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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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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