One Thing At a Time

100 Simple Ways to Live Clutter-Free Every Day

Cindy Glovinsky, M.S.W., A.C.S.W.

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Simple, effective ways to put things in their place

Those piles of papers, clothes, and other things you thought you'd successfully de-cluttered have returned, and this time they brought friends. What's the use of trying to fight the clutter? Is there a better way?

This powerful and useful guide delivers solutions that work, no matter how overwhelmed you feel. The answer isn't an elaborate new system, or a solemn vow to start tomorrow. Instead, psychotherapist and organizer Cindy Glovinsky shares 100 simple strategies for tackling the problem the way it grows--one thing at a time. Here's a sampling of the tips explained in the book:

*Declare a fix-it day
*Purge deep storage areas first
*Label it so you can read it
*Get a great letter opener
*Practice toy population planning
*Leave it neater than you found it
Written in short takes and with a supportive tone, this is an essential, refreshing book that helps turn a hopeless struggle into a manageable part of life, one thing at a time.

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One Thing At a Time
1. ONE THING AT A TIME.Do you have one of those brains that goes naturally in twenty-seven directions at once? If so, you may be great at multitasking but susceptible to getting overwhelmed in response to a mess. Instead of focusing on the vase you're about to put back on the shelf, you glance vacantly around at the scummy goldfish bowl, the papers piled on the desk, the kitty litter on the carpet, everywhere and anywhere except at the object in your hands. Because your brain does this, even a small amount of clutter can make you feel as helpless as the princess contemplating

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Praise for Making Peace with the Things in Your Life

"Glovinsky is a compassionate, talented organizer who understands the root causes of people's clutter woes. This is a really helpful book."
- Judith Kolberg, author of Conquering Chronic Disorganization and co-author of ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life

"Glovinsky asks readers to examine the underlying psychological issues that they have with things....She takes Julie Morgenstern's Organizing from the Inside Out to the next level."
- Library Journal

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Cindy Glovinsky, M.S.W., A.C.S.W.

Cindy Glovinsky, M.S.W., A.C.S.W., is the author of Making Peace with the Things in Your Life. She is a licensed psychotherapist and professional organizer. A frequent lecturer and expert in the fields of chronic disorganization and attention deficit disorders, she is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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One Thing At a Time
100 Simple Ways to Live Clutter-Free Every Day
Cindy Glovinsky, M.S.W., A.C.S.W.

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
July 2004
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429967464
ISBN10: 1429967463
208 pages
$9.99

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Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
July 2004
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312324865
ISBN10: 0312324863
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 208 pages
$15.99
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