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From Stuffed to Sorted: Your Essential Guide To Organising, Room By Room

From Stuffed to Sorted: Your Essential Guide To Organising, Room By Room

MaryAnne Bennie

ISBN: 978-0-730-37829-7

Jan 2012, Wrightbooks

176 pages



"MaryAnne is the only person I would consider consulting to tackle any organising challenge."
Shaynna Blaze, interior designer and TV presenter

Follow organisational expert MaryAnne Bennie's in8steps system and organise your entire home without turning it into total chaos in the process. In eight simple steps the system helps you to decide what stays and what goes, and how to store what remains efficiently.

Learn how to:

  • reorganise your whole house in a series of eight-minute blitzes

  • bust your excuses and find the motivation to start

  • develop techniques to set yourself up for success

  • focus on one area of your house at a time—from kickstarting your kitchen to boosting your bedroom

  • make the finishing touches to create the home you have always wanted.

So, what are you waiting for? Work at a pace your lifestyle allows and use this tried-and-tested system to completely overhaul your relationship with your stuff. Take control of your clutter and enjoy living in your home once again.

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About the author v

A word from the author vi

Introduction vii

PART I Masterclasses

1 Masterclass 1: setting up for success 3

2 Masterclass 2: the in8steps system 9

3 Masterclass 3: a space mission 31

4 Masterclass 4: getting a handle on hardware 37

5 Masterclass 5: time-saving techniques 53

PART II Room by room

6 Bathroom blitz 61

7 Laundry hung and dried 79

8 Kickstart your kitchen 99

9 Bedroom boost 127

10 Fresh faces for living spaces 149

11 Office overhaul 171

12 Lifting the door on garages 187

Acknowledgements 201

About in8 home office and life organising 203