M.O.M.--Master Organizer of Mayhem: Simple Solutions to Organize Chaos and Bring More Joy into Your Home

M.O.M.--Master Organizer of Mayhem: Simple Solutions to Organize Chaos and Bring More Joy into Your Home

by Kristi Clover

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Getting—and staying—organized is a challenge in and of itself. Add motherhood to the mix, and you've got a whole new dimension of difficulty. So how does a busy mom stay on top of the daily chaos that children inevitably bring along with them?

No matter what your situation is, Kristi Clover's home organization systems will work for you. Her foundational rules are highly adaptable and will help you make your home more efficient no matter where you live or how many kids you have (and how messy they are). She helps you prioritize, break down big jobs, declutter, develop age-appropriate chores for your kids, tackle the endless piles of laundry, and so much more. If you long to have a functional and fabulous home for your family and you're tired of feeling overwhelmed by all the work, this life-changing book is for you!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493419197
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/03/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Kristi Clover is an efficiency expert and a homeschooling mom of five kids ranging in age from preschool to teen. Aside from her family (and chocolate), she's passionate about encouraging and inspiring families by offering simple solutions for a more joy-filled life. A down-to-earth writer and an energetic speaker, Kristi loves to share about her adventures in motherhood and home life at KristiClover.com, on the Simply Joyful podcast, and on social media as @KristiClover. She lives in San Diego, California.

Table of Contents

The Struggle Is Real! Motherhood Changes Everything 9

1 Embracing Your Inner Organizer: Discovering Your Hidden Potential 15

Phase I The Foundation-Ten Simple Rules That Will Change Your Home Life

2 Rule #1: Use the "Glean and Tweak" Technique: Don't Start from Scratch 23

3 Rule #2: Don't Forget Your Top Priorities: Choosing Which Balls to Drop 35

4 Rule #3: Take Baby Steps: Slow and Steady for the Win 47

5 Rule #4: Do Your "Worst Thing" First!: Attacking the Projects We Tend to Put Off 59

6 Rule #5: Clear the Clutter: Rethinking Our Relationship with "Stuff" 69

7 Rule #6: Get Your Groove On: The Power of Routines and Habits 79

8 Rule #7: Plan Ahead: A Little Bit of Prep Work Goes a Long Way 93

9 Rule #8: Ask for Help: Bring on the Cavalry 105

10 Rule #9: Don't Eat of the Bread of Idleness: Overcoming Laziness and Avoidance 115

11 Rule #10: Stick with It!: Getting Organization to Stick 125

Phase II The Framework-The Systems That Will Make Your Home More Efficient

12 Decluttering Systems: Easy Steps for Crushing the Clutter 137

13 Organizing Systems: Solutions for Getting Your Whole House in Order 153

14 Storage Systems: Maximizing Your Storage Space 169

15 Chore Systems: Training Kids to Help 179

16 Kitchen Systems: Organization and Meal Planning Systems 191

17 Laundry Systems: Unburying Yourself from the Piles 205

Phase III The Finishing Touches-Bringing It All Together to Create a Home You Love!

18 Making Your Home Both Functional and Fabulous: Breathing Life and Beauty into Your Home 215

Take Note! 227

Acknowledgments 233

About the Author 237

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