- General principles
- First impressions: the entry
- Heart of the home: the kitchen
- Sanctuaries: bedrooms and closets
- Life's necessities: bathrooms
- The social hub: living rooms and dens
- Work smart: the home office
- Form and function: utility and storage areas
- Reining it in: kid clutter
- On the go: from trips to moves
Professional organizer Platt offers an enticing array of advice and colored photos designed to make living at home, work, or a vacation more relaxing. She offers quick tips (e.g., storing sterling silver with chalk to prevent tarnish), instructions (e.g., folding silk scarves correctly), and one-hour projects (e.g., taking back the junk drawer) that anyone can immediately put into practice. Guidelines for organizing office space are designed for those who like to file and those who prefer to pile, and detailed steps for vacation packing and cross-country moving are also included. The employment of one idea alone is worth the price of the book. [Page 87]. Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.
In a book illustrated with full-color photos, a professional organizer offers hundreds of solutions for gaining control of clutter, from quick fixes to hour-long projects, from organizing one's e-mails to sorting through the area beneath the bathroom sink. Original.Review by Publisher Summary 2
Offers hundreds of solutions for gaining control of clutter in the house and office, from quick fixes to hour-long projects, including organizing e-mails to sorting through the area beneath the bathroom sink.Review by Publisher Summary 3
An easy-to-read, idea-packed guide for anyone who wants to be more organized—and who doesn't? Everyone has overflowing closets and desk drawers, countertops loaded with kitchen gadgets, and overstuffed computer desktops. We dream of getting organized—but what's a disorganized person to do? In this book, professional organizer Stacey Platt comes to the rescue with empowering ideas on putting and keeping things in order. Like earlier titles in the series, such as the best-selling What's a Cook to Do?, this book offers easy-to-scan and access solutions to everyday aggravations: How do you keep from misplacing your cell phone or house keys? What's the best way to organize the fridge? How do you pack efficiently for a trip? This user-friendly book, illustrated with stylish, full-color photography, is up-to-date on the latest technologies for organizing everything from music to family photos. Here are hundreds of ingenious solutions for gaining control of clutter so you can live happily in your space. There are quick solutions as well as one-hour projects—from organizing your emails so you can find your passwords to sorting the area under the bathroom sink—that readers can tackle, one weekend at a time, with big payoffs. From the kitchen to the home office, the bedroom closet to the car, this thoughtful guide will help readers carve out more space and more time.