Number of pages: 256
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
BBB Library: Booklets
The book does not just address those who like to arrange things in their spare time, but also those who want to arrange things but do not have enough time to do so. In a nutshell, the book is dedicated to whoever feels unhappy about what they have.
Shearer and Teplin (The Home Edit) present being well-organized as a “lifestyle and mindset that anyone can adopt” in their excellent guide. Cannily making their advice as achievable as possible, Shearer and Teplin counsel starting with small spaces then building up to bigger ones.
The book really is inspiring. It’ll get you excited about organizing your home and kids’ stuff. Whether you love organizing already or need a little extra motivation to get going, the book can provide that.
So, you have a problem? Look around you. Everything that surrounds us was designed by someone; and every design started with a problem. Problems are why you have running water and insulations in your home. Plumbing was created because of a problem. Toothbrushes were invented because of a problem. Chairs were created
Tidying up is not easy, and it doesn’t always last. This is why Marie Kondo, the organizing consultant and best-seller author, created the KonMari method—a simple way to have a tidy home and to prevent the clutter. “What makes the KonMari method different from other cleaning techniques?” you ask. First of all,
Most homes have items that can trip those clearing them out into sinkholes of sentiment. As the family museum, the old homestead is filled with relics that represent a lifetime of storied treasures: Art collected during travels, dresses worn for special occasions, significant jewelry, family photos, yearbooks, and mound of documents,
When considering smart systems, it’s helpful to think in terms of zones, the boundaries that will contain your different kinds of stuff.
For the community to achieve a no-clutter life, they need to encourage one that appreciates the least amount of effort, like washing one’s hair.
People always confuse organization with minimalism. However, they are altogether different. Organization is an effective and proper arrangement of items or missions, while minimalism is living with “less”.
Being organized does not mean you live with less. Rather, it means that you become mindful of what you own and treat items and space with equal appreciation. You cannot own everything. Yet, you can still own a lot of things.
While you are in the course of organizing your house, remember that this is crucial for your wellbeing.
It is not wrong to own not just something useful or essential, but also something that you love. However, you need to be aware of your space to make sure that there is a breather and that everything is evenly distributed.