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.