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Good Things for Organizing by Martha Stewart Good Things for Organizing
by Martha Stewart

Paperback: 144 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.49 x 10.89 x 9.00
Publisher: Three Rivers Press; (March 13, 2001)
ISBN: 0609805940

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Book Description: Who wouldn't like their living space to be more organized? Tapping into the popularity of the "Good Things" column in Martha Stewart Living, Good Things for Organizing provides practical, efficient, and pretty solutions for organizing just about everything, from spools of thread and the silverware drawer to your entire wardrobe and home office.

It is a law of nature: stuff accumulates. Good Things for Organizing shows how to live with stuff comfortably and creatively. In chapters organized room by room, Good Things for Organizing offers a wide range of ingenious ways to tame the clutter, from the basement to the garden shed.

With sections such as "Cleamng Up the Countertop" in the kitchen chapter, "Linen Closet 10" in the closet chapter, and "Organizing Correspondence" in the home office chapter, the editors of Martha Stewart Living have tested all of the possibilities and have created perfect solutions to the most frustrating organizing problems. Included are projects for every level of commitment, from tidying the junk drawer to building the right shelves to display a beloved collection.

Customer Reviews
Very inspiring, December 6, 2002
Reviewer: amyred from La Marque, TX, USA
I like Martha's "Good things" series, and this book is worth its price. When mine arrived I put four or five ideas into practice immediately--that night. I have since looked to it for additional inspiration and will continue to do so for years to come. Martha is not everything to everybody, and you just pick what you like to use and leave the rest of the ideas for someone else to use. In my case, this book REALLY hit the spot, as did the first "Good things," which I have also used repeatedly.

Pretty pictures, not practical, March 7, 2002
Reviewer: A reader from New York, NY USA
If you want to see pretty pictures of nice looking organizing doodads, leaf through this book...but if you want practical tips on how to organize your space, pick up Julie Morgenstern's Organizing from the Inside Out.

Good Things for Organizing by Martha Stewart, March 6, 2002
Reviewer: Annette Strong from Queensland Australia.
I found this book motivating and inspiring. Having been a home maker for 40 years some of the things outlined were familiar, however the clutter that accummulates over the years can sometimes get on top of you and the motivation to sort it out becomes too much. Once started on the process of organizing cupboards etc. and doing this methodically from room to room (only way to manage such a great task), I find that now I am in control of the situation and not overcome with wondering where I put a particular item. I have been able to discard many of the trappings that may be of some use at a later date and have never and will never be used again. I have now a fresh outlook and motivation to conquer the task at hand. This book has changed my home and I thank the Oprah show for featuring Martha Stewart along with this particular book.

A bunch of old ideas in a new place, March 5, 2002
Reviewer: A reader from Kensington, MD United States
I love Martha and think she has some fabulous ideas on how to clean up the clutter in your life! However, I completely agree that the ideas in this book are almost entirely made of up of ideas from past Martha Stewart Living magazines. If you really feel like you need these Good Things in one place to organize yourself, then buy this book. Otherwise, just skim through your old issues.

This book is a 'Good Thing', February 22, 2002
Reviewer: A reader from Medford, OR USA
Great ideas for getting your (at least my) mess cleaned up. Thank you, Martha (and others..)

Organizing by Martha Stewart, December 27, 2001
Reviewer: A reader
There are few good ideas in here. After spending money for the book, I found that I would be SPENDING more money to get organized.

Really, really good, November 19, 2001
Reviewer: A 12-year old reader from Atlanta, Ga
I thought this book was very good. The ideas were completely Martha-like, and quite simple. You probably wouldn't like this book if you are looking for a textbook of sorted ideas. This book is more of a book to give you ideas, not to offer information on every subject. Fortunately, I approached it with the former idea in mind, and I was very pleased with it. A really good book!

Beautiful, inspiring, but NOT a manual!, October 30, 2001
Reviewer: aunttopcat from Dallas, TX USA
I love the pictures, and they are a wonderful inspiration to get you started on organizing your space. There are also a few specific ideas that may prove helpful. But unless you are willing to spend a lot of money on containers, shop at endless flea markets, and most importantly, are already organized, this won't be a big help.

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