This is a great little book bursting with tips to help get you organized. Not every idea is a new one, but what is not new to us, might be new to you. Some tips are the kind that make you want to slap yourself on the forehead for not thinking of it yourself.
Considering that our lifestyles & the sizes of our homes are all different, we will each take different things from this book to apply to our own lives. For us the problem is space. We live in a tiny historic cabin. We run our home based business in the entire upstairs. We have been working on improving our space & organization has been very hard with the constant construction upsets. Before we moved here organization was pretty easy. We lived in a large home with built-in book shelves & more space than we really needed. This is not to say we lived in a huge mansion, just more house than a couple with no kids & no business required. For us the real challenge is right now when space is at a premium.
Our favorite thing about this book is the simple spiral bound layout. There isn't any silly fluff, just practical & useful information laid out very neatly. It is a book that we can grab when we have a moment & pick any spot to read from for inspiration. Thanks to some of the tips in this book some of us feel more confident to put their foot down about messes & stuff piling up on a table. Now we have a clutter free table!
The best tip that we all need to follow is to put things back where they came from! Some of us are good with this, other family members are horrible at it. There is nothing worse than trying to find something because it isn't where it belongs or wasting valuable time putting away what others didn't. For the most part some of us make our voices heard regarding these issues & are noticing small improvements with some of our clutter making family members.
We have found something useful in every chapter of the book. We think this book will be worth having for many years to come. It will be a great refresher when things start to get messy or just a quick grab when we want something to read that we don't have to commit too, kind of like reading a magazine. Plus the book is small in size. It doesn't take up a lot of space. The spiral binding allows for it to lie flat. Scattered throughout are full color photos of organized areas although most of the book is text so you get a lot of info. for you buck.
February 27, 2013