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Product Details

  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Seal Press (October 26, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580053092
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580053099
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 5.4 x 8.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,273,724 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I love reading books on how to get organized.
SusieQTpie
DISCLOSURE/DISCLAIMER: Thanks to Global Influence for providing me with the Pretty Neat book to read and review.
C. J. Abel
The tips are short and simple and the book provides step-by-step instructions on how to do it.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By John Durant on November 11, 2010
Format: Paperback
My two favorite chapters: "Learn To Just Say No" and "Take Charge of Your To-Do List". These two chapters alone are worth the price of the book. They offer a bunch of techniques to (politely) say no to requests that you don't have time for. This is huge. And their advice on to-do lists is thankfully simple. I have received way too much bad advice on to-do lists (and even time-tracking and project management software) that is way too complicated and unhelpful.

A very practical guide filled with real life examples.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Liz Paley on November 12, 2010
Format: Paperback
I was already a fan of the Buttoned Up products but this book has to be my favorite. I feel like Alicia & Sarah really understand what life is like for those of us with busy lives who want to keep things organized and running smoothly in every part of our lives but just don't ever seem to have enough time. I bought copies for my organized friends to help them get to a new level and copies for my disorganized friends to show them that anything is possible! Thanks Buttoned Up.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Literary Marie on May 23, 2011
Format: Paperback
Alicia Rockmore and Sarah Welch define "org porn" as the glossy, airbrushed fantasy world where everything is pristine, serene, and perfectly in order. Is your home or work space magazine-ready? Well, Pretty Neat is designed to reduce org porn stress. The handbook insists that perfection is impossible. However, the book's goal is to provide real-life tips and wisdom to stay pretty neat. Goal accomplished!

Like most handbooks, Pretty Neat doesn't have to be read in order. (However I highly recommend you read the chapters in sequence if you really need help organizing.) Chapters such as "Delegate Like a Master," "Clear the Clutter At Home," and "Tame Your Inboxes" were most beneficial to me. I consider myself an organized person. My closet may be difficult to navigate through and I may have books strategically scattered around, but there is a method to my madness. Still, this book provided a few simple solutions that even I will use.

Color me a nerd, or maybe it's the copyeditor in me, but I pay attention to front and back matter. Like a great reference tool, this book also has a helpful Index and Additional Resources section.

Thanks to Notorious Spinks for the giveaway and to co-author Sarah Welch for the cute personalized note. Happy Organizing, bookhearts!

Literary Marie of Precision Revision
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. J. Abel on May 2, 2011
Format: Paperback
The book Pretty Neat: The buttoned-up way to get organized & let go of perfection is a great step by step way of getting your life in order. This book helps us to cut the clutter, make and use to-do lists, wrangle family schedules, excavate in-boxes, eliminate excuses, delegate housework, temper toy tsunamis and master home cooked meals. I think this book is a must in anyone's collection library. It is very helpful if the tips and simple methods are applied everyday.

I have always tried to be organized. In my intentions of becoming more organized though I have been stressing over not being perfect. Being a mother and wife I know what it is like to not always have food on the table at the appropriate hour, having a clothing item like a sock or shoe disappear in the dark void to be found only when one is no longer trying to find it, or having the house cleaned up for guests or after your kids and being exhausted when you only have to clean it up again and again. In this never ending cycle of my being a woman and homemaker I have struggled over minimizing my stuff and to realize that everything doesn't have to be perfect. I have always felt that I have fallen short of my goals because I do not stay focused and in so doing feel somewhat insignificant sometimes especially when my husband expects the world of me.

As a blogger I need to apply the "just say no" chapter more often I think because my blogging lately has been taking over my life and I haven't been able to take control. Until recently I haven't been able to (politely) say no to requests that I don't have time for. After reading this book I have now been able to reevaluate my priorities and set my life onto a better path.

Who said you have to be superwoman to be super organized?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By SusieQTpie on April 16, 2011
Format: Paperback
I love reading books on how to get organized. I love organizing my book on organizing. It is so much fun. *cough cough* So are you wondering if I'm being for real or if I'm putting down a large dose of sarcasm? I am being serious, just so you know!

When I was a young bride and then a young mom of twins, all within a span of a year I was hit by the unorganized hurricane. I really had no clue how to even go about being organized so through my many SAHM groups, I found about all the manuals on how not to be messy and how to organize your home. These type of books got me through those early years of total chaos. (Now if I can get those teens to do as I say and do)

The one thing I lacked was a book on how to plan and cook meals. This ended up coming by experience. I never liked not knowing what I was going to make for dinner. So much time & money is wasted when you aren't prepared and you eat the wrong foods most of the time.

The book, Pretty Neat: the buttoned-up way to get organized & let go of perfection has a wonderful chapter on Master Hone-Cooked Meals (Really!) This would have been great for me to read when I was a young bride & mom of little ones. This chapter goes in to detail on what the problem is and how you can go about fixing it to help you create healthy meals that don't take all day to cook. Planning ahead & making a menu is a good start in getting on the right track which is what I do.

To read more reviews, please search SusieQTpies Scraps of Life.
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