Good Housekeeping Organize Your Life

Hearst Home. Apr. 2024. 160p. ISBN 9781958395752. $25. HOME ECON
This volume tackles organizational systems to help control clutter in Good Housekeeping magazine’s usual reliable and efficient way, aiming to help people find sustainable, accessible solutions to organizing items and managing household disorder. The book explains how to start this daunting task—audit belongings, tackle the project in small chunks, and clean as one goes. Suggestions include beginning any decluttering session by envisioning how a space should function and feel, and with understanding why and how readers connect with the things they keep. Each chapter addresses a typical problem area (from medicine cabinets and junk draws to fridges, pantries, and craft rooms) and suggests doing a “Five-Minute Magic” tidying-up session when such spaces feel overwhelming. The book helps readers understand their own organizational style—hide things behind closed cabinets or display them for all to see?—and provides a day-by-day and room-by-room 28-day challenge to maintain a tidy home environment.
VERDICT With its daily and weekly home maintenance checklists, bright photographs, and handy list of organizational dos and don’ts, this book is a great resource for paring down and efficiently storing items so that they’re accessible and tidy.
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