The Mindset of Organization:
Take Back Your House One Phase at a Time

by Amazon best-selling author Lisa Woodruff

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This is the home organization book that will make the rest of the books in your collection make sense.

Have you bought and read more books on home organization than you can count?

Let me guess, they recommend that you:

  • Go paperless.
  • Get rid of everything that doesn’t spark joy.
  • Arrange your bookshelf by color.

Those are not the solutions you need to get organized. I want you to learn the skills of home and paper organization.  

What phase of life are you in?

There really is no denying that as you move through the various stages of your life, your organizational needs and the demands on your time will change. When you add children to your home, or leave the workforce, your life is different and requires you to change your approach to organization!

I am 44 and in the survival phase of life (40–55). I need organizational solutions that driving my children is a part-time (20 hour/week) job. When I am not in the car, I spend almost every other minute working or taking care of the house. I have some solutions that will work for you!

Maybe you are in the accumulation phase of life (21–40). Every time you get an organizational system working, you add something new. A new spouse, a new job, a new house or even a new baby, You could be more organized if things would stop changing every three months. But, I tell you how to adapt to this phase of life, so you can be organized today!

What about those in the legacy and downsizing phase (55+)? The kids are gone, but now you are left with a house full of memories—and lots of stuff. What do you want? What do the kids want? And what about what’s left over? I show you how to get organized in this phase of life too!

Most organizational books on the market profess to have a one-size-fits-all solution to home organization.

This one does not.

I’m a former teacher, professional organizer, and productivity coach, and I know that organization is more than just putting everything in cute containers or buying the right organizing book. Organizing your home and life is a process and a routine. Those fancy containers, while beautiful, fail us because they do not change our mindset.

As a generation translator and problem solver, I have been able to help hundreds of women in Cincinnati, Ohio—and thousands of women around the world—get their homes organized and keep them that way.

Understanding which phase of life you are in will enable you to:

  • Identify the unique organizational challenges you’ll face.
  • Implement lasting organizational solutions.
  • Acquire and develop the skills you need to get organized.
  • Deal with the emotional clutter in your storage rooms.

This book will help you identify the phase of life you are in, and will help you to learn the skills of organizing that are needed at that level. I look forward to helping YOU get organized!



Lisa Woodruff is a home organization expert, productivity specialist, and inspirational speaker. Both of her published books, The Mindset of Organization and How ADHD Affects Home Organization, have been Amazon bestsellers for months at a time in their categories. 

Lisa teaches functional organizing and is often caught quoting, “done is better than perfect” and “progress over perfection.” Lisa’s sensible and do-able organizing tasks appeal to multiple generations. Her candor and relatable style make you feel she is right there beside you, helping you get organized as you laugh and cry together.

Lisa believes organization is not a skill you are born with. It is a skill that is developed over time and changes with each season of life.  Lisa has helped thousands of women reclaim their homes and finally get organized with her practical tips, encouragement, and humor through her blog and podcast at