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    Talking This is the book I would have written if I wrote on organization or cleaning

    It is called House Works, it's by Cynthia Townley Ewer and I bought it today.

    It is my new best favourite top number one book for organization of a home from cleaning, decluttering, making a household planner that fits you, cooking ahead, pantry principles, menu planning, laundry methods, cleaning schedules and much more.

    She jammed it all into 327 pages plus a bunch of user friendly photocopy forms at the back.

    I LOVE this book. My former top fave, Totally Organized by Bonnie Runyon McCullough has a new competitor, and it tops Bonnie, plus Jeff Campbells Speed Cleaning and takes a whack at Don Aslett's classic Clutter's Last Stand to name my 3 favourites.

    I'm not getting rid of those 3 or of Peg Bracken's classics. (speaking of which, the latest Simple magazine, whatever it's called, simple living or something, the editor mentions Peg's books)

    this book however is joining them in the ranks of books I don't want to be without.

    I'm loving it people, and I don't need to write a book now, this one is it, at least where organization and household management are concerned.

    Have a look at it here: [ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0756613612/sr=8-1/qid=1143507529/ref=pd_bbs_1/104-9560050-5507934?%5Fencoding=UTF8"]Amazon.com: Houseworks: Cut the Clutter, Speed Your Cleaning and Calm the Chaos (9780756613617): Cynthia Townley Ewer: Books[/ame]

    Anyways, happy reading. I suggest those of you interested in it, get your library to bring in a copy for you, and then try it first.

    Just because I love it, doesn't mean it's right for everyone else, but I really really love it!

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    Oh, it looks good. It's published by DK books. They have great products. I use to sell their books when they had their direct selling company.

    I'm going to first check the library to see if they have it; otherwise, I'll probably buy it.

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    It just came out. Brand new release.

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    Loved your review here and at Amazon.
    I think you really really love this book.

    Enjoy & thanks for bringing it to our attention.




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    It sounds like a great book. My library does not have it but I am going to do a purchase request for the library. They are really good about purchasing books that are requested by patrons so hopefully they will get it soon and I can check it out and read it.

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    I really love the website organized home.com so I'm not surprised that the book is great too!

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    Margery, did YOU write the review on Amazon? (overtakenbyanap)

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    Thanks!

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    yep, sure did. I really really like this book!

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    Our library is getting it! I found out by checking my 'hold' list:

    Folk socks : the history & techniques of handknitted footwear /
    by Bush, Nancy, 1951-
    Adult Print Item * Coming Soon

    Houseworks : Cut The Clutter, Speed your Cleaning, and Calm the Chaos
    by Ewer, Cynthia Townley
    Adult Print Item * Coming Soon

    Knitting on the road : sock patterns for the traveling knitter
    by Bush, Nancy, 1951-
    Adult Print Item * Coming Soon


    YES! THREE books that I've recently recommended are coming in!

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    I think you'll like it EB. She has some of those useful little forms that her site is so good for, in the back of the book for photocopy purposes to create an individualized household planner.

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    I have been waiting for this one to come out!!! I am also a big fan of hers from organizedhome.com!! Can't wait to get it!!

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    Apparently she got her start in the same group that flylady did, but being very different people, they took that start, and went in different directions, both providing a lot of help to a lot of people.

    This book is a wonderful example of her stripped down way of thinking about home org.

    She thinks in systems like I do. starting and maintaining a laundry system or a food prep system.

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    I've used the library once in a while for books on housekeeping techniques, but didn't have one of my own. I was so impressed by your rave reviews that I ordered this one, just to have a reference on hand. It arrived (finally) last night, and though I've only started looking through it and reading some, I really like it -- and it is such an attractive and colorful book, putting some flair in what I consider very dull chores. I'm not familiar with the website, but I'll check that out too when I have some time. Meanwhile, thanks loads for the tip! When my house shines (yeah, right), I'll think kindly of you!

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