Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Review:5 Days to a Clutter-Free House by:S. Felton & M. Sims

About the Book:
While most of us aren't hoarders we can all benefit from assessing and reducing the clutter in our homes--and then organizing what's left. Many things stop us from succeeding: the sheer scope of the project, the tendency to lose momentum if the job takes too long, and the fact that we're always acquiring new clutter. But what if it really took only a week to de-clutter the whole house, and then you even had the weekend to relax and enjoy your new clutter-free space? Could it really be that simple?

Organizing and time management experts Sandra Felton and Marsha Sims show how with the right game plan and a healthy dose of adrenaline, anyone can de-clutter their home in just five days. With this systematic, team-based approach, even the most overwhelming de-cluttering job becomes doable. The authors' enthusiasm and energy keep readers pushing forward to the goal, and their time-tested tips and habits help readers maintain their hard-won gains. The authors even show how to deal with common obstacles to achieving and keeping a clutter-free house, like filing, storage needs, health issues, space restrictions, the car, and even family sabotage!

My Review:
 Sometimes keeping everything neat and organized in our homes can become very overwhelming so much so that we just ignore it and hope it goes away. Of course it doesn't and so we cry out for help. Well the authors of 5 Days to a Clutter Free House have heard our cries and sprang into action. The book contains a maintenance quiz that you can take to access needs work in your home and what doesn't. That way you can see the areas you need to pay particular attention to. The authors have come up with a way to speedy up this process. Ripping the band aid off, if you will.

 First of all you have to come to a point where you decide that enough is enough and dig in and as Nike says "just do it". You have trouble finding things. You buy duplicates because you can't find something. You can't stand to see all the junk everywhere. Inviting people over to your home sends you into panic mode. And above all else the clutter sets the tone in your home to CHAOS.

You have a five day plan contained in the book where slow and steady wins the race. Getting your mess under control means you can get your life under control too.

**Disclosure** This book was given to me free of charge for my honest review by