The Organized Mom

If you’re expecting a new baby or welcoming one into your life and home you may be feeling overwhelmed. Being a first time mom I felt extremely overwhelmed about products to buy, where to put them, safeguarding the house, packing for the hospital, etc. I had a binder, an accordion file, and my day planner on me at all times to keep up with all the information I was constantly collecting to find my way through new parenthood. I stumbled across Stacey’s site of organized ideas and was so excited to be able to review her book: The Organized Mom – Simplify Life for You and Baby, One Step at a Time.

Notice the tabs 🙂

The journey of motherhood begins at conception, which is also when moms-to-be begin accumulating stuff for their newborn. The accumulation of baby items can be overwhelming. The Organized Mom addresses organization on a room-by-room basis. Help a mom ease worries and feel empowered in her surroundings!  The book guides readers as to what you need and where to put it. There are problem-solutions, good ideas and quick tips throughout.  And even if you’re not such a new mom, this book is still a terrific resource.

You’ll see that I’ve tabbed the book in several places to reference different topics and projects I’d like to tackle. Stacey’s GOPACK method requires these steps: Group Objects, Purge, Assign, Contain, Keep it Up! Start with one room and begin grouping like items together. If you’re pressed for time or starting an overwhelming mess, make sure to have plenty of banker boxes or totes on hand to keep all items together. Don’t feel bad if you have to leave things in bins for a while as you take time to assess zones of your space or make decisions on what to purge and what to keep. It will be WELL worth it when you are finished!

Forms for Organization

Forms you can use for categorizing what’s in your closet, inventory checklists, and questions for your Ob-gyn are just some of those included in the book. If you have a copy machine, you can copy and enlarge the forms to print. If you don’t have one at home, take it to your neighborhood office supply store and they may be able to do it for you.

Stacey has a great website FULL of information on organizing and simplifying your life. She also several different services for hands on organization or your life and decluttering your office space or home. Like her on Facebook to keep with her events and appearances.

I wish I had this wonderful resource during my pregnancy. If you are expecting or have a friend who’s expecting, this would make a wonderful gift! It’s more than just a book – it is a true RESOURCE. It’s something I will reread and refer to over and over again. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by applying Stacey’s GOPACK method to your life! Visit her website for details on how to get your own copy of the Organized Mom.

Stacey Crew

About Stacey:

What started as a personal journey of decluttering and organizing, turned into one Pug, two daughters, three books and a blog about real life solutions for real busy women.

Although organizing is part of Stacey’s genetic makeup (hey, we all have our strengths and believe me, she’s got her weaknesses!), but she approaches it with a sense of humor and attitude that “being organized” is simply a means to and end. With many interests, Stacey says, “Life it too short to miss the big stuff while spending lots of time on laundry, housekeeping, and basically things you’d rather not be doing.”She invites you to join her in a movement to have the [organized] lifestyle you want!”

The recently expanded blog now includes categories of Travel & Lifestyle, Small Space Living, Green Living and Mom Moments. And, of course, the Easy Organizing section now includes Room-by-Room and What You Need & Where to Put It solutions.

I received this product free of charge and all opinions expressed are my own.

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About palaciosamantha
I'm a Social Media Manager for a large home decor company who enjoys staying current in trends in both the fashion and home industries. I have a passion for writing, art journaling, expressive painting, and photography. My greatest loves are my two children.

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