A Place for Everything and Everything in its Place

“A house is just a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get more stuff.”   George Carlin

Large or small, we fill our houses with the things we like and the things we can’t seem to get rid of.  Because we do, we have to find a way to organize all that we own so we can find what we want when we want it.  Home Organizing & Closet Makeovers by the editors of Sunset Magazine is a good how-to manual for organization and storage solutions.

  • “The key to organizing is to edit, then sort, then place.  If you don’t have room for it, don’t love it, or don’t use it, donate it.” Kit Davey, interior designer

The editors at Sunset Magazine brought together a panel of interior designers and professional organizers “to provide real-world advice and solutions.”   Advice from the panel includes getting rid of the things you no longer need or use, determining your goal for a particular space, accessorizing shelves, and keeping to a theme for a particular space.  The book addresses what makes a well-organized home and how to get it done with appropriate storage solutions.

  • “People get overwhelmed when they think about how many areas need to be reorganized, and they end up never tackling the problem.  Instead of figuring out how to complete the project in a day or a weekend, schedule two hours at a time during the next month of Saturdays…Chipping away at the problem in small chunks like this will be far less overwhelming.”  Sara Eizen, professional organizer.

Whether you are looking to organize one room or every room in your house, Home Organizing & Closet Makeovers is the book for you.  You can find this book and many other books on storage solutions in the Home Neighborhood @ your library®.

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Susan Schafer

I am a Public Services Specialist working in reference and media. Additionally, I work with the Home Neighborhood collection and Book Group in a Bag. Not surprisingly, I like to read, especially mysteries. I love to travel and I have a very long list of places I want to visit.

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