4/17/13

5 Days to a Clutter Free House - Sandra Felton & Marsha Sims

3 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK -
No matter how cluttered and disordered your house, professional organizer Sandra Felton and time management expert Marsha Sims encourage readers to transform their homes from chronic disorder to beautiful and organized. In 5 Days to a Clutter Free House: Quick and Easy Ways to Clear Up Your Space, Felton and Sims share their systematic, team-based approach so even the most overwhelming de-cluttering job becomes doable. The “toe-to-head” approach cuts decision-making to a minimum so readers can transform their home in only five days.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS -
Sandra Felton is the author of over 15 books! 
Winning the Clutter War, Sandra's flagship book for Messies Anonymous first written in 1981. Winning the Clutter War was originally published as The Messies Manual.  
Organizing Your Day and Smart Office Organizing are her most recent books, co-authored with Professional Organizer, Marsha Sims.
Other popular titles include: Organizing for LifeOrganizing Magic, Smart Organizing, When You Live With A Messie, Meditations for Messies, and Organizing by THE BOOK.
 Visit her website - HERE 

 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.
Check out the "Sort-it-out" website - HERE




MY REVIEW -
I have to start by saying that this book was not what I expected. So I gave it a lower rating based on that. If I had been expecting this kind of book I would probably rated it higher. I was expecting a book with lots of pictures of creative storage ideas - shelves, pretty boxes etc. Instead, this was more of a "self-help" book (no pictures), it was more of a how to be a better clutter-free you. Which was fine! Just not what I really wanted at the time.

I am a fanatic about organization so I didn't really feel like I needed this book. Even though this book was not what I was looking for, it did have some good ideas (and I did read the whole thing!).

I loved the idea about "The 10 minute tidy". You basically set a timer and see how much tidying you can get done in 10 minutes. This idea is great if you have a very busy schedule. And if you do this everyday, I think you will be amazed at how much neater your place can be.

I am also a huge fan of the "Stow as you go".
"We've all heard the saying "If you get it out, put it back". That's a good start. But it doesn't go far enough. It should be extended to say "If you get it out, put it back... where it belongs. Immediately!"
I was always trying to instill this thought into my hubby and my daughter. I always told them - It will only take you about 10 seconds to put it back, but later it will take you 10 min. along with everything else you left laying around. 10 seconds - now/10 min. - later. To me it seems simple! Well I guess you can always use your "10 min. tidy" to put back all the things that you didn't "Stow as you go"! LOL

Thank you Netgalley for this ebook to read and review!

Get it at B&N - HERE
Or at Amazon - HERE

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like her and I have the sample plans and ideas. Great review.

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