Organizing from the Inside Out with Julie Morgenstern [VHS]
Bestselling author Julie Morgenstern has a fresh perspective on why clutter and disorganization exist and offers specific instructions on how to permanently organize your house or office in this fast-paced world. Morgenstern begins by defining "organized," asserting that it is not necessarily neatness, but the "process by which we create environments that allow us to live, work, and relax exactly as we want to." Without a compelling reason or goal for achieving organization, she declares, failure is imminent. Once a personal goal is established, Morgenstern outlines three basic steps: analyze, strategize, and attack. The time and thought devoted to the first two steps are crucial to the success of the final step, and the lack of forethought is often why people fail repeatedly in their attempts at organization. Morgenstern suggests some very specific questions for creating a successful, personalized scheme and offers the kindergarten classroom as an example of simple and effective organization.
Once the analyzing and strategizing steps are completed, Morgenstern breaks the "attack" phase into five specific, manageable steps. Following a woman named Wendy through a step-by-step organization of her very messy closet is an invaluable visual example of the entire process. Included on this 75-minute video is a 13-minute segment not shown on public TV, called "Secrets of a Professional Organizer," in which Morgenstern offers suggestions on a variety of topics, including living with a messy person, stretching closet space, travel packing, and keeping motivated. With its thought-provoking questions and specific instructions, this video simplifies the process of organization and increases the likelihood of success--it's well worth the time and money invested. --Tami Horiuchi
From the Back Cover
Is the clutter in your life getting out of control? Learn first-hand the top secrets of a professional organizer! Join Julie Morgenstern, America's #1 organizing expert and bestselling author of Organizing from the Inside Out. With real-life examples, Julie shows you how to "Analyze, Strategize, and Attack" any space you want to organize--kitchen, living room, closet, even your file drawers. Follow Julie's simple S-P-A-C-E formula and dive fearlessly into your piles to banish chaos forever. Julie's approach shows you how to create a system based on your unique personality and natural habits, so it's easy to maintain and the results will last.
When you organize from the inside out, you gain time, energy, and money to achieve your life goals. By learning Julie Morgenstern's universal organizing skills, you will be ready for all of life's opportunities, instead of always feeling stuck behind looking for your keys! This home video includes a bonus section not seen on the public TV broadcast, with Julie sharing nine additional "Secrets of a Professional Organizer," including tips on: stretching closet space using Julie's favorite organizing supplies, simplifying travel packing, foolproof archiving of essential documents to give you and your family peace of mind, and staying motivated so you'll reach the finish line. Organizing from the inside out will not only change your living room--it will change your life! 75 minutes.
Top customer reviews
THIS SYSTEM IS DIFFERENT!
I appreciated that this system works around how YOU work. It truly is one of the simplest to understand and straightforward in its approach. It can be specific and complex IF IT NEEDS TO BE, but you don't have to START with a complex system.
Honestly, this is the only system I've seen where you can watch the hour video and immediately apply it.
Note: I DID also purchase the book to help with those complex questions, and it was very helpful for those. But for just getting going, watch the video and be quickly equipped to get a chunk done.
Before you tackle a major organization project it is better to spend the 1 hour or so watching this video than reading the book. You will be immediately ready to organize instead of being paralyzed with so much written advice.
Most houses have linen closets - not my little house ~~
Most houses have a utility closet in or near kitchen for broom - buckets - ironing board, etc - not my little house ~~
you get my point ! Thanks Julie !
After much digging through the piles of papers and trash in my apartment, I finally found the TV Guide but sadly, the show was only on once. I started searching and eventually found that the exact show that aired on PBS was going to be on home video. I ordered it from Amazon immediately and two days after it was released, it was in my mailbox.
The video's easy-to-understand common sense information that will have you saying to yourself, "Why didn't I think of that?". This tape is definitely a must for you or any unorganized person in your life. If you follow the simple instructions, your home, apartment or office space will be noticably neater and more organized in less than one day after viewing this tape.
The only drawback is that it plays too much like an infomercial with audience members laughing and applauding at everything the hostess says like it's the funniest or most interesting thing they've ever heard. But stick with it and you will learn why you are so messy and -- most importantly -- how to fix it.
Is it really that easy to "come clean"?
My apartment is much neater now solely because of this tape. I recommend it highly.
Most recent customer reviews
I watched several times before I realized the positive influence.
Beginning with a small area supported the concept.