Living Organized: Proven Steps for a Clutter-Free and Beautiful Home

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Develop strategies for mess-free living!

Everyone wants a beautiful home--one that welcomes visitors gracefully and provides a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. But as we go through life we acquire all sorts of stuff that clutters up our lives and our houses. And a beautiful home is just not possible if every nook and cranny is considered fair game for storage!

Now you can win the clutter war. Sandra Felton, The Organizer ...

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Overview

Develop strategies for mess-free living!

Everyone wants a beautiful home--one that welcomes visitors gracefully and provides a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. But as we go through life we acquire all sorts of stuff that clutters up our lives and our houses. And a beautiful home is just not possible if every nook and cranny is considered fair game for storage!

Now you can win the clutter war. Sandra Felton, The Organizer Lady, shares her insight on the best ways to bring out the hidden beauty in messy houses. She makes housekeeping less overwhelming for the organizationally challenged with

-interior design tips
-inspiring stories from the organizing trenches
-advice for coping with a messy spouse or child

Don't settle for a messy house. Learn the strategies you need to get organized and stay organized. Who knows? The house of your dreams could be right under your nose.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800759452
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/1/2004
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.04 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandra Felton is the founder of Messies Anonymous and is the author of several books, including the best-selling Messies Manual with more than 350,000 copies sold. She is a frequent guest on national radio and TV shows and lives in Miami, Florida.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 7
Do You Need This Book? 9
Introduction: How to Read This Book 12
Part 1 Cleaning With the Right Side of Your Brain
1. It's All in Your Mind: The Right-Brained Messie 17
2. Messies, Creativity, and the Inner Child 27
Part 2 The Real World of the Messie
3. "Say, Honey ..." How Men Fit In 49
4. "Hey, Mom ..." How Kids Fit In 53
5. Not That Convenient: The Stress of Modern Technology 58
Part 3 from the Inside out
6. Hidden Beauty: Very Hidden 71
7. A New Vision: See Yourself a Successful Housekeeper 80
8. Games We Play: And How to Win 88
9. Messie Burnout: Rediscovering Perspective 97
Part 4 Nots and Bolts for Messies
10. Actually Cleaning the House 111
11. Things I Did When Sanity Began to Return 126
12. If You Want to Dance, You Have to Pay the Piper 135
13. More Dancing, More Pipers, More Payment 141
14. Room by Room 149
Part 5 Interior Design for the Messie
15. What? A Messie Decorator? 165
16. Making Your Own MAGIC ROOM 180
17. Decorating for a Cleaner Lifestyle 189
Part 6 Help Yourself
18. Dear Family: A Letter to the Family of a Messie 201
19. Dear Husband: A Letter to the Husband of a Messie 207
20. Warming Your Coals: Starting Your Own Self-Help Group 214
More Reading 219
Mail Order Sources 221
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