Secrets of an Organized Mom (Paperback)

From the Overflowing Closets to the Chaotic Play Areas: A Room-by-Room Guide to Decluttering and Streamlining Your Home for a Happier Family

By Barbara Reich

Atria Books, 9781451672862, 256pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2014

List Price: 16.00*
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Description

Mom’s Choice Awards Gold Award Recipient

Professional organizer Barbara Reich offers a life-changing program—focused on decluttering and streamlining your home—that helps families live simpler, less chaotic lives: “Everyone should Barbarafy,” raves The New York Times.

Mothers can feel like life is one never-ending loop. Just when one problem or responsibility is overcome, another one trips us up. But help is on the way: Barbara Reich has all the strategies for staying ahead of the curve—and she’s wrapped them up into four easy steps that can be applied to any organizing project: purge, design, organize, and maintain.

The keys to Barbara’s success are simplicity and consistency. Room by room, she goes through the most problematic areas in the home—from the tornado-struck play area to the packed basement or storage unit—and approaches organizing in manageable bites. In addition to cleaning and organizing tips, she talks about how to avoid social overload, preaching the power of “No”—for example, when your child wants to attend six birthday parties in one weekend. As the mother of thirteen-year-old twins, Barbara offers insight into the lives of crazed moms as only a mother could.

Combining the humor of a sympathetic friend and the no-nonsense advice of a true type-A personality, Reich offers clever, appealing solutions that are genuinely achievable for everyone.


Praise For Secrets of an Organized Mom: From the Overflowing Closets to the Chaotic Play Areas: A Room-by-Room Guide to Decluttering and Streamlining Your Home for a Happier Family

“Everyone should Barbarafy!”

“Reich delivers. Her book just might take the anxiety out of tasks that many find completely daunting and overwhelming.”

"Every mom should read Secrets of an Organized Mom. Power-packed with all you need to know to get and stayed organized, this book is the ultimate guide for anyone reorganizing, relocating, or just trying to make sense of the clutter."

“Barbara is a great editor. She took her razor sharp eye and cut a swath through my closet. When you can't see the forest through the trees, Barbara can. She's a true lifesaver!”

“Secrets of an Organized Mom gets you excited to organize your home. Who knew that was possible? It is packed with great tips to help you create a plan to organize your home in a fast and effective manner, which is a huge stress relief for busy moms. And she keeps it simple, so it’s perfect for organization rookies.”

“Barbara Reich gives busy moms the tools get their homes—and their lives—in perfect order. Secrets of an Organized Mom is stuffed full of helpful tips for tackling chaotic countertops, scary storage spaces and everything in between. All hail the Clutter Queen!”

"Barbara Reich makes having an organized house look so easy! And it can be if you follow some of her tips and stick with it.”