I Used to Be So Organized addresses the frustrations many women feel when they can't get a handle on their lives. They know, deep in their hearts, they should be able to manage things. After all, they used to be organized . . . ten or twenty years ago. But now, life seems to hand them one distraction and challenge after another, and ''helpful technology'' that just seem to add to the problem. Just when they think they have ''caught up,'' something else changes, and there s more to be done.
In this book, Glynnis Whitwer addresses the issue of organization based in this new reality of information overload, overwhelming choices, increased expectations and technology advances that won t slow down. This book contains twenty-three chapters, each short enough for a busy woman to read during a lunch break. Every aspect of life comes together in this one easy-to-read guide.
Ok, if I am being straight up honest with you, since you are my friends and all, I got this book because I am completely disorganized.
As a matter of fact, when my husband saw the book on my desk I am pretty sure he chuckled...for a few minutes even...I love that man!
But it's a New Year and I want to try to be more organized...so this looked like a great place to start! What I didn't expect that this book would be packed, like cover to cover, with tons of very practical applications that I could do right that very minute.
You know, it's not a buy a ton of these fancy crates, get your label maker ready, pray, then get started...it was more like, "let's start right where you are, look around your room and let's get to work".
Glynnis puts feet to the ideas and throughout the book you are inspired to get your home back in control...not for control reasons and not because it's pure craziness, but because when your home is organized there is order and peace.
In the book she says,
"the goal of organization isn't to have a pristine home, it's to free you to live the life you want and to obey God's calling for you and your family."
Room by room, closet by closet, pile to pile you are able to walk through your home with fresh eyes to see how your stuff can so easily distract you from the peaceful, loving, and relaxing home that you hope to have for your family.
With a "let's roll up our sleeves and get this done together" approach you actually feel like you have a partner in this great adventure in reclaiming order and peace in your home.
My copy is full of highlights, notes and dog-eared pages so that I can go back (over and over again) as I pursue a more organized home for my family!
If you are not as organized as you used to be...or um...even as you would like to be (that's me!), then this book is just what you need!
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