Smart Organizing: Simple Strategies for Bringing Order to Your Home - eBook  -     By: Sandra Felton
Buy Item $7.89 Retail: $12.99 Save 39% ($5.10) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

Smart Organizing: Simple Strategies for Bringing Order to Your Home - eBook

Revell / 2005 / ePub

$7.89 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $12.99
|
Save 39% ($5.10)
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW21024EB

Current Promotions
* This product is available for purchase worldwide.

Read this eBook on:


ChristianBook eBooks on the Sony Reader

  1. 1

    To read a Christianbook.com licensed eBook on your Sony device, you will need to use Adobe Digital Editions.

  2. 2

    Without using ADE, the Sony Reader will attempt to open eBooks with its own software, the Reader Library, and you may receive an error message.

  3. 3

    To bypass the Sony Reader Library, return to the eBook portion of 'My Account' on our site, and click to download the eBook again.

  4. 4

    When the Adobe Digital Editions installer comes up, click on 'Download Item.'

  5. 5

    If you are downloading a DRM Protected eBook, you will be prompted to open or save the URLLINK.acsm. Click 'Save'.

  6. 6

    Save the file to your Desktop for quick access later.

  7. 7

    Right-click on the URLLINK file, then select 'Open With' and choose Adobe Digital Editions.

  8. 8

    If Adobe Digital Editions is not in the list, click 'Choose Default Program' and then select Adobe Digital Editions from the list.

  9. 9

    Your eBook will open and display in ADE.

  10. 10

    Plug in your Sony Reader, which will now display its model number and not just as Sony Reader.

  11. 11

    Now just click, drag and drop your eBook onto the Sony Reader icon.

  12. 12

    You can now eject your Sony Reader, open up the Books library and your eBook is ready to read.



Have questions about eBooks? Check out our eBook FAQs.

Product Description

For most of us, organizing one's home and family is something that is always on the to-do list but never gets scratched off. If this is you, Sandra Felton can help in this new book to help you discover the key to turning your house into a clutter-free home in no time at all. Included are chore charts, common sense tips helpful websites and a fool-proof three-point plan from Felton for keeping your house in its prime.

Product Information

Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Revell
Publication Date: 2005
ISBN: 9781441233271
ISBN-13: 9781441233271
Availability: In Stock

Publisher's Description

For busy moms, organizing is something that is always on the to-do list but never gets scratched off. In this new book from a trusted organizing expert, readers discover the key to turning a chaotic house into a clutter-free home in no time at all. In order to do this she teaches three simple concepts: consolidate, condense, containerize. Then, once a house is in its prime, just identify and maintain the most important 20% of household tasks and the house will never be a mess again.
From chore charts to making cleaning a fun family task, Smart Organizing is packed full of commonsense tips from other moms, websites and books that will inspire the reader to start today, one closet at a time.

Author Bio

Sandra Felton is the founder and president of Messies Annonymous, a group established to help women organize their households. She is the best-selling author of The Messies Manual and Messie No More. She lives in Miami, Florida.

ChristianBookPreviews.com

For nearly as long as I've been a homemaker, author Sandra Felton has been a household name for those seeking to transition from "messie" to organized. Smart Organizing: Simple Strategies For Bringing Order To Your Home is a broad-sweep book on the topic.
The first half describes the bare bones way of keeping house. "No one needs to be 100 percent organized or even 80 percent organized," Felton wrote. "Just find the significant 20 percent that will accomplish what you want and do it."
The first step is to go through the house and apply the three C's: consolidate, containerize, and condense. From her description, Felton has more stuff in her closet than I do, but it is all organized and labeled.
Step two is maintenance. While some people do a continual pick-up throughout the day, others prefer an intensive 15 to 30 minute marathon each morning and evening.
The second half of Smart Organizing offers some practical tools regarding closets, basements, garages, the laundry (lovingly christened Mt. Neverest at my house), food, and the car. Chapters end with Decision Time, a commitment to implement the top 20 percent from that chapter. A resource section lists helpful books, websites, and catalogs.
Chapter Nine, titled ‘The Fam – Friend or Foe,’ explores the importance of children helping. They will be adults who need to know how to cook, clean, and do laundry. The mother is the mom, not the maid. Face it, if any of us thought our future involved having the sole responsibility for daily cleaning, laundry, and care of multiple children, a 2400 square foot home, numerous extracurricular activities, and homework, I doubt many of us would sign up. "The family team ought to work together to win," Felton wrote. "Winning is defined by having a house that looks good and works well with minimal effort (the Bare Bones Way) on the part of everyone."
This chapter also addresses our common disease of being overcommitted to "good" things. "The family van becomes a moving but inadequate family room," Felton pointed out. "Time, which in the past was spent face-to-face in personal contact, is now spent hip to hip, facing forward in the car, at games, or at other activities."
Smart Organizing includes tips from cleaning experts, including sage advice from a woman named Susie, "I'm a sadder but wiser mom of grown children. I never realized my own value until my children's childhoods were over. They missed out on so many experiences because I was always trying to get mastery of the house by myself. I would have been so much better off getting over the shame and getting assistance with housecleaning, so my kids could have the best part of me."
The chapter titled, ‘We are Drowning in Paper’ was the most helpful for me. I'm also using Brain Drain, the practice of listing everything burdening my mind. Then, each item is scheduled. For instance, painting my front steps is put on the calendar for spring, and decluttering my bookshelves is slated for the week prior to the used book sale.
While there are many books on the topic of organizing, and organizing the home in particular, Smart Organizing is a general book in this category. This is not a book for the person looking for serious surgery in this area of their life. – PeggySue Wells, Christian Book Previews.com

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. Sassy Girl's Guide to Loving God, A: Discovering the Ultimate Relationship - eBookeBOOK
    Sassy Girl's Guide to Loving God, A: Discovering the Ultimate Relationship - eBook
    Michelle McKinney Hammond
    Harvest House Publishers / 2005 / ePub
    $7.82 Retail: $10.99 Save 29% ($3.17)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW18426EB
  2. Your Spouse Isn't the Person You Married: Keeping Love Strong Through Life's Changes
    Your Spouse Isn't the Person You Married: Keeping Love Strong Through Life's Changes
    Paul Reisser, Teri Reisser
    Tyndale House / Trade Paperback
    $2.99 Retail: $13.99 Save 79% ($11.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW5011446
  3. Lady in the Mist: A Novel - eBookeBOOK
    Lady in the Mist: A Novel - eBook
    Laurie Alice Eakes
    Revell / 2011 / ePub
    $5.28 Retail: $8.99 Save 41% ($3.71)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 37 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW14301EB
  4. Learning Language Arts Through Literature Red Book Pack, Grade 2
    Learning Language Arts Through Literature Red Book Pack, Grade 2
    Susan S. Simpson
    Common Sense Press / 1998 / Trade Paperback
    $67.89 Retail: $88.00 Save 23% ($20.11)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 15 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW02116

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Christianbook.com Search