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 Christopher Lowell's Seven Layers of Organization : Unclutter Your Home, Unclutter Your LifeIf your closets are bulging and your drawers are about to explode, you’re not alone. The fact is, seven out of ten Americans live in cluttered homes. Our nesting instinct has allowed the stuff to take over. Emmy Award–winning host and design guru Christopher Lowell provides the perfect solution in Seven Layers of Organization. While other books simply show containers and gizmos to get organized, Christopher gets to the bottom of why we just can’t seem to let go—and shows us how we can.

As in his smash hit book Christopher Lowell’s Seven Layers of Design, Lowell takes you through the organizing process step by step, breaking down each layer into simple tasks that anyone can make time to do. He shows how to plan ahead for better, faster, longer-lasting results; how to decide what to keep and what to toss; and how to store or show off your possessions. You’ll also see how each layer works in twelve fabulous room makeovers, from a ship-to-shore nautical bedroom to a Hollywood glam hallway to an inviting his-and-hers office space.It is possible to reach organizational nirvana and to stay there! In just seven easy steps, this colorful, no-nonsense guide will teach you how to purge your home mentally, physically, and spiritually so you’ll be clutter-free for life!

1. Assess & Schedule

2. Detach & Purge

3. Reclaim & Update

4. Sort & Contain

5. Design & Build

6. Arrange & Display

7. Cease & Maintain
  Date Published 12/20/2005

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Rated By: Virginia Allain
From: Poinciana, FL
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Comments: Let Go Of Your Clutter
This is just the book I needed for my New Year's resolutions. I'm afraid that I'm a hoarder and as Lowell points out, getting rid of things isn't a physical action, "It's absolutely psychological." I'm not alone in this, as most of us have more possessions than we can comfortably care for.
His book addresses clutter in a decorating sense, not as a plan to just empty out overstuffed junk drawers. He poses questions such as:
*Does my home tell my story?
*Does this item have meaning to me?
If you sometimes find your home overwhelming and despair that it could ever look like the decorator's showcases on television, then it's time to try a book like this.
Rated By: Daniel A. Edmondson
From: Pacific MO
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Comments: Excellent as always
Once again, Christopher Lowell goes beyond the technical side of design and organization and gives advice to those of us whom don't have a background in interior design. As a Interior Design student, I found that Christopher takes the technical side of organization and makes it "real" again. His views and eye for things is excellent, as always, and makes taking control of our environment easy and effective with step by step ideas and methods instead of putting things in a grand scope, which is how we became disorganized to begin with.
Rated By: the-divine-ms-n
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Comments: Where there is Fear, there is Clutter!!!
Mr. Lowell never ceases to amaze me. I was so inspired by this book that I am now in the process of reassessing and reorganizing my entire house!! And I am having fun doing it which is great. This book offers a completely painless, supportive place to change your pack-rat ways!!

Mr. Lowell, I thank you!!
Rated By: Jane Holf
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Comments: Not worth it
The book had very little to do with organization. It dealt with how to declutter your home, but it did not explain how to reassemble it when all of the junk was removed. Also, only half of the book was dedicated to organization. The other half contained pictures of rooms that Mr. Lowell and company designed. It is more like a picture book than anything else.