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Growing Up Organized: A Mom-To-Mom Guide Paperback – December 23, 2008

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About the Author

Professional Organizer and mother, Lea Schneider, has had her organizing advice appear in Parents Magazine, Family Circle, Woman's Day, Natural Health, Better Homes and Gardens Kids' Rooms magazines, websites such as My Roommate is Driving Me Crazy and What's Cooking America and in a variety of newspapers and other publications. "She teaches people to achieve a peaceful environment and ditch the long-held excuses for living in clutter." - Bella Magazine As a professional organizer, Schneider, owner of Organize Right Now LLC, provides hands-on and online organizing for everything from piles of papers to walk-in closets missing their floors. She is the Grand Prize Winner of the Rolodex Office Makeover Challenge. She is a discussion moderator for professional organizers from all over the world at Get Organized Now.com. As a working mother of three, she developed time management and household organizing ideas. As a feature reporter for daily newspapers, she wrote about issues relating to home, family, gardening and food. A freelance writer, she is a member of the Association of Food Journalists. She is a Golden Circle member of the National Association of Professional Organizers.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 214 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 23, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440433674
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440433672
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,396,741 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Professional Organizer Lea Schneider is a nationally recognized organization expert. The author of "Growing-Up Organized: A Mom-to-Mom Guide" and "From Closet Clutter to Closet Control: Four Steps to Organizing Your Clothes," her organizing advice has appeared many places including: The Washington Post, on the popular website ThisOldHouse.com and in magazines such as Family Circle, Woman's Day, Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen + Bath Makeovers, Natural Health, Kitchen and Bath Ideas! and Better Homes and Gardens Kids' Rooms.

As a professional organizer and owner of www.organizerightnow.com, she provides hands-on organizing and online consultations to disorganized and busy clients. Rolodex Corporation named her the Grand Prize Winner of their Rolodex Office Makeover Challenge. She is a Golden Circle member of the National Association of Professional Organizers. Her columns about organizing appear at WhatsCookingAmerica.net and TheHousekeepingChannel.com. She is a forum moderator for GetOrganizedNow.com, where she moderates public discussions about organizing tips and the professional organizing profession. Lea's organizing services available at OrganizeRightNow.com.

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I ordered this book after saying "Enough is enough." My house was a disorderly mess, I was constantly searching for things, and my family seemed not to notice when they dropped things here, there and everywhere. Since reading "Growing Up Organized: A Mom-to-Mom Guide" my family's ability to stay organized has improved greatly. I've put many of the author's ideas into place, including a drawer in the kitchen for the kids' table settings, a dry erase board for marking off a number of preschooler tasks necessary for getting ready for school, and hanging shelves in every closet, to keep clothes neat and within reach. The best piece of advice in this book relates to teaching my kids and husband how to keep things organized, not just how to tidy up when things are all over. I am less stressed now that things have a place, and each person is taking responsibility for his or her own belongings. As my kids are pretty little, it's the baby steps that count, and I don't expect overnight success, but this book speaks to me in that it has practical advice for every room, and every member of the family. I particularly liked the section that lists, by age, chores that children are capable of doing and more importantly, should be encouraged to do. I HIGHLY recommend this book to any mom who refuses to accept clutter and disorganization as an automatic part of life as a mom.
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I thought that I, as a mother of seven children who have grown to be fine adults, had learned everything possible about organizing for and with the kids. What a surprise! Not only did I find all of the ideas that I already had used, but a few more that I had never thought of. I also must say that when I was a third grade public school teacher, I saw many children struggle with schoolwork because their disorderly lives had them on constant mental overload. Lea shows you how to create the kind of order that will allow your kids to thrive and bring more peace into your home. Highly recommended!
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My life can get chaotic. I love my kiddos, and I thank God for them, but if I don't stay organized things get out of hand quickly. I am usually pretty good about this, but there are times when the laundry is piled high, there's toys strewn down the hallway, and we're late (again) for some appointment. So, when I got the chance to check out Growing-Up Organized, I thought it could only help, right?

I anxiously turned straight to the chapter entitled, "Children's Closets", and learned that there were some very easy changes I could make that would help me grab the reigns back from the clutter monster taking up residence in my girls' closet. By adding a second bar and using hooks on the closet door itself, I can relieve some of the clutter and add extra storage space. There are 24 chapters in all, each addressing a different organizing issue. The book is not meant to be read through cover to cover, but to be used as a resource as needed for moms. Its' designed so you can turn to a what chapter you need, when you need it, and find the help you are looking for. There are also worksheets in the back to work through some of your organizing problems, as well as a whole chapter with links to online resources as well as great books to read to your children to spark conversations about organizing. Organized children grow up to be organized adults. From children's bedrooms to being prepared for a disaster, there is so much information packed into this book. I also really enjoyed the little Mom-to-Mom Tips scattered throughout the book, as well as the humor like this:

"Are you living in C.H.A.O.S.? Can't Have Anybody Over Syndrome"

Don't forget to check out Lea's website at [...].
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