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This organizing book is really well written. It gives various methods for organizing our home, office or any other space. Anyone who follows the author's steps can definitely have a clean, clutter free and organized home that stays organized.
I love her youtube channel and this promoeted me to check out her book and i was not disappointed. Funny, thoughtful and engaging, anyone looking to make their home more functional should give her advice a try. I have tried it and it has helped me immensely.
Through 1/3 I found myself tossing it away. The author is horrible. In one page, she mentions that if you don't know where your "hidden clutter" is, you should take a picture of the space and look at it. And she said it's the same thing as when you look at a picture of yourself and don't realize that's you. Then she exemplifies with herself: when I look at a picture of mine, I can't believe that's me. In my head I'm a babe. I was like.. wtf The issue here is that she's basically saying that "she's not as pretty in real life as she thought she was". The world has enough problems with unrealistic beauty standards and she's not helping by putting it negatively on her book that reaches millions of people.
And on another page, she tells you about a conversation with a client that had issues letting things go and changing things places, and at the end of the conversation she wrote "facepalm". Like, no, that's plain rude and jerk move. You do not facepalm your clients that clearly have some sort of mental health issue. That's when I decluttered this book.
2 stars because I found a couple of good tips on that 1/3 of the book in the middle of a lot of unnecessary text.
I recently read the “other” decluttering book that everyone is reading and although I loved it and it inspired me, I found it wasn’t very practical. When it came to implementing the advice I found it difficult. If you have a clutter problem gathering all your stuff into one big pile is the last thing you want to do.
Real Life Organising, on the other hand, is a bit of me! It’s written for someone who wants to organise in small chunks of time, when they get a chance, between the million other things they need to do. Organising using this method won’t leave your home in a chaotic mess if you don’t have the time to get everything done that day.
I’m about halfway through the book and I’ve gotten so many tips already. The best thing was discovering the type of “clutter bug” I am and which type my other half is. If you understand why messes appear in certain places in your home, you can put a proper system in place that will last. My home is looking a lot better. The charity shop has done very well in the past two weeks!
Read it and enjoy a tidy and organised home. Just let go of all that stuff you don’t need!
Moving from a 3 bed bungalow to a 1 bed flat I have already had to seriously declutter, but there are still areas that need to be addressed. Reading this book has inspired me to go through everything again and also put some of the organisation ideas into practice. Like Cassandra I also tend to procrastinate, but hopefully if I follow her routines my home will "give me a hug" !!
This is a realistic straight forward approach to getting organised, she’s is funny and down to earth and so relatable! If you are trying to get organised / decluttering etc I can’t recommend this book highly enough it’s a life saver and really helped me ! Thank you Cass xxx
great book and lots of photos for those of us who like to see the results of hard work trying to keep our homes clutter free I'm still sorting mine need to get cracking however took time out to read this book great for reference and tips.