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Product Details

  • Hardcover-spiral: 256 pages
  • Publisher: F & W Media; Second Edition edition (December 3, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440308632
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440308635
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.8 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,575 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Author

So you want to get organized? Well, I am so glad you are considering my book to help you on this path.  I can tell you this: if there is a will there is a way. ANYONE can get every area of their life organized by following the goals and tips in Organize Now! 

I wrote this book because I feel that there are too many "long-winded, novel-like" books about getting organized.  I know from being a Professional Organizer (for 10+ years) that when people are overwhelmed by clutter they don't want to waste time reading, they want to get it done!  They hire me because they want me to Tell-Them-What-To-Do (as quickly and painlessly as possible).  This book does just that.  I have left out the fluff and written a step-by-step plan to get YOU organized.  Organizing is my passion but my mission is to help each of you clear the clutter so that you may start living the life you dream about. 

Best of luck!
Jennifer

From the Back Cover

Clutter Has A Cost.  It steals your storage space, robs your time and energy, and takes away the peace and beauty of your home.  Don't pay for it another minute-get organized, now!

     This updated and expanded edition of the bestselling Organize Now! features even more quick, effective organizing ideas.  Easy-to-follow checklists show you how to organize any part of your life in less than one week.  You spend more time organizing and less time reading-a perfect fit for your busy lifestyle!  Long-term goals help keep the clutter away for the months and years to follow, so you can maintain the order you create.

     You'll find help with everything from time management and routines to mental clutter, paperwork, pets, purses, toys, rooms and life events such as moving, and celebrating the holidays.

     Special money saving tips show you how to use your organizing efforts to cut costs around the house and even make a little money.

Don't let piles of paperwork, overflowing closets and overbooked schedules drain your resources and energy anymore.  Take control with Organize Now!

More About the Author

Jennifer Ford Berry is an organizational expert, best selling author, entrepreneur and speaker. Her books including: Organize Now! a week-by-week guide to simplify your space & your life, Organize Now! your money, business & career and Organize Now! 12 month home and activity planner have sold over 350,000 copies worldwide. Her newest title is: Organize Now! Think & Live Clutter-Free.

Jennifer has been working as a professional organizer for 12 years. "When working with my clients my goal is to ultimately help them feel happier in their life. Eliminating clutter and organizing your life will give you more energy, lift your spirits and make room for better things and experiences to come into your life. It's a tremendously freeing and liberating experience. You will be able to find everything you need, when you need it and finish projects and tasks on schedule".

Jennifer is the regular organizing expert on the TV show: Winging It, Buffalo Style. You can also find her on her own organizing channel of the smart phone app: Intuition/Mom's Assistant and teaching organization classes through the Organize Academy.com. Jennifer has appeared in many national magazines and newspapers, as well as on radio stations across the country. She has presented to the Learning Annex, corporations, churches, mom groups and school districts. Jennifer is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. She currently resides in Western New York where she continues to work hands on with her clients helping them to eliminate clutter and live their dreams.

She is available for book signings, discussion groups and speaking engagements.
To receive her free organizing tips go to: www.jenniferfordberry.com

Customer Reviews

Very Helpful and easy to follow.
maria mcbride
I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to get rid of their clutter and organize their home.
Ginger M. Anderson
Each one is a week's worth of "to-do" checklists, and is designed to organize one area each week.
Amazon Customer

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116 of 118 people found the following review helpful By Books and Chocolate TOP 500 REVIEWER on February 25, 2011
Format: Hardcover-spiral
This is a good tool for those who like checklists, making notes, and breaking up the process of organization into smaller, weekly jobs. The first chapter gives the basics of organizing, outlining the cost of clutter, dealing with the emotional side of letting go of stuff, and getting motivated. This is followed by 56 weekly chapters that focus on specific spaces around the house as well as organizing things like holidays, moving, back-to-school, a morning routine, meal planning, and even a pregnancy. Just about every area of home and life is covered.

This book is formatted like a workbook. The chapters are brief and each one includes a checklist of the week's goals for organizing the specified area, a list of tips, a section for writing down notes, and another checklist for keeping it organized once it is done with monthly, half-year, and once a year suggestions.

For someone who is overwhelmed by the organization process and needs to take it a step at a time with specific suggestions, this is a good resource.
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110 of 120 people found the following review helpful By TurquoiseEyes13579 TOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 20, 2012
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This book has some minor advantages over a few others on the market, but several large disadvantages. I have read & reviewed many an organizing book here on Amazon. It's a passion of mine to read these books. I was not born organized- just the opposite. I have to work hard to maintain a clean, neat home- but it's definitely a very big ongoing goal of mine to keep it that way. I put a lot of time & money into improving my home, to share my perspective with you right from the get-go. While many consider me a born housekeeper in my own circle, I actually have to put a lot of study & thought into the subject. I will always give an author credit where credit is due. If I learn something from someone, trust me, I will say it right out loud that they taught it to me. But I can honestly say that I learned nothing new in this book, which sort of astounded me.

The actual layout of the book is very alluring. The fact that the author separates how to get organized in a week-by-week format is surprisingly innovative. It works well with a logical person's brain, and is a great jumping-off point for the modern busy person. So kudos to the author for that. If her content was as brilliant as her layout, this would most definitely be a five-star book. The color & style used throughout the book is also really nice, very colorful but not obnoxious. I would think women readers especially would be drawn in by that. But the content within is so minimal, so devoid of depth & so haphazardly thrown together that I debated on giving this one star instead of two. However...because just reading the table of contents & deciding to apply the title of the chapters week-by-week could inspire you to conquer particular issues week-by-week, I will give her the second star.
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104 of 114 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 9, 2010
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I have struggled for years to clear my home of clutter. There never seems to be enough time, space, etc. I have ADHD, so that doesn't help. I'll begin decluttering one area, only to think of six more I should work on at the same time. I work full-time, and have a 16 month old and a 12 year old. Time is at a premium in my house. I work twelve hour swing shifts, so every week brings a new work schedule and a different shift. Add to that cooking, errands, grocery shopping, paying bills, balancing the household budget, cleaning, quality time with the family, football and baseball practice and games..... Life quickly takes over and the house is a mess yet again. any progress made is quickly struck down.

I have read through many of the chapters in this book. Each one is a week's worth of "to-do" checklists, and is designed to organize one area each week. You can do the chapters in the order they appear in the book, or you can skip around and do them in the order you choose.

I think this book will be one of the keys to getting my house, and life, organized. The checklists should make it easy to get things in better shape. I can focus on one mini-task until it is complete, helping me achieve my goal of getting our home and lives into the shape it should be in. I can just tell myself that I can't move on to the next task until that box is checked. Any ideas on other tasks can be added to the list. This book should serve as excellent guidance along my purging journey.

I do think that some of these tasks will take less than the allotted week. However, in my house, some of these areas will take more than a week to get through. I think it will be harder for families with parents who work, in or out of the home, to get each area done in seven days.
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55 of 60 people found the following review helpful By John Kirton on March 13, 2011
Format: Hardcover-spiral
I am 46 and have ready MANY books on how to organize, both philosophically and literally. This book is the FIRST one I've seen and purchased which took a timely, week-by-week approach to help the common person come to grips with the daunting chore of both living simply and organized. Thank you, Jennifer Ford Berry, for taking this approach and writing about it. Yes, there IS hope and you have shown the light!
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43 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Molica Make-Believe on November 18, 2011
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I honestly wasn't all that impressed with the preview and I really should have said no right then and there - but I liked the bright, pretty colours and how the categories were divided into weekly "assignments". So, I purchased this book (along with Organized Simplicity by Tsh Oxenreider, which I felt had more value in the end).
Organize Now! was more like a list of tips and suggestions than any kind of plan or system to get a person organized. It was like putting a finger bandage on a bullet wound - it's not gonna fix the problem. I felt like quite a bit of the information was "commom sense" and could be found relatively easily on the internet. (Though, I could see it being a good book to check out of the library, buy an inexpensive second-hand version of, or a gift to a new college student.)
It you want a *solution* and a *system* for organizing your home, getting on top of clutter, and not feeling buried by the mess or disarray of your home, and you want it to be relatively simple and painless, then I would suggest checking out either FlyLady.Net or "Sink Reflections" by Marla Cilley. (the author of Organize Now even quotes and refers to Marla and her FlyLady website!) Most of what is included in Marla's book can be found for free on FlyLady.Net - and it has a *whole* lot more value than this book!
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