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Organizing from the Right Side of the Brain: A Creative Approach to Getting Organized

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Almost all the organizing books on the market today target the "left-brainer" - people who are generally disciplined, neat, and analytical. But for those who are more creative and spontaneous rather than logical and detail-oriented, help is on the way! In this book, Silber turns traditional organizing advice on its head and offers unique solutions that complement the unort ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 8th 2004 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Donnae
Jan 02, 2008 Donnae rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: creative people and the chronically disorganized
Written by one of us, Lee Silber, Organizing from the Right Side of the Brain provides motivation, opportunity and hot tips for the creative and the chronically disorganized.

This book is designed for easy non-linear browsing and as I read it I used a notepad for a bookmark so I could capture the ideas popping into my brain.

One thing I really appreciated about Lee's writing is how non-judgemental he is regarding those of us that do not approach organization in a traditional, linear way. I also en
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Barbarrianne
May 23, 2015 Barbarrianne rated it it was amazing
This book is great for those of us who are primarily right brained. It not only offers lots of advice on how to organize and create a cleaning schedule afterwards, it also teaches you to rethink certain areas where a technique might not be working. It helps you organize areas to suit the way you use them, not just listing the typical ways it has been done. This book took me from slob to the one referred to as 'the clean roommate.' In the past, when I integrated the cue card system described in t ...more
Holly
Dec 26, 2007 Holly rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: slobs and neat-freaks
Shelves: home, non-fiction
This book motivated and inspired me like no other book on the topic. Every time I read it, I had to put it down and go put some of the ideas into action. The author is fun and friendly (he replied to my emails!) and it's a fun read, despite the subject matter.
I'm a reformed-slob-in-progress, but thanks to this book (seriously!) I'm getting there.
Mortalform
The first few chapters are extremely drawn out. I recommend jumping around these to headings of interest or skipping all together, unless you are in need of constant reassurance that you can do it, being right-brained is an asset and organization is not the sole purview of the left-brained you can, in fact, work with those original impulses to create a system that works for you.

That is not to say that these reassurances aren't important, they are, even for myself having someone out and out stat
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Cynthia
Jun 13, 2015 Cynthia rated it liked it
I really liked the idea of this book, but there was a lot more of why than how and I just wanted those proportions switched.
Allison Carter
Jun 21, 2014 Allison Carter rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite authors on organizing - thinks like a right brainer, writes like a whole brainer. Fun too.
Michelle
Apr 03, 2012 Michelle rated it liked it
I've been reading this book for about a year. I like the idea behind this book, but I'm still waiting to find some actual help -- so far it's been a lot of learning to understand my organizational blue-print. Like we didn't already know what that was!! I've been there and done that. I'll keep reading to find out how to work with myself.
Rachel
Dec 18, 2008 Rachel rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: creative types who like to pile rather than file
Thank god for this book! It explains why I have such a hard time being "organized." It's because my brain doesn't work like that. I can be organized, just not in a linear way. The tips are great, and the book is even put together in a right-brain-friendly way. Thank you for writing this book!
Shonna Froebel
Jan 07, 2014 Shonna Froebel rated it liked it
In many ways quite different
Joanne
Feb 01, 2013 Joanne rated it really liked it
If you have the time, this is a great book to read, offers practical steps to take in getting your whole life organized.
Valerie
Mar 11, 2008 Valerie rated it it was amazing
Lee Silber is a good friend of my husband, Mark's (who is quoted in the book!).

Lee never fails to inspire!
Stephanie
Jun 05, 2010 Stephanie rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Is it possible for me to be organized?
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I love this book!
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I am a huge fan of the library and can clearly remember making the short walk to get books during the summer months. Does that make me a nerd? Clearly, but who cares. My love of books (at a young age) led me to become an author (at an older age).
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