The penultimate organization book resides in Better Homes and Gardens, Organize your home: Clutter Cures for Every Room.
The book starts out with a type of personality quiz meant to determine where your talents, traits, and ideal organization strategies might lie—along with helpful steps that you can take for your particular needs whether you are an artist, teacher, party planner or librarian type.
Next there is emphasis on dealing with clutter, that is to say, how to pick and choose which bounty you keep, in many ways, telling you, “I’m keeping the best of the best.”
Some really good features inside:
- How to package “tricky” stuff, the everyday detritus we all accumulate
- How to sort, purge and move piles
- Getting into the habit, and developing a continued system of awareness and reminders
Section 2 has wonderful examples of room by room situations from the entry, to the kitchen, eating spaces, living room, bath, bedroom, kids’ places and finally, into closets—encouraging and spurring the reader on with the occasional “before and after” transformation.
Section three details the workroom, gives advice on special needs: the office, the hobby room—and tips on choosing containers, making labels, and more. A storage shopping resource page is a plus, along with an index to help you pinpoint your search.
Better Homes and Gardens Organize Your Home: Clutter cures for every room, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013; ISBN: 978-1-118-35995-2
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