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Secrets of an organized mom : from overflowing closets to the chaotic play areas :  a room-by-room guide to decluttering and streamlining your home for a happier family /

Secrets of an organized mom : from overflowing closets to the chaotic play areas : a room-by-room guide to decluttering and streamlining your home for a happier family /
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Reich, Barbara.
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A guide to streamlining home clutter and improving overscheduled lifestyles shares strategies based on simplicity and consistency, providing room-by-room recommendations for organizing and maintaining every area of the home.
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Control No. 871913
LCCN 2012026992
ISBN 9781451672855 (hardback)
ISBN 1451672853 (hardback)
Author Reich Barbara
Title Secrets of an organized mom : -- from overflowing closets to the chaotic play areas : a room-by-room guide to decluttering and streamlining your home for a happier family / -- Barbara Reich.
Edition Statement 1st Atria Books hardcover ed.
Publisher Information New York : -- Atria Books, -- 2013.
Physical Description x, 242 p. ; -- 24 cm
Series Title Ask Alison recommended
Formatted Contents Note The basics: some truly simple ground rules -- Hello, Goodbye: the entryway and front closet -- Dress right, sleep titght: the master bedroom -- A walk on the wild side: children's bedrooms and play areas -- Baby makes more: the nursery -- The bare necessities: the bathroom and linen closet -- Close your eyes and shut the door: the utility closet -- The land of milk and honey: the kitchen and pantry -- Room for living: the family room and living room -- The command center: the home office -- Danger zones: storage areas -- Scary, happy, merry: organizing for holidays -- Let's take this show on the road: traveling and moving -- Easy does it: final thoughts.
Summary This book offers a life-changing program for streamlining everything that is weighing you down, from over-stuffed closets to overwhelming social calendars, courtesy of the author, the media's go-to organizing guru. Mothers can feel like life is one neverending loop. Just when one problem or responsibility is handled, another one trips us up. But help is on the way: the author has all the strategies necessary for staying ahead of the curve, and she has wrapped them up into four easy steps that can be applied to any organizing project. The keys to success are simplicity and consistency. Room by room, she takes readers through the most problematic areas in the home, from the tornado-struck play area to the over-stuffed basement or storage unit. She shows readers how to approach organizing in manageable bites, many of which can be dealt with in two hours or less. With each organizing project, she teaches readers how to apply the four steps: 1.) purge, 2.) design, 3.) organize, and 4.
Subject House cleaning
Subject Orderliness
Subject Storage in the home
Electronic Location Cover image -- http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/1247/855/9781451672855/image/lgcover.9781451672855.jpg




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Annotation 1 A guide to streamlining home clutter and improving overscheduled lifestyles shares strategies based on simplicity and consistency, providing room-by-room recommendations for organizing and maintaining every area of the home.

Annotation 2 A no-nonsense guide to streamlining home clutter and improving overscheduled lifestyles shares strategies based on simplicity and consistency, providing room-by-room recommendations for organizing, eliminating, designing and maintaining every area of a home. (This book was featured in a previous issue of Forecast.)

Annotation 3 ""Everyone should Barbarafy," raves The New York Times! A life-changing program for streamlining everything that's weighing you down--from over-stuffed closets to overwhelming social calendars--courtesy of the media's go-to organizing guru: Barbara Reich. Mothers can feel like life is one neverending loop. Just when one problem or responsibility is handled, another one trips us up. But help is on the way: Barbara Reich has all the strategies necessary for staying ahead of the curve--and she's wrapped them up into four easy steps that can be applied to any organizing project. The keys to Barbara's success are simplicity and consistency. Room by room, she takes readers through the most problematic areas in the home--from the tornado-struck play area to the over-stuffed basement or storage unit. Barbara shows readers how to approach organizing in manageable bites--many of which can be dealt with in two hours or less. With each organizing project, she teaches readers how to apply the four steps--1) purge, 2) design, 3) organize, and 4) maintain. And she also reveals how to solve organizing problems that may pop up in the future--from knowing when and how to keep financial papers to how to digitally organize the family's photographs. As the mother of twelve-year-old twins, Barbara offers tips for crazed moms as only a mother could. Combining the humor of a sympathetic friend, and the no-nonsense advice of a true type-A personality, Reich offers clever, appealing solutions that are genuinely achievable for everyone"--

Annotation 4 “Everyone should Barbarafy,” raves The New York Times! A life-changing program for streamlining everything that’s weighing you down—from over-stuffed closets to overwhelming social calendars—courtesy of the media’s go-to organizing guru: Barbara Reich.

Organizing guru Barbara Reich offers a life-changing program for your life and home.

Mothers can feel like life is running on a never-ending loop. Just when one problem or responsibility is overcome, another trips us up. But help is on the way: Barbara Reich has all the strategies for staying ahead of the curve—and she’s wrapped them up into four easy steps that can be applied to any organizing project: 1. purge, 2. design, 3. organize, and 4. maintain.

The keys to Barbara’s success are simplicity and consistency. Room by room, she takes readers through the most problematic areas in the home— from the tornado-struck play area to the packed basement or storage unit. Barbara shows readers how to approach organizing in manageable bites— many of which can be dealt with in two hours or less. As the mother of thirteen-year-old twins, Barbara offers insight into the lives of crazed moms as only a mother could with tips like these:

• When it comes time to clean out the toy bin, keep only what your child plays with— educational toys “exist to make you feel guilty.”

• Throw away those kitchen gadgets you never use. A streamlined kitchen can mean the difference between another night of take-out and a healthy family meal.

• Your child doesn’t need to attend six birthday parties in one weekend. To avoid social overload, Barbara preaches the power of “No”—and there’s no need to follow it up with a why.

• Having trouble parting with your child’s artwork from three years ago? Scan or digitally photograph everything and create a gallery on your computer.

Combining the humor of a sympathetic friend and the no-nonsense advice of a true type-A personality, Reich offers clever, appealing solutions that are genuinely achievable for everyone.

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 reviews (1)


PW Reviews 2012 December #1

In a straightforward and concise narrative, organization expert Reich promises, "Whatever organizational nightmare makes you crazy on a daily basis, the antidote can be found here." It's a tall order to fill, but Reich delivers. Not just for mothers, "this book shows how every member of the family can breathe easier," says Reich. She starts off by advising readers to identify their homes' "hot spots" areas that drive them the craziest. Her four-step method to organization follows: purge, design, organize, and maintain. Ground rules, which make up the "Ten Commandments of Organizing" include beware of junk mail, get it off the floor, and use one type of storage container, hanger, etc. Reich gives readers recommendations on the best types of items to use, such as clear plastic containers with drawers and trays, and tells them what questions to ask themselves when trying to determine what items to donate, recycle, or toss. Chapters on how to organize specific rooms are extremely detailed and make the tasks feel doable: "A Walk on the Wild Side," for example, tackles children's bedrooms and play areas; "The Bare Necessities" covers the bathroom and linen closet. Reich's book just might take the anxiety out of tasks that many find completely daunting and overwhelming. Agent, Richard Abate. (Feb.)

[Page ]. Copyright 2012 PWxyz LLC

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