|About the Book|
Keeping one’s home organized is a challenge that many face and very few are prepared to handle. Hectic lives involving jobs, social activities, and often a family lead to things quickly piling up. Before you know it your bedroom is a veritable sty, aMoreKeeping one’s home organized is a challenge that many face and very few are prepared to handle. Hectic lives involving jobs, social activities, and often a family lead to things quickly piling up. Before you know it your bedroom is a veritable sty, a site that your mother would be ashamed to see.Understanding that there is a problem is an important first step to actually solving your clutter problems. Just attacking each mess without a plan or organization structure would be simply foolish though. Marylou H. Poens realized this, and decided to pen Declutter Your Bedroom, a book that would help others turn their bedrooms into organized areas that would provide comfort, enjoyment, and pride.The early phase of Declutter Your Bedroom is intended to help the reader deal with the tough decisions: figuring out what actually qualifies as clutter and how to handle it. This is where most will get hung up because of an emotional attachment to their mess, so Poens wisely chooses to get this difficulty out of the way.Once clutter has been identified, organized, and handled it is time to actuallystart cleaning your bedroom. Poens has set up a logical pathway through your bedroom. She starts with the closet, attacks your bed and nightstand next, covers miscellaneous organization tasks that won’t apply to everyone, and then connects all of the dots to create one homogenous system that can be repeated during organization for years to come.There are a few themes that repeat themselves throughout each of these sections, and they are pretty powerful once Poens explains the reasoning behind them to the reader. A favorite theme amongst readers is the maximization of limited space, something that a lot of would-be organizers think about but rarely (if ever) actually figure out how to implement. Poens combats this by getting as specific as possible, noting multiple situations and the strategies, tools, and thought processes behind creating an efficient storage structure.Not all readers will be dealing with “cramped” spaces though, so Poens is smart and covers how those with ample space in their bedrooms can organize as well. It can sometimes be a challenge to adequately arrange a large bedroom in a way that is both organized and prevents a “bare” feel. Multiple ideas are explored within Declutter Your Bedroom to create the most inviting bedroom atmosphere possible.There are very few guides on the market that are aimed at helping the average person to organize their home (and specifically their bedroom). The few that do exist rarely go into enough detail, follow a haphazard pattern that confuses the reader, and does not implement long term organization strategies which leads to the mess manifesting itself in a short amount of time. Declutter Your Bedroom was written with these shortcomings in mind, and is poised to stand as the first and only guide that makes a cluttered room truly a thing of the past.Any homeowner who stares down a dirty room every morning and night but feels helpless to combat it should secure their copy of Poens’s book.