Organizing For Dummies, Mini Edition
Packed with proven organizing systems and techniques, this guide shows you step-by-step how to break down organizing jobs into bite-size pieces, assemble the tools and supplies you'll need, and much more.
Open the book and find:
- How to make time to get organized
- Ways to personalize your organizing plan
- Tips for using containers to put everything in place
- Advice on how to train your mind to be organized
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Where to Go from Here.
Chapter 1: Training Your Mind to Be Organized.
Your Organizing Plan .
Organizing your mission.
Your organizing goals.
Your organizing time.
Organizing your space.
Organizing for the people who work, live, or play here.
How You Do It.
Chapter 2: Assembling the Tools, Supplies, and Systems.
Organizers and Planners: Lists to Live By.
Putting Things in Their Place: Containers.
No-strain containers: Types, shapes, and sizes.
The Three Ds: Using containers as clutter busters.
The Six Organizing Secrets.
Designing any space with a layout.
Saving or tossing.
Everything in its P-L-A-C-E: Organizing space.
Clearing your desktop with R-E-M-O-V-E.
Responding to your mail with R-A-P-I-D.
Maximizing your time with P-L-A-N.
Chapter 3: Scheduling Skills for Maximum Productivity.
Going with the Flow: The Time Log.
Fixing Your Flow: The Busters.
Procrastination busters: Read this now.
Interruption busters: Phone calls and visitors.
Occupational overload: Just say “No”.
Delegating: The four Ds.
It’s How You Do It: Strategic Tasking.
Multitasking: Personal calls and waiting.
The phone: Incoming calls and messages.
Playing and taking messages.
Handling outgoing calls effectively.