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Remove the Mess, Add Meaning

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 ...

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Overview


Remove the Mess, Add Meaning

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
Start living a more organized, intentional life today.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440302633
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 11/21/2010
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 272,080
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh Oxenreider is the creator of the popular blog SimpleMom.net and is the founder of SimpleLivingMedia.com. She is passionate about simplifying life and eliminating clutter so that the truly meaningful things in life can breathe. Tsh spends her days with her husband and three young children—exploring the world, reading and learning, and being inspired by whatever surroundings their travels take them to. To learn more about her projects, visit TshOxenreider.com.

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  • Posted March 7, 2011

    Inspiring and motivating!

    Great book if you have been wanting to clean and declutter but have been feeling overwhelmed at the idea. Offers simple-to-follow guidelines to simplify your home, room by room. The author encourages you to choose a statemnt to live by and help you to get rid of things that aren't useful or tings you don't find beautiful. Includes recipes for homemade cleaning supplies an outlines how to manage yiur home more effectively.

    13 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 30, 2010

    A Great Read for a Busy Homemaker

    In "Organized Simplicity," Tsh Oxenreider has done a great job laying out helpful hints for any homemaker to follow. I highly recommend this book for mothers or for those who simply want some good researched advice on organizing a home. This is my gift pick for new mothers or wives.

    10 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 19, 2012

    A great plan for getting organized.

    As a professional organizer, I'm always looking for resources to help people without calling me as often (or ever). This is a great book to help you go from room to room and really declutter and simplify your life. My first question is always, "What is your dream for your life/this space?" If you need just a little guidance and aren't too overwhelmed with piles, this book can help you reach it.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2012

    If your life is in chaos, this is the book for you!

    Some of the things are hard to do, or admit to yourself, but if you do it, you will not regret it. A simple, organized life is a life better enjoyed! Read the book, but don't let the information go idle.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2011

    YES!

    So far, I have found some very helpful tips in reading this book. I love her ideas. I have noticed that they is a lot of the same information on the website but she had already said that in the beginning of the book so it was not a surprise. I do recommend!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 10, 2012

    I was excited to find this as a free nook book after having read

    I was excited to find this as a free nook book after having read several praising reviews in blogland. Unfortunately, Organized Simplicity did not live up to the expectations generated. It simply summarized widely known information on the subject that can be easily found elsewhere. The book failed to be either unique or engaging.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2012

    A GREAT book

    Ok, I still have not read all of it, because I am actually organizing as I go. I love the way Tsh has written this book. Very helpful, informative information without sounding condescending. There have even been a few suggestions that I didn't think I'd do, but I am now incorporating them and finding them REALLY helpful. I truly think this will help me get organized so that my time can be better spent with the things I really want to do.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    ITS NOT FREE!!

    Very mad! This said free when i purchased it but its not free. Was charged without knowing.

    3 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2013

    Simple Living

    This book was pretty good in voicing ideas of how you can cut down the clutter. It makes you think about what is most important in your life and what the purpose of each room should be. It also provides recipes of chemical free cleaning and other great tips. Although each chapter tends to repeat itself in how to clean and what to in each room is generally the same. I also noticed quite a few typos, but in all a great source to declutter your home and live more simply.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 21, 2012

    Good, simple tips

    This book offers simple, effective tips to simplify life on your own terms. It recommends NOT buying more stuff to organize your stuff, it recommends scrutinizing what you do and have to see what you truly value, and, step by step, eliminating the rest that keeps you from enjoying the valued things.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2012

    recommend

    The book is well written. It really makes you think about your priorities.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2012

    Very interesting! Makes you take a look at your busy life.

    I love the premise of this book. Boy do we need to sit back and look at our busy, crazy lifestyles and ask yourself about our priorities in life before life passes us by.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    Very motivating, with clear action points!

    Really enjoyed the collective wisdom in this book...we have planned our first garage sale in years because of it!

    Very pleasant, informative read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2012

    Good review of living simple and orgsnizing one's home.

    This book really got me thinking about what is important and what is just "stuff." We all know most if this information, but a well organized reminder is always nice.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2012

    It was free

    I'm not sure what the people saying it wasn't free mean...maybe they missed the deadline or something. I got it free, didn't pay a penny for it. I LOVE the book and highly recommend it to anyone wanting to organize their home and/or lives.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2012

    Average read...

    A moderately good oranization book. Nothing special but then again, not bad. There are few good suggestions but mostly just the same old ideas.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2012

    Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooo dont buy it its not free

    1 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    It said free

    Its not free

    1 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2013

    Great book to get your house back in order!

    A good book to keep around the house and for others interested in getting their place back in order!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2012

    Loved the pictures!

    I did get some great ideas, however I felt as if it was a huge advertisement for Martha Stewert items. Glad I got it half off.
    :)

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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