While most of us aren't hoarders we can all benefit from assessing and reducing the clutter in our homes—and then organizing what's left. Many things stop us from succeeding: the sheer scope of the project, the tendency to lose momentum if the job takes too long, and the fact that we're always acquiring new clutter. But what if it really took only a week to de-clutter the whole house, and then you even had the weekend to relax and enjoy your new clutter-free space? Could it really be that simple?
Organizing and time management experts Sandra Felton and Marsha Sims show how with the right game plan and a healthy dose of adrenaline, anyone can de-clutter their home in just five days. With this systematic, team-based approach, even the most overwhelming de-cluttering job becomes doable. The authors' enthusiasm and energy keep readers pushing forward to the goal, and their time-tested tips and habits help readers maintain their hard-won gains. The authors even show how to deal with common obstacles to achieving and keeping a clutter-free house, like filing, storage needs, health issues, space restrictions, the car, and even family sabotage!
Authors Sandra Felton and Marsha Sims present some interesting strategies for getting unwanted clutter under control in this book. Although it is aimed at those who are overwhelmed by massive amounts of junk and trash in their homes, there are still some ideas that can be used by anyone wanting to become better organized. I really liked their five-day plan system and can see where it can work very easily.
I also enjoyed the tidbits that the authors include from people who have used their system and for whom it worked. There are also inspirational passages to encourage and enlighten readers that they are not alone in their want of a better life.
I highly recommend this book.
Sandra Felton, The Organizer Lady, is a pioneer in the field of organizing. She is the founder and president of Messies Anonymous and the author of many books including Organizing Magic. Sandra lives in Florida.
Marsha Sims is a national speaker who has taught seminars on time management and organization, managing the front desk, and projects and priorities. She has been a professional organizer for fifteen years as the founder and president of her Miami-based company, Sort-It-Out, Inc.
My thanks to Revell/Baker Books for including me on this blog tour and for supplying the review copy of the book. I was not compensated for my opinion.
Available February 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”