HOW TO ORGANIZE YOURHOME SECRETS OF A PROFESSIONAL


KITCHEN -- learn how to get your kitchen storage spaces in order, clear out the clutter in your cabinets, and create a layout for your appliances and supplies that allows you maximum efficiency as you cook; also get tips for low-stress food shopping and meal planning / preparation

BEDROOM -- find out the best techniques for turning your bedroom into an organized and relaxing sanctuary, including ways to keep your clothes under control, keep your bedside reading from taking over, and deal with the smaller clutter (change, pocket contents, jewelry, and other odds and ends) that tends to accumulate

BATHROOM -- get the scoop on taming your bathroom storage spaces, including innovative tips for organizing grooming products, cleaning supplies, the area under your sink, and the items you leave out on the counter for use every day

CLOSETS -- develop a plan for tackling each different type of closet in your home, including clothes, linen, and general storage closets; includes techniques for deciding what to keep and what to get rid of, tips for making the most of your available storage space, and basic organizing principles you can put to use in any closet in your home

DRAWERS AND STORAGE AREAS -- discover tricks that professional organizers use to get those miscellaneous storage areas around your house in order, including what to do with your "junk" drawer, how to subdivide and "containerize" your space, and how to create a logical home for everything you own

PAPER FLOW -- learn how to stay on top of incoming paper and "to-do's," how to reduce the amount of paper you have to deal with on a daily basis, and how to make monthly bill-paying easier and less stressful

MAGAZINES AND CATALOGS -- discover the best techniques for creating order out of that pile of publications, find out a quick way to stay on top of your reading, develop a filing system for articles you want to keep, and learn how to get off of the mailing list if you don't want to receive a magazine or catalog anymore

SURFACES -- get rid of the clutter on the surfaces throughout your home, including bathroom and kitchen counters, dresser and table tops, shelves, and even your home office desk

TIME MANAGEMENT TIPS -- learn how to take control of your day by making better use of your calendar or planner, delegating tasks to other household members, planning your chores and errands more efficiently, and learning to say "no" when you just don't have the time

FILES -- find out how to create an effective and easy-to-use filing system that will insure you never "lose" a piece of paper again and develop a regular filing routine; also, find out how long you need to keep basic household records and set up a purge schedule for your files