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|If your closets are bulging and your drawers are about to explode, you’re not alone. The fact is, seven out of ten Americans live in cluttered homes. Our nesting instinct has allowed the stuff to take over. Emmy Award–winning host and design guru Christopher Lowell provides the perfect solution in Seven Layers of Organization. While other books simply show containers and gizmos to get organized, Christopher gets to the bottom of why we just can’t seem to let go—and shows us how we can. |
As in his smash hit book Christopher Lowell’s Seven Layers of Design, Lowell takes you through the organizing process step by step, breaking down each layer into simple tasks that anyone can make time to do. He shows how to plan ahead for better, faster, longer-lasting results; how to decide what to keep and what to toss; and how to store or show off your possessions. You’ll also see how each layer works in twelve fabulous room makeovers, from a ship-to-shore nautical bedroom to a Hollywood glam hallway to an inviting his-and-hers office space.It is possible to reach organizational nirvana and to stay there! In just seven easy steps, this colorful, no-nonsense guide will teach you how to purge your home mentally, physically, and spiritually so you’ll be clutter-free for life!
1. Assess & Schedule
2. Detach & Purge
3. Reclaim & Update
4. Sort & Contain
5. Design & Build
6. Arrange & Display
7. Cease & Maintain
ISBN: 1400082404 Date Published on 12/20/2005
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|This book is subtitled "Hidden Storage and Rescued Space in the Garage, Attic, or Basement" and that about sums it up! You may be a little short on closet space and think you have no more room for stuff in your home, but this book will likely prove you wrong. I've always though of myself as pretty creative in this department, but I came away with more great ideas for storing things and may never have to do another garage sale ever again! The trick is to store things so that you can find them again, and this small book is packed with ideas. You never knew you had so much space! |
ISBN: 0376017686 Date Published on 8/1/1995
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|Trusted pros show how to bring order to the chaos of real living spaces. Achievable, money-saving strategies for kitchens, bedrooms, baths, basements, garages, and more. Three steps everyone should follow when clearing the clutter, along with specific tips for different areas of the home. |
ISBN: 0696222841 Date Published on 12/21/2004
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|Do-it-yourself home projects have become a national pastime, and nothing satisfies that urge more then creating built-ins. The fact that they are a permanent part of a house makes it more critical that they be done with as much skill and imagination as possible. That's where the New Built-Ins Idea Book comes in. Written by Sandor Nagyszalanczy, a former senior editor of Fine Woodworking magazine and an acknowledged expert in the field, this illustrated guide shows step-by-step how to create built-ins that are both practical and appealing. Here are hundreds of design ideas for projects for every room of the house, including kitchens, bathrooms, libraries, kids' spaces, dining rooms, bedrooms, and the increasingly popular media spaces. The book shows a wide range of possibilities for incorporating built-ins, from niches to bookcases to spaces that replace those stacks of clothing in the closet. Complete coverage of materials, lighting, color, and hardware, along with careful, comprehensible drawings and photographs, is included. |
ISBN: 1561586730 Date Published on 1/31/2005
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|Looking for the quickest way to peel tomatoes? Frustrated by tumbling bed sheets in your linen closet? Not sure how to space seedlings in your garden? Simple Home Solutions provides answers to these and other everyday problems in the kitchen, garden, and around the house. Practical, useful, and inordinately simple, the ideas in this book will help you solve household dilemmas, get and stay organized, and make the most of your time. |
ISBN: 1400054850 Date Published on 7/6/2004
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|At last—an easy-to-follow, step-by-step visual guide to organizing your home room by room and piece by piece. Most organizing books are too complicated to actually use—you have to read them cover-to-cover, search for the information you need, then try to remember it once you finally find it. And after all that, it may be useless! With The Beverly Hills Organizer’s Home Organizing Bible, you can quickly turn to the section they need, and then follow organizing ace Linda Koopersmith’s decluttering "recipe" step by step, just like a cookbook. Everything you’ll need is there on one spread! Linda’s practical strategies and smart storage systems help you clear out the clutter and stay organized for good.
• Packed with organizational tips and techniques that are easy, inexpensive, obtainable and simple to maintain • Recommends the best products for each task • Includes do-it-yourself tips that could save readers thousands of dollars • Reveals the "30-Second Rule" that makes staying uncluttered and organized a snap • Based on the author’s experience with thousands of clients
ISBN: 1592331548 Date Published on 5/1/2005
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|BBC co-host Walter (The Life Laundry) and antiques dealer Franks help readers tidy up cluttered living spaces in this cheerful how-to book. Directed at a wide audience-singles, married couples, divorcees, college students, professionals-the book explains why things begin to pile up, what the effects of clutter are and how to confront the challenge of cleaning it up. Correlating uncommonly messy homes with illness, stress and emotional hang-ups, the authors maintain that excessive material possessions "are often masking a more serious problem of holding on to past situations and emotions that you need to release in order to move forward." Concise chapters focus on different varieties of mess (clothing, entertainment articles, papers, garage junk, etc.) and include a self test to help determine the individual's particular problem areas. The authors, in an encouraging, empathetic tone, help the reader decide what is worth keeping and what should be thrown out. |
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ISBN: 0563534753 Date Published on 10/1/2003
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|The Organized Home strives to bring order and calm to the chaotic, possession-filled lives of today's consumer. With hectic lifestyles, computer passwords, frequent-flyer miles, and thousands of possessions, people are overwhelmed. Society, in general, needs to lighten up, but many find it difficult to part with the stuff that has come to define who we are. The Organized Homed is filled with professional advice, hard-working information, and checklists that help readers get organized. Once that goal is achieved, it shows readers how they can improve their lifestyle to create the organized, peaceful, and beautiful home they desire.
The book walks readers through the organizational process and addresses everything, including how to clear the mind; how to keep what you need and store the rest; how to organize books, magazines, mail, papers, time, money, kitchens, closets, and countertops; and much more.
ISBN: 1592532020 Date Published on 9/1/2005