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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Get Yourself Organized Project by Kathi Lipp (Book Review)

Title: The Get Yourself Organized Project: 21 Steps to Less Mess and Stress
Author: Kathi Lipp
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

About the book: Would you rather enjoy life than color-code your sock drawer?

Most organization books are written by organized people.  That's like buying a diet book from someone who's never weighed more than a hundred pounds.  If you want real-life solutions from someone who's lived in your mismatched shoes, this is the book for you.

You will discover:

  • simple and manageable long-term solutions for organizing any room in your home (and keeping it that way)
  • step-by-step direction to reduce your paper piles
  • a realistic way to de-stress your overcrowded schedule
  • strategies for efficient shopping, meal preparation, cleaning, and more
With Kathi's encouraging voice and easy-to-follow advice, The Get Yourself Organized Project is the girlfriends' guide you've been looking for.

My thoughts: This is my kind of organizational book.  She is realistic and takes things in small chunks.  Rather than organizing to her expectations, she guides you to actually think about how you live in your rooms, shows you what you should be looking for, and then has you organize in a way that fits your own life.  

In my experience, most organizational books focuses on the physical things in your life with a few focusing on your time.  In The Get Yourself Organized Project there are sections that deal with your home, your family, and your personal life.  She doesn't just want you to have a tidy home, she wants your entire life to be to the point where you can actually enjoy that tidy home.  

I have slowly began implementing some of her ideas on organizing and am planning on getting our bedroom in order this weekend, and have enlisted my dear husband to help out. 

I have also done a very small organizing project and organized my purse for National Clean Out Your Purse day!  You can see my post about that here and read about how you can win some of Kathi's books if you clean out your purse before Friday, May 18th.

I would be remiss if I didn't mention some of Kathi's other great books that I have had the opportunity to review. You can read my reviews of The Marriage Project and The What's for Dinner? Solution.

~I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for my unbiased review.~

The Get Yourself Organized Project
Publisher/Publication Date: Harvest House Publishers, May 2012
ISBN: 978-0-7369-4385-7
224 pages

1 comment:

Kathi Lipp said...

I'm so proud of you. It sounds like you are getting so much in order!


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