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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Small Space Organizing: A Room-by-Room Guide...

Have you ever picked up a book on getting organized and realized half way through, "this isn't the book for me?" There are millions of books on getting organized, and it's hard to choose which one will speak to your needs. When in doubt, I always say ask an organizer!

If you are looking for a DIY organizing book, in my opinion there are four things you need to look for: real life examples, helpful tips and ideas, resources of places to find products, and most of all a place to write notes down. If you have even two of the four you've probably got a good book.

Recently I read a book called "Small Space Organizing, A Room-by-Room Guide to Maximizing Your Space", and I loved it!

Kathryn Bechen, breaks each chapter down into the many spaces within your home (inside and out), and she include all the key elements of a great organizing book.

The kitchen space is always in crisis. It's usually located in the center of the home, and serves as the hub of every household. No matter how big or small the kitchen is always a busy room. In chapter 7, Kathryn breaks down the kitchen into brilliant manageable pieces. She addresses storage and inventory and it's importance to the space, while offering an extensive list of helpful tips to managing it all. She gives you an entire page of resources and an entire page to write notes. Brilliant! 

Dining isn't just about breakfast and dinner. We often entertain in our kitchen space so learning to adapt for events such as holiday entertaining is key? No worries, Kathryn offers excellent advice on how to be prepared, plan ahead and ultimately enjoy your company and/or holiday.

Small Space Organizing isn't just about a small spaces, it's about giving you options and solutions that will work for you. If there is one great skill professional organizers offer it's RESOURCES. Never underestimate a person who can help you get it done, and where you can get products to do it better!

Great job Kathryn and a great book! You can learn more at www.smallspaceorganizing.com. Happy Reading!