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#1 of 11 Old 01-31-2005, 04:50 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Other than flylady....

Since we've moved I've gotten rid of lots but have so much more to purge-esp clothes and toys! So thought I'd try to make a "plan of attack" before jumping in. Here's a few things I have:

I really like Elaine St Johns's "Simplifying" books as easy reminders now and then-but they aren't a "system" or whole plan. Nice quick reads though.

The Simple Living Guide by Janet Luhrs-just got this but haven't read yet-thoughts on this?

What other books and websites have you found for simplifying, organizing and decluttering?
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http://www.starorganizer.com/

I love this!!!
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Clear your Clutter with Feng Shui, by Karen Kingston is a great read for motivation and learning about yourself.

~Joan, Happy mom to 2 beautiful kiddos, one new puppy and 2 lovely felines
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I second Mom4tot's. Clear your Clutter was the only book that ever got me to clean.
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"Clutter's Last Stand" was great!
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www.organizedhome.com is fabulous!

I really liked "get your act together" by Pam Young & Peggy Jones (aka The Sidetracked Home Executives)

I have Clear your Clutter with Feng Shui on audiobook and I love to listen to it while I clear, though I am pretty clutter free at this point.

I generally just get lots of different books from the library and browse. That way I can see what suits my lifestyle & personal tastes.
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I second www.organizedhome.com. They have some nice printable calendars.
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http://www.getorganizednow.com - LOVE IT!

Home Organizing Workbook: Clearing Your Clutter, Step-By-Step
by Meryl Starr

Organizing Plain and Simple: A Ready Reference Guide With Hundreds Of Solutions to Your Everyday Clutter Challenges
by Donna Smallin

Organizing from the Inside Out
by Julie Morgenstern

Organizing from the Right Side of the Brain : A Creative Approach to Getting Organized
by Lee Silber

Sink Reflections
by Marla Cilley

The Zen of Organizing
by Regina Leeds

Clean and Green: The Complete Guide to Non-Toxic and Environmentally Safe Housekeeping by Annie Berthold-Bond

Better Basics for the Home
by ANNIE BERTHOLD-BOND

Home Comforts : The Art and Science of Keeping House
by Cheryl Mendelson

The American Frugal Housewife (interesting history read)
by Lydia Maria Child

The Green Kitchen Handbook: Practical Advice, References, & Sources for Transforming the Center of Your Home into a Healthy, Livable Place
by Annie Berthold-Bond
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Thanks for all the great info mamas! I've got 'Clear your Clutter' coming from the library and signed up for the "starorganizer" daily e-mail and have already earned some "points"
I'll definitely be looking at these other books and sites too.
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Wow! The American Frugal Housewife was first published in 1844. I've got the 1986 version on request from the library. Can't wait to see what it's like!
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Wow! The American Frugal Housewife was first published in 1844. I've got the 196 version on request from the library. Can't wait to see what it's like!
Very interesting read! I can't remember which version I had. But if you're into being frugal its a pretty good read. There are a couple things I didn't care for but it's still good. If anything it's very interesting to read because of the history of it.

here is more information on it. http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/...ks/book_06.cfm
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