How to Cheat at Organizing

How to Cheat at Organizing

Quick, Clutter-clobbering Ways to Simplify your Life

Book - 2008
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Can you really 'cheat' at organizing? Of course you can. How to Cheat at Organizing shows you how to take shortcuts every chance you get - to create just enough order to be happy with your life.

With his trademark wit and straightforward advice Jeff Bredenberg explains precisely how you can de-clutter everything from closets and offices to cooking and finances. All by following five core concepts that will keep your house - and your life - neatly organized.

  • Keep it simple - Set aside unreasonable traditions and demanding activities that are no longer relevant to your life.
  • Embrace technology - Snap up innovative new products that can save you time and money.
  • Manage the ins and outs - Don't collect all kinds of unnecessary stuff that just creates more clutter. Throw a tag sale and simplify your life.
  • Strip, scrap, sort, store - There's a place for everything. It may be the dump. Or the local Goodwill store. And anything you value deserves a place of its own - where it's easy to find.
  • Get help - Enlist your family, friends, and associates to join your organizational mission. They've got a stake in the results.

Beyond this core philosophy, you'll discover lots of great tips, detailed advice, and step-by-step instructions to make a wide range of life's difficult activities quick and easy.

You'll find out about the world's simplest weight loss diet (proven to be highly effective), how to slash the time you spend grocery shopping, and how to fill your house with hard working furniture.

And you'll discover a whole host of great new gadgets and devices that will free up more time to relax and enjoy the things that are really important to you.

Writing with a light touch and charming sense of humor, Jeff Bredenberg will have you smiling all the way to a simpler life.

Baker & Taylor
A comprehensive guide to organizing every room in the house presents more than two hundred time-saving tips, techniques, and shortcuts to help simplify the de-cluttering process, reduce chaos, create storage, keep a room neat, and more. Original.

Ingram Publishing Services
The anticipated follow-up to the bestselling "How to Cheat at Cleaning" is a life-changing book for the non-perfectionist. Americas favorite cleaning cheater delivers real-life strategies to help the overworked and overwhelmed put clutter in its place.
The anticipated follow-up to the bestselling "How to Cheat at Cleaning," "How to Cheat at Organizing" is a life-changing book for the non-perfectionist, a liberating lifestyle manifesto. This is the organizing book "for the rest of us"--everyday overcommitted folks with little time and little focus. Life can be messy enough without all the clutter that comes with it. Now, America's favorite cleaning cheater delivers real-life strategies to help the overworked and overwhelmed put clutter in its place. "How to Cheat at Organizing" is based around five easy concepts to keeping a house neat and organized:
Keep it Simple. The best way to keep things in check
Embrace Technology. Learn to love the right equipment
Manage the Ins and Outs. Learn to love having a good tag sale
The S4 Technique. Strip, scrap, sort, store
Get Help. Put your family to work

Publisher: Newtown, CT : Taunton Press, 2008
ISBN: 9781561589401
Characteristics: 293 p ; 21 cm


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