Saturday, January 08, 2011 Posted by Dina N
Simplicity isn't about what you give up. It's about what you gain. When you remove the things that don't matter to you, you are free to focus on only the things that are meaningful to you. Imagine your home, your time, your finances, and your belongings all filling you with positive energy and helping you achieve your dreams. It can happen, and Organized Simplicity can show you how.
Inside you'll find:
- A simple, ten-day plan that shows you step-by-step how to organize every room in your home
- Ideas for creating a family purpose statement to help you identify what to keep and what to remove from your life
- Templates for a home management notebook to help you effectively and efficiently take care of daily, weekly and monthly tasks
- Recipes for non-toxic household cleaners and natural toiletry items including toothpaste, deodorant and shampoo
One of my pet projects these days - call it a New Year's resolution, if you wish - is to declutter my house. It is a work in progress and one that is never quite complete. Of course, people live in my house and as some things are moved out, others are moved in. Organized Simplicity was just the book I wanted to read. This is a book about organization but also about scaling down on material possessions to make time for enjoying what we have. It's about the state of your stuff and about your state of mind. In Part 1, Organized Simplicity provides handy tools to bring order and simplicity to your life. In Part 2, the book gives readers a ten-day program that goes through every room in the house. In addition, there are recipes for home cleaning products and toiletries, plus inventory templates, resources, and more.
I found Organized Simplicity mostly useful, although the tips on how to clean each room were a bit redundant for me. I enjoyed reading it and plan to put some of Ms. Oxenreider's advice to work in my own home.
Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of the book with no obligation for a positive review. No compensation - monetary or in kind - has been obtained for this post. Cover art and book description courtesy of the publisher or PR firm.