbook apply to any space and any desired level of organization. If you apply the principles outlined here and complete the monthly checklists, you will find yourself much more organized at the end of the year than you were at the beginning. And won’t that be a great feeling? Workbook Structure I have organized this workbook to facilitate ease of use. Chapters 1–4 introduce basic organizing methods and tools that will be useful in your organizing endeavor. A one-page checklist for each month of the year follows these chapters. Each checklist has a monthly organizing goal, maintenance suggestion, new habit to establish (which will be carried through all of the following months), and financial organizing--in addition to a variety of tasks designed to help you bring order to your clutter. You will find final thoughts and a resource list after the monthly checklists. The two most important features of the monthly checklists are the maintenance suggestion and the new habit. Spaces do not stay organized unless you store items in their appointed locations. As soon as you finish using an item, put it back in its location. The few seconds it takes to do this make it much easier to find the object the next time you need it. Special note about the monthly checklists: you can start any month of the year! If you pick up this book in May, you can start in May. Do not feel like you have to wait for the next January to begin organizing. After all, by January you may have misplaced this workbook under a pile of clutter! Chapter 2 will give you a guideline for setting a monthly organizing goal. This goal encompasses a large space that needs a complete “overhaul.” The monthly organizing goal is a separate activity from the other organizing tasks. It is included on the checklist so that you only have one page to reference each month. The goal is NOT to organizer your clutter, but to eliminate it. The more you hold on to, the less space you have for what you truly want or enjoy. To simplify your life . . . First define your goals. Then declutter anything (or anyone) that is in your way. Sylvia Kirks McClintick Monthly Organizing Goal Establish your organizing goal for the month (see Chapter 2 for hints)
Janice Russell, CPO-CD, is the Overseer of Order at Minding Your Matters® Organizing Consultants, honed her superb organizing and training skills during thirteen years both in education and the corporate world. Janice acquired her organizing expertise in the real world and she now shares these talents with individuals and groups. Janice operates according to a simple philosophy -- to provide organizing methods and tools which complement the personality and the needs of each client. Whether working with individual clients or in a seminar setting, Janice empowers people to mind their matters in a variety of areas including document management, time optimization, problem solving, and space maximization. She uses a combination of practical techniques, humor, sensitivity, and firmness to help people develop a flexible structure which will enable them to organize for lasting results. The gains made through increased efficiency can be invested in pursuits which will improve quality of life. Janice’s passion for helping people get organized extends beyond her clients. She uses the written word to share organizing principles and tools with as many people as possible. In addition to her monthly electronic newsletter, Janice is a regular contributor to the North Carolina Journal for Women and Carolina Newswire. Her articles have also been published in Solo-E, The Organizing Network, and Natural Awakenings. Membership in the National Association of Professional Organizers and earning her Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization designation from the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization complement Janice’s Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Duke University and Master of Education from Vanderbilt University. From this foundation, Janice is able to recognize the underlying causes of a client's disorganization, develop a solution that will tackle the problem rather than the symptom, and teach her clients to maintain the systems she sets up over the long term.
 
 


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