“Motherhood adds a new dimension to the difficulty of staying organized,” Kristi Clover, “M.O.M. Master Organizer of Mayhem.”
I picked up the this book September, which has seemed to trump May in mayhem! At just the right time, able to catch my breath in the car pick-up line, Kristi’s tips and the tone were spot on! Coming out of the business of summertime into the schedule crunching fall requires a tactful approach to save some sanity. Clover’s three phases: The Foundation, The Framework, and The Finishing Touches, walk readers through a manageable way to streamline family life.
Clover offers Toolbox Tips throughout the book. “I always completely empty the garage when I’m cleaning it out,” she advises in one tip, “I sort things as I take them out oath garage, so I’m not having to move things twice.” The “Unlocking Joy” sections at the end of the chapter help readers apply the advice to everyday life. “Emotions can often cloud our judgement,” Clover writes in Chapter 5, titled “Clear the Clutter.”
This book is an easy and enjoyable read, delivering on what it promises to do …organize the mayhem. Yet, readers are not challenged to reach a standard of perfection. Rather, encouraged to find the right functional balance for their family. From “The Power of Routines and Habits,” to “Organization and Meal Planning,” the chapters are each intriguing on their own and yet flow nicely into “unlocking joy” each step of the way though the book. I highly recommend this to moms and caregivers!
(I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.)