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Alice Fulton & Pauline Hatch
This is my go-to book for streamlining and organizing my home! I “met” the book at a De-junking Class held at my church. My friend Marcia taught the class and told how she was able to de-clutter and organize her home using the methods that the authors set up. The book is easy to read and very practical–a great reference to go to any time. After attending this class, I purchased my own copy of “It’s Here Somewhere”, streamlined and organized my 1300 square foot home and had it ready to sell because we were getting ready to move. I got rid of 20 large yard bags full of stuff. Half went to a yard sale and then Goodwill. The rest was trash. Our house sold for the asking price, by the way, and our realtor told us it showed so well because it was so uncluttered.
Parts I liked best:
I love how the authors emphasize Point-of-Use storage. It makes setting up your kitchen so much easier. And hey, when the kitchen is organized well, everyone benefits because Mom is happier while she’s in there!
How this book made an impact in my life, especially as a mother:
I have always been somewhat organized but this book took me to another level. It’s amazing how much influence a well-ordered, clean home has on your family and those who visit. This process gave me more confidence and was a great boost to my self-esteem. I have been able to share this with others through the years, both personally and in classes I have taught. The principles are tried and true. I was a better mom because my house wasn’t screaming at me all the time and now I try to pass on these methods to my married daughter for her home and to my college girl, who I hope will try this soon! Like, right now. Please.
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