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The time of year I’m most likely to get my space organized is in January. It’s a time of new beginnings –new year, new calendar on my wall, new goals, new possessions in need of a home. I like the feeling of starting fresh. Out with the old and in with the new. And with the temperature dropping, I relish the idea of an inside activity. So bring on the de-cluttering! Bring on the deep-cleaning! Watch out dust bunnies –I’m coming for you.


Amazon Says: Design clutter out of your life forever! Try these effective and attractive strategies for making a place for everything—and keeping everything in its place.  Clutte more...
Amazon Says: Design clutter out of your life forever! Try these effective and attractive strategies for making a place for everything—and keeping everything in its place.  Clutter has an insidious way of sneaking up on everybody—no matter how well designed the house or how spacious. So how can you keep the mess—those letters, jackets, backpacks, and other items that accumulate everywhere—under control? The answers lie in smart interior design, not just housekeeping. By establishing a common-sense place for everything you own, you’ll keep the clutter from coming back…not just for a little while, but for good. With these great ideas, exquisitely illustrated, you’ll find hundreds of clever ways to create a composed bedroom that encourages sleep and romance; an inviting and efficient kitchen; orderly workspaces that promote productivity; tidy bathrooms; and a funtastic kid’s space that’s neat in every sense of the word. From maximizing closets with hanging rods and cubbies to installing specialty cabinets, from making use of the bathroom sink pedestal to choosing a hard-working coffee table, there’s a suitable solution for every room. Plus: “Style File” boxes throughout offer quick and smart suggestions. A Selection of the Homestyle Book Club. less...
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Amazon Says: America's leading housekeeping expert shows you how to de-clutter, organize, and clean your home, with easy-to-remember tips for every job, from keeping your bathroom clean an more...
Amazon Says: America's leading housekeeping expert shows you how to de-clutter, organize, and clean your home, with easy-to-remember tips for every job, from keeping your bathroom clean and doing the laundry to sorting out paperwork and organizing the family photo album. Where there is hope, there is help. You can win the chore wars! Author, founder, and editor of the top-ranked website OrganizedHome.com Introduces easy-to-remember tips for organizing the home Step-by-step photographs throughout show how easy it is to reach your goal less...
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Amazon Says: Failing the Mary Poppins' snap-the-fingers approach to cleaning, here's the next best thing: an utterly practical handbook that offers lasting results for anyone looking to ba more...
Amazon Says: Failing the Mary Poppins' snap-the-fingers approach to cleaning, here's the next best thing: an utterly practical handbook that offers lasting results for anyone looking to banish clutter from every room in the house. Home organizer par excellence Meryl Starr offers up her hardworking organizing solutions in The Home Organizing Workbook, a straightforward guide to getting organized. The room chapters begin with targeted questionnaires that help the reader identify specific organizational problems, followed by hundreds of hardworking solutions and strategic maintenance tips. Those itching to get started can dive right in with step-by-step organizing projects ranging from quick-and-easy weeknight jobs, like overhauling the spice cabinet, to more intensive endeavors such as reorganizing the bedroom closet. Accessory lists at the end of each chapter feature dozens of the best products available, from lazy susans to shelf dividers, and explain exactly how they can be used to optimum effect in each room, while the extensive resource list shows where to get them. It's a package as tidy as its solutions: concealed Wire-O lay-flat binding, tabbed chapters to take readers straight to their problem area du jour, and full-color, solution-oriented photographs sure to inspire action. Ready to clear that clutter and keep it that way? The Home Organizing Workbook is the ultimate guide to preserving open spaces. less...
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Amazon Says: When Peter Walsh, organizational guru of TLC's hit show Clean Sweep and a regular contributor to The Oprah Winfrey Show, appeared on national television shows and told people more...
Amazon Says: When Peter Walsh, organizational guru of TLC's hit show Clean Sweep and a regular contributor to The Oprah Winfrey Show, appeared on national television shows and told people how they could reclaim their lives from the suffocating burden of their clutter, the response was overwhelming. People flooded Peter's website (www.peterwalshdesign.com) with success stories about how his book had changed their lives. Peter's unique approach helped people everywhere learn to let go of the emotional and psychological clutter that was literally and figuratively choking the life out of their homes. With his good humor and reassuring advice, Peter shows you how to face the really big question: What is the vision for the life you want to live? He then offers simple techniques and a step-by-step plan to assess the state of your home, prioritize your possessions, and let go of the clutter you have been holding on to that has kept you from living the life you imagine. The result is freed-up space, less stress, and more energy for living a happier, richer life every day. less...
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Amazon Says: Your prescription for the organized and beautiful home you desire That old doll collection. Twenty years of pay stubs. All the trophies your child ever won. It's diffic more...
Amazon Says: Your prescription for the organized and beautiful home you desire That old doll collection. Twenty years of pay stubs. All the trophies your child ever won. It's difficult to love your home when every inch is packed with possessions. The Clutter Cure gives you the power to toss the things that are holding you back from living a full life and finally having a beautiful home--one that's more than a giant container for your stuff. In three steps, you'll learn to: Understand your compulsion to hold on to things Buy fewer but better quality items Envision and create rooms that make you comfortable and happy Take action by donating, discarding, or selling your stuff less...
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