“This is the home organization book that will make the rest of the books in your collection make sense.”
Read the back cover:
Is this going to be just one more book on home organization to join your collection?
Have you bought and read more books on home organization than you can count?
Most organizational books on the market profess to have a one-size-fits-all solution to home organization. This one does not.
Let me guess:
• Go paperless.
• Get rid of everything that doesn’t spark joy.
• Color coordinate your wardrobe.
Um, yeah. I print emails, keep kids’ school papers, and my wardrobe is anything that fits and isn’t too revealing. And yet, I’m organized.
While some find success using these methods the majority of American women are facing decades of delayed decisions piled high in unmarked boxes and shoved in storage rooms bursting at the seams. Fifteen minute a day organization tips and color coordinated plastic boxes are no match for the memories and clutter contained in those rooms.
What is needed is a complete mindset shift. It’s time to look at home organization in a whole new way. Each phase of life brings unique organizational challenges and emotional clutter to tackle. Looking at a woman’s life as a journey through 4 distinct phases of life provides a framework to anchor basic organization principles.
I am 44 and in the survival phase of life (40–55). I’d be more organized if I didn’t live in my car and spend every other minute working or taking care of the house.
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 baby, a new job, a new house . . . You’d be more organized if things would stop changing every three months.
What about the baby boomers (55+)? The kids are gone, but now you’re 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’m a former teacher, professional organizer, and productivity coach, and I know that organization is more than just 15-minute daily tasks or cute ways to use fun containers.
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.
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