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Simplify Your Life: Get Organized and Stay That Way Paperback – January 5, 2004
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About the Author
Marcia Ramsland, well known as The Organizing Pro for her practical skills and tips to manage busy lives, has been a professional organizer since 1985. She is a highly sought-after speaker and personal consultant, appears on TV and radio, and has tips in national magazines. The author of Simplify Your Lifeand Simplify Your Time, Marcia just recently reorganized the spaces in her home by relocating from San Diego to Dallas.
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Top Customer Reviews
book and I intend to buy it for them or at least recommend it.
Bravo - great job!
I plan to re-read this book in a couple of months just to refresh myself with all of the great ideas!!
I have my personal organzation area in order, menu planning down and am ready to tackle the laundry situation.
To Alison who must not realize that there ARE women who want to serve their families and the Lord. This book is particularly geared toward women who want to accomplish those goals and is a great organzational guide for anyone, I've found, even those who aren't much interested in serving others. It is hard to believe you didn't come away with anything positive to help you get organized. You must have missed chapter 11 which goes over delegating chores and skills for indendence with children, which does not support your opinion that "the head female in the household does absolutely everything". Perhaps this was merely a sounding board for your disdain for women who enjoy being the heart of a home. Hope you find your own path and may you find many blessings along the way.
Being orderly is for those who value their time and want to enjoy it without neglecting their responsibilities.
First, this book is definitely geared toward women, whether working or homemakers. It also includes a short devotional and prayer at the end of each chapter for those who are interested in incorporating it.
I liked the way Ramsfield suggests targeting one facet of life's stressors at a time and really focuses on helping the reader get control over it before moving to the next. She begins with mealtimes and moves through clothes & laundry, cleaning, and projects. She then focuses on special areas, including work life and holidays.
I felt her chapter on holiday organization was especially helpful, and her chapter on cleaning was a bit weak. I didn't feel better equipped to develop my own cleaning schedule based on that chapter. I feel the rest of the book does compensate for that weak point.
This book focuses more on simplification of the stressful facets of life rather than direct organizational techniques. It is about developing good habits, but does incorporate some practical suggestions for your tangible organization needs. For an excellent resource of the nitty-gritty organizational specifics, I highly recommend "Confessions of an Organized Homemaker" by Deniece Schofield.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Written from a biblical standpoint, Marcia Ramsland gives practical and challenging advice about how to manage our lives and homesPublished 15 months ago by kate
I have several health issues and family situations to deal with, and I was completely overwhelmed. I had bought this book ten years ago and began to read it, but didn't finish it. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Suzanne Cahall
Lots of ideas and suggestions for room by room organizing.
Organized topics for each room of you home.
Help to go along with the Fly Lady.
This was a gift for my friend who is 925 miles away and needs help in de-cluttering. If i lived closer I could help and this book is wonderful. Read morePublished on May 4, 2013 by Tia Halia
I love this book. I had bought it for my Kindle and loved it enough that I bought 2 copies of it in paperback. I bought one copy for my best friend and the other for my mom. Read morePublished on February 19, 2011 by Hope
I am of two minds about this book. First, merely owning it was motivational for me. I accomplished several projects that needed to be done, and I doubt that I would have gotten... Read morePublished on November 8, 2009 by Amazon Customer
Marcia's book is very simply explained and its a great book to reference too when needed.Published on July 13, 2009 by K. Serratos
I found this book to be highly resourceful, and I intent to keep it in my reference librabry for future use.Published on September 6, 2008 by Charity