The author, Deniece Schofield, who at one time needed "a camel, a canoe, a priest, and a tourniquet" to get through her home, has personally discovered and tested methods that will help you gain control of the house. Through trial and error she has determined the best organizational techniques and strategies and can now pass them on to you!
This practical and comprehensive guide includes sections on:
- Ways to conquer the need to collect
- Tips on handling interruptionsthe "hidden destroyers"
- Creating a time-saving personal planning notebook that will stop you from looking for things or forgetting events
About the Author:
Deniece Schofield is a home management consultant and lecturer, and the mother of five children. She is also the author of Escape From the Kitchen and Confessions of a Happily Organized Family. She lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Before reading this book I was a disorganized mess, both inside and outside my home. The book is an easy read and is geared toward people with busy lives. My favorite part of the book were the many uses of a dishpan and other inexpensive tools we think has only one purpose. The only tool not recommended in this book was a paper shredder. The best investment I made in organizing my life, in addition to purchasing this book. The biggest form of clutter many of us have is the paper trail. With identity theft as big as it is today, purchasing one is a wise investment. What to do with the paper? Recycle it or use it for packing if you're moving. Purchase one, you won't be sorry.
This book really helped me. It has lots of tips and good pointers for getting a heck of a lot done pretty painlessly. She gives solid advice for organizing, efficiencies, etc. She views housework and so forth as a means to an end--more time to do the things you want and enjoy--rather than an end in itself.
Helped me very much, great book, to the point.