Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Review: The Get Yourself Organized Project by Kathi Lipp


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:
Finally, an organizational book for women who have given up trying to be Martha Stewart but still desire some semblance of order in their lives.

Most organizational books are written by and for people who are naturally structured and orderly. For the woman who is more ADD than type A, the advice sounds terrific but seldom works. These women are looking for help that takes into account their free-spirited outlook while providing tips and tricks they can easily follow to live a more organized life.

Kathi Lipp, author of The Husband Project and other “project” books, is just the author to address this need. In her inimitable style, she offers

  • easy and effective ways women can restore peace to their everyday lives
  • simple and manageable long-term solutions for organizing any room in one’s home (and keeping it that way)
  • a realistic way to de-stress a busy schedule
  • strategies for efficient shopping, meal preparation, cleaning, and more

Full of helpful tips and abundant good humor, The Get Yourself Organized Project is for those who want to spend their time living and enjoying life rather than organizing their sock drawer.
MY TAKE:

I always say I'm going to keep the house clean, but after just a few days of cleaning, everything's a mess again.

For messy or disorganized girls like me, The Get Yourself Organized Project is definitely a useful read. This book gives you a room-by-room guide on how to organize your room and your life.

One of the best things I learned from this book is that you should try to work with your habits and not force yourself to organize according to how you think you should do things. It makes total sense. If you're used to dumping your shoes in one place, then creating a shoe rack in a whole other place is going to make it harder for you to keep organized because you're not used to it.

The content gets a little repetitive towards the end, but overall, this is still a good buy. Plus, there are some suggestions for projects you can do and guides you can download to help you get organized.

Thanks to NetGalley and Harvest House Publishers for the e-ARC. Publication date of The Get Yourself Organized Project is on May 1, 2012.

THE GOOD:
  1. It has plenty of good tips.
  2. There are plenty of light-hearted and funny stories.
  3. The author's writing style is very easy to get comfortable with.
THE BAD:
  1. It can get boring and repetitive.
FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
Be kind to your family, and to yourself, and once a path appears, follow the path.
READ IT IF:
  1. You find it hard to get organized.
  2. You need some motivation to get organized.
  3. You find most organizing books boring and useless.
RATING:
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