Georgene Lockwood

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Organizing Your Life (third edition)

"Do not despair! . . . By following the clear, step-by-step advice Georgene Lockwood presents in this book, you will be able to create systems that are tailor-made to your specific needs." Gloria Ritter, founder and president of PaperMatters and More Inc., and president of the National Association of Professional Organizers, Greater Washington/​Baltimore Chapter

Excerpt: The Ten Laws of Stuff
1. Stuff breeds. The more you have the more you need.
2. The useless stuff crowds out the good stuff.
3. Dust, bugs, rodents and moisture all love stuff.
4. Stuff tends to stay where it lands.
5. Stuff expands to fit the space available.
6. Over time stuff becomes invisible.
7. Stuff costs you money more than once.
8. Stuff has a powerful effect on your state of mind.
9. Stuff takes value only when it is used.
10. Stuff doesn't make you happy, you do!

Selected Works

Non-fiction
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beading Illustrated
The first comprehensive guide for beginning beaders, from stringing to embellishing with beads and everything in between.
Non-Fiction
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Organizing Your Life (third edition)
Simple strategies for getting rid of clutter and filling your life with what you love.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Simple Living
Practical ways to celebrate simplicity every day.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Crafts With Kids
Quick and easy creative projects kids love to do with grown-ups.