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I didn't get much out of this book. It is too short and didn't give me any tangible tips on organizing. It seemed to be more the internal psychology of messiness ... asking you to write down goals and seeing which "type" of messy personality you fall into. I kept waiting to hear about actual systems I could use - it wasn't until the end that she discusses putting things in attractive containers and using nice labels.
I got much more out of Dave Allen's 'Getting Things Done' which talks about filing techniques, 43 folders, task list management, etc.. Perhaps the unabridged book has more? The author does an excellent job narrating, however.
This book was great. I followed the steps and have cleaned up my home office area, and kept it neat! When I go to do another area, I'll listen to it again. Really made a difference from the other times I have tried to organize.
Effective, practical, informative.
It gave me an exact process to follow with examples that pertained to all different areas of my life.
Narrator was great and pleasant to listen to.
How to take each and every room in my home and areas in my life and attack them one at a time.
I like the information presented very reasonable and logical. Only thing I didn't like was she give a web site from the "case" to look up. Didn't buy the case so didn't get the place to go. It would have been better to get that info.
I like this so well that I bought the hard cover book as well. It is short and to the point. I listened to it on a trip to the city in an afternoon and back. I have been trying to organize a friend's house for about a year, and will have her read it before I do any more work for her. I am sure it will make the difference.
There are a lot of checklists and questionaires so I would recommend having the book. There's only so much you can actively do when walking or driving listening to an audio book
Skills for life time
She is talking about all most all aspects of organising home and office.
Great way to go.
Thank you so much
I always appreciate an author reading their own audio book. Ironically I had this book in my desk for a year and never made it past the first chapter. I don't know if I'm going to organize anything, I do appreciate the tips though.
Grandmother, Mother, Wife and Daughter of the King of the Universe! Love to camp, learning to quilt & I work in a crisis pregnancy center.
I have read through this book twice and have bookmarked places I want to read again. Not only do I love how simple it is to apply the principles, but the author gives examples that help with clarification.
Julie was easy to understand and her inflections varied so I did not get sleepy listening to her.
Organizing from the Inside Out gave me a vision for how I want to live and steps to follow to achieve my dream!
I love, love, love the questions to ask myself to keep this vision all about what works for ME, not some magazine photo or project on TV that works for someone else!
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