Books & Guides
 The Organized Life Guide to Organizing Papers & Files

If you've ever
  • Wasted time looking for files and papers you know you have somewhere,
  • Felt overwhelmed just by looking at the pile of mail that arrives each day,
  • Paid bills late, missed important events, or lost out on opportunities because you didn't have a way of storing bills, invitations, or important papers, or
  • Wished there were a way to stop doing battle with your mail, files, receipts, and documents...
...then the Guide to Organizing Papers & Files is for you.

This comprehensive e-book is designed to help you take control of the paper in your life through step-by-step projects, insightful tips, and worksheets you can put to use to create a functional, effective paper management system.

Here's what you'll learn:
  • How to create guidelines that will help you decide once and for all what papers to keep--and what to toss
  • How to weed out the papers that are cluttering up your life
  • How to create a system for storing your papers so they're easy to find
  • How to deal with mail, vital documents, receipts, and other specialized papers
  • How to keep your filing system running smoothly with as little time and effort as possible
You'll also find tips on what to shred, figuring out whether a packaged filing system is the right choice for you, how to decrease paper clutter by going digital, and more--all for only $14.95.

If you're ready to tackle your papers and take back control of your desktop, your filing cabinets, and your time, order your copy of The Organized Life Guide to Organizing Papers & Files today. (After you place your order, you'll receive an e-mail message with instructions on downloading your copy of the guide.)

Buy Now to take the first step toward more organized papers and files!

Organizing Your Home

The first publication in our series is  Organizing Your Home, which is part of the Knack series from Globe Pequot Press. The book is available online and in stores; you can order it directly from this page using the Buy Now button below.

What makes Organizing Your Home different from other organizing books? It's full of images--more than 450--that help illustrate the organizing tips, techniques, products, and practices I recommend. The book covers every room in the home and features organizing projects you can tackle one by one.

Organizing Your Home is a great resource for visual learners and those who those who want straightforward, realistic organizing advice with specific suggestions on effective tools and techniques for bringing more order to everyday life.

Get a copy of Organizing Your Home

Purchase a copy of Organizing Your Home and I'll get it in the mail to you within two business days so you can start bringing more order and organization to every room in the house. The book is $19.95 (USD), plus tax and shipping. Click Buy Now to place your order. (You'll be taken to PayPal's website.)


OYH Is 2009's Best Organizing Book!

Great news: Organizing Your Home was named Best Organizing Book at the 2009 Organizing Awards. I was thrilled to be in Los Angeles for the awards ceremony, and am so honored to have been given this award.

I'd love to share my book with anyone who would like to know more about getting and staying organized. Interested in having me speak to your group about organization, or having a book signing? Contact me.

What Others Have Said
"The field of books about home organizing is crowded, and it's not easy to figure out which books are really worth our attention. Emily Wilska's book, in the new Knack series, stands out as comprehensive, beautifully written, and entertaining. She offers tons of decluttering and storage solutions. I dare anyone to read this book and not find practical and elegant ideas in every chapter."--Margaret Lukens, Owner, New Leaf + Company

"[Emily's] book is practical and talks about the psychology of being disorganized as well as providing pragmatic tips about organizing everything in your home."--blogger Little Paper Heart, How to Be Disorganized, 2/26/09

"The book doesn’t look to change your way of living but to work around it and allow you to make your way of living more efficient and streamlined. The contents of the book are based upon the real life experience of people who had a need for organizing and found solutions that were quick and easy."--Kevin, Handy Man Fix Home Repair (click the link to read Kevin's full review)

"Though this author's reality is different from my own, I found many useful tips and ideas, along with great color pictures, in this handy guide for organizing every area of your home.  A list of helpful resources is included at the end of the book."--librarian Laurie, Renton, Washington Library

"I bought this book after starting to try and organize my home and discovering that among other things I had enough bandages (stored all over the house) to supply a small clinic. Clearly I needed help. This book is so great that I have been giving it as a gift (because I don't want to loan it to anyone)."--Diane Claerbout, Stanford, CA

Have you read my book? If so, send me a message and let me know what you thought!

The Organized Life Guide to Less Stressful Holidays

This year, enjoy a happier, more organized, less chaotic holiday season with the help of The Organized Life Guide to Less Stressful Holidays. This 75-page e-book is packed with information designed to help you get more out of the season with less time, effort, and clutter.

The Guide to Less Stressful Holidays includes
  • What to Do Now schedules: week-by-week guides highlighting tasks to focus on throughout November and December
  • 4 organizing projects to help you keep clutter at bay and stay in control throughout the season
  • 11 worksheets to help you plan holiday travel, track gifts given and received, stock your pantry with seasonal essentials, and more
  • Checklists for tracking menu planning and pre-trip packing
  • Comprehensive tips on creating meaningful celebrations, enlisting help, welcoming guests, and more
  • Resources for clutter-free gift giving and sharing the joy of the season
This beautifully designed e-book will guide you step-by-step through planning and enjoying memorable, organized holiday celebrations while saving time, money, and effort.

Order your copy today for only $14.95
. Simply click the Buy Now button below:

(After you place your order, you'll receive an e-mail message with instructions on downloading your copy of the guide.)