Posted by mcm0704 on October 5, 2014 | ∞
Making Room For You: A Practical Guide to Organizing Your Home
File Size: 467 KB
Print Length: 104 pages
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Each chapter of this helpful book on getting organized starts with an inspirational quote such as this one from Alexandra Stoddard that leads off Chapter Nine, “When we keep our spaces simple, simply beautiful living takes place” In that chapter, Meghan takes the reader through a house room by room, suggesting ways to make each room cleaner, neater and more organized. She suggests taking items such as knick knacks off of shelves and tables and putting them into a bin that you can then sort in another room, deciding which items will stay and which will go. The key to sorting elsewhere is so you don’t give in to the urge to just put it back where it has been for so long. I know I tend to do that. “Oh, I just loved that little angel right there on the shelf next to the books.”
I found Chapter Nine most helpful as I consider downsizing my living space and cluttering my life. I am a pack rat, for all the reasons Meghan mentions early in the book about how and why we get so attached to things, and I especially liked her gentle approach to evaluating all this. “The purpose of getting organized boils down to discernment. It is the process of separating the wheat from the chaff so that the useful and beautiful in your life can stand out instead of being eclipsed by all the things you don’t like or use.“
How many of you reading this have boxes of stuff in closets and tucked in corners of rooms? Raise your hand along with me. I did recently de-clutter some of my office, which has had boxes in the closet, in the corners, and under my desk, but I cringed when I read this, “Anything sitting around unused in boxes is not serving you no matter how hard you try to convince yourself you ‘can’t’ let it go.”
Okay, it is definitely time I took control over some of the clutter in my house, and I am so thankful that I have this book to help me. It is well-written, inspirational, and kind.
I do hope you can come back later this week as Meghan will be my Wednesday’s Guest with some more advice on putting your house in order.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Meghan Hill’s expertise as a professional organizer, lifetime of writing, and years of studying self-development culminated in her first book. Organizing for over eighty clients so far, often overhauling entire homes and commercial offices and acting as a personal coach, has given her invaluable insight into the process of organizing and allowed her to gain a deep understanding of what people need to sustain an orderly and serene environment. She loves organizing, writing, reading, crossword puzzles, fireside time with loved ones, and sharing ideas. She currently lives in Walla Walla, Washington. You can read her blog at RightingItDown and visit her at Facebook