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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493419197
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/03/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 413,721
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.

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M.O.M.--Master Organizer of Mayhem: Simple Solutions to Organize Chaos and Bring More Joy into Your Home 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
HeatherF89 12 days ago
Master Organizer of Mayhem by Kristi Clover is a great book if you are looking at organizing and creating systems that make everything run more smoothly in your house. Kristi mentions in her book, “Home organization isn’t a one-size-fits-all thing. You have to figure out what works best for you and your family.” This is not at all a book that would make you feel guilty for needing help organizing your house. Kristi writes as an encourager that guides you through ways that you can organize your house and start enjoying the space that you live in! I received an advanced copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review!
tinkarmstrong 12 days ago
Kristi Clover nails being a M.O.M. in this book! She focuses not only on organizing but on bringing joy to your home by focusing on what matters most! She offers different ideas and tips but doesn't say "my way is the only way to make your home function." Instead, she encourages the reader to "Glean and Tweak" - glean from what is given and tweak it for your family. There is a lot of freedom in that! At the end of each chapter, there is a small section to help you think about and process what you just read. Some sections even have links to free printables to aid in your journey! Even with the small amount I have gleaned and tweaked so far, there have been positive differences in my home and family! If you have ever listened to the Simply Joyful Podcast, you can almost hear Kristi as you read through the book. If you know her style and personality, you know she added in giggles, belly laughs, and too-true examples all throughout the book. More importantly you know, her goal is for you to LIVE simply and BE joyful. I found myself marking quote after quote in the book - quotes that applied to life in general, LIVING and BEING, not just organization! I know I will be reading and referencing it over and over! Thanks for such a great book, Kristi!! ***I did receive a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. However, had I not received it free from the publisher, I STILL would have bought it and shared the same review!
MarialeDros 13 days ago
I love it!! It's a great book for every mom. its very fresh and easy to read.. Kristi offers you very practical and realistic steps of how to be a M.O.M. it inspires you and help you with great ideas how to organise with efficiency your home in a way you can enjoy your family and keep your priorities right.
BevW88 13 days ago
Absolutely Fantastic!!! I loved reading all the organizational tips and tricks from Kristi! She’s given me some great ways to make my own home function a little better! She shares how she organizes and what systems she has implemented! She also reminds the reader to tweak things to make them work for our homes! I am already starting to put some systems into play in our home and work to have a more organized home to have more joy day to day! I definitely recommend this book if you are looking for ways to make your home flow a little smoother! I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for my honest review!
Anonymous 3 days ago
I really enjoyed this book. I definitely recommend it! This book has amazing tips to keep an organized, decluttered home by creating a routine that best works for anyone who reads it. (Everyone is different, therefore everyone’s routine will be different) I love how Kristi has added toolbox tips throughout the book. There’s also unlocking joy sections in which questions are added to help put things into perspective. She provides links to her printable material (videos and blogs) that can be accessed online. *disclaimer I did received a copy of this book from the publisher.
Maganamom 3 days ago
Organized or not, you need to get this book! Grab a cup of coffee and sit down with this easy to read and oh so practical book. I so enjoy Kristi's style and down to earth style. I've gained so many tips already and put them into practice. Kids or no kids, you will find such great gems throughout. I definitely recommend this book to help you along this organizing journey! You will not regret it!
Anonymous 4 days ago
I am loving this book. I received this book as part of the launch team, but this is my honest review. A quick and easy read, Kristi has written this book in such a way that it feels like you are having a conversation with a friend. She gives practical tips to help tame the chaos while maintaining a joyful attitude. As a mom of 5 children ages 10 and under, I am excited to implement some of her strategies.
genamayo 5 days ago
Wow! Every chapter just kept getting better and better! What I love most about this book is that even though I've been a mom for 18 years and a homemaker for even longer, I learned so many great tips about how to do things in a very streamlined and step-by-step manner. And, it's so do-able! (I’m so grateful to have received a complimentary copy of this book so I could write this honest review.)
TStoneback 5 days ago
I couldn’t put this book down. I felt like Kristi was speaking my language! This book was not only an encouragement to get organized, but it also laid out an action plan to follow. She really broke down the steps to what seems like a daunting task, so I didn’t feel paralyzed in overwhelming defeat. Master Organizer of Mayhem moved me to action! When I finished reading, I immediately evaluated a few “problem” areas in my own home and implemented Kristi’s methods to solve them. Now being consistent with them will be my next goal. *I was given a copy of this book as part of the launch team, but the opinion is completely my own. I have enjoyed so many of Kristi’s other resources, and I am so glad to have this valuable book, too.
5643437 5 days ago
Kristi Clover has written a fantastic book to help moms get organized no matter what season you are living in currently. She is a wife, mother, homeschooling teacher and more. This book helps lay the framework for a more peaceful and less chaotic home. I really loved how she included toolbox tips throughout the book that helped give quick ideas to use. The book was written in a way that inspired me to do more. Rules, Systems, and pulling everything together is in the book. The book was not only informative but was also enjoyable to read as well. She helps illustrate ways to tame the chaos and bring more joy into our homes. Because let's face it, we all need more joy in our lives.
smiliejen 5 days ago
M.O.M. Master Organizer of Mayhem has helped me address one of my greatest struggles in motherhood--organizing my home. When I had just one child, my house was so clean and organized, a bit on the OCD side. Now that I have 4 kids, mayhem is a great term for how I feel my house is now. I feel overwhelmed by all the things that need to be picked up each day and fighting with my children constantly to help around the house is not joyful in the least. I love how Kristi shares that our children are interns and that we can't expect them to do things right the first time. We have to be their teachers and help them along the way. We need to train our children to help with chores daily and I love her tips on how to get our kids involved. I will be trying them all out to determine what works best for my children. Decluttering is "my worst thing" and I've avoided it because I've always had a little one constantly getting into everything as I am trying to clear things out. I keep saying I'll get to it when my youngest is in kindergarten. This book reminded me that I need to attack that project first rather than to continue to put it off for another day. She provides great tips on how to overcome clutter that will be invaluable to me once I finally jump full in to tackle all the things! I am inspired to create my own master list and create daily habits and routines so I'm not overwhelmed in just trying to decide what to tackle on any given day. I also think this system will reduce my overwhelm and help me to keep order in my home at the same time. I highly recommend this book if you need help in getting your house more organized, but also to simplify things to bring more joy in your home. I know I will be referring back to this book often as I begin creating new systems, routines and habits in my home and tackling the bigger projects.
Ileana Rodriguez G. 5 days ago
I did not know Kristi, untill I read the book. She is a women to admire. I am an only child mom amd sometimes get frustrated that I can´t make my house and life tidy. But this book is full of tips and tricks to do it. Some of them may seem very common but the true is that once you see it from Kristi perspective you really want to give them a try. I want you to know that I received an early reader copy of the book from the publisher, in exchange for my real and honest review. So here it is. I am in Mexico and found this book very useful.
Tinkerfly81 5 days ago
This book is so helpful. I often feel overwhelmed by the clutter and chaos that 5 kids can cause. M.O.M. gives so many helpful tips and ways to get started. I love that it is not a one size fits all but allows you to figure out what will work for you. One chapter is called, “Use the Glean and Tweak Technique”. It helps you realize that you can glean from all sorts of ideas and then twerk according to what works for you. The book explains why messes happen in your home (and it is not just because you have kids!) and how to conquer the chaos. The advice is practical and manageable.
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Anonymous 5 days ago
Practical and encouraging! Kristi has a way of sharing all shes learned over the years in a relatable and encouraging way. New M.O.M.s and veterans alike can benefit from this gem!
CynG0315 5 days ago
I thought I pretty much knew it all when it came to home organization, yet it still felt like something what missing. That something was Kristi Clover and M.O.M - Master Organizer of Mayhem. You see, all of the other organizing books I had read broke everything down into plans and systems but they neglected the most important element: motivation. Kristi gives some amazing ideas for those plans and systems but she keeps it real. I LOVE LOVE LOVE what she says about "gleaning and tweaking". I used to try so hard to use someone's system that I came across and then it would be a big failure. Gleaning and tweaking is something that is SO helpful. Make it work for YOU! Kristi doesn't set unreasonable expectations. "Perfection is not the goal" - amen to that! She puts the focus and priorities where they should be and then shows you how to manage your chaos too! She makes it easily achievable - instead of looking for absolute perfection, she helps you figure out how to get enough done to reduce the stress WITHOUT adding to the stress by overdoing. It's a balancing act, but Kristi offers amazing advice on how to achieve that. I really found the questions at the end of each chapter helpful. They helped me focus on my “why”, my priorities, my family, our needs and wants. Some of my favorite quotes: “you can get only the most important things done and still have an incredible sense of fulfillment” “ we can bless even if there is mess” “The people in our lives need to know they are more important to us than a perfectly organized home.” “My goal in organizing my home is to create a welcoming atmosphere of love, joy, and peace.” If you want REAL advice on how to get organized - something that doesn't set unrealistic expectations and takes the stress of #momlife into consideration, this is the perfect book for you.
OakTreeReviews 9 days ago
M.O.M. — Master Organizer of Mayhem: Simple Solutions to Organize Chaos and Bring More Joy into Your Home is a helpful organizational book by Kristi Clover. The book has a lot of great tips for keeping a clean, organized, and joyful home. Clover divides the book into three sections: simple rules that will change your home life, the systems that will make your home more efficient, and ways to create a home you love. M.O.M. is full of practical home management tips and specific organizational advice. By providing detailed ways to tackle disorganization, Clover shows how mothers can clean away the chaos from their homes. One of my favorite parts of the book addresses how to “make time” to get things done; I like how Clover suggests eliminating time-wasters from your schedule, focusing your attention on just one tasks at a time, and using a timer to remind yourself to do things. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the daily tasks of life, this book will lend you a helping hand! I received this book for review.
Anonymous 9 days ago
I loved this book! Kristi is like a best friend guiding you through organizing your house, step by step. She reminds us it’s not about perfection and to give ourselves grace, and helps you to focus on making your home a place that’s inviting and relaxing. I enjoyed learning so much from her!
Anonymous 10 days ago
Reading Kristi Clover's book M.O.M-Masters of Mayhem is like sitting down talking with your best friend. IShe's real and transparent. One of her methods and is the Glean and Tweak method. So many homemaking/organization books make it look like there is only one way to organize or keep up a house. It can be frustrating with so many different opinions and ideas on how to work it with your personal family. Not to mention the pressures we face with trying to have a Pintrest perfect house. With Kristi being a mom of 5, she understands that everyone is in a different season of life, and give multiple ideas that you can pull from. It's organizational freedom. I highly encourage you no matter what season of life you are in, to get Kristi's book. It will help you on your path to organizing your home no matter the size of your home or your family! ***Disclaimer***I received an advanced copy of the book from the publisher for an honest review.
Nicnac63 10 days ago
I love organization, whether it pertains to a sock drawer, a kitchen pantry, or anything and everything else in my life, so I was excited to dig into this book. I’m not sure which piqued my interest more—the title or the fun cover art. They’re both humorous and eye-catching, and certainly paint a somewhat intimidating picture of motherhood, but in a--it’s the most wild, chaotic, yet rewarding experience of your life--kind of way. Without going over the incredibly helpful and encouraging advice this book holds, I’ll tell you it doesn’t waste a bit of your precious time to read it. Every chapter, every subject covered will make an impact—and in a fun, practical, efficient, and sometimes humorous way. The information is simple, orderly, and practical, and encourages us to get and stay organized, and to not allow mishaps or misfortunes to steal our joy. Overall: As an empty-nester, I can assure you thatches book doesn’t only pertain to moms with small children. Anyone can stand to implement change, grace, and order to our homes and lives. The narrative of this practical guide is easy to read, and I found it incredibly inspiring! Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. I was under no obligation to post a positive review.
Stephanie Brown 12 days ago
M.O.M. has been such a blessing to my family and I. Kristi writes in such a way that makes it easy to relate to her, and her ideas of how to master the mayhem in your house. This has not only helped me to begin getting my house in order and start lasting routines, but it has also helped me to have more time to do things with my family so we can make lasting memories! You will be thankful that you got this book from the first chapter to the last!
KatieAllen04 12 days ago
LOVE this book!!! She is so relatable. I love how she gives tips and ideas and we can make them work for us. I can’t wait to re-organize my house. Which then will allow more family time, and that is priceless!!!! Thank you!!
ErikaR 12 days ago
Great book, lots of good ideas and I loved that it was geared to families with "lots of moving parts. I felt like Kristi was a cheerleader cheering me on through the whole thing and I'm excited to start implementing lots of her ideas.
Tiffany Aguirre 12 days ago
This book was AMAZING!! Kristi has SO many practical tips and advice to keep the house from getting cluttered. She is such an amazing encourager that it has me pumped to get my life more organized. Each chapter had such great practical advice on how to organize. Kristi is just wonderful at imparting her wisdom to other women! I received an advanced copy of the book ahead of time to help spread the word to other moms that could use these great ideas to help organize their mayhem!
Momof7 12 days ago
I really enjoyed this book. As a mother of 7 (age 10 and under) I consider myself pretty organized and love helping others get organized. Kristi puts into written word so many ideas I've shared with others. For those that learn better through written instruction - THIS IS IT! As a mother of 5, Kristi gives many helpful tips on how to organize with kids in the house and different ways to accomplish the same thing so you can really figure out what works best for you. I really liked her tip of using sticky notes when trying to categorize items and find the best place for things. They're temporary but so much easier to see than writing it all in a notebook. I really like how the book is set up - the first part is more about "why to organize" and the 2nd part is more the "how to". It's great to read about the systems she uses and figure out how to best implement them for my home. She's got some great quotes that really made me think "yes, that's what I want our home to be!" If you need help organizing your home, then this is definitely a must-read!