Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New Year: Cleaning up your act

Some people can't wait until spring to start cleaning up their act.*  January, in all it's fresh new resolutions, seems to be the new spring when it comes to getting organized.  If you're feeling that impulse, publishers are there to help you out with some new titles guaranteed to give you great organizational ideas.

The Happy Home Project, by Jean Nayar.  What makes a house a home?  Decor maven Nayar explores this idea, touching on all the little things that make a space feel like home.  Included are tips, stories and ideas from architects, professional organizers, designers and contractors, giving different insight and approaches to inspire.  Guaranteed to give you great ideas and fresh perspective on your living space.

If you're feeling the need for a laugh as well as some perspective on organizing your life, I highly recommend Whateverland: Learning to live here by Alexis Stewart (yes, Martha's daughter) and Jennifer Koppelman Hutt.  This duo's fresh, funny and very down-to-earth approach to food, fashion and organization (i.e. Not a Hoarder, Still a Slob) is just as full of helpful advice as it is hilarious stories.  Think you're the only one with the opinion that perfection is overrated?  Hardly! 

Finally, if you'd just like to be able to find what you're looking for when you open a closet, check out Best Organizing Solutions: Cut clutter, store more, and gain closet space by the editors of Family Handyman.  Garage storage got you down?  Can't find your favorite cardigan in the mishmash that is your closet?  Overwhelmed by overflowing shelves of stuff?  Find all your answers in one place, complete with DIY tips suitable for beginners. 

Happy organizing!

*In the spirit of full disclosure, I am typically not one of these people.

1 comment:

paul said...

I am very interesting in the Happy Home Project.