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Get Your Act Together: A 7-Day Get-Organized Program For The Overworked,…

by Pam Young, Peggy Jones (Author)

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Instead of reading this book, you're probably supposed to be doing something else. Maybe you're in a bookstore at the mall when you should be picking up vacuum cleaner bags at Sears. Or maybe you're propped up on your bed reading and you should be starting dinner. One woman in a small midwestern town wrote and said that she "accidentally" ran into one of our books. She had locked herself out of her house in bare feet and no coat. It was the dead of winter and her first thought was the "warm" library that was just a block from her home. Once inside, she called her husband to bring her a key and made a decision to get organized. The librarian, able to size up the reader, led the trembling, shoeless woman to our book.

This book was written in the 1990s and the idea of using a card file to organise your house cleaning rota is rather outdated, as I am sure you can get an app to do that nowadays, but the general idea still holds good. I really liked the idea of keeping your house tidy by marking out of place items with coloured dots and having weekly fines for infractions, with the money raised being given to the person with least infractions that week, but unfortuately that isn't likely to work when you live alone. You can tell that this is an American book, as a British book on the subject wouldn;t be likely to have all the references to God an dpraying. ( )
  isabelx | Dec 12, 2013 |
Less fun than an episode of Hoarders. ( )
  gospodyina | Jul 13, 2012 |
Hmm why did I get this? Well as some of you may know I have depression one of my chief aids in recovering from this is the Flylady site and mailing list.. Every day she tells me to get up. to shine my sink. clean my toilet wash my clothes etc trust me without her I would be in the next series of house from Hell. The mailing are Far better than these deeply meaning full volumes on how to raise your self essteem. And be happy. Now she has written a few motivational books of her own but has always been careful to credit her system of organising and cleaning to the above authors so when I found myself looking to buy a book about organising the housework I went to them. And, well the systems have grown apart but their advice is good sound advice that I am sure would work maybe better than Flyladies . The trouble is it does not motivate me like Flylady can.. ( )
  SimonW11 | Sep 29, 2006 |
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Jones, PeggyAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Christopher, DanPhotographersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Glazer, ArtCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Noli, SuzanneCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The history of humanity is not the history of its wars, but the history of its households.
- JOHN RUSKIN, 1819-1900
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We dedicate this book to the American family.
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We know what kind of a mess you are in right now. We could tell you, in detail, what your kitchen, living room, closets, cupboards, drawers, car, purse, refrigerator, and even your bedroom look like.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060969911, Paperback)

The SLOB Sisters are back after the phenomenal success of Sidetracked Home Executives (750,000 paperback copies sold), with a new program for organizing your home and personal life.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:48:25 -0400)

A program that even the worst slobs can master. A plan that allows for guilt-free living using an index card organization system to take back control of your life and living environment.

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