Thursday, May 17, 2007

The Organized Life

The Organized Life by Stephanie Denton - book cover

Stephanie Denton is a past president of the National Association of Professional Organizers - so you'd expect a book by her to be good. And I certainly enjoyed The Organized Life: Secrets of an Expert Organizer.

Some of my favorite tidbits:

"Consider your garbage can, recycling bin and donation box your top organizing tools. The larger they are, the more likely you are to use them."

"Create a donation directory to encourage quick disposal of excess items. List your favorite local charities and include phone number, hours of operation, articles accepted and the drop off / pickup policy."

"Getting organized is not about getting rid of your memories. It's about making them more accessible."

There's great advice here about organizing clothes, photos, kids' art work, and much more.

3 comments:

Stephanie Denton said...

Hi Jeri ~~ Thanks for your nice comments on The Organized Life. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Best, Stephanie

Suzanne said...

Thank you so much for keeping me in the loop for The Organized Life! This has just been so much fun!

Jeri Dansky said...

Nice to hear from you, Suzanne! I enjoyed reading your experiences with the book.