2017 Book Club ReportsJoyce2019-03-07T12:15:10-04:00
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The Organizing Maniacs’ team reads organizing books monthly and prepares a Report and Video for you. Now you can have access to applicable strategies that you can put to use right away! We’ve gathered the 2017 videos and reports all in one place on this page.
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As professional organizers, we often are called upon to create order out of clutter. But in Messy, Harford explores the concept that mess has the potential to be an advantage in one’s life. The book explores the connection between chaos and innovation, mess and creativity, disorder and success.
June 2017 – Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
The KonMarie Method has become a world-wide phenomenon. Copies of Kondo’s books always seem to be popping up at our client’s homes and frequently we are asked for our opinions on the concepts they introduce. Whether you agree or disagree with Kondo’s somewhat extreme method of tidying, it cannot be denied that she has brought a real awareness to the emotions and feelings that surround our relationship with our stuff.
July 2017 – Junk: Digging Through America’s Love Affair with Stuff by Alison Stewart
In this book, Alison Stewart shares a personal story that many of us can relate to involving the death of a parent and the complex process of going through their lifetime of stuff. Her experience led her to a “Junk Crawl” across America to investigate the trillion dollar industry revolving around our junk. It is full of vivid stories and interesting introspect on a world that often goes unnoticed.
August 2017 – Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder
by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D.
Understanding how your ADD comes about and what that does to your work, to your family, to your work life, to your personal life, to your friends, it’s extremely important. The more you understand how your brain works, the better off you’re going to be.
October 2017 – The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman
In this #1 New York Times Bestseller, Chapman defines the five different love languages and explains how identifying your spouse’s primary love language and communicating in it, can be the key to a successful relationship.