Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Small Space Organizing

With a few tricks up your sleeve, small can be the new big!! Hi my name is Loren and I am an Organizing addict! Ha :) Seriously though, It only took 45 years of living in clutter, until one day I just SNAPPED!! Living in Clutter is just soooo overwhelming. For me, I just had no peace and was constantly picking up here or cleaning over there. You get the idea :) Well, Whatever it was that snapped in me that day I am happy to say that I have been organizing ever since! In Kathryn Bechen's book "Small Space Organizing" you will find some really wonderful tips on organization. She truly has covered everything! From the bathroom to your back patio, she has thought of everything imaginable to create organized spaces. The Chapter I will go back and take it step by step is the Home Office Heaven. This has been an area that I have struggled with year after year! So I look so forward to applying Mrs. Bechen's wisdom and instruction to this area. My only complaint about this book is that I wish she had pictures of what the rooms looked like after they had been organized. She shares a list of items for each room to organize with and I would have loved to "see" them before I went to purchase anything! Otherwise, It truly is a great book! Thank you Donna and Revell, a Division of Baker Publishing Group Dwell Well in a Small Space A room-by-room ‘small space bible’ to maximize living in minimum space Whether you’re downsizing your home or just starting out, professional organizing and decorating author Kathryn Bechen will show you how to create a space where you can live well regardless of the size. Dedicated to helping small space dwellers thrive in their home for over 20 years, Bechen wants everyone to feel proud of their comfortable and welcoming living space regardless of the square footage. In Small Space Organizing: A Room-by-Room Guide to Maximizing Your Space (Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8007-2028-5, 240 pages, January 2012, $12.99), Bechen compiles 20 years of real life organizational tips and tricks. This ‘small space bible’ will help anyone transform cramped space into a perfectly petite living space as Bechen goes room-by-room giving design and organizational advice as well as taking on the extremely small spaces of studio and basement apartments, loft and high-rise spaces and even tips for RV living. “A true home is really about the size of your heart, not about the size of your space,” says Bechen. She encourages readers to embrace living in a small space and assures them that even the most teeny-tiny space can be transformed into a welcoming environment to maximize the space – and more importantly, maximize living. Bechen tells clients to “always remember that it’s far more important to have a spirit of hospitality and friendship as the emphasis of your home, rather than neglecting to invite others to visit you there just because you lack large rooms or expensive furniture.” After reading Small Space Organizing readers will be able to: Create a non-traditional entryway space Find a creative space for a home office Craft a spa atmosphere in a teeny-tiny bathroom Design a nursery space to nurture a newborn Find storage space that’s hiding in their kitchen Downsize their living space successfully Small Space Organizing will help readers at every stage of life create an inviting home and maximize living. Everyone from the newlyweds struggling to fit all their wedding presents into a small apartment to empty-nesters with years-worth of sentimental possessions moving to a smaller home can benefit from Bechen’s expert advice. For the reluctant downsizer faced with the daunting task of moving into a smaller living space, Bechen offers encouragement and practical tips for the emotional process. “It’s normal to go through an array of emotions during your downsizing process,” says Bechen. “It helps to get through it by keeping your mind’s eye focused on the end results of a lovely new right-sized home, decorated in a style you love, in a neighborhood that’s just right for you at this new stage of your life.” Kathryn Bechen is an award-winning professional writer whose articles have appeared in popular national and regional magazines and newspapers. She specializes in lifestyle feature articles and has also published several organizing and decorating e-books. The lifestyle companies she founded, Organized with Ease and Kathryn Bechen Designs, have served clients worldwide. Bechen has organized and decorated 13 personal small space residences together with her husband Steve. They currently live in their favorite small space ever: a 1,200-square-foot high-rise apartment in beautiful San Diego, California. She blogs about timely lifestyle topics at Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, offers practical books for everyday life.  For more information, visit ###