The famous Sidetracked Home Executives Book (also called
‘She’s’) is a long time classic in decluttering and organising
I literally laughed out loud when I read this book! Who knew that you couldn’t microwave y-fronts (to dry them, of course?!) or the ever ingenious idea of stashing all the dirty plates in the cooker, and if that is too full, the shower tray (don’t forget to pull the curtain across, of course!) Perfect if the mother in law is coming to visit..! 🙂
Seriously though, the journey of how they got from that somewhat challenged start (being very creative people, which I can both identify with and admire intensely!) to their present day organised homes and lives is not only fascinating (better than any novel you will read!) but also very touching and inspiring. I don’t know about you, but I can honestly say I have never tried to dry anyone’s clothes in the microwave (although I am half tempted to try for fun, apparently you just end up with the waistband and a bit of shrivelled fabric, could be interesting..!) but this book inspired me to start my own journey from what may politely be termed ‘not exactly born organised’ to becoming a Professional Organiser as I enjoyed the process so much, and especially the psychology behind it.
I can’t recommend this book enough, and even if you read it and give it to someone else as a present, I guarantee you will laugh out loud!