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Where’s My Stuff?
The Ultimate Teen Organizing Guide

Today’s teens are the ultimate multitaskers. From dusk to dawn, their schedules are loaded with activities and projects, social engagements and parties, schoolwork, sports, and part-time jobs. They live a life that’s full of great opportunities and total chaos. The results: lost homework and keys, overbooked and mismanaged schedules, and rooms in which no one remembers what color the carpet is … or if there’s even carpet down there.
Despite the horror parents feel when their teen haphazardly dumps out the sundry contents of his or her backpack all over the floor in search of a take-home exam or a half-eaten Snickers bar, all hope is not lost. Teens can get it together with Where’s My Stuff? (July 2007; Zest Books; $12.99 US, 96 pages, four-color illustrations; paperback; ISBN-13: 978-0-9819733-7-1) by Samantha Moss with Teen Organizer Lesley Schwartz.
Comprehensive, but also humorous and easy to read, Where’s My Stuff? teaches teens that getting organized not only gets parents and teachers off your back—it leaves you with more time, extra cash, greater independence, and a new peace of mind.

Where’s My Stuff? includes:

  • Help with organizing schoolwork and digital files
  • Practical pointers for managing a schedule
  • A template for a personalized daily planner
  • Interior design-inspired techniques to redo a teen bedroom on a budget


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Where’s My Stuff?
The Ultimate Teen Organizing Guide

by Samantha Moss with Teen Organizer Lesley Schwartz
July 2007; $12.99 US;
96 pages; four-color illustrations; paperback
Ages 12+, Teen nonfiction
ISBN-13: 978-0-9819733-7-1

Samantha Moss is co-author of InSPAration, a book for teens on healthy living, and author of Pottery Barn Flowers and Pottery Barn Photos. Samantha is based in Oakland, California, where she lives with her husband, Boyd, and a shy little dog named Belly. To see what she’s up to, visit her online at

Lesley Schwartzis a professional teen organizer, academic coach, and tutor. Additionally, she created a copyrighted customized academic planner now being used in Bay Area schools. Lesley lives in San Francisco, California. Visit her website at: