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Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Kathi Lipp's The Get Yourself Organized Project ~ Reviewed
Paperback: 224 pages Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (May 1, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0736943854
Finally, an organizational book for women who have
given up trying to be Martha Stewart but still desire some semblance of
order in their lives. Most organizational books are written by and
for people who are naturally structured and orderly. For the woman who
is more ADD than type A, the advice sounds terrific but seldom works.
These women are looking for help that takes into account their
free-spirited outlook while providing tips and tricks they can easily
follow to live a more organized life. Kathi Lipp, author of The Husband Project and other "project" books, is just the author to address this need. In her inimitable style, she offers
easy and effective ways women can restore peace to their everyday lives
simple and manageable long-term solutions for organizing any room in one's home (and keeping it that way)
a realistic way to de-stress a busy schedule
strategies for efficient shopping, meal preparation, cleaning, and more
Full of helpful tips and abundant good humor, The Get Yourself Organized Project is for those who want to spend their time living and enjoying life rather than organizing their sock drawer.
Kathi Lipp’s style of organizing makes sense. I
love to look at glossy pictures of beautiful rooms, but my rooms look
anything but most of the time. Lipp uses common sense tips to help the
wannabes reach just a bit more and find the solution
that conquers their clutter, so her advice was something I could wrap
my mind around. Where one family may use the dining room table as a
catch all, another might have front door issues. She goes into the flow
of the room, how to identify and conquer trouble
spots and gives hints and tips from others who may share your unique
struggles. Lipp also comes across as a chatty girlfriend who’s been
there rather than a lofty expert. This is a plus when I want to tackle a
problem. Nothing like a lofty expert to make me
hide my head in shame. I’ll never, never, never be a Martha Stewart
clone, but I could learn a few good hints from Kathi Lipp.
Lipp covers all areas of the house (and a few life
issues, too) and tackles them one at a time. Bathroom got you buried,
turn to the section on bathrooms. Office your nightmare? Good news, she
covers that one, too. She even has a chapter
on food preparation and organization which just might reimburse you for
the price of the book, over and over again if you are prone to hitting
drive-thrus due to “what’s for dinner?” paralysis. If you are looking
to get organized and tame your clutter beast
this is a great resource.