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Trade Paperback
208 pages
Jul 2006
Revell Books

Organizing Magic: 40 Days to a Well-Ordered Home and Life

by Sandra Felton

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The Organizer Lady, Sandra Felton, is back with Organizing Magic: 40 Days to a Well-Ordered Home and Life. Actually, Felton explains at the beginning that these are not forty consecutive days because some of the projects require a change of thinking, such as finally feeling that you can invite someone into your home. It's more accurately described as forty projects than forty days.

Felton offers ideas as varied as dealing with the paper crunch, saving time, e-mail, organizing closets, efficient movements, developing a visitor-friendly attitude, and upgrading your home. (No, she doesn't mean blowing it up and starting from scratch as my mom has suggested!) She gives the reader permission to reject whatever projects don't work for you while developing a new style of thinking.

Felton is an engaging writer with a practical, friendly style. She lets readers struggling with clutter not feel guilty. Angry yes, guilty no. Most chapters include several helpful pointers and boxed quotations to encourage you such as, "If you can't move the mountain, move a few stones. If there is a better solution...find it," by Thomas Edison. The book ends with a resource bibliography.

One of the good things about the book is that she provides options for you to consider and suggests you choose one that you feel comfortable with. For instance, in her chapter on making bold judgment calls, she gives you eleven project choices which range from dropping out of a club, giving up addressing Christmas cards by hand, throwing out all mail with a bulk postmark unopened, rotating your visible knickknack collections, using paper plates for quick clean up, and more.

Some of her suggestions sound familiar to me because I've read one or two of her books over the years, so those who have read some of her other books may want to look this one over before purchasing it. Those who are new to the struggle to organize their lives will find her ideas helpful and her writing engaging. – Debbie W. Wilson, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

Work less and accomplish more. Sound impossible? It's not! Organizing Magic gives you practical ideas that will make your life easier and more productive in just 40 days. Sandra Felton, a.k.a. The Organizer Lady™, provides strategies and tips that reveal how you can:

  • maximize your wardrobe and closet
  • create a more efficient kitchen
  • set up a home office, even with limited space
  • make the most of ignored areas such as the garage, attic, or basement

…and much more!

Organizing Magic will help you envision your goals and achieve them without compromising your own personal style. From doing laundry and running errands to writing email and enjoying hobbies, you can have a well-ordered home and life in just 40 days. There's no better time to get started!