- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; Rev Upd edition (January 6, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0446694134
- ISBN-13: 978-0446694131
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,792,344 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The book itself is neatly organized into sections about managing time, money, paperwork, and your home, and is indexed so that you can locate what you need to know without reading it from cover to cover.
There are step-by-step instructions for setting priorities and completing specific tasks--however, the basic organization methods outlined are very flexible, so that they can be applied to almost any untidy situation, ranging from the annoying (such as continually running out of shampoo, or not being able to find your favorite shirt) to the potentially catastrophic (you have to itemize your tax return, and you always misplace your receipts and canceled checks).
Even if you have it reasonably well together, this book can be quite helpful, since Ms. Winston also offers shortcuts for onerous tasks, suggestions for living within your means, and creative storage solutions--and who has enough time, money, or closet space these days?
But, in the past two weeks or so, we have begun to implement the author's suggestions, many of which boil down to common sense. One reviewer is harsh in his criticism because of dated material, because of her suggestion to use carbon paper to make back-up copies of all correspondence. I, too, was surprised at this anachronism in a newly revised edition, but I forgave her for all of the other great advice. If you too are disorganized "to the point of chaos", BUY THIS BOOK. It may change your life, too.
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This is the book I always come to when I really want to get organized. She is good at keeping it up to date for our electronic age as well.Published on April 9, 2013 by Monica A. Wood
I'm rebuilding my library in digital format and was very happy to see this book updated and offered in digital format. I bought the original book and re-organized my life with it. Read morePublished on September 23, 2012 by Javaleolenny
I had a copy of this book in the 90s and a friend in UT is probably still enjoying it :) It helped me a lot more than other books on organizing I had looked through in the... Read morePublished on November 18, 2011 by Dannis Cole
Great tips if you are in need of some basics on getting organized, but for some of us who work in an office, especially in administration, much of what is contained in this book is... Read morePublished on August 2, 2009 by M. Yeckel
This book is an overly-detailed, almost academic discussion of organizational theory. Some of the basic organizational principles include listing a project's "processes or... Read morePublished on February 1, 2003 by Carol C.
This book is so outdated as to be laughable. She talks about carbon paper and white-out! Computers are treated as something for technologists. Read morePublished on February 21, 2002 by Harlow B. Staley
When I took over the daily operation of a National Guard Armory I wasn't sure what I was getting into. The Armory had a staff of one, Me! I needed to get organized fast! Read morePublished on August 6, 2001 by Cletus F. Wallace