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Title:
Martha Stewart's organizing : the manual for bringing order to your life, home & routines
ISBN:
9781328508256
Physical Description:
288 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Contents:
How (and Why) to Use This Book -- Organizing Principles and Provisions -- ORGANIZE YOUR YEAR. January: Establish Healthy Habits -- Put Away Decorations -- Focus on Whole Foods -- Make and Freeze Stocks -- February: Make Valentine's Day Cards -- Bake Heart-Shaped Sweets -- Deep Clean Bookshelves -- Organize Your Linen Closet -- March: Fertilize Beds & Plant Crops -- Go Maple Sugaring . . . -- Deep-Clean Area Rugs -- Use Spring Alliums -- April: Clean and Store Winter Woolens -- Decorate Easter Eggs -- Prepare for Spring Showers -- Grow Rhubarb -- Eat What's In Season -- May: Celebrate Mother's Day Cards -- Refresh Your Bed -- Ready the Grill -- Grow Potted Plants -- June: Set Up a Summer Entertaining Station -- Prep the Kitchen for Impromptu Gatherings -- Craft a Father's Day Gift -- Display Children's Artwork -- July: Bake a Patriotic Pie -- Pack a Picnic -- Grow Tomatoes -- Prepare No-Cook Meals -- August: Build a Sandwich Board -- Grill Corn; Display Travel Keepsakes -- Freshen Beach Towels -- September: Harvest Fresh Herbs -- Swap Out Seasonal Items -- Prepare a Hearty Soup -- Update Apple Pie -- October: Put Fallen Leaves to Work -- Adopt a Shelter Dog -- Craft Halloween Decorations -- Carve Pumpkins -- November: Make and Freeze Pie Dough -- Polish Silverware -- Create Coloring Placements -- Send Guests Off with Leftovers -- December: Deck the Halls -- Make Gifts From the Kitchen -- Bake and Decorate Cookies -- Create Paper Snowflakes --

ORGANIZE YOUR HOME. Entryway: Evaluate the Space -- Strategize the Storage -- Hall Closet -- Kitchen: Evaluate the Space -- Sink and Counter -- Kitchen Island -- Shelves & Cabinets -- The Details: Drawers -- Refrigerator & a Freezer -- Pantry -- Pantry Storage Guidelines -- Perishable Guidelines -- Bathroom: Evaluate the Space -- Strategize the Storage -- Cosmetics Storage Guidelines -- Living Room: Evaluate the Space -- Seating and Accent Tables -- Bookcases & Shelves -- The Details -- Finishing Touches -- Bedroom: Evaluate the Space -- Bed & Nightstand -- Closet -- The Details -- Accessories -- Laundry Room: Evaluate the Space -- Strategize the Storage -- Laundry Supplies -- Home Office: Evaluate the Space -- Desk -- Desk Accessories -- Document-Retention Guidelines -- Filing System -- Technology -- Kids' Rooms: Evaluate the Space -- Books & Toys -- Arts & Crafts -- The Details -- Craft Supplies -- Utility Spaces: Evaluate the Space -- Strategize the Storage --

ORGANIZE YOUR ROUTINE. Clean: Supplies -- Strategies -- Schedule -- Launder: Supplies -- Strategies -- Schedule -- Garden: Supplies -- Strategies -- Annual Schedule -- Seasonal Schedule -- Home: Supplies -- Strategies -- Seasonal Schedule -- Annual Schedule -- Cook: Supplies -- Strategies -- Schedule -- Entertain: Supplies -- Strategies -- Schedule -- Celebrate: Supplies -- Strategies -- Thanksgiving Schedule -- Christmas Schedule -- Hanukkah Schedule -- Kids: Supplies -- Strategies -- Schedule -- Pets: Supplies -- Strategies -- Schedule -- Wellness: Supplies -- Strategies -- Schedule -- Preventive Health.
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Summary:
"How to organize everything, from America's most trusted lifestyle authority, with color photographs throughout and hundreds of ideas, projects, and tips."--

"Trust Martha to help you master all things organizing--sorting, purging, tidying, and simplifying your life--with smart solutions and inspiration. Here, she offers her best guidance, methods, and DIY projects for organizing in and around your home. Topics include room-by-room strategies (how to sort office paperwork, when to purge the garage or attic), seasonal advice (when to swap out bedding and clothing, how to put away holiday decorations), and day-by-day or week-by-week plans for projects such as de-cluttering, house cleaning, creating a filing system, overhauling the closet, and more. Martha's indispensable expertise walks you through goal-setting, principles of organizing, useful supplies, and creating systems for ongoing success. A look into Martha's own personal calendars offers a template for scheduling essential tasks. Last, plenty of strategies, how-tos, timelines, and checklists will help you stay organized all year long."--
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