Take It From Me: Totally Together: Shortcuts to an Organized Life (Review & Giveaway) CLOSED

August 1, 2011

Totally Together: Shortcuts to an Organized Life (Review & Giveaway) CLOSED

 Totally Together = Less cleaning and more time with your family!
About the book: TOTALLY TOGETHER (Berkley Trade Paperback; August 2, 2011; $15.00) is the indispensable guide to organizing a busy household so anyone can have a tidy and tranquil home in just minutes a day. New York Times bestselling author and popular mommy blogger Stephanie O’Dea provides a practical, how-to guide in a weekly calendar format to make home organization and time management a snap.
Stephanie has developed the “clean less, play more” method, which allows you to fly through all the chores and minutiae in minutes a day so you can move on to what you really want to do: spend time with family and enjoy living life. Using a weekly organizational planner format, Stephanie spells out exactly what chores are essential and how they should be tackled to maximize time and minimize effort including:

• Seven daily chores that anyone in the family can do in just minutes

• Yearly, seasonally, monthly, and weekly chores divided into bite-sized chunks
• Household tips and cleaning shortcuts
• Guide for setting up meal plans
• Fun, fast recipes
• Reproducible grocery list with check boxes
• An action plan for keeping the entire family organized
• And much more!
Being a mom, I am open to ANY advice that will make my life easier. I was super excited when I heard about Totally Together and I wanted in on the secrets! I love that this book is small enough to tuck in my purse and is very cute. Totally together has really made my life easier. I am a pretty neat and organized person, but maybe not as practical as I would have liked. Now I have more time with my family and I'm not always thinking about what I need to clean in my house. 
I used to get grossed out with my bathroom floor because no matter what it was ALWAYS dirty. I found myself carrying the vacuum to the bathroom more than I would like and it was so annoying. So one tip that I do out of the book is, when my kids are in the bath and there is water all over the floor, I take my dirty bath towel and I quickly wipe down the entire floor. Behind the toilet used to get so gross, now dirt doesn't have time to settle and it is HEAVEN! It takes me two minutes, which is time I have, since I am watching my girls in the bath anyway. A great tip I will always remember!

Where to Purchase?
Totally Together: Shortcuts to an Organized Life is available on Amazon for only $8.72. A small price to pay for your sanity!  Seriously, this book is awesome!
Win It!
Totally Together: Shortcuts to an Organized Life has generously offered one of our lucky readers a book of their very own!

HERE'S HOW TO WIN!
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Giveaway closes Thursday August 11th at midnight
(Open to U.S. & Canada)
Winner will be chosen using Random.org & announced the following day
GOOD LUCK!
(Remember to include your email in one of your posts or have it available on your profile so we can contact you of your win)

 
A big thank you to Penguin Group for providing me with the Totally Together: Shortcuts to an Organized Life book to review and for providing Totally Together: Shortcuts to an Organized Life as a giveaway. These are my honest opinions, your experience may vary.

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