Organized Enough: The Anti-Perfectionist's Guide to Getting--and Staying--Organized (Paperback)
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If you're looking to clean up but not clean out, if you want to declutter but don't want to throw out eighty percent of your stuff, if you want to be able to find matching socks in the morning but don't want a color-coded sock drawer, you've come to the right place. Organized Enough offers a groundbreaking, science-driven method for getting--and staying--organized. Amanda Sullivan's proven approach will teach you the lifelong habits of the organized, showing you how to make cleaning up effortless and automatic. With seven concepts to help you define your goals and seven essential habits to keep chaos and clutter at bay, Organized Enough will teach you to reframe how you think about your space, your stuff, and your life. You'll learn how to:
- Sort the "stuff" from the sentimental
- Become a paper-filing ninja
- Cultivate consistency, not chaos
- Set up systems that can run on autopilot
- Let go of guilt and start enjoying your home
- ...and more
About the Author
Amanda Sullivan is a professional organizer, founder of The Perfect Daughter, and a media expert on organization. She has helped hundreds of clients, from hoarders to celebrities such as Lori Singer, Kimberly Guilfoyle, and Liz Murray to control home chaos. Amanda has appeared on Good Morning America and Living it Up with Ali and Jack. Her advice has appeared in national print magazines such as Woman's Day and Fit Pregnancy, as well as on popular websites such as Next Avenue and About.com
"A friendly, down-to-earth guide that takes the stress out of organizing. Forget perfection--Amanda shows how a few good habits can bring more serenity to your life."
—Francine Jay, author of The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Guide to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify
"Amanda Sullivan has added a charming and well-written book to the organizing canon."
—Regina Leeds, New York Times bestselling author of One Year to an Organized Life
Amanda's advice is always practical; she understands that people are busy and their lives are moving quickly. Her book is full of real-life solutions that anyone can use to make sure their home and life are more organized in the quickest, most efficient way possible."
—Kimberly Guilfoyle, cohost, The Five, Fox New Channel
"Amanda's 100% sane organizational philosophy will help you impose 'good enough,' a revelatory transformation!"
—Ayun Halliday, author of No Touch Monkey! And Other Travel Lessons Learned Too Late
"If you're a disorganized person simply looking for simple ways to keep clutter at bay, then Amanda Sullivan's Organized Enough: The Anti-Perfectionist's Guide to Getting-and Staying-Organized was written for you."—Apartment Therapy
"Sullivan offers valuable, accessible wisdom that readers can employ immediately."—Library Journal
"Sullivan is exceedingly non-judgmental and concentrates her advice on making homes livable, rather than immaculate."—Realtor.org
"If you want to get organized but you're not sure where to start, this book gives an accessible starting point, and then you can decide what 'Organized Enough' means to you."—
Manhattan Book Review
"You might ask what makes this book different from several thousand others on the subject. This: author Amanda Sullivan isn't proposing that you keep everything one-hundred-percent ship-shape."—The Bookworm Sez
"The most down-to-earth book on organizing that I've read in a long time...[Organized Enough] made me look around my messy house with acceptance, rather than defeat (a nice feeling!), while providing helpful tools for tidying and arranging effectively."