How to Organize (Just About) Everything

More Than 500 Step-by-Step Instructions for Everything from Organizing Your Closets to Planning a Wedding to Creating a Flawless Filing System
 
 
Free Press
  • erschienen am 15. Dezember 2009
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  • 576 Seiten
 
E-Book
978-0-7432-7658-0 (ISBN)
 
Professional organizer Peter Walsh presents this witty and enormously practical guide to getting it—and keeping it—all together.

With more than 500 easy-to-follow how-to instructions, How to Organize (Just About) Everything is packed with shrewd advice and insider tips to make your home, your workplace—indeed, every imaginable aspect of your life—run more smoothly. Step-by-step solutions help even the most organizationally challenged take on:
Kids
Schedules
Storage
Photos
Lists
Politics
Education
Remodels
Meals
Weddings
Finances
Holidays
Parties
Vacations
Emergencies
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  • USA
Simon + Schuster Inc.
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978-0-7432-7658-0 (9780743276580)
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Peter Walsh
  • Cover Page
  • Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • CONTENTS
  • A NOTE TO READERS
  • FOREWORD
  • GET ORGANIZED
  • 1 Get Organized
  • 2 Set Priorities
  • 3 Write an Effective Tb-Do List
  • 4 Run Errands Efficiently
  • 5 Hire a Professional Organizer
  • 6 Meet Deadlines
  • 7 Deal With a Flood of Mall
  • 8 Overcome Chronic Disorganization
  • 9 Organize Your Thoughts
  • 10 Set Up a Reminder System
  • 11 Organize Your Contacts
  • 12 Get Rid of What You Don't Want
  • 13 Say No Without Feeling Guilty
  • 14 Balance Home and Work
  • 15 Live With Less
  • 16 Set Goals
  • LIFE'S NITTY GRITTY
  • 17 Streamline Your Morning Routine
  • 18 Organize a Chore Schedule for Kids
  • 19 Organize Your Chores
  • 20 Never Be Late Again
  • 21 Schedule Television Watching
  • 22 Design a Healthy Lifestyle
  • 23 Plan to Avoid Junk Food
  • 24 Choose a Weight Loss Plan
  • 25 Design Your Workout Schedule
  • 26 Schedule Doctor Visits
  • 27 Prepare for Cold and Flu Season
  • 28 Get a Drastic Makeover
  • 29 Arrange to Meet an Online Date
  • 30 Plan the Perfect Date
  • 31 Mastermind a Breakup
  • 32 Plan Your Social Calendar
  • 33 Meet Mr. or Ms. Right
  • 34 Marry Up
  • DAILY DEBRIS
  • 35 Find Your Keys
  • 36 Tidy Up in 15 Minutes
  • 37 Conquer Clutter
  • 38 Actually See the Bottom of Your Pur
  • 39 Organize Your Shoes
  • 40 Sort Your Sock Drawer
  • 41 Return Rentals on Time
  • 42 Take Control of Your Junk Drawer
  • 43 Organize the Medicine Cabinet
  • 44 Schedule Car Maintenance
  • 45 Organize Pet Supplies
  • 46 Manage Garbage and Recyclables
  • 47 Prepare Grab 'n' Go Activity Bags
  • 48 Keep Your Car Clean and Orderly
  • 49 Deal With a Pack Rat
  • 50 Sell Stuff Online
  • 51 Organize Your Bookshelves
  • 52 Categorize Newspaper and MagasinClippings
  • 53 Organize Your Photos
  • 54 Arrange Photos and Pictures
  • 55 Arrange an Art Collection
  • 56 End Collection Chaos
  • 57 Live Better Through Labeling
  • 58 Organize Jewelry
  • HEART & HOME
  • 59 Plan Your Dream Kitchen
  • 60 Conquer Your Closets
  • 61 Organize the Linen Closet
  • 62 Organize Your Laundry Center
  • 63 Create a Sewing Center
  • 64 Get Ready for the Housecleaner
  • 65 Organize Cleaning Supplies
  • 66 Organize Spring Cleaning
  • 67 Keep the Family Room Organized
  • 68 Set Up a Bathroom Schedule
  • 69 Organize Bathrooms
  • 70 Organize Entryways and Mudrooms
  • 71 Organize a Dorm Room
  • 72 Organize Your School Locker
  • 73 Make Your Home Safe for Small Children
  • 74 Organize Kids' Rooms
  • 75 Organize Sports Equipment
  • 76 Organize Kids' Play Spaces
  • 77 Safeguard Your Home Against Allergens
  • 78 Prepare for Skyrocketing Energy Costs
  • 79 Use Feng Shui to Organize Your Home
  • 80 Design a New Home With Feng Shui
  • 81 Design Your House
  • 82 Use Home Design and Planning Software
  • 83 Establish Your Home's Space Plan
  • 84 Incorporate Universal Design Principles
  • 85 Plan a Remodel
  • 86 Plan a Multimedia Center
  • 87 Turn a Basement Into a Media Room or Playroom
  • 86 Organize the Attic
  • 89 Organize the Basement
  • 90 Organize the Garage
  • 91 Organize a Toolbox
  • 92 Set Up a Woodshop
  • 93 Organize Your Wine Collection
  • 94 Plan a Successful Estate Sale
  • 95 Plan a Yard or Garage Sale
  • 96 Prepare Your Home for Sale
  • 97 Plan a Move
  • 98 Downsize Your Hous
  • 99 Organize a Studio or Small Apartment
  • 100 Manage Warranty Documents
  • 101 Manage Home-Improvement Paperwork
  • 102 Merge Two Households
  • 103 Decorate lor the Seasons
  • 104 Prepare a Vacation Home for theOff-Season
  • 105 Prepare Your Home for Nature's Worst
  • YARD & GARDEN
  • 106 Prepare an Organic Vegetable Garder
  • 107 Plant a Kitchen Herb Garden
  • 108 Plan a Butterfly Garden
  • 109 Design a Bird Garden
  • 110 Design a Children's Garden
  • 111 Plant a Cut-Flower Garden
  • 112 Design a Shade Garden
  • 113 Design a Dry Garden
  • 114 Plan for a Long-Season Container Gg
  • 115 Organize Gardening Tools
  • 116 Add a Potting Bench to a Yard
  • 117 Schedule Fruit Tree Maintenance
  • 118 Lay Out a Sprinkler System
  • 119 Plan and Plant a Lawn
  • 120 Design a New Landscape
  • 121 Plan an Outdoor Kitchen
  • 122 Design a Deck or Patio
  • 123 Design a Water Feature
  • 124 Design a Garden Path
  • 125 Set Up a Compost System
  • 126 Winterize Plants
  • 127 Schedule Yard Work
  • STORAGE SOLUTIONS
  • 128 Store Anything
  • 129 Store Bulk Purchases
  • 130 Storage Solutions for Any Room
  • 131 Capture More Storage Space
  • 132 Expand the Capacity of a Small Room
  • 133 Organize Craft and Hobby Materials
  • 134 Organize Art Supplies
  • 135 Organize Gift Wrap and Seasonal Decorations
  • 136 Organize Kids' Schoolwork and Artwork
  • 137 Organize Movies, Music and Other Media
  • 138 Store China and Family Heirlooms
  • 139 Store Out-of-Season Clothes
  • 140 Store Your Wedding Dress and Other Textiles
  • 141 Store a Fur Coat
  • 142 Store Bicycles and Gear
  • 143 Store Ski Gear
  • 144 Organize Camping Equipment
  • 145 Store Paint and Other Hazardous Materials
  • 146 Organize a Storage Unit
  • 147 Store a Boat for the Winter
  • 148 Store a Car
  • EDUCATION & CAREER
  • 149 Decide Which College Is Right for You
  • 150 Get Into a Top College or University
  • 151 Ace the College Admissions Tests
  • 152 Organize Your College Applications
  • 153 Plan Your Course of Study in College
  • 154 Organize a Research Paper
  • 155 Get Into Grad School
  • 156 Get Into an Elite Law School
  • 157 Prepare for the Bar Exam
  • 158 Get a Degree While You're Working
  • 159 Work at Home With Kids
  • 160 Go Back to Work After a Long Absence
  • 161 Set Up an Internship
  • 162 Plan a Sabbatical
  • 163 Work Abroad
  • 164 Join the Peace Corps
  • 165 Produce a Newsletter
  • 166 Organize Your Job Search
  • 167 Prepare for a Career Change
  • 168 Open a Restaurant
  • 169 Become a Physicist
  • 170 Become a Concert Violinist
  • 171 Become a Cowboy
  • 172 Become a Brain Surgeon
  • 173 Become a Rabbi
  • 174 Become a Catholic Nun
  • 175 Organize an Exhibition
  • 176 Develop a Reality-Show Concept
  • 177 Become a Talk-Show Host
  • 178 Become a Photojournalist
  • 179 Become a Movie Director
  • 180 Become a Model
  • 181 Become a Stunt Person
  • 182 Become a Tour Guide
  • 183 Organize an Archaeological Dig
  • BUSINESS & WORK
  • 184 Conquer Your Paper Piles
  • 185 Create a Flawless Filing System
  • 186 Organize Your Briefcase
  • 187 Organize Your Desk
  • 188 Organize Your Workday
  • 189 Get a Handle on E-mail
  • 190 Organize Computer Files
  • 191 Schedule Appointments Efficiently
  • 192 Take Control of a Conference Call
  • 193 Prepare for a Meeting
  • 194 Prepare for a Salary Review
  • 195 Climb the Corporate Ladder Effectively
  • 196 Add a Workspace to Any Room
  • 197 Organize a Home Office
  • 198 Organize a Home Network
  • 199 Choose the Best Phone System
  • 200 Decide on an Accounting System
  • 201 Make a Networking Plan
  • 202 Plan Your Business Travel
  • 203 Write a Business Plan
  • 204 Set Up a New Business
  • 205 Create a Marketing Plan
  • 206 Amass a Real-Estate Empire
  • 207 Polish Your Presentation Skills
  • 208 Prepare a Speech
  • 209 Prepare a Pitch a Venture Capitalist
  • 210 Plan an IPO
  • 211 Delegate Responsibilities
  • 212 Hire an Employee
  • 213 Fire an Employee
  • 214 Pass on a Family Business
  • 215 Stay on Top of Your Sales Game
  • 216 Restructure a Company to Increase Profits
  • 217 Form a Board of Directors
  • 218 Organize a Shareholders Meeting
  • 219 Plan a Company Picnic
  • 220 Plan a Company Retreat
  • 221 Defend Against a Hostile Takeover
  • 222 Organize Your Office for a Move
  • 223 Prepare Your Business for the Unthinkable
  • 224 Reorganize a Failing Business
  • 225 Dismantle a Business
  • FINANCIAL PLANS
  • 226 Set Up a Budget
  • 227 Get Out of Debt
  • 228 Design a Savings Plan
  • 229 Simplify Bill Paying
  • 230 Prepare Your Taxes
  • 231 Organize a Loan Application
  • 232 Organize Important Documents
  • 233 Save for Private Schooling
  • 234 Organize Your Financial-Aid Packai
  • 235 Plan for College Costs
  • 236 Buy Ufe Insurance
  • 237 Choose a Health Insurance Plan
  • 238 Start an Investment Club
  • 239 Track Your Investments
  • 240 Survive Bankruptcy
  • 241 Plan for Retirement
  • 242 Prepare a Prenuptial Agreement
  • 243 Create a Living Trust
  • 244 Make a Will
  • 245 Execute a Power of Attorney
  • 246 Plan Your Elderly Parents' Estate
  • 247 Plan Your Estate
  • 248 Teach Your Kids About Money
  • FAMILY AFFAIRS
  • 249 Plan Your Family
  • 250 Budget for a New Baby
  • 251 Orchestrate the Perfect Conceptior
  • 252 Plan for Artificial Insemination
  • 253 Prepare for an In Vitro Fertilization
  • 254 Prepare for a New Baby
  • 255 Organize Your Maternity Wardrobe
  • 256 Set up Maternity or Paternity Leave
  • 257 Order Baby Announcements
  • 258 Organize an International Adoption
  • 259 Foster a Child
  • 260 Organize Your Life as a New Parent
  • 261 Prepare for Childbirth
  • 262 Stock a Diaper Bag
  • 263 Arrange Quality Child Care
  • 264 Blend Families
  • 265 Create a Household Organizer
  • 266 Coordinate a Family Calendar
  • 267 Plan Family Meetings
  • 268 Organize Home Systems for ADD
  • 269 Prepare for a New Cat or Dog
  • 270 Homeschool Your Child
  • 271 Set Up a Carpool
  • 272 Stay on Top of Kids' Clothes
  • 273 Choose the Best Elementary School
  • 274 Organize Kids for Back-to-School
  • 275 Win the Homework Wars
  • 276 Plan a Field Trip
  • 277 Plan Your Child's Activities
  • 278 Plan Your Children's Summer
  • 279 Pack for Summer Camp
  • 280 Choose a Summer Study Program
  • 281 Create a Schedule for Family Computer Use
  • 282 Plan to Keep Your Kid Safe Online
  • 283 Organize a Genealogical Search
  • 284 Prepare for Your Child's Departure for College
  • 285 Organize Your Empty Nest
  • 286 Plan for Boomerang Kids
  • 287 Plan an Amicable Divorce
  • 288 Make Child Custody Arrangements
  • 289 Organize Medical Records
  • 290 Plan for Elderly Parents' Care
  • 291 Propare for the Death of a Spouse
  • 292 Help Your Elderly Parents Move
  • 293 Organize a Home Medication Regime
  • 294 Arrange Hospice Care
  • 295 Make Your Final Arrangements
  • 296 Archive Family Records
  • FOOD & ENTERTAINING
  • 297 Plan a Week of Menus
  • 298 Organize Grocery Store Trips
  • 299 Set Up Online Grocery Shopping
  • 300 Organize Recipes and Cookbooks
  • 301 Plan Theme Menus
  • 302 Create Effective Shopping Lists
  • 303 Cook Ahead
  • 304 Determine the Shelf Life ot Foods
  • 305 Organize Food (rom Warehouse Stores
  • 306 Efficiently Use the Refrigerator and Free?
  • 307 Organize Cutlery and Kitchen Tools
  • 308 Organize Cupboards and Drawers
  • 309 Organize the Pantry
  • 310 Efficiently Use Space Under the Sink
  • 311 Stow Pots and Pans
  • 312 Make the Most of Your Counter Space
  • 313 Cook for One
  • 314 Plan Healthy Lunches for Kids
  • 315 Plan Party Foods Ahead
  • 316 Throw a Dinner Party
  • 317 Finish Dinner on Time
  • 318 Pull Off a Last-Minute Party
  • 319 Throw a Dinner Party for Your Boss
  • 320 Plan Dinner Party Seating
  • 321 Plan an Outdoor Party
  • 322 Impress a Date
  • CELEBRATIONS & EVENTS
  • 323 Plan a Wedding
  • 324 Create the Ultimate Wedding Checklist
  • 325 Budget for a Wedding
  • 326 Find the Perfect Wedding Ring
  • 327 Plan an Elopement
  • 328 Set Up a Bar
  • 329 Hire an Event Planner
  • 330 Hire a Photographer
  • 331 Hire a Caterer
  • 332 Plan a Bachelor or Bachelorette Party
  • 333 Prepare to Be the Maid of Honor
  • 334 Execute Best Man Duties
  • 335 Hire a Band
  • 336 Hire a Bartender
  • 337 Plan a Shower
  • 338 Organize the Rehearsal Dinner
  • 339 Plan Your Honeymoon
  • 340 Plan a Baptism
  • 341 PlanaBris
  • 342 Throw a Party
  • 343 Prepare for House Guests
  • 344 Plan a Child's Birthday Party
  • 345 Plan a Successful Slumber Party
  • 346 Plan a Bar or Bat Mitzvah
  • 347 Plan a Quinceanera
  • 348 Plan a Retirement Party
  • 349 Plan a Funeral According to Custom
  • 350 Plan Ahead for a Low-Stress Holiday
  • 351 Stay Within a Budget This Christmas
  • 352 Prepare a Holiday Feast
  • 353 Throw a Hanukkah Party
  • 354 Organize a Holiday Craft Party
  • 355 Plan to Spend Christmas Solo
  • 356 Plan the Perfect Holiday Gift Exchange
  • 357 Organize Gift-Giving in Advance
  • 358 Stick to Your Diet During the Holidays
  • 359 Plan a Holiday Open House
  • 360 Reorganize Your Life After the Holidays
  • 361 Stick to Your New Year's Resolutions
  • 362 Plan the Perfect New Year's Eve
  • 363 Plan a Seder
  • 364 Plan a Special-Event Party
  • 365 Organize a High-School Class Reunion
  • 366 Plan a Family Reunion
  • COMMUNITY WORKS
  • 367 Stan a Knitting Circle
  • 368 Organize a Book Club
  • 369 Set Up a Food Tree
  • 370 Organize a Bicycle Scavenger Hunt
  • 371 Run a Sports Tournament
  • 372 Publicize an Event
  • 373 Plan an Organizational Meeting
  • 374 Sharpen the Focus of an Organization
  • 375 Improve Your Child's School
  • 376 Plan a Prom
  • 377 Organize a Community Theater Troupe
  • 378 Plan a Concert in the Park
  • 379 Organize an International Concert Tour
  • 380 Organize a Film Festival
  • 381 Plan a Fund-Raising Event
  • 382 Organize a Pancake Breakfast
  • 383 Plan a Toy Drive
  • 384 Hold a Barn Raising
  • 385 Organize a Charity Walk or Run
  • 386 Build Low-Income Housing
  • 387 Build a Community Play Structure
  • 388 Throw a Block Party
  • 389 Set Up a Neighborhood Watch
  • 390 Create an Evacuation Plan
  • 391 Hold a Voter-Registration Drive
  • 392 Run for Local Office
  • 393 Organize a Petition
  • 394 Organize a Recall
  • 395 Get an Initiative on the Ballot
  • 396 Organize a Protest or March
  • 397 Fight City Hall
  • 398 Organize a Boycott
  • 399 Organize a Class Action Lawsuit
  • 400 Manage Growth in Your Community
  • 401 Preserve Open Space
  • 402 Save Historic Properties and Landmarks
  • 403 Set Up a Nongovernmental Organization
  • 404 Build a School in a Third World Country
  • TRAVEL & ADVENTURE
  • 405 Plan a Trip
  • 406 Plan a Trip With Children
  • 407 Travel With Teens
  • 408 Book Airline Tickets
  • 409 Rent a Car in the United States
  • 410 Rent a Car Abroad
  • 411 Make Hotel Reservations
  • 412 Arrange Executive Accommodations
  • 413 Plan a Cruise
  • 414 Plan a Motorcycle Trip
  • 415 Plan a Train Trip in the United States
  • 416 Ride the Rails Abroad
  • 417 Prepare a Vacation Countdown Checklist
  • 418 Prepare an Itinerary
  • 419 Pack for a Trip
  • 420 Pack for a Business Trip
  • 421 Pack for a Week in One Carry-On
  • 422 Pack a Day Bag
  • 423 Prevent Lost Luggage
  • 424 Load a Backpack Property
  • 425 Plan an Elderhostel Trip
  • 426 Organize an RV Vacation
  • 427 Plan a Trip With Aging Parents
  • 428 Organize a Sailing Team
  • 429 Plan a Sailboat Cruise
  • 430 Plan a Bicycle Trip With a Tour Company
  • 431 Travel Abroad
  • 432 Plan a Vacation for Widely Different People
  • 433 Plan Spring Break
  • 434 Plan an Overnight Getaway With YourSpouse
  • 435 Plan a Vacation Separate From Your Spouse
  • 436 Plan a Trip to a Different Culture
  • 437 Forage Abroad
  • 438 Mail Packages Back to the United States
  • 439 Plan a Trip to a Politically Unstable Region
  • 440 Get Travel Insurance
  • 441 Get Immunizations for Traveling
  • 442 Book an Adventure Vacation
  • 443 Travel the Silk Road
  • 444 Plan a Climb of Mount Kilimanjaro
  • 445 Pack for a Safari
  • 446 Organize a Hunting Trip
  • 447 Pack for a Fishing or Hunting Trip
  • 448 Plan a Fishing Trip to Alaska
  • 449 Pack for a Camping Trip
  • 450 Lead a Backpack Trip
  • 451 Hike a Famous Trail
  • 452 Plan a Tour of the National Parks
  • 453 Organize a Backcountry Ski Trip
  • 454 Organize a Car Rally
  • 455 Plan a Whale-Watch ing Trip
  • 456 Pack for a Voyage at Sea
  • 457 Plan an English Canal Trip
  • 458 Plan a Crass-Country Airplar
  • 459 Plan the Perfect Day Abroad
  • 460 Plan a Visit to the Louvre
  • 461 Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • 462 Plan a Trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gra
  • 463 Plan a Day at Disneyland
  • THE UNEXPECTED
  • 464 Formulate a Family Emergency Plan
  • 465 Prepare for an Act of God
  • 466 Assemble Emergency Kits
  • 467 Prepare for Surgery
  • 468 Plan Your Recovery
  • 469 Survive a Heart Attack if You're Alone
  • 470 Survive if Your Car Breaks Down
  • 471 Deal With Amnesia
  • 472 Fight an Ebola Outbreak
  • 473 Fight a Forest Fire
  • 474 Survive Being Lost
  • 475 Conduct a Search and Rescue Operation
  • 476 Plan an Invasion
  • 477 Survive a Political Coup
  • 478 Plan for a Terrorist Attack
  • 479 Rescue a Hostage
  • 480 Outsmart Pirates
  • 481 Deliver a Baby
  • 482 Make an Emergency Landing
  • 483 Make a Jail Break
  • IN YOUR DREAMS
  • 484 Become a Movie Star
  • 485 Become President of the United States
  • 466 Win an Academy Award
  • 487 Become an Olympian
  • 488 Train for a Major Athletic Event
  • 489 Win the Tour de France
  • 490 Run a Marathon
  • 491 Learn to Fly
  • 492 Become an Astronaut
  • 493 Live Off the Land
  • 494 End World Hunger
  • 495 Become a Rhodes Scholar
  • 496 Write the Great American Novel
  • 497 Cure the Common Cold
  • 498 Save the Earth
  • 499 Live to Be 100 Years Old
  • 500 Die Rich
  • 501 Be Happy
  • INDEX
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