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Sidetracked Home Executives(TM): From Pigpen to Paradise

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2003

    For the Terminally Disorganized

    I bought Sidetracked Home Executives in 1981 and it was one of the best books I've ever bought. It eliminated the chaos in my home and my husband was never again frustrated when he came home. Pam and Peggy did such a wonderful job of telling funny and cute stories, you just wanted to be their best friend. It's been 22 years and I pulled it out today, for a refresher course! Great reading.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 6, 2009

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    Finally something useful!

    I've read nearly all of the "self-help" books on organizing and cleaning, and this one is the only one that I could relate to (and this includes FlyLady's "Sink Reflections", which she based from this book).

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2005

    Timeless

    I discovered S.H.E. methods in 1980, when I was a young married woman with a baby. This book truly changed my life. I recently purchased the new edition to read the updates. I think this should be required reading for every new bride (and groom)!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2004

    great for organizing the help!

    I bought this years ago for myself. I now have a weekly cleaning man (Lucky me!) He's a great cleaner yet needs direction from me. I pulled out the book, set up the cards and we're off! It's clear, easy and I can draw pictures on the cards when language is a barrier.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2003

    My mother used this system when I was a child....

    My mother used this system when I was young. At the time I hated it, but now that I have a family of my own, I realize how wonderful it is! I would recomend this to anyone.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2001

    Soooooo practical!!!

    I was given this book by a very dear friend just after I had given birth to my 6th child. At the time it was either sinking or surviving with a young family and a busy household. With the information and practical tips in this book I was able not only to survive, but actually enjoy being a organized 'home executive'.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2013

    This book is excellent!! I read the FlyLady books first and was

    This book is excellent!!

    I read the FlyLady books first and was surprised to find they were based on this book and other books by Pam and Peggy. I like to read orginal sources and was glad I did !! Pam and Peggy perspective is very indepth and was written for happy people who want to become organized and have more time for fun and to become happier!! Fly Lady starts from being clinincally depressed and that perspecitve shows in the way she interpreted Pam and Peggy's orginal program and ideas.

    They go to the heart of the issues and offer a way out that doesn't keep you having to "be on the Flying Program" forever and receiving tons and tons of emails as if you were attending AA meetings. FlyLady's "feel" is liken to being on the wagon and if you don't follow it you've fallen off the program and they'll
    be there when you come back.

    Pam and Peggy's books see you as an adult who can utilize the "act as if principal" until it becomes apart of you.When the habits and routines become automatic you move on to other things in your life.

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  • Posted October 12, 2011

    Awesome!

    This book has really helped me as a homemaker. The system the authors outline is completely customizable, so you can tweak it to suit your needs. The 3x5 cards give my days a rhythm and keep me on track.

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  • Posted April 8, 2010

    Loved it!

    Great practical book!

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  • Posted December 18, 2009

    Great help

    Very practical and down to earth help for organizing a cleaning schedule. Some of it was a bit dated, but it was pretty funny. I could easily picture myself in the authors stories. My new years resolution is to start using the 3 x 5 system.

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    Posted November 6, 2009

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