This is an AWESOME!!! book and has been extremely helpful to me already and I haven't yet gotten the truly organizational side of it yet...I've just been trying to implementing the ideas. I am so excited about this new system....a great book for anyone who is needing organizational help! :)
Laurie S. reviewed Sidetracked Home Executives: From Pigpen to Paradise on
Helpful Score: 3
I read this book because I wanted to see where Flylady got started with her system. It was both helpful and funny. I haven't gotten a big 3x5 card file going yet, since I get Flylady's email reminders. I did organize my greeting cards by month in a box, and I started a list for each month of cards and gifts I need to send out. It has been a big help so far.
I found this book helpful to set up a system on how to stay organized and keep my house clean. It is also amusing. I think it could have been written as a short pamphlet instead, but I did read the entire book.
I read the original 1977 edition of Pam Young and Peggy Jones' first book. I prefer that edition to this one. They have added a section on computer programs, updated pictures and wording but it just didn't jive for me. May be in 1977 I needed the Sidetracked sisters to help me be more organized and it was the right time. Now I am organized I just need a sysmter to help me with remembering to clean the airfilters and such. Also how to manage the tons of paper that seems to accumulate on my table. This book is good to someone just starting out learning how to organize and clean a house...but for me I will stay with the orginal edition.