Secrets of An Organized Mom

Secrets of An Organized Mom

From the Overflowing Closets to the Chaotic Play Areas : A Room-by-room Guide to Decluttering and Streamlining your Home for A Happier Family

Book - 2014
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""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"--

Simon and Schuster
Mom’s Choice Awards Gold Award Recipient

Professional organizer Barbara Reich offers a life-changing program—focused on decluttering and streamlining your home—that helps families live simpler, less chaotic lives: “Everyone should Barbarafy,” raves The New York Times.

Mothers can feel like life is one never-ending loop. Just when one problem or responsibility is overcome, another one 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: purge, design, organize, and maintain.

The keys to Barbara’s success are simplicity and consistency. Room by room, she goes through the most problematic areas in the home—from the tornado-struck play area to the packed basement or storage unit—and approaches organizing in manageable bites. In addition to cleaning and organizing tips, she talks about how to avoid social overload, preaching the power of “No”—for example, when your child wants to attend six birthday parties in one weekend. As the mother of thirteen-year-old twins, Barbara offers insight into the lives of 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.

Publisher: New York :, Atria Books,, 2014
Edition: First Atria paperback edition
ISBN: 9781451672862
1451672861
Characteristics: x, 242 pages ; 22 cm

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AllyCat88
Jul 19, 2013

This book has saved my apartment!
I love Reich's no nonsense rules for eliminating clutter and avoiding bringing in more junk.
The best part for me is that the organizing tips Reich gives are affordable and practical.

I would recommend this to any person who needs an easy and quick guide for organizing their home.

willybilly Jun 20, 2013

Reich helps us to admit that we are all victims of consumerism. We succumb to cuteness, gift planning, and stocking up. We all need to stop buying stuff as a first step. If we could master that, like citizens of the rest of the world, we would all have organized homes.

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