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Organizing from the Inside Out for Teenagers: The Foolproof System for Organizing Your Room, Your Time, and Your Life Paperback – September 3, 2002
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But after reading this book, I got the motivation to get organized, and (finally) learned how to get organized in a way that works for me. And two months later, I'm still organized! I don't have to take time to clean up my messes because I simply don't create them anymore. I have more space now than I know what to do with. And I really don't do things much differently than I used to -- that's the most surprising part of all.
I recommend this book about as highly as I've ever recommended anything. It may sound cliche, but if it can work for me, trust me, it can work for ANYONE!
Many of us try hard to be organized and end up cluttering our house with organizing books, baskets, filing cabinets, and other gadgets. We get our house almost organized, yet find there's one room or task we just can't do. Are we sabotaging ourselves?
Yes, according to Morgenstern. She quotes, "You can't fix it till you know what's broken" and explains that until you know why you stray toward disorganization, you will never master it. Psychological obstacles are one of three factors in clutter, according to Morgenstern (the other two are errors in your "organizing system" and external realities. But she deals with the psychological aspect in a brisk, energizing chapter that actually motivates you.
Her actual organizational tips revolve around three essential steps: 1. Analyze (evaluate your current situation and what's not working.) 2. Strategize (Create plan and realistic estimate of how long it will take.) 3. Attack (Dive into the work.)
The Analyze and Strategize sections are actually very useful and are easy to tackle. You will need a notebook, and will go from room to room answering 5 questions: What's working? What's not working? What items are most essential to you? Why do you want to get organized? (i.e.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book makes sense out of organizing and addresses the problems of why so many other attempts have failed. I am using it and it is working. What more can you ask for?Published 4 days ago by JudyBPurple
A couple of things to keep in mind about this book if you decide to read it:
1) It has a copyright date of 2004 so there have been significant changes in the past 12... Read more
I'm getting there. Practical. Read it and implement it to change your life.Published 16 days ago by Robert Iversen
I love how she uses your natural tendencies. If you drop your clothes by the foot of your bed, then you should put the laundry basket there instead of the bathroom. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Laura
Daughter thumbed through it and thought it looked interesting, as her mom-hoping it helps.Published 1 month ago by Mrs. Patricia L. Yeaman
I loved this. Entertianing and got me ,,,well, sort of organized. I reread it a second time and followed some of her suggestions making it worth while. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Hannah
Morgenstern's books are helpful. Also check out "Time Management from the Inside Out"Published 2 months ago by MaggieToo9