In terms of encouragement and inspiration for all things house and home, Melissa Michaels simply can’t be beaten. She is a New York Times Bestselling author of several books (all of which I adore!) and creator of “The Inspired Room” blog, which motivates thousands of followers each week with simple ideas for creating inspired rooms of our own. Her newest release from Harvest House Publishers is a delightful little volume entitled “Simple Organizing: 50 Ways to Clear the Clutter”. (Don’t let the title fool you, though, as there are FAR more than 50 ideas in this book. . . Think of it more as 50 broad tips, with numerous ‘sub-tips’ included for each one!)
In “Simple Organizing”, Melissa takes us on a journey room by room through the home, helping us to make the most of each area. As she explains, “Simple organizing is about making the most of the space you have and creating a home that works for your family so you can get on to the most important things in life! The things that aren’t ‘things’ at all. That’s the heart behind simple organizing.” The book begins with Entrances, followed by Living Spaces, Kitchen & Dining Room, Master Bedroom, Bathrooms, Kids’ Rooms, and Home Office & Creative Spaces. A few of my favorite ideas include: the wardrobe/closet organizational tips; cleaning product simplification and storage; and the idea of having ‘stations’ for specific tasks.
If you could use some fresh inspiration to help you make the most of the home and storage options you have, I cannot recommend “Simple Organizing” highly enough. Melissa takes the often-scary job of bringing order to our homes and brings it down-to-earth, making it doable and even enjoyable! But perhaps the most important take-away of all is the reminder that “Organization isn’t just about setting up a storage system. It’s about designing a home that truly reflects your family.”
This book was provided courtesy of Harvest House Publishers, in exchange for my honest review.