Decluttering Your Home by Geralin Thomas
Author: Geralin Thomas
About the Book
An organized, clutter-free home appeals to everyone. But where to begin? This useful guide provides fun, creative and painless ways to get started using tips, techniques, quick fixes and trade secrets used by professional organizers.
Decluttering Your Home shows us how to save time, money and energy. It takes the cluttered and distressed through the first steps in decluttering and gives common sorting strategies that work.
As someone who actually enjoys cleaning and organizing, I was glad to read Geralin Thomas’s book, Decluttering Your Home. I also learned some new tips that I can’t wait to try out.
Geralin Thomas is a Certified Professional Organizer specializing in Chronic Disorganization and Hoarding. She’s appeared on A&E’s Hoarders, a show I watched religiously! And boy does she know her stuff.
The book begins with her discussion of psychology of clutter and the various personality types. It was interesting to see what my clutter style was and learn about the other types.
The second section is what I call the meat of the book. Here we learn how to get rid of clutter in the common areas where it tends to pile up the most. Think the bedroom, kitchen, closets, bathrooms and the basement. My nemesis is the linen closet and I was happy to see tips focused on improving that space.
There is a short section on Digital Clutter – an important topic in today’s day and age! My computer is a MESS so I really need to work on getting it organized. I have soooooo many photos that need to find a home.
How about calendar clutter? Is your schedule jampacked and you feel like you are stretched thin? I enjoyed her tips on prioritizing and learning how to say no. She also discusses procrastination – eek! I need help there.
After you’ve completed your decluttering, now you have to maintain. The author has dedicated an entire section to maintenance. Learn how to stay motivated and easy ways you can involve the whole family into keeping your home clean and organized.
My favourite part is at the very end with all the checklists and planners! The 100 days of things to throw away is brilliant.
If decluttering your home is on your to-do list, consider picking up this book to help keep you focused and get the job done right!
Disclosure: I received a copy of the book. Opinions expressed are my own.