Get Organized the Simple Way: Gain Control of Your Time and Your Life by Tara Dristall, John Dristall

Get organized in life - in office and at home

Get organized the simple way: gain control of your time and your life

This book helps you get organized through simplicity. You don’t need a complicated time management system or a planner filled with every small task right down to the last detail. You need a basic system that gets the job done without becoming a project in itself.

The authors give practical advice for getting organized in all aspects of your life:
• Organizing your desk and paperwork
• Managing your computer and smartphone instead of letting them manage you
• Controlling your finances
• Quick tips for decluttering your home
• Time management and scheduling
• Getting organized as a family

The authors include a simple quiz at the beginning of each chapter so you can track where you are and where you need to improve. This book will help you take charge of the details, free yourself from the pressures of over-commitment, and find greater satisfaction with your life.

Genre: SELF-HELP / General

Secondary Genre: CRAFTS & HOBBIES / General

Language: English


Word Count: 6862

Sales info:

This books sells about 30 copies a month on Amazon and other sites.

Sample text:

Many Into One for Your Home

Home decluttering has been covered in many books dedicated solely to that topic, so we won’t go into a lot of detail here. We just want to point out that the “many into one” principle works as well for home organizing as it does for the other types of organization we discuss in this book.


Try grouping your clutter into three to five large categories and making the subcategories into spokes around each hub. You can create categories around functions, such as food, work, and play; or you can categorize your clutter room by room. The point is to simplify the clutter clearing process by only thinking about one chunk at a time, so you don’t overwhelm yourself by trying to multitask.


We are big fans of the “little bit every day” approach to decluttering. It’s much easier to clean up for 45 minutes every evening than to set aside eight hours to set aside one day a week. The fatigue factor is much easier to deal with too. Once you get in the habit of straightening things up every day, it becomes a normal part of your life, instead of a major project.


If you have had a clutter problem building up for a long time, then you might need to get more aggressive at first. When we decide to do a “deep decluttering” session (the garage and the basement are frequent problem areas), we’ve found that our best friend is a full size trash can and a box of sturdy plastic bags to fit inside it. The trash can should be clean so you can bring it indoors and simply leave it in your work area. Fill up a bag, drag it to the curb, and as soon as you can, fill another one. Once you get ahead of the problem, even if you aren’t finished, you will feel a lot better – we promise. 

Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Already translated. Translated by Laura van Staveren
Already translated. Translated by Lakshmi Ragavan
Already translated. Translated by Francesca Orelli
Already translated. Translated by Dereck Alexandre Ferreira Dourado
Already translated. Translated by Álvaro Gutiérrez Sánchez

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