Real Simple

Real Simple

The Organized Home

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
A practical handbook on how to streamline and organize one's home offers a host of creative suggestions and step-by-step advice on everything from how to organize one's kitchen shelves and clean the refrigerator to setting up a well-organized and peaceful room, with tips on selecting the right furnishings, preparing for emergencies, storage, packing, and more. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Time Home Entertainment ; Godalming : Melia [distributor], 2006
ISBN: 9781933405360
1933405368
Characteristics: 191 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Real Simple

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nickeldime
Mar 24, 2015

I love "Real Simple" the magazine, but I was a bit disappointed with this book. I supposed if you aren't sure what you might need for your home, the items outlined in "The Basics" section of each room (chapter) would be helpful. However, I feel as though they are assuming everyone lives in a large home with an abundance of space. For example, one of the basics listed for the bedroom is an Upholstered Chair. They admit it's not a necessity, but not everyone has the space in their bedroom to add a chair. I also found the laundry information dated as they make on mention of HE washers and dryers.

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hbrown27909
Apr 16, 2013

I thought it was going to be more of a "how to instructional guide" to storage solutions and seemed to be more of an "interior decorating" book.

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jaida
Aug 27, 2010

Great ideas in here and some that will be useful. Wish they had some visual ideas about the specific room. Also felt like it was kind of geared toward one house, for example, they talked about the foyer and gave suggestions but as if everyone's foyer is designed the same. Definately, there a few ideas that will work for us and some maybe have to incorporate our own ideas based on the room design. But overall has some good basic ideas, I do love "Real Simple" full of ideas and a lot of great ones

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ll_mademoiselle
Jan 28, 2010

I ended up buying this book online as I think it serves as a great reference if you are generally trying to get your home organized.

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jannybean
Jan 01, 2010

It was o.k. Pretty basic info about what furniture each room in a house should have. Nothing new and nothing inspiring. Very basic.

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