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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 helps not only beginners get organized, but also provides tips to help the more experienced. Provides helpful tips and is well worth the money. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Brenda C
This book is amazing! So clear and practical, you'll be organized in no time if you follow her method! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I'm still reading this book, about 1/3 the way through now, not very useful. The author talks about her clients problems, that she solved that are not the problems I have. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sandollar
I read this book for a class I took. It makes you think about WHY you are disorganized instead of quick fix options of going and getting more containers. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Family of Five
Great help as a Professional Home Organizer for ideas for my clients.Published 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
For this book, Morgenstern focuses on creating a system to get organised and stay that way. She helps you help yourself find the causes for being disorganised in the first place,... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Japheth
Bought this for my very disorganized step teenage daughter in the hopes it would help her understand why organization is beneficial to her especially since she has ADD. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ksilk