Hmm why did I get this? Well as some of you may know I have depression one of my chief aids in recovering from this is the Flylady site and mailing list.. Every day she tells me to get up. to shine my sink. clean my toilet wash my clothes etc trust me without her I would be in the next series of house from Hell. The mailing are Far better than these deeply meaning full volumes on how to raise your self essteem. And be happy. Now she has written a few motivational books of her own but has alwaysHmm why did I get this? Well as some of you may know I have depression one of my chief aids in recovering from this is the Flylady site and mailing list.. Every day she tells me to get up. to shine my sink. clean my toilet wash my clothes etc trust me without her I would be in the next series of house from Hell. The mailing are Far better than these deeply meaning full volumes on how to raise your self essteem. And be happy. Now she has written a few motivational books of her own but has always been careful to credit her system of organising and cleaning to the above authors so when I found myself looking to buy a book about organising the housework I went to them. And, well the systems have grown apart but their advice is good sound advice that I am sure would work maybe better than Flyladies . The trouble is it does not motivate me like Flylady can.....more
This book had so much great material. I'm really excited to get my card box together!!!! This book covers organization, cleaning, eating, exercise, relationships, family... Some of the stories could have been shortened a bit but overall one of the best self help books I've ever read!!!!
I have been a SHE, Side Tracked Home Executive, for over 30 years and it so works for me. This is she a little different take on the same concept that I hadn't read. I like the original book much, much better Sidetracked Home Executives: From Pigpen to Paradise.
Sometimes I start reading and forget that I am not compelled to finish every book I start. This was one of those. There was one useful tip in here, so I tore that page out to keep and implement and threw the book away. The tip was on organizing kids clothes, always a problem for me as I'd rather just get rid of them all and figure more handmedowns will eventually come my way. :)
The best thing about this book was learning about the card system for cleaning. I also related to the thought of being dis/organized being hereditary.
Some the stories were illustrative of various point but after a while I grew tired of the wordiness and just wanted the writers to get to the point. I skimmed through a few toward the last few chapters to get through the book.
A simpler version of FlyLady system - technically the slob sisters came first, but in my world I found FlyLady first. I'm going to give it a try. The index card system sounds complicated and involved, but I think if I start with one leg at a time I will eventually get to the full system that's listed in the book.
Overbooked...that's funny. Does that mean you're reading too many books? Cause I get like that sometimes. Just kidding--I know what it means. This is such a funny, light read about two sisters who took charge of their homes and their organization. I read most of it last night at the laundry mat while Marc was studying at home...
I really enjoyed this book! I got it from a family friend of mine who was cleaning out their house and were getting rid of it on a garage sale.. How ironic! I do believe that their organization method would really work, I'm going to give it a try someday when I have a messy home.
Too much of a story - helpful if you are truly lost but If you are just looking for a strategy to stay organized in a home full of people you really only need the first few chapters. It's a good and effective system.