Thursday, August 12, 2010

Review & Giveaway: Absolutely Organize Your Family

One of the things I must have in my home is organization. Without it I can’t function in a peaceful manner. I’m one of those nutty people who has a difficult time starting my day until everything is picked up and put away. My mother was very organized and has passed that desire on to me. To me it’s a treat to sit and read a book on organization and get some new ideas. I was happy to get the chance to review the new book, Absolutely Organize Your Family from a professional organizer, Debbie Lillard. We are excited to be giving away not one but two copies of this book! As the school year begins what mom wouldn't love to have a home in order?

I have heard a number of ladies make remarks about how difficult is to them to stay organized. Maybe we make things too complicated. One statement in the book stayed with me, it’s so simple but true: “You have to be reasonable about what you keep. The key to organization is making decisions.”

Debbie Lillard has written a book full of simple tips and practical helps for busy moms. In three sections of the book she tackles "A Race Against Time", a section about developing routines that allow your life to become more organized. "No More Scategories" is my favorite where she shares about containing toys, displaying art collections, managing laundry, saving childhood memories, and more. Lastly in "Conquer The Space Invaders" she gives ideas for keeping a child’s school related activities organized, and arranging children’s bedroom’s.

I like her CPR method of organizing: Categorize, Purge, and Rearrange. She recommends sorting into categories, purge what isn’t needed or used, then put everything back together again rearranging as you go. It really can be as simple as that!

Debbie shares about organizing in three categories: time, belongings, and home. If your like me toys can grow into a monster of a problem. To rescue you comes her Great Toy Clean Out. I already implemented her ideas on art collections and was very happy with my bulletin board in the play room as a special place to put new pictures from the little artist that visit our home.

In all her sharing you will find simple solution to everyday needs. So take a break, pull up a chair, and get some fresh motivation for tackling the organizational needs of your family and home. When your life is in order you spend less time with your clutter and more with what’s important, your family.

From Jennifer Allen

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