Organizing For Your Lifestyle by Jane Stoller

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Organizing For Your Lifestyle: Adaptable Inspirations from Socks to Suitcases by Jane Stoller

Organizing For Your Lifestyle by Jane StollerStars: ***

Self-Published (2016)

Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: Organizing is a lifestyle, but it isn’t one-size-fits-all. Incorporating organizing into your life shouldn’t, ultimately, involve changing who you are, but rather maximizing it. Knowing where your favourite socks are, and having them stored correctly, means you’ll be able to wear your favourite socks more often, and look better doing it. Similarly, packing properly for a once-in-a-lifetime trip means you’ll be able to enjoy that trip even more. Remember: being organized doesn’t mean thinking about organizing all the time. Ideally, being organized means that you don’t have to think about organizing all the time—because you do it automatically, as an organic part of your everyday routine. And you can only reach this level of organizing bliss by making sure your organizing systems and routines are perfectly adapted to your goals, personality, and needs. Again: organizing is a lifestyle, but it needs to be your lifestyle. This is the mantra of the book, even though reference’s to certain things that everyone should always do, such as labelling, folding, and ironing (to name a few) are included. Emphasis is placed on the basics and then adapting them your own lifestyle and goals.

Organizing For Your Lifestyle

Jane clearly knows how to organize and she seems to specialize in helping you organize your closet and travel the most. Before she tells you her ideas she goes into the science behind organization. She covers how being organized can help your health, help you stay on budget and help you feel better and more focused.

She covers the closet, the bathroom, the kitchen, travel, books and storage room but the closet and travel sections are the biggest. If you have lots of clothes and shoes or do lots of travelling than this book will be very helpful. However if like me, you have limited clothes and 2 pairs of shoes and never travel, the tips will be of less use. The book is great but you have to see if you are the best audience for the book.

The book includes black and white photos to show examples of the method of folding or layout of shelves and drawers that are mentioned.

As mentioned in the summary the mantra of the book is to get a system in place so that you don’t have to think about where to find certain items or how to put them away and you can just use it. The tips and suggestions ultimately lead you to a simple system that will be easy to keep up when you wash your clothes or buy new items.

Recommended if you are a fashionista and/or travel a lot.

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