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Publisher's Summary

Most organizational books on the market profess to have a one-size-fits-all solution to home organization.

Common anthems are to: go paperless, get rid of everything that doesn't spark joy, and capsulize your wardrobe. While some find success using these methods, the majority of American women are facing decades of delayed decisions piled high in unmarked boxes and shoved in storage rooms bursting at the seams. Fifteen-minute-a-day organization tips and color coordinated plastic boxes are no match for the memories and clutter contained in those rooms.

What is needed is a complete mindset shift. It's time to look at home organization in a whole new way. Each phase of a woman's life brings unique organizational challenges and emotional clutter to tackle. Looking at a women's life as a journey through four distinct phases of life provides a framework to anchor basic organization principals.

"This is the home organization book that will make the rest of the books in your collection make sense." - Lisa Woodruff, Professional Organizer and Productivity Expert.

As a professional organizer and productivity specialist, Lisa Woodruff has helped hundreds of women in Cincinnati, Ohio and thousands of women around the world, get their homes organized and keep them that way. Her book The Mindset of Organization encourages women to take back their homes one phase at a time. Find out more at www.organize365.com/mindset

©2016 Lisa Woodruff (P)2016 Lisa Woodruff

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  • susan
  • McLean, Vatican City State (Holy See)
  • 01-02-17

Nice lady - minimal content

Most of this book is an autobiography
& she seems like a nice lady. But, I was looking for real strategies. She gives a few tips but I had already learned those after scanning Pinterest for 15 minutes.

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not my favorite

the book rambled on and never seemed to touch any key points or good tips for organization it was more just a story of the Authors life.

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Not sure where the message was

The whole organization mindset was included maybe in the last 5 chapters. The rest was bla bla bla, personal story and some stuff was totally uninteresting and not part of the subject. I did not like it at all.

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Mindset of Organization

Would you try another book from Lisa K. Woodruff and/or Lisa Woodruff?

I think the title is misleading. She described the 4 stages of life and how people of different generations save things and newer generations do not want all the clutter of old or heirloom furniture and other things. I LOVED the chapter on children and their rooms, and who wants to keep things. For example, if a mother wants to keep a doll and the child is ready for it to move on, then the parent has to store the item in her portion of the house. That makes sense and it was the best part of the book.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

It was too much story and not enough advice and motivation... And a bit depressing talking about growing old and parents passing.

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Lisa has my heart! Must read

I loved how this book does not look at organization as a one size fits all issue. I love the different stages of life and how she allows decide where you are.
I love each method and most of all I love her optimism and views through out the book. I have begun my Sunday basket and so far, I love it.

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just fine

it did seem like a biography and much the same content is offered on the podcast. but soothing speaking voice and I did have some revelations while listening. hope to listen thru one more time

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Engaging Narration, Lack of Content

Great narrator with engaging personality but not much as far as content. Like other reviewers have mentioned, most of the book deals with personal anecdotes and comes off as autobiographical. I wish there would have been more step-by-step instructions and tips and tricks.

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Great insight and strategy, but...

If you’re a guy, then you’re going to have a tough time navigating through the book as it was written for the middle-to-upper class working mom. I grabbed the book because I wanted to learn more about organization and creating a plan for it, however I’m a man and the book wasn’t really catered to me. Yet, I was still able to get great insight and perspective on what I can do to help organize my home. It’s just not a book for every one in every income. It’s definitely written for a selected market. However, I’ll be referencing it again because there was a lot of great strategy in it.

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Organization for all Ages

Enjoyed the audiobook provided good information in a realistic upbeat format. Good listening I recommend

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Finally Free

I have been a fan of Lisa, finding her through her podcast, for about 2 years. She is a teacher and teaches those of us who thought we could never get organized how to do it step by step. My life is more peaceful, productive and organized thanks to her. This book is funny and practical