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  • Published: New York : Atria Books, 2013.
  • Year Published: 2013
  • Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Description: x, 242 pages ; 24 cm
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9781451672855
  • 1451672853


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Secrets of an organized mom : from overflowing closets to the chaotic play areas : a room-by-room guide to decluttering and streamlining your home for a happier family

by Reich, Barbara.

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Call number: 648.5 Re

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The basics: some truly simple ground rules -- Hello, Goodbye: the entryway and front closet -- Dress right, sleep titght: the master bedroom -- A walk on the wild side: children's bedrooms and play areas -- Baby makes more: the nursery -- The bare necessities: the bathroom and linen closet -- Close your eyes and shut the door: the utility closet -- The land of milk and honey: the kitchen and pantry -- Room for living: the family room and living room -- The command center: the home office -- Danger zones: storage areas -- Scary, happy, merry: organizing for holidays -- Let's take this show on the road: traveling and moving -- Easy does it: final thoughts.

This book offers a life-changing program for streamlining everything that is weighing you down, from over-stuffed closets to overwhelming social calendars, courtesy of the author, the media's go-to organizing guru. Mothers can feel like life is one neverending loop. Just when one problem or responsibility is handled, another one trips us up. But help is on the way: the author has all the strategies necessary for staying ahead of the curve, and she has wrapped them up into four easy steps that can be applied to any organizing project. The keys to success are simplicity and consistency. Room by room, she takes readers through the most problematic areas in the home, from the tornado-struck play area to the over-stuffed basement or storage unit. She shows readers how to approach organizing in manageable bites, many of which can be dealt with in two hours or less. With each organizing project, she teaches readers how to apply the four steps: 1.) purge, 2.) design, 3.) organize, and 4.) maintain. And she also reveals how to solve organizing problems that may pop up in the future, from knowing when and how to keep financial papers to how to digitally organize the family's photographs. As the mother of twelve-year-old twins, she offers tips for crazed moms as only a mother could. Combining the humor of a sympathetic friend, and the no-nonsense advice of a true type-A personality, she offers solutions that are achievable for everyone.

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