At last—an easy-to-follow, step-by-step visual guide to organizing your home room by room and piece by piece. Most organizing books are too complicated to actually use—you have to read them cover-to-cover, search for the information you need, then try to remember it once you finally find it. And after all that, it may be useless! With The Beverly Hills Organizer’s Home Organizing Bible, you can quickly turn to the section they need, and then follow organizing ace Linda Koopersmith’s decluttering "recipe" step by step, just like a cookbook. Everything you’ll need is there on one spread! Linda’s practical strategies and smart storage systems help you clear out the clutter and stay organized for good.
• Packed with organizational tips and techniques that are easy, inexpensive, obtainable and simple to maintain • Recommends the best products for each task • Includes do-it-yourself tips that could save readers thousands of dollars • Reveals the "30-Second Rule" that makes staying uncluttered and organized a snap • Based on the author’s experience with thousands of clients
Date Published 5/1/2005
Rated By: Diane C. Stoltz
Comments: My Organizing Hero! What a great book! It covers how to organize EVERYTHING! Linda Koopersmith is my new hero.
Rated By: J. Hodges
From: San Francisco, CA
Comments: Please don't waste your money! This book has a few good tips, such as clothes folding techniques and upright-storage methods (as opposed to stacking in drawers), but overall it offers little that's new or original. For example: "Nightstands are perfect for containing all that essential bedtime clutter, from reading glasses to an alarm clock. Put lamps on them to bring more light to the bed area." Wow! Lamps on a bedside table? Who'da thunk?
Many of the photographs in this book appear to have been taken in the '80s, as evidenced by the room decor, unless perhaps Linda's Beverly Hills clientele just happens to favor lime green walls and leopard-print carpet. And Linda's grasp on computer technology seems to be a bit lacking; she enthusiastically endorses the use of a Palm Pilot for organizing one's schedule and address book, yet seems to be unaware that programs like Quicken exist to help one balance one's checkbook.
Overall, not worth the price.
Rated By: jill
Comments: THIS IS A GREAT BOOK I LOVE THIS BOOK IT COVERS HOW TO ORGANIZE EVERYTHING. THIS IS A GREAT BOOK.
Rated By: Cheyne
Comments: The is to disbute J.Hodges review First thing I would like to say is that Linda Koopersmith's book is amazing! I personally had her work in my home, and there aren't even words to describe how BEAUTIFUL and MIRACULOUS it looks when she leaves. Her book is so comprehensible that my children could read it and know how to orangize any drawer in our home.
What encouraged me to write this was review was after reading J.Hodges' review. I was appalled. Obviously, she hasn't read the whole book or taken notice of the easy to follow recipe format. Futhermore, I was personally insulted when she made direct refernce to my teenage daughters leopard print carpet. Might I add that NO it was not decorated in the 80's, but in fact in 2004, and its quite apparent that J.Hodges is still living in a 90's clad home (white walls) if he/she can not appreciate color and design. Furthermore, his/her comment on the lime green wall was just painted in Feburary 2005 designed by celebrity interior designer, Mark Cutler from Make-Over Mamas on A&E.
I highly recommend this book, you are doing yourself an injustice by not having a copy to refer upon in your time of need.
Rated By: T. Mullikin "nyretla"
From: South Carolina
Comments: Help has arrived! I read Linda's book and immediately put her suggestions to use. The folding of the shirts was an amazing way to gain an extra drawer. I am a real estate agent and I bought a box of these books to give to customers for their new house. It will help them to get started on the right foot. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys having everything in its place the right way.
Rated By: Karin Conti "Karin"
From: Watertown, MA
Comments: LINDA ROCKS! Dear Linda:
I am a single mother of 3, living in a very small apartment, I have always struggled with organization, as both my middle son and myself have ADD.
I have read organization books and watched every show out there. When I started to watch clean house, and saw way you organized, not just for looks but also for function, I was hooked.
I finally got your book, I bought it for myself for Christmas.
In just one night, I refolded all my clothes they way you suggested, and OH MY GOSH, just that small thing has made an enormous difference. The next day I did my daughters clothes, and so on.
I had been trying to save money for a while to get my son a new dresser, because his was much too small, but guess what!, it's not anymore!
I can't wait for this weekend to find another project!
Just wanted to say thanks!
Rated By: A Reader from Delaware
Comments: An Easy to Follow Guide for the Organizationally Challenged I bought this book after seeing the work Linda Koopersmith did on "Clean House" (Style Network). Watching that show helped me to get started on cleaning all of the crap out of my house and getting organized. Linda's book gives the instructions and hints that the show doesn't have time to cover. I've read other organizing books that were way too detailed and overwhelming. This is a basic guide that covers the essentials. The book is loaded with photographs, and the photos really help you to visualize what you're working towards. Linda has also included a list, complete with phone numbers & web sites, of stores where organizing materials can be purchased.
The focus on "Beverly Hills" in both the title and the contents of the book may come across as intimidating or even a little snobbish. But, Linda Koopersmith is clearly not a snob. (Why else would she allow a photograph of herself without any makeup on to be included in this book?). She comes across as genuine and sincere in wanting to help her readers improve their lives.
This is a book that you will be able to refer to over and over again, so it is definitely a good purchase. In addition to the television show "Clean House", other readers might enjoy "Mission Organization" (Home & Garden Network).
Rated By: E. Hetrick "Organized in NM"
From: New Mexico
Comments: Excellent Guide to Organizing Your Home This book truly is a Bible to organizing your home. It had a broad variety of ideas and room examples, for those who are visual. The steps to getting organized and staying organized are easy to follow. I highly recommend this book to anyone trying to get rooms organized!
Rated By: Dina Lauman
From: Rockford, Illinois
Comments: Beverly Hill's Organizer, Linda Koopersmith I love Linda Koopersmith on the show Clean House. I am so excited to have her advice in this wonderful book with great ideas.
Rated By: Deb
From: Rochester Hills, MI
Comments: Fabulous book! This book has been very helpful in helping me organize the house, one project at a time. The detailed step-by-step instructions and photos as well as the author's tips were easy to follow and made sense. The final results have been great and have made keeping things organized much easier. I have been using a label maker for a few years, but have starting labeling more and more and now even my husband can find things! Who knew that would be an added bonus.