Bestselling author Julie Morgenstern
has a fresh perspective on why clutter and disorganization exist and offers specific instructions on how to permanently organize your house or office in this fast-paced world. Morgenstern begins by defining "organized," asserting that it is not necessarily neatness, but the "process by which we create environments that allow us to live, work, and relax exactly as we want to." Without a compelling reason or goal for achieving organization, she declares, failure is imminent. Once a personal goal is established, Morgenstern outlines three basic steps: analyze, strategize, and attack. The time and thought devoted to the first two steps are crucial to the success of the final step, and the lack of forethought is often why people fail repeatedly in their attempts at organization. Morgenstern suggests some very specific questions for creating a successful, personalized scheme and offers the kindergarten classroom as an example of simple and effective organization.
Once the analyzing and strategizing steps are completed, Morgenstern breaks the "attack" phase into five specific, manageable steps. Following a woman named Wendy through a step-by-step organization of her very messy closet is an invaluable visual example of the entire process. Included on this 75-minute video is a 13-minute segment not shown on public TV, called "Secrets of a Professional Organizer," in which Morgenstern offers suggestions on a variety of topics, including living with a messy person, stretching closet space, travel packing, and keeping motivated. With its thought-provoking questions and specific instructions, this video simplifies the process of organization and increases the likelihood of success--it's well worth the time and money invested. --Tami Horiuchi
From the Back Cover
Is the clutter in your life getting out of control? Learn first-hand the top secrets of a professional organizer! Join Julie Morgenstern, America's #1 organizing expert and bestselling author of Organizing from the Inside Out
. With real-life examples, Julie shows you how to "Analyze, Strategize, and Attack" any space you want to organize--kitchen, living room, closet, even your file drawers. Follow Julie's simple S-P-A-C-E formula and dive fearlessly into your piles to banish chaos forever. Julie's approach shows you how to create a system based on your unique personality and natural habits, so it's easy to maintain and the results will last.
When you organize from the inside out, you gain time, energy, and money to achieve your life goals. By learning Julie Morgenstern's universal organizing skills, you will be ready for all of life's opportunities, instead of always feeling stuck behind looking for your keys! This home video includes a bonus section not seen on the public TV broadcast, with Julie sharing nine additional "Secrets of a Professional Organizer," including tips on: stretching closet space using Julie's favorite organizing supplies, simplifying travel packing, foolproof archiving of essential documents to give you and your family peace of mind, and staying motivated so you'll reach the finish line. Organizing from the inside out will not only change your living room--it will change your life! 75 minutes.