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Organizing Do-It-Yourself For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-43111-5
208 pages
August 2009
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Organizing for Dummies

Discover how to:

  • Organize a room in five steps

  • Put important organization practices to good use

  • Gather the right tools

  • Create order in every area of your home and your life

Sandra Munson

Professional home organizer


Take control of your space and bring harmony back to your life!

Do you have too much stuff? Need to bring order back to your home? Now you can do it yourself!

From organizing a closet to reclaiming your home office to handling a complete garage makeover, you can easily eliminate household clutter. This practical guide is filled with hands-on projects featuring lists of materials; detailed instructions; and step-by-step, full-color photos. Now youcan confidently tackle your house room by room!

Stuff you need to know:

  • Discover the tools and time you need to organize

  • Declutter your kitchen

  • Create blissful bedrooms and clean closets

  • Play up your kids' spaces

  • Learn to love yourlaundry room

  • And much more!

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Table of Contents


Part I: Preparing for Your Organizing Projects.

Chapter 1: The Principles of Do-It-Yourself Organization.

Chapter 2: The Tools and Time You Need.

Chapter 3: Nailing Down Carpentry Fundamentals.

Part II: Organizing Primary Spaces in Your Home.

Chapter 4: First Impressions: Streamlining Your Entryway and Living Room.

Chapter 5: Decluttering Your Kitchen.

Chapter 6: Blissful Bedrooms and Cleansed Closets.

Chapter 7: Up, Off, and Away! Organizing Your Bathroom.

Chapter 8: Organized Home Office, Organized Life.

Part III: Organizing Secondary Spaces in Your Home.

Chapter 9: Playing Up Kids’ Spaces.

Chapter 10: Learning to Love Your Laundry Room.

Chapter 11: Giving New Life to Your Garage.

Part IV: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 12: Ten Time-Saving Organization Tips.

Chapter 13: Ten Tips for Maximizing Small Spaces.


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Author Information

Sandra Munson is the founder of Harmony Home Organization and specializes in organizing children's spaces, home offices, and garages. Her current client list includes residential homes as well as businesses.

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Press Release

October 21, 2009
Bring Order Back into Your Life with Organizing Do-It-Yourself For Dummies®!

Want to restore a sense of structure to your living and working environment? Get organized and bring order back into your life with For Dummies®!

In Organizing Do-It-Yourself For Dummies® (Wiley; August 2009; $19.99, Paper; ISBN: 978-0-470-43111-5), professional home organizer Sandra Munson takes you on a step-by-step journey to reducing clutter, maximizing and creating more space, and applying order to every part of your home and life – from the garage to the linen closet. Each project features a materials list, a general time estimate, and a list of the necessary tools, so that you don't get caught without a tool or material while in the middle of a task.

Packed with instructional photos, this full color guide will teach you how to:

  • Discover the tools and time you need to organize
  • De-clutter your kitchen
  • Create blissful bedrooms and clean closets
  • Play up your kids' spaces
  • Learn to love your laundry room
  • And much more!

Organizing Do-It-Yourself For Dummies® also includes top ten lists such as “Ten Time-Saving Organizational Tips” (keep your tools handy, repurpose items, stick to the idea of “one in, one out,” among others).

Get rid of frustration with Organizing Do-It-Yourself For Dummies!

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