Organizing for Life

  • by Sandra Felton
  • Narrated by Melinda Schmidt
  • 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Say goodbye to the stress of mess - for good! You can find the order, beauty, and peace you desire - and deserve - in your home. Organizing for Life reveals the secrets of keeping your house neat, clean, and organized without spending every minute of your life working on it. Finally, an audiobook that goes beyond the how-tos of cleaning and looks right at the heart of messiness so permanent change can take place. You'll learn why things are out of control so you can get them back in order and keep them that way. You'll uncover the mental and emotional roots of clutter - guilt, fear, rebellion, habit - so you can get rid of it. Even the best cleaning methods are useless if you can't keep up and soon slip back into old habits. Stop struggling. You can overcome that old, unsuccessful mind-set and discover a new way of thinking that makes messiness a thing of the past.

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Customer Reviews

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Sorry I Wasted My Money

I was hoping this audio book may give me some good tips on organization. Wrong. I not only had the Bible preached to me but there was a suggestion that disorganization in the house 'may have my husband threatening to leave, or maybe had already left.' I'd like to know if the husband referred to had a piano tied to his butt because he wasn't able to help, or heaven forbid, maybe the almighty lord and master of the house was part of the problem? I gave the book two stars because the choice of narrator was good. In my opinion, this is a poor excuse for a self help book.
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- Sapphira

Messies? Children's book?

What did you like about this audiobook?

To be fair, I didn't make it past the first several chapters. I tried to stay with it but I believe that the writer was referring to the reader as a "Messy" (i.e.,"Messies have problems throwing things away"). I tried not to let it bother me but the style of writing made me feel like I was a '50's housewife who barely graduated from kindergarten. I also got the feeling that part of the problem that "Messies" suffered from was OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) associated with "hoarding" but the book didn't refer to the actual psychological classification. The author seemed to lump every potential pattern of a "messy" without actually identifying the psychological condition. In general, seemed like the author may have missed the time period when mixing pseudo-science and condescending grade school teaching passed for helping people. I truly couldn't stomach wasting more time with this nonsense. My apologies if the book somehow improved after chapter 2.


How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

I need to screen reading material better. I am glad I didn't waste more time on this book.


Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

Quality of Audible app is excellent; however, book is less than good


What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

Made me feel like I was sitting in kindergarten class being read to out of a book that had 10 words per page and a lot of pictures.


Do you have any additional comments?

I saw the book at the airport book store under "best sellers" which I am assuming was used to sucker people into buying it. Shame on me for not reading the other reviews.

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- Robert J. Herman

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-26-2009
  • Publisher: Oasis Audio