Pretty Neat by Alicia Rockmore & Sarah Welch Review

Pretty Neat: The Buttoned-Up Way to Get Organized and Let Go of Perfection is a wonderful book about how to get organized as well as how to let go of the fear that you just don’t measure up.

This book contains stories from busy women who manage business, careers, families, and homes. The stories tell how they manage to stay organized and not go nuts. One of the main ideas in the book is that you can be organized without being perfectly organized.

Very few busy people can be perfectly organized in all aspects of their lives. They may have neat living rooms but the bedrooms are disaster areas. Or they may have an exceptionally well organized office but their home is messy. This book is about being organized enough. And just enough.

We all have better things to do than go around organizing everything in our homes perfectly. The stories in this book will convince you that it is ok  not to be perfect. As long as you can find what you need then it is good enough.

There are many idea for how to make things easier as well.  Such as taking just 10 minutes to clear a spot in your house every day. If you do that then clutter won’t accumulate as much. I also liked the Taming Those Toy Tsunamis chapter. One of the ideas in there is to keep them all in one room. It goes for grown up toys too!

This is a really good book and anyone who has problems with organization or perfectionism would get a lot out of reading it.

I won a copy of this book over on Pretty Opinionated back in March.  Go visit and enter a few giveaways while you are there.

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  • Jayne September 10, 2011, 5:46 PM

    The only system I’ve ever been able to use with any sort of success is FLYlady. And that success is not very measurable. I have always struggled with staying focused and since the bipolar diagnosis and resulting medication additions, it’s even more of a challenge.

    Thank you for visiting my blog and stumbling my post. I was glad to share this one with others by giving it a Stumble, too. And it’s always nice to find another Wheel of Time fan. I’m currently in probably, at least, my 20th re-reading of the entire series. I get to the end and start again while throwing other books in between.

    • Elle
      September 11, 2011, 7:01 PM

      That sounds like me. I do that with series I really love. And that one is one of the all time best series ever written.

      Well I will be giving away that book too later…you might win it…it has some excellent suggestions for organizing.

      Thanks for visiting!
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  • beck valley books September 11, 2011, 7:22 AM

    new follower via stumble hop hoping you will follow back at xx

    ps stumbled you aswell x
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  • Vicky September 11, 2011, 11:25 AM

    Ok, I so need this book. I have been trying to get organized for months and it sounds like it offers some good strategies.

    I am visiting from the Stop and Stumble Hop. I have stumbled this post. If you have a chance please stumble mine too.
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  • aquariann September 17, 2011, 10:56 AM

    Sounds … neat! ;D Congratulations on winning such a helpful book.

    Btw, better stumbling late than never, right? Here’s my post this week: Pirate Tricorn Hats
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  • Laura O in AK September 17, 2011, 7:13 PM

    I reviewed this book earlier in the year and need to refer back to it again. Organization is something I need to work on constantly with four boys ready to tear it all apart.

    Stumbled the post through the hop. Mine is at
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  • Vicky September 19, 2011, 12:46 AM

    I so need some decluttering help. The taking 10 minutes tip is a good one that seems manageable. I am visiting from the Stop and Stumble and have stumbled this post. If you have a chance and can stumble that would be great.
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