Fredericksburg Parent

March 2015

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18 Fredericksburg Parent and Family • March 2015 Clutter Control, published by the American Girl se- ries, is an easy approach to making sense of your bedroom, backpack, locker and more. Quizzes, surveys and flow-charts help figure out what in your life is worth keeping and what can be thrown away. Colorful and acces- sible, the book is a perfect guide for middle schoolers who want their organizing to also be fun and fashionable! Organizing the Disor- ganized Child by Martin L. Kutscher and Marcella Moran allows you to take the struggle for orderli- ness to the front lines: your child's classroom. We learn that before you can confront the specific issues at hand, it is important to identify your own child's organizational style; the techniques that work for visual organizers may not for spatial/cozy organiz- ers. This short read addresses many helpful organizational factors, from note taking to time-management. Library Tidbits BY CRAIG GRAZIANO In the digital age, we must find or- der not only for our physical world, but our online lives as well. In the vastness of the World Wide Web, it can be so easy to lose track of important files or a crucial e-mail. Getting Organized in the Google Era is written by Douglas C. Merrill, former chief information officer of Google. Merrill uses humorous an- ecdotes and technological tips to help readers make sense of the daunting digital world. With digital stor- age advances, like cloud computing, we can harness the internet and make it work to our benefit. As always, you may find these books at any of our libraries and may request using our website: Good luck and happy organizing! All titles are available at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library; place them on hold at Spring is the perfect time for adults and children alike to get organized! Here are a few books that can help make sense of your life at home, school, work and beyond. Spring into Organization

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