1000 Best Quick and Easy Time-Saving Strategies

ISBN: 9781402209192

By: Jamie Novak

Published: 04/01/2007

If you struggle with fitting it all in, if every day feels like an uphill battle to get it all done, 1000 Best Quick and Easy Time-Saving Strategies is the book is for you.

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Is there never enough time in the day? So many of us run around day after day in a whirlwind--rushed, behind schedule, overworked, stressed-out and short on patience. Every day is jam-packed with things to do--and not enough time to do them! If you struggle with fitting it all in, if every day feels like an uphill battle to get it all done, 1000 Best Quick and Easy Time-Saving Strategies is the book is for you. Professional organizer Jamie Novak will show you how to: --Say "no" to new commitments without feeling guilty --Get the important things done--including taking care of YOU --Make handling paperwork a breeze and paying bills a snap! --Put an end to distractions that eat up your time --Get the most mileage out of your trips to the store and other errands and so much more! With these 1,000 flexible time-management tips and down-to-earth ideas that actually work in the real world, you'll soon be on your way to conquering your schedule once and for all!

About the Author

Jamie Novak

Jamie Novak is an expert Professional Organizer and Clutter Coach. She's been a featured organizer on HGTV's Mission: Organization, and hosts her own show, Sort It out with Jamie. She also authored A Busy Person's Guide to a Life You Love. Jamie is the founder of The Clutter Club, a free, nationwide association in which discussion groups run by professional organizers focus on how to clear clutter. You can visit www.JamieNovak.com to find one running near you or to find out about starting one. In her own unique and nonjudgmental way, she has been helping busy people clear the clutter, live a life they can enjoy in a home they love, and reach their goals with a clearer head. Her approach is both easy and motivating; she is a natural, and her passion for organizing shines through. Jamie promises not to try to reinvent you; instead, she helps you find your style and work with it. Her goal is to share real ideas that really work! Jamie's main office is in Scotch Plains, NJ, where she grew up and still lives. She has a second office in Los Angeles, CA, where she spends a portion of the year. If you'd like to share a success story or submit your favorite tip, view other free resources, get an answer to your biggest clutter challenge, or view current Clutter Contests, visit www.JamieNovak.com. Jamie challenges you to organize from the outside in. Once you gain control over all your stuff then step back and watch what happens! To get your free copy of Jamie's latest Clutter Challenge or to find out more about her, visit her website.


Table of Contents


Part One: Setting Up for Success
Chapter 1: The Basics of the Ten Golden Rules
Chapter 2: “No” Is the Hardest Word to Say
Chapter 3: Your Plan and Getting Started

Part Two: Fitting It All In
Chapter 4: Calendar/Planner
Chapter 5: Managing Your To-Do List and Planning Ahead
Chapter 6: Stop Putting Yourself on Hold and Take Back Your Weekend

Part Three: What Exactly Do You Do All Day?
Chapter 7: Chores
Chapter 8: Laundry
Chapter 9: Working and Working from Home

Part Four: Meals and More
Chapter 10: Meal Planning and Pantry
Chapter 11: Grocery Shopping
Chapter 12: Cooking

Part Five: Getting It Done
Chapter 13: Errands
Chapter 14: Appointments
Chapter 15: Shopping

Part Six: Speed Cleaning
Chapter 16: Zone Clean
Chapter 17: Simple Kitchen Cleanup
Chapter 18: Cleaning Made Easy

Part Seven: A Parent’s Life
Chapter 19: Children
Chapter 20: Special Needs Children -
Chapter 21: New Baby

Part Eight: When It’s Out of Your Control
Chapter 22: Spouse, Family, and Friends
Chapter 23: When You Have to Say Yes
Chapter 24: Chronic Lateness and Adult AD/HD

Part Nine: Just Do It!
Chapter 25: Procrastination and Procrastination Personalities
Chapter 26: Common Myths and Frequent Objections
Chapter 27: Interruptions, Distractions, and a Clear Head

Part Ten: Pets and Hobbies
Chapter 28: Gardening and Pets
Chapter 29: Crafting/Sewing
Chapter 30: You Might Already Be Exercising

Part Eleven: I Was Promised a Paperless Society
Chapter 31: Mail and Often-Referenced Pending Paper
Chapter 32: But What If I Want to Save It?
Chapter 33: Bill-Paying, Filing, and Record-Keeping 101

Part Twelve: Screen Suckers and Surfing (And I Don’t Mean in the Ocean)
Chapter 34: Email
Chapter 35: Internet
Chapter 36: Computer/Blackberry/PDA

Part Thirteen: When Unplugging Is Not an Option
Chapter 37: Phones
Chapter 38: Television
Chapter 39: Photos and Cameras

Part Fourteen: Are You Costing Yourself a Raise and a Promotion?
Chapter 40: The Floor Is Not an Option
Chapter 41: Meetings
Chapter 42: Automate Processes

Part Fifteen: I Just Saw It a Minute Ago
Chapter 43: Clutter Control Step One: Like with Like
Chapter 44: Clutter Control Step Two: Put Away Just What You Use and Love
Chapter 45: Clutter Control Step Three: Maintain the New System

Part Sixteen: Getting and Keeping It Together
Chapter 46 : Everyday Organizing Solutions
Chapter 47: Organizing Solutions for Living Space
Chapter 48: Organizing Solutions for Storage Space

Part Seventeen: Special Times and Stressful Ones
Chapter 49: Holidays and Birthdays
Chapter 50: Moving, Travel, and Vacation
Chapter 51: Household Repairs, Remodeling, and DIY

Part Eighteen: Enjoy Your Newfound Time
Chapter 52: Remember That the Little Stuff Makes a Big Difference
Chapter 53: Start and Finish Your Days on the Right Note
Chapter 54: Maintaining Your New Habits and Enjoying Your Newfound Time

Note from the Author
Stain Chart
Homemade Household Cleanser Recipes
Support Groups
About the Author


Part One:
Setting Up for Success

Most of us can manage a new routine for a few days or even a few weeks. But soon that new routine is forgotten, and all too quickly we are back to our old w...

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Format: Paperback

Length: 8 in
Width: 4.5 in
Weight: 15.36 oz
Page Count: 496 pages


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