When I was contacted to review author Stacey Platt’s book ‘What’s a DIS-Organized Person to Do?’, I thought to myself, “they must know me!” I try – I really try, to get organized, but I am just not very clever in that department. I have a hard time coming up with creative ways that will help me get organized and stay organized. I am definitely the right person to review this book, as the organizational ideas contained within are exactly what I need to get things in order around here.
About Stacey Platt:
Professional organizer Stacey Platt runs DwellWell, a New York-based organizing and lifestyle management firm with a clientele that includes celebrities, chefs, artists, doctors, lawyers, overextended moms and more. Touted by Daily Candy as being “well-versed in aiding the most cluttered, confused, and disorganized,” she is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers and has an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Nearly a decade and a half of daily yoga practice informs her approach to organizing and to life.
The book is laid out in simple terms – there are photos to go with the ideas (which really helps me!), and it really is an easy read. The sections are broken down by subjects and rooms, and covers everything from reducing junk mail to designing a clothes closet, to sorting digital photos. Check, check, check – I need help with all of these. There are also symbols throughout the book to help. Specifically, there are three symbols – One-Hour Project: Step-by-Step instructions on streamlining specific areas of the home, from the pantry to the bathroom vanity. Quick Tip: An idea, product, or service that will instantly reduce clutter in your life. Double duty: Space-saving solutions that multi-task.
From the entryway to the kitchen, the kids’ bedrooms to the car, here’s a treasury of empowering ways to get yourself and your family organized. Within its 272 colorful pages, you’ll find out how to get a human being on the phone when calling customer service and what papers you need to save for taxes (and for how long) and all kinds of other juicy tidbits to help you unclutter and streamline your life. 317 easy-to-scan solutions to everyday aggravations make “What’s a Disorganized Person to Do?” an indispensable guide to controlling clutter. How do you keep from misplacing your cell phone or house keys? What’s the best way to organize the fridge? How do you pack efficiently for a trip? Find all these answers and more in this ultimate organizing bible.
I wish I could explain every single section of this book – each one is so helpful, and for me, so needed. It’s like having a personal organizer with me at all times. If there is something specific I need help with, it is so simple to just flip open that section of the book! Some of my favorite parts of this book are: Ten steps to organizing anything, Help with letting go (I know for some of us it is really hard to let go of our possessions), Tips for making the most of limited counter space, Organizing frozen food, and How to set up a kitchen bill-paying area. I love all of the sections in the book – it is hard to only tell you about a few!
If you are like me (or even if you aren’t), I know that you will find this book to be incredibly helpful with every aspect of your life. What’s a DIS-Organized person to Do? is available at Amazon.com, and other book retailers – the price is only $16.95 You can also enter to win a copy below!
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