I think that if I spend the same amount of time attempting to organize my home as I did reading books about it, I’d be all nice and organized and wouldn’t have to read the books anymore. But I can’t help but look for all sorts of techniques in hope that one in a book would jump out at me and stick as something that I can use and continue to use. But breaking 30 years of unorganized chaos is NOT easy! (And even less so when I seem to not put in the effort!)
The book starts by telling you to mark it up when something catches your attention. Unfortunately, it’s not quite that easy with an e-book, but I’ll have to keep mental notes! Another note is that if there is an easy step in the book – do it immediately. Start small, keep it simple.
One of the things that I took notes on was one of the positive statements to meditate – “I am too smart to create a mess. Therefore, I put things where they belong immediately after using them.” Of course, easier said than done – especially being in a new house where everything doesn’t yet have a designated place where it belongs! But that’s just another thing to add to the to-do list – make sure everything has a “home”.
The book is broken down in to 40 chapters – designated to help you improve your life in 40 days. Therefore, it is best if you don’t try to do everything all at once (which is why I always end up overwhelmed and putting things off) but instead pace yourself but keep consistently working at it.
I will be trying to put some of the tips in this book and others I’ve read in to play very soon – maybe you’ll even see it as a Try It Tuesday post once things are successful!
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
This proven forty-day plan helps readers achieve a well-ordered home and life. Practical and easy to apply, it shows how to get control of clutter, chaos, and disorganization.