Today's teens are busier than ever. Figuring out how to balance schoolwork, friends and extracurricular activities can often feel as difficult as performing a high-wire act without a net. And many teens become even more frustrated by the remedies the adults in their lives prescribe: even if teens would like to see their floors or finish their homework occasionally, they don't want to do that by throwing away their stuff or spending less time with their friends. Instead, they want to figure out a way to make the most of their space and time-which is precisely what Julie Morgenstern and her teenage daughter, Jessi Morgenstern-Colon offer.
From Organizing from the Inside Out for Teens:
What's My Payoff?
My bedroom is my home base and keeping it organized is a must. If my room isn't in solid condition, it's difficult to keep the rest of my life on track. Here are some other reasons that motivate me to keep my room organized:
- My room is the only space on the entire planet that is solely mine.
- My organized room allows me to maximize my space and time.
- My room boosts my confidence.
- My room gives others (especially my mom!) confidence in me.
- Organizing my room allows me to do what I want, when I want.
The author of the New York Times bestseller Organizing from the Inside Out
(0-8050-5649-1) and Time Management from the Inside Out (0-8050-6469-9), Julie Morgenstern makes regular appearances on Oprah and is a contributing editor to O Magazine.
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