Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Organizing from the Inside Out with Julie Morgenstern|
Actor: Julie Morgenstern
Director: Pete Lentine
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational
Bestselling author Julie Morgenstern has a fresh perspective on why clutter and disorganization exist and offers specific instructions on how to permanently organize your house or office in this fast-paced world. Morgen... more »
Video summarizes very well a practical method for organizing
P. Caetano | Maineville, OH United States | 04/19/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This video is a very enjoyable and effective summary of the method to organize described in the corresponding book. It does a far better job at that than the book because the book has the method burried in 250 pages of advices that are not as essential as the method. The author herslef is the host in a studio using before/after pictures and videos of places she organized. The method consists of A)Analyze; B) Strategize; C)Attack. To Analyze one must ask what is causing the clutter, what is working, what is not working, what items are most essential. To strategize one must devide the room into activity zones and store items at the point of use. Finally one must attack the SPACE by Sorting, Purging, Assigning a home for objects, Containerizing and Equalizing.
Before you tackle a major organization project it is better to spend the 1 hour or so watching this video than reading the book. You will be immediately ready to organize instead of being paralyzed with so much written advice."
Video is a great format for the organization-challenged!
J. Carter | USA | 07/28/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought the book several months ago, flipped through it, and had been meaning to read it since then. My house is so cluttered that I felt I didn't have time to read it, and half the time, I couldn't even find the book. When I saw that Julie had published a video version of her book, I thought that I could set aside that much time one afternoon to watch the video. It actually took 3 segments of time to watch it due to two toddlers and my husband, but I watched it and was inspired. I think I learned everything I need to from the video, although the book includes more details. I think it's easier to get started just with the basics than to be overwhelmed with information, anyway. I actually learned information that I can use this time, and what's more, I'm putting it to use! I highly recommend this video. Also, Julie Morgenstern is really likeable, so it's fun and inspiring to see her on video."
An answer to prayer
S. Joyner | 03/17/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have "packrat syndrome". My landlord is threatening eviction. I feel so invalidated by everyone who belittles me and can't understand how vital I feel things are. And when people "Help" me out by throwing my things away I feel violated. I haven't had a chance to use the system yet but I got a library copy I feel I can't give up. I have watched it several times,(more on the how to start part.) I feel that finally somebody understands where I am coming from and is validating my feelings and rights. She has created a system that takes my personhood into account instead of just the culturally expected way of life. She says organizing is about identifying what is important to and getting access to them. To celebrate your abundance if you feel deprived. Get a beautiful trunk and create a pleasant trip down memory lane and take it often so you don't have a need for so much volume. I have recomended it to several friends I am so excited and loaned it one who is right now watching it the 4th time."
S. Joyner | North Carolina | 09/18/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Info was great...we would like to have seen more examples of hands on organization. Overall, this has been one of the best yet."