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Organizing For Dummies, Mini Edition

Organizing For Dummies, Mini Edition

Eileen Roth, Elizabeth Miles (With)

ISBN: 978-1-118-04263-2

Dec 2010

64 pages

Select type: E-Book



Clean up your act, get more done, and have more time for fun!

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

Icons Used in This Book.

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.

Maintaining Organization.

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.

Single tasking.

Group tasking.

Multitasking: Personal calls and waiting.

Pro Communications.

The phone: Incoming calls and messages.

Playing and taking messages.

Handling outgoing calls effectively.