Organize for a Fresh Start: Embrace Your Next Chapter in Life
Organize for a Fresh Start will help readers who have experienced major life transitions that have left them with homes, belongings and schedules that no longer work for them. Readers will learn step-by-step how to reorganize so they can hold on to what they need, let go of what they don't, and welcome new things that will help them in the next chapters of their lives. Rea...more
"Organizing is cathartic and can help you process your emotions. As you go through your things, you’re not only thin ...more
This book helps a reader whose processes and systems are no longer working because there may have been a major transition in the reader's life such as empty nest, downsize to a smaller home, elderly parent moving in, changing careers, and others. West uses the acronyms of REORGANIZE and SIMPLIFY to help the reader stay on track until the job is done and the home supports you in your new life.
I'm finding the book's charts and ...more
What I did notice this time through the book is that there is not much included really on moving house altogether. It seems that this is strange, given that many people would be moving to a whole new place when a new chapter of life was begi ...more
95% of the book: you are going through a large change, and that will necessitate you to reevaluate your possessions and organization system in a way that addresses your emotional needs as well as the new chapter in your life.
4% Hire me or someone like me to help you.
1% Anemic checklists, ridiculously complicated acronyms that don't summarize anything, vague suggestions.
Just see a therapist and b ...more
nest, the loss of a family member. It talks a lot about how to reorganize your house and its systems to be conducive to a new phase in life.
The chapter on going through one room at a time to declutter was very informative. Even though I liked the book as a whole, I thought some parts were very repetitive.
I have a couple of other organizing books that have been helpful to me but this one seems to be the overall winner for me in ideas and thoughts to motivate me. There are no pictures of systems to use but there are suggestions on incorporating what you may already have. You figure out what works best for you, as she guides you with steps to take you through the journey.
i may dive into this one from time to time again.