Today I finished The Get Yourself Organized Project – 21 Steps to Less Mess and Stress by Kathi Lipp. This is the same author who wrote What’s For Dinner, The Husband Project, The Married Project, The Me Project, and 21 Ways to Connect With Your Kids. Everything I’ve read by Kathi has been positive, encouraging, and doable. I find I look forward to the tips she can offer. The Get Yourself Organized Project won’t let you down! Kathi says, “The reason we all feel so rushed is that we’re spinning around looking for the things we were too busy to put away” (p. 35). She must have a hidden camera at my house!
In this book Kathi takes us through several stages: preparing and launching your organizing project, projects for the home (organized by room), projects for the family (organized by household task such as laundry, schedules, kids chores, and travel, to name just a few), and projects for your personal life ( like scheduling, car maintenance, computer, and wardrobe). Each specific household area to tackle is organized by steps. Step 1 is your Plan of Attack. Step 2 is Sort it Out. Step 3 is Clean it Up. Step 4 is Label it and Put it Away. Step 5 is Keep it Up. Obviously with some categories, such as kids chores, these steps aren’t appropriate. But she still presents a very clear plan of reaching your organization goals with kids. Kathi focuses on our STEM: Space, Time, Energy, and Money. Her entire book is centered on living these areas well.
I will admit that while I have read the book, I haven’t worked my way through ALL the chapters in terms of implementing her suggestions. I am so excited to do more, though! What I enjoy most about Kathi is that she doesn’t come across as some uber-perfectly-organized stuffy woman. Instead, she seems like a best friend! She has great ideas, but is clear that we, the women reading her book, should take what works for us and leave what doesn’t. That’s my kind of organizing book! I think you’ll enjoy this book as much as I have.
You can find The Get Yourself Organized Project – 21 Steps to Less Mess and Stress at Amazon for $11.51 paperback or $9.39 Kindle.