Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Organizing Books (copy)

I love back to school time. The students look so smart in their new clothes, carrying books and wearing eyeglasses. Hey, would someone tell me why students are wearing glasses with space between the rims? I thought the whole point of wearing eyeglasses was to see.

During this time I see a lot of advertisements for books that help one organize and clean up. I remember back during the beginning of high school and college how being organized meant life or death. So many books to carry, I color coded my notebooks to match my textbooks. This way I could rush out to class with the right books without looking at them.

Don’t be like me. Take advice from the professionals. Julie Morgenstern, founder of Task Masters, has been a professional organizer for 20 years. Her ever popular Organizing from the Inside Out is now in its second edition. She can help you organize any room in your house. Tricky attic space, asks her. Filled-to-the-gills garage, consult Morgenstern.

Right now I am paying close attention to her organizing the mobile, cubicle and home based office. Although I work in an office at Northwest, I have a habit of taking my work with me. Can you say workaholic?

Mission: Organization by Home and Garden Television suggest lots of hooks and labeled boxes. This would be a perfect book for those new dorm students who are living away from home for the first time. Suggestions on where to place things and label them is a skill one will be able to use for the rest of his life.

For those of you who have a love-hate relationship with material stuff open up Regina Leeds, One Year to an Organized Life. In this book she breaks down work into convenient months. One organizes the Christmas decorations in January when it is time to store them instead of July.

Chapter nine is dedicated to the busy school year starting in September. Plan the lunches and the clothes one will wear the night before. Why, well if you dress in the dark, people tend to make fun of unmatched socks and shirts that are on backwards.

Peter Walsh of the hit television series Clean Sweep has written a book that rivals the size of any history textbook. Within the 450 page tome one will find a whole section dedicated to education and career. How to Organize Just About Everything is just that - everything.

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