Clutter Rescue:Just Minutes a Day to Get Organized-Forever/Book Review

Okay Michigan moms, who here has a clutter free home and loving it?  I think I may have heard a few LOL’s, chuckles, and giggles.  Is there such a think as a clutter-free home when you have kids?  Well, I know in my home this is not the case and sometimes it takes days for me to tackle just one area alone.  If you have a system in place that helps keep clutter under control, those of us who are struggling in that area (ME) would love to hear from you.
I was recently given the opportunity to review a book by Good Housekeeping titled; Clutter Rescue! Just Minutes a Day to Get Organized-Forever.  If you have just 15 minutes a day, this book will help you find a place for everything and put everything in its place.  I definitely jumped on board this particular book as I have been trying different methods and systems, and no….they aren’t working.  They might for a few weeks, but then it’s back to the annoying old clutter.
There is an abundance of great tips and ideas in Clutter Rescue.  Here is what the book entails:
  • Chapter 1: Kitchens and Pantries
  • Chapter 2: Bedrooms and Kids’ Rooms
  • Chapter 3: Bathrooms
  • Chapter 4: Family and Living Rooms
  • Chapter 5: Dining Rooms
  • Chapter 6: Basements and Attics
  • Chapter 7: Garages and Sheds
  • Chapter 8: Foyers, Mudrooms, and Entryways
  • Chapter 9: Home Offices and Work Spaces
  • Chapter 10: Laundry Rooms
My areas of struggles are the kids rooms, basement, dining room, and work spaces.  We do bins etc., with the kids’ rooms, but there might need to be a little bit more.  I was thinking of printing out pictures, laminating them,  then Velcro them onto bins, tubs, shelves, so they can see where they belong.
The dining room table is a free for all sometimes.  Everybody just drops papers, etc. until it’s out of control.  It’s also our homeschooling area so as you can imagine it gets pretty hairy.  I have shelves, bins, file folders, etc., but again, I get so busy that sometimes I can’t keep up with my own system.  So frustrating. 
I am hoping to really implement some or if not all of the tips inside of Clutter Rescue by Good Housekeeping.  I haven’t really had a chance to start, but now that summer vacation is in full swing, I can plan out days to target specific areas.  We plan on moving in the future, so this would be a good start on everything as well.
You can currently purchase Clutter Rescue for prices between $3.38-$11.96, depending on if you purchase it used or new.

Have a book you would like reviewed?  Contact me at Lindsey@michiganhomemommyworks .com for more details!

Lindsey Jenn

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