PREFACE: LAURA'S STORY -- shares the author's own personal journey of discovery about what "stuff" is really important and what can be let go of

CHAPTER 1: THE ORGANIZING PROCESS -- leads you through some basic steps and considerations to make as you work through the clutter in any room of your home...including:

CHAPTER 2: BEATING PROCRASTINATION -- helps you understand what causes procrastination and how to overcome it with practical systems...including:

CHAPTER 3: PSYCHOLOGICAL REASONS FOR CLUTTER -- examines true stories about the mental causes of clutter in your life and ways to overcome each obstacle...including:

CHAPTER 4: KITCHEN AND PANTRY -- outlines a complete plan for getting your kitchen and pantry areas in order...including:

CHAPTER 5: CLOSET -- outlines a complete plan for creating a workable system in your closet...including:

CHAPTER 6: HOME OFFICE -- outlines a complete plan for taming your desk and home office work area...including:

CHAPTER 7: CHILD'S ROOM -- outlines a complete plan for getting your kid's room under control...including:

CHAPTER 8: LAUNDRY ROOM -- outlines a complete plan for creating a tidy and functional laundry room...including:

CHAPTER 9: GARAGE -- outlines a complete plan for organizing your garage...including:

CHAPTER 10: DOWNSIZING -- helps guide you through the process of cleaning out and slimming down (whether voluntarily or involntarily simplifying your life)...including:

CHAPTER 11: WHAT TO DO WITH ALL THAT PAPER -- offers some suggstions for weeding out those stacks and piles on your desk or counter...including:

CHAPTER 12: PHOTOS AND OTHER MEMORABILIA -- describes some effective methods for getting your treasures in order...including:

CHAPTER 13: MAINTENANCE -- offers 5 simple tips for maintaining the changes you've made and the systems set up...on a daily basis so you avoid clutter in the future