The Parent's Success Guide to Organizing
The Parent's Success Guide to Organizing helps busy multi-tasking moms and dads deal with piles of laundry, junk-filled closets, and out of control playrooms. From the bedroom to the basement to everything in between, this book tells parents everything they need to know to restore organization and harmony to their home. Including a plan of action and a list of supplies, The Parent's Success Guide to Organizing helps parents set reasonable organizing goals, restore order in the home office, garage, and children's rooms, and make the most of their personal time.
- Paperback | 192 pages
- 154.9 x 231.1 x 15.2mm | 340.2g
- 06 Jan 2004
- John Wiley & Sons Inc
- Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
- Foster City, United States
- col. Illustrations
Table of contents
Part I: Getting Started. Chapter 1: The Basics of Organizing. Chapter 2: Preparing to Succeed: Tools, Supplies, Systems. Part II: Organizing Your Primary Living Spaces. Chapter 3: Having a Clutter--Free Kitchen. Chapter 4: The Ever--Popular Gathering Spot: The Family Room. Chapter 5: Where the Creative Magic Happens: The Playroom. Chapter 6: Tending to Toiletries: The Bathroom. Chapter 7: I'll Take a Few Extra Zzzz's: Bedrooms. Chapter 8: Let Me Take Your Coat!: The Entryway. Chapter 9: Where Dirty Is Clean Again: The Laundry or Utility Room. Chapter 10: PCs, Printers, and Paper Clips: The Home Office. Part III: Organizing Storage Spaces. Chapter 11: No Safe Haven for Junk: Tackling Closets. Chapter 12: Upstairs, Downstairs: The Basement and Attic. Chapter 13: Out of Sight but Not Out of Mind: The Garage, Patio, and Shed. Part IV: Organizing Your Life: Time--Management Tips. Chapter 14: Managing the Household Information Flow. Chapter 15: Getting the Right Job Done and When: Goals and Prioritizing. Chapter 16: Making the Most of Your Personal Time. Ten Storage Tips for Small Spaces; Ten Tips for Great Garage Sales; Index.
About Heather Dismore
Through her company Everything in Its Place, Eileen Roth, co--author of Organizing For Dummies, consults with clients including Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, entrepreneurs, and busy individuals and families. Her success shaping up even the organizationally impaired has landed her spots on Oprah; the Today show with Bryant Gumbel; Handy Ma'am with Bev DeJulio; and NBC, ABC, and WGN News. Eileen's organizing fixes have been featured by the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun--Times and on a number of radio stations, and she uses her advanced time--management skills to squeeze in workshops across the country. She recently moved from her hometown of Chicago to Phoenix, Arizona, to be closer to her college--age daughters. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), National Speakers Association (NSA), and American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). Elizabeth Miles, co--author of Organizing For Dummies, is known to her fan s for her user--friendly approach to peak performance on many fronts, Elizabeth offers answers that pop off the page and onto your to--do--now list. She's miles of smiles as she tells you how to tune into success, new millennium style. With a professional career that's run the gamut from banking on Wall Street to booking rock concerts and developing gourmet recipes, Miles relies on a broad range of experience in making the good life easier for busy people. She puts her graduate degree in ethnomusicology to work with her book and CD series Tune Your Brain: Using Music to Manage Your Mind, Body, and Mood, which draws upon the latest neurological and medical research about music's effects on the body and mind to create an applied system for listeners. As creator and host of the dialing "Braintuning Break" radio feature, she's taken her advice to the airwaves and earned listener loyalty over three seasons on the California Classical Network. Miles' popular approaches to achieving potential have been extensively covered in national and international media from Self to Success, PBS to the BBC, while the Tune Your Brain CD series has enjoyed long Top Ten runs on Billboard's classical chart. Miles lectures and consults for organizations such as Kaiser Permanente, the Los Angeles Unified School District, the Young Entrepreneurs' Organization, the Wellness Community, and many more concerned with health, education, and performance. As a previously self--professed organizational dummy, she enjoyed applying her trademark knack for making things easy to Eileen's expertise and proven techniques to help bring Organizing For Dummies to life. A native of Madison, Wisconsin, Miles holds a master's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a B.A. from Dartmouth College. She lives in Los Angeles. Heather Heath Dismore began her career as a well--traveled, highly productive restaurant manager. She left the industry to devote time to her family and her love of writing. In a publishing career spanning over adecade, her work has impacted some 400 titles. Her most recent projects include Indian Cooking For Dummies, part of the compilation Cooking Around the World All--in--One For Dummies. She holds a B.A. from DePauw University. Dismore resides in Springfield, Missouri, with her husband, who is a professional chef, and their two daughters.