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Overview Organization pro Ramsland leads readers in a room-by-room approach to simplifying the home and office using the CALM approach: C=Create a Plan, A=Approach it by Sections, L=Lighten up and Let Go, and M=Manage it Simply. Includes 52 space saving tips, checklists, helpful diagrams, and even decorating ideas.
Practical tips for organizing the spaces in your home help meet the needs for order in life.
Would you like to clear out some of the clutter in your home? Do you ever wonder where all this stuff has come from feeling like things have maybe gotten a bit out of control? Join Marcia Ramsland, the organizing pro, as she leads you in a room-by-room approach to simplifying your home and office.
Simplifying your space is the process of organizing your belongings and letting go of the excess until your surroundings are peaceful and in order. Using the CALM approach; C=Create a Plan, A=Approach it by Sections, L=Lighten up and Let Go, and M=Manage it Simply; Marcia guides readers in creating a more stress-free life. Includes 52 space saving tips, checklists, helpful diagrams, and even decorating ideas
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Library Journal - 09/15/2007 page 59
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 7" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Sep 4, 2007
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0849915112 ISBN13 9780849915116 UPC 023755027399
Availability 0 units.
More About Marcia Ramsland
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 Life and Simplify Your Time, Marcia just recently reorganized the spaces in her home by relocating from San Diego to Dallas. www.organizingpro.com
Reviews - What do customers think about Simplify Your Space: Create Order and Reduce Stress?
Decluttering Feb 3, 2010
Loved the seven elements of a great day. Another remarkable discussion was on kids and responsibility for tasks. This was just excellent and I haven't seen it addressed in such a clear manner anywhere else. For these two items the book is a find. She breaks down dismal tasks that deter us from taking action and makes it doable. It is a great read and good reference. I am glad I have it on my bookshelf.
Great book Jan 24, 2010
Really helpful for making a huge project (cleaning, organizing, and simplifying an entire house) seem easy enough to manage and make happen.
Straightforward Easy Approach Dec 8, 2009
This book outlines a very straightforward, simple approach to organizing each room. I would definitely recommend this as a "jumping off" point to get started on the basic principles of organization of "stuff". This book does not address the underlying reasons why we get to the point of needing help digging out from under clutter. I would recommend "Shed your stuff" for a more indepth look at long term attitudes towards our "stuff" and why we keep it instead of freeing up our time and energy for other things. Both of these books together make for a great combination to get your attitude toward stuff straight and your home organized.
Love the C.A.L.M. approach! Nov 12, 2009
I actually own more than a handful of "organizational instruction" books, and I have to say that Simplify Your Space is one of my favorites. I keep it OUT of the bookshelf because I refer back to it so often.
I like how the book is divided by rooms, it makes it easy to go back and re-read the specific chapter whether I'm working on the laundry room, kitchen, or master bedroom. Really, the way this book is put together couldn't be simpler or smarter.
I will definitely be looking at more of Marcia Ramsland's books in the future.
MOTIVATED Dec 5, 2007
Marcia's easy-going, motivational style of writing is just what I needed to make a BIG DIFFERENCE in my home. As a retiree, I have accumulated many things over the years. Since my home is small, each inch counts. I was encouraged to SIMPLIFY THE SPACE in each room, including the garage. I love the feeling of now having a home that reflects me (not my stuff), with space to relax and entertain. Sometimes it's hard to "declutter" because we're emotionally attached to items. Marcia's CALM technique helped me to "let go" while still appreciating their value. Her diagrams and stories of clients gave me freedom to choose styles of organizing that fit me and my space. WHAT A DIFFERENCE! Thanks, Marcia!