Ronni Eisenberg, author of the popular but slightly more intimidating Organize Yourself!
, has deconstructed the potentially hair-raising projects of getting the house in order: organizing closet space, filing household documents (do you know for sure if junior needs a tetanus shot anytime soon?), finagling some counter space in the kitchen, and even keeping photo negatives from seeming to multiply like rabbits and threatening to overtake the living room. Eisenberg reveals how to trim daunting tasks (like clearing up the garage) into manageable chunks. If you're frazzled with worry about what sort of critters may be nesting in your attic or have gone 15,000 miles without an oil change or find yourself at the checkout of the grocery store grappling to find that Cheerios coupon that you know
you stuffed in your wallet, only to find it two months later in the back of kitchen junk drawer, sadly expired, this book's for you.
This short, factual, well-organized how-to proffers seemingly countless suggestions for organizing home work areas and even includes a five-step plan for closets. You can sharpen time-management skills via Eisenberg and Kelly's proposed list-making techniques, preplanning methodologies, and realistic memento-hoarding rules. Their ideas for organizing mail handling, preparing meals, and coping with spur-of-the-moment guests are good, too, and many readers will appreciate their references to computer software aids, their financial tips, and their advice for remembering special occasions. George Hampton
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