(Orange, Texas)

March 24, 2013

Book Review: 5 Days to a Clutter-Free House

Dawn Burleigh
The Orange Leader

ORANGE — A book to lay out a way to quick, easy ways to clear up your space is 5 Days to a Clutter-Free House.

The book gives one a method for cleaning using teamwork which should turn a cluttered house into an eye-pleasing home.

Sandra Felton and Marsha Sims, authors of the self-help book, use testimonies from people who have successfully used the Mount Rushmore method.

The book does make reference to other suggested reading material for some ‘problem’ areas and mentions an online group for ‘messies’. According to the book, messies are individuals who are not naturally born with organizational skills and need a little assistance to get the clutter under control.

Initially, while reading the book, it appeared the book was for hoarders, however, that changes further into the pages.

While not everyone is gifted with the ability to organize a house and keep it clutter free, the book does offer some suggestions that could work even if one decides to take on the task without a team.

The writers inspire to keep one inspired to succeed throughout the book. Quotes from different people and fictional characters are sprinkled throughout to add to the positive influence.

5 Days to a Clutter-Free House: Quick, Easy Ways to Clear Up Your Space, 215 pages, was released in 2013 by Revell a division of Baker Publishing Group.