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Friday, January 20, 2012

Small Space Organizing...Review

About the book:
While we may admire the spacious rooms in large homes we see in magazines or on TV, let's face it: most of us don't live in rambling estates. Instead, we live in homes, apartments, or condos with small rooms and even smaller closets. But you can enjoy an organized, beauty-filled life no matter what the size of your space. In this practical book, readers will learn how to

-perform a room-by-room audit of their space to see if it's functioning at its best

-make the most of existing storage space and find clever ways to add more

-find creative ways to arrange furnishings and accessories that maximize space and bring harmony and style to the home

Whether empty nesters who are downsizing, newlyweds who are setting up their first nest, or anyone who needs creative new ideas, readers will love these strategies, tips, and solutions to maximize their space and enhance their quality of life.

This is a terrific go to guide for downsizing and organizing.  We really do have too much stuff these days and many of us don't have huge houses in which to keep it all.  Kathryn Bechen approaches organization from the aspect of not having a lot of space to begin with. She takes you through each room in your house and gives suggestions for eliminating, storing and maximizing.

This is a book you can read straight through as well as being a book you can pick up simply for help with one particular room or issue.

My only complaint is that the book is written for small spaces, but not necessarily small budgets.  There are lots of suggestions for buying this or that to update or improve a space and that's not always realistic for people.

Available January 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Thanks to Donna Hausler of Baker Publishing for the opportunity to review this book.  You can learn more about  Kathryn Bechen here.  You can purchase your own copy here.

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4/5 Stars

1 comment:

  1. My son has a really small apartment and budget - still, maybe he could get some ideas out of this book.