Posts Tagged With: organization

5 Days to a Clutter-Free House by Sandra Felton & Marsha Sims

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This book is a winner! It is so motivational in helping you see that living clutter-free is for you! It gets rid of your excuses to hold onto things “just in case,” or “because I might need it someday.” It takes you from start to finish in making your home function smoothly, and be much more beautiful!

Part One

This method uses a team approach of getting rid of the junk. Recruit team members to come and spend 5 days de-cluttering your house. Use handy boxes that stack easily and are easy on the eye, and only YOU make the decisions on what to keep or throw away. And there are handy tips on who to ask for help, and how to make a game plan everyone can follow.

One thing I love is the “Chuck it or Chunk it” method! If you definitely cannot throw it away, store in chunks. Chunk together items that are alike. Then you will always be able to find it.

Part Two

The second half of this book is on maintining once you do the 5-day clear-out! It has great tips on staying organized. The most practical tip is “Stow as you go.” It should go without saying, but if you put it back right away, the house won’t get piled and leave you feeling hopeless! Another great “rule” is the “30-Second Rule.” If it only takes 30 seconds or less, just do it! Hang the coat on the peg instead of dropping it on the chair. Put your shoes in the closet instead of beside it! Just do it!

This book is extremely helpful. I highly recommend it, and plan on executing much of the plan it outlines!

Available February 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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A Little Order, Please

I finally got around to some labeling in the boys’ room. They have a giant shelf, FULL of stuffed animals, books, and toys. I have a few sets of baskets and bins. So I finally decided to label them. My hope is that they will be able to pick up better if they can see what goes inside {Ha! Lofty goal!}.

I just put together a simple Publisher design. Printed off two of each onto plain white paper. Taped each “set” back-to-back, laminated, punched a hole, and tied them on with some cotton crochet thread. I think they’re pretty cute!

I feel better about a little order. Here they are:

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A Different Saying

“A place for everything and everything in its place.”

umm…

“A place for everything is a place it can survive.”

“If my pottery can survive in the china cabinet…

…so *should* my sunglasses!”
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