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Degunking Your Home [Paperback]

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As noted comedian George Carlin says, "Your house is a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get more stuff." The age of clutter is upon us, and our houses have become the front lines. We all have more to organize at home than ever, and if we don't set aside a little time and have a good plan, we'll likely get overwhelmed. Degunking Your Home is the book you won't be able to live without. It will save your sanity as well as time and money. It will quickly show you how to get your home organized from attic to basement to garage and every nook and cranny in between. You'll learn the most efficient ways to organize and clean your home and maintain it like a pro.

The book includes tips throughout on what to keep and what should go, help for chronic clutterers, the best (and least expensive) cleaning materials to use for each area, proven methods for removing stubborn and stinky stains, storage solutions, techniques for improving your home's exterior appearance, spare moment degunking, and more. You'll even learn how to fully degunk your home before you put it up for sale so that you can maximize its value. The book includes helpful worksheets and Q&As that will answer the toughest degunking questions and save you hours of time.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   256
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 7" Height: 0.9"
Weight:   0.9 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 30, 2006
Publisher   Paraglyph Press
ISBN  1933097116  
ISBN13  9781933097114  
UPC  689076152396  

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Joli Ballew is a Microsoft MVP (Windows Expert-Consumer), MCSE, MCTS (Project 2007 and Windows 7 Configuring), and MCDST. She is a professional writer, technology trainer, and network consultant. She has written or co-authored nearly 40 books, including Windows 8 Step by Step.

Joli Ballew currently resides in Garland.

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Do you need to Degunk your home? If you do, then this book is for you. Author Joli Ballew, has done an outstanding job of writing a book that is structured around the order of the degunking process that you should follow.

Ballew, begins by getting you in the degunking mindset. Then, the author shows you how to take out the trash. Next, she shows you how to use and apply the four-box method for controlling clutter. The author also focuses on closets in which you store clothes. She continues by showing you how to degunk, declutter, and organize your kitchen. Then, the author shows you how to finalize the degunking of your living areas, including dinning rooms, family rooms, bedrooms, and kids' rooms. Next, she tackles the garage first, if you have one. The author also shows you how to tame daily chores. Finally, she shows you what measures you need to put in place to facilitate effective cleaning sessions.

This most excellent book uses a unique approach that can save you countless hours of valuable time, and a bundle of money. More importantly, this book ends with some hard-nosed ideas for dealing with the first offenders, from gathering up their stuff and holding it hostage, to refusing to do laundry, or to simply throw out the misplaced items.
How to dejunk your home...  Apr 27, 2006
Has household junk threatened to take over your life - or bury it? Then you need degunking your home: a fun yet specific guide to how to reduce clutter and keep it at bay. A 'quick degunking sheet' offers a template plan of attack, room-specific tools offer methods for de-cluttering common space hogs, and tips include saving money and having fun in the process. A 'must' for any who find clutter taking over
And Keep it That Way  Mar 18, 2006
This book not only shows you how to degunk your home, but it covers cleaning out and organizing everything from the garage to your wallet or purse. If you don't think you have time, It shows you organizing tasks that can be done in 10 minutes, 30 minutes and 1 hour. The best part of the book is that it shows you how to keep it that way once you have it organized. There is also a task chart to get all of the family involved by age and tasks they should be able to perform. To help you get rid of no longer needed items the Appendix lists charities and what they specialize in.
I have teenagers... I *need* this book!  Mar 12, 2006
Now *here's* a practical book that I really needed... I have teenagers... :) Joli Ballew's Degunking Your Home.

Contents: Why Is My Home All Gunked Up?; Learn the Degunking 12-Step Program; Throwing Stuff Away You Don't Really Need; Getting Rid of Clutter Using the Four-Box Method; Degunking Problem Area: Closets; Degunking Problem Areas: The Kitchen; Organizing Living Areas; Organizing the Home Office, Utility Rooms, and Bathrooms; Create Long-Term Storage and Maintain Storage Spaces; Taming Daily Tasks through Organization; Cleaning Efficiently and Successfully; Express Cleaning; Prepare Yourself for Cleaning Emergencies; Maintain a Degunked Home; Checklists; Must-Have Stain Removers; What to Do with Items You No Longer Want or Need; Index

As I said, having two teenagers pretty much guarantees that this book will be applicable from page one. Not to say I'm completely innocent of all clutter. But you know you're in trouble when you muck out the kids' living areas and you end up with twice the dishes you thought you owned. Joli uses the 12-step Degunking method to show how you can eliminate all the clutter and filth you currently have, and better yet, how to keep it that way once you get there. As with all "programs", there has to be a commitment to start and maintain your effort, but still... this is not hard to grasp and follow. I think I'd probably buy it for the kitchen tips alone. Notice a trend here? :) If you've never read a book in the Degunking series, it's a real treat. The writing is *very* practical and humorous, and it's impossible to walk away without picking up *something* that makes your life/work area/environment more efficient and less cluttered. Even if you don't have time (or the inclination) to follow the whole program, there are subsets (10 minute, 30 minute, one hour, half-day, weekend) that can at least get you further down the road than you were before.

If you've just become oblivious to all the junk around you and you need help in starting to deal with it all, this is a solid first step...
Practical and insightful  Mar 9, 2006
I'm a big fan of the degunking series. So it's nice to see them take that format into the larger world of time and space management. It's an increasingly crowded field. But I find this book is a lot more practical and down to earth than books like "Getting Things Done". Though it benefits on being more focused on the home. Which is all at once more narrow, in that it's space management, and broader, in that hazard areas like the kitchen are involved.

Pack rats and neat freaks will enjoy this book. Though I think the pack rats will benefit more from it.

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