- Accidental Creative
- Adapting to Web Standards: CSS and Ajax for Big Sites
- Art of Non-Conformity
- Art of Readable Code
- Back to the User: Creating User-Focused Web Sites
- Beginning PHP6, Apache, MySQL Web Development
- Books to Read
- Born For This
- Complete E-Commerce Book
- Core PHP Programming
- CSS3: Pushing the Limits
- Dealing with Difficult People
- Defensive Design for the Web
- Deliver First Class Web sites
- Design for Hackers: Reverse-Engineering Beauty
- Designing Web Interfaces
- Designing Web sites that Work: Usability for the Web
- Designing with Progressive Enhancement
- Developing Large Web Applications
- Eat That Frog
- Economics of Software Quality
- Elements of User Experience
- Extending Bootstrap
- Flexible Web Design
- Flexible Web Layouts
- jQuery Pocket Reference
- Letting Go of the Words
- Manage Your Day to Day
- Official Ubuntu Book
- Organized Home
- PHP In a NutShell
- PHP Refactoring
- PHP5 CMS Framework Development
- PHP6 and MySQL Bible
- Responsive Web Design
- Responsive Web Design with HTML and CSS3
- Rules of Thumb
- Saleable Software
- Securing PHP Web Applications
- Seed Underground
- Simple and Usable Web, Mobile and Interaction Design
- Smart Organizing
- Submit Now: Designing Persuasive Web sites
- The Life-changing Magic of Tidying up
- Web site Usability
- Web Site Usability: A Designer's Guide
- Web Word Wizardy
- Work for Money, Design for Love
Make a home for each family member to store their coats, bags, and shoes.
Divide your to-do list into four actions:
- around house - do
- phone = call
- at computer = write
- in car = buy
Consistency is key. Do things on the same day at the same time. Make a routine.
Create a brain clutter list
Set aside 20-30 minutes of interrupted time where you write down everything in your brain. Then assign tasks and put them on your to-do list.
Does neglecting it bring public embarassement?
Does neglecting it hurt organizational morale?
Is it significant as far as making a visual impresion?
Does the detail serve to inspire you?
If the detail is not part of a larger organizational plan, it is not a priority.
- Does the detail hold up organizational flow?
- Does neglect cause chronic stress?
- Is detail part of the larger picture?
Household Cleaning Tips
Clearing a surface makes a huge difference.
Start on the floor, clear everything. Put the stuff away, then move up to the next highest surface, work until it is clear, repeat until you reach the counters. On a counter, start right and move left.
Remove everything not needed in the room.
Take a photo of a clean bathroom and add to it a list of cleaning chores. Likewise, make a list of things that make the house look dirty. Do this list everyday. Also, map out the rooms of your house on a chart of 1-5 where 1 is well organized and 5 is needs lots of organizing.
Make a WHATZIT box for random stuff we need.
Toys not in their area, go to jail. If never rescued, it leaves the house. To get the toy out of jail, the child must do a good deed.
Keep creative toys, ones with multiple uses.
Do four things in the morning.
Do four things at night.
If you get it out, put it away.
Look, really look at your surroundings.
Taming the Paper Tiger at Home - Barbara Hemphill
The Organized Parent - Christina Tinglof
By Sandra Felton
2005, Revell Books, Grand Rapids MI
0-8007-5978-8 and 978-0-8007-5978-0
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