Guest Review: Organize Your Life and More by Christina Scalise
Are you one for clutter around the house ? Have you ever been accused as a hoarder ? Need help organising your life and everything around you ?
Margitte brings to you a review on how to "Organise your life and More" by Christina Scalise.
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Organize Your Life and More by Christina Scalise The opening aria
I wanted to yodel when I read the title was this old brain-draining
song of yesterday. You know, that kind of song that gets stuck in your
head for weeks and drives you up the trees with your front teeth!
Being kind of rebellious against any form of syncronized, brainwashed, Big Bother is watching you, now get in line or...!
- kind of social engineering, does not make me the ultimate choice
candidate to review a book like this. I have never done it before, it is
not really my scene.
So a few selected lines from this Malvina Reynolds song kept popping up while opening the book:
"Little boxes on the hillside, Little boxes made of ticky tacky Little boxes on the hillside, Little boxes all the same, There's a pink one and a green one And a blue one and a yellow one And they're all made out of ticky tacky And they all look just the same.
And the people in the houses All went to the university And they all play on the golf course And drink their martinis dry And they all have pretty children And the children go to school, And the children go to summer camp And then to the university And the boys go into business And marry and raise a family Where they are put in boxes And they come out all the same."
that in mind, I was not keen to spend many hours on ideas to get even
more organized! My personal experience in life dictates that relatively
normal clutter in a home spells love and warmth and relaxation. Pristine
lives are restricted, insecure nests of inhospitality!
However, the book starts with this question: "Does any of this describe you?": 1. Stressed. 2. Low on cash. 3. Hectic schedule. 4. Low on time. 5. Low on energy. 6. Late for appointments. 7. Forget to bring essential items with you. 8. Forget to do important tasks. 9. Always looking for a lost item such as your car keys or cell phone. 10. Your house has piles of clutter you just don’t have time to deal with. 11. You are running out of space in your home. 12. Your kids are constantly forgetting their homework and are not acting responsibly.
Gotcha! Nice sales pitch, right? Nevertheless, it worked. This book is for you!
parents who are living in the fast lane and do not have time to teach
your children everything they need to live a much happier life, buy them
this book for Christmas as an extension of yourself and your good
intentions with your parenting vices. It will save you a lot of talk the
kids do not want to hear from you, but will absorb from an outsider who
do not wish to control them! ;-)
I for one is going to buy it
for my three kids - all young people starting out with their own lives.
My own copy will join a specially selected few books in the john. Well,
yes, I have books for every single occasion and location in life. You
never know where you might need a few words of wisdom to ponder!
main benefit of this book is not only the numerous tips and tricks
provided to lessen stress in your life, but also the challenge it
provides to make it an adventure in itself to become organized. There
are more things I agree with than I care to admit - me, the ultimate
free spirit! Life has proven that it works. Another result, also
proven, is that you won't need such an expensive chemical intervention
in your life to sort out the emotional, financial, physical and family
clutter. The money you save will pay for a dream holiday on your Bucket
I give this book five stars for the valuable service it can
render to young people, especially, as well as older people who need a
new challenge in their lives. I am one of them!
It is not a
sit-down and finish book in one-go. Nope, that is why I need to add it
to the Throne room where it can be picked up and enjoy at least once a
day. In fact, if you are the athletic type, or harbors an adventurous
spirit, take one tip a day and apply it in your life. Have you walked
through your home/ garden / project after finishing and felt immense
pride in your accomplishment? You will feel the same after adopting one
of the tips in the book per day as a new challenge.
If you wonder about the other books in our hall of fame, here they are: "The Ultimate Loo Book" by Jeremy Clarkson, "The History of the World in Six Glasses" by Tom Standage, The Devil's Cup" by Stewart Lee Allen, a few Mary Roach books, and a few National Geographic magazines.
is not the kind of book that you want to leave forgotten in a book
shelf or piled into obscurity somewhere on a coffee table. It is a
relaxing, informative way of getting happy without even thinking about
What the book actually teaches us is that real freedom lies
in being organized. It is amazing how many people do not know this
secret. If your mother or grandmother did not teach you these secrets,
this book will stand in for them and make your life a much better place
to enjoy! For young people there is even more beauty to behold: You will
never hear the words I told you so! again after this book
changed your life. You might even smile right around your head when you
see those little ticky tacky boxes painted yellow and green and you
suddenly have the time to enjoy the things you really love! ;-)
Many of these tips already worked splendidly in my own life. That is why I have so much time to read, to start with.