The Organized Home by Julie Carlson

The Organized Home

Buy fewer (and better) things. Store like with like. Get rid of the plastic. Display—don’t stash—your belongings. Let go of your inner perfectionist and remember that rooms are for living. These are a few of the central principles behind Remodelista: The Organized Home, the new book from the team behind the inspirational design site Remodelista.com. Whether you’re a minimalist or someone who takes pleasure in her collections, we all yearn...


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TitleThe Organized Home
ISBN9781579656935
Author
Release DateNov 14th, 2017
PublisherArtisan
GenreNonfiction, Design
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  • Heidi The Reader
    1970-01-01
    A Remodelista Manual is another de-cluttering book. This one encourages readers to utilize storage containers made out of natural materials, to hang items in unexpected places and to make your space functional and beautiful.Maybe I've reached my limit on these types of books. For example, I loved The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, but that was one of the first books of this kind that I read.I know not everyone responds well to Marie Kondo's p...
  • Janssen
    1970-01-01
    I loved this! Gorgeous photos and smart, realistic ideas.
  • Megan
    1970-01-01
    This book is silly. Decanting laundry detergent so it looks prettier in one's laundry room? I can't even imagine the life I would be leading if that was something I prioritized. Sure, if I was rich and had a personal assistant who I could send on a wild goose chase to acquire the "fusto" (a traditional Italian dispenser for olive oil or wine) and the enamelware measuring cup.... Instead I am living a life planted firmly in mediocrity where I am l...
  • Basma
    1970-01-01
    I loved this. It’s a beautifully curated book. So much of what’s mentioned in here I’ve been trying for the past year to incorporate in my life and since moving to my own flat now I’ve been finding myself implementing this more and more especially when they talk about routines. I find the more organized things get and less stuff that I’m owning the easier I feel about my space and less stressed.However, even though all of this is very l...
  • Chelsey McNeil
    1970-01-01
    Too often, the "plastic-free" "natural materials" virtue-signaling gets out of hand in this book.I kept reading because sometimes I like to get my dander up and have an imaginary debate with authors. Maybe in order to stay sharp?I get it, when you design a book you go for a unified book design, so the homes and rooms pictured fit into the over aesthetic of the book. But I felt that, in the long run, living in spaces like the ones pictured would m...
  • OutlawPoet
    1970-01-01
    The level of organization shown in the photos in this book gave almost gave me hives. Seriously, I think I’m allergic to this level of perfection.However, I do like some minimalism and, neatness allergies notwithstanding, this book is full of gorgeous pictures, innovative techniques, and terrific resources.Now, I’ll tell you right now, this book didn’t change my life. It didn’t make me rush out and throw way all my ‘stuff’ (I love my ...
  • Christina
    1970-01-01
    While the author offers some worthwhile ideas for decluttering and arranging the remaining belongings, she also assumes that people own far less than we actually do. Maybe that’s our problem, but most people I know don’t have enough closet space to allow three fingers width between each hanger. Or have access to Gallic market baskets and an Italian fusto. The results look nice, but not always livable. Still, it’s a quick read that has some ...
  • KDV
    1970-01-01
    Did I need to read another minimalist house de-cluttering book with a bunch of pictures of wooden brushes and natural baskets? No, I did not. Did I enjoy it? Sure! I love pictures of clean, well-lit spaces adorned with well-made things. That said, it's just one lonnnnnggggg Pottery Barn type ad. Who can afford, for instance, replace all of their ugly plastic clothes hangers with attractive wooden ones? That alone with cost a fortune. Waiting for ...
  • Nadine
    1970-01-01
    “Ugh, this plastic medicine bottle is so unsightly. Here, slip it into this white porcelain storage container and set that on this Japanese enamelware tray. Ahh, that’s better.”
  • Ann
    1970-01-01
    A very pretty book with great info -- more geared towards home owners and people able to install lots of things to the walls, but with some options for renters too.
  • Brandi
    1970-01-01
    I ordered this book for our library and then checked it out myself because I am in need of some tips for reorganizing my house and making its setup more efficient and streamlined. However, I do not live in an urban center. I do not live in an apartment. And I do not own a minimalist, designer house. Therefore, I did not find this book useful or helpful at all.I am not familiar with the Remodelista site or brand, and now, I am not interested at al...
  • Lauren
    1970-01-01
    Meh. Nothing life altering but the pictures were pretty. Pretty sure real people don’t live in these houses though!
  • Kira
    1970-01-01
    I look at a lot of organizing books (guilty pleasure), and liked the principles here (less plastic), learned a new tip or two (organizing lids), and enjoyed the Shaker-styled, neutral-toned photography. However, I'm not sure yet whether or not it will make my top-10-keepers list.
  • Jessica
    1970-01-01
    I wasn't familiar with the Remodelista website before happening upon this book, but now after reading this one I'll be checking out the website. In this book the focus is all on organization. I really like how it's laid out with "the art of order: a manifesto" with 8 overall organizing guidelines, 12 universal storage tactics, and how daily rituals can help keep you organized. Then there are chapters for each major area of your home - kitchen, ba...
  • Belle
    1970-01-01
    This leans a little too minimalist for me (as much as I love all-white Shaker style interiors) and I rolled my eyes so hard at some of their incredibly impractical suggestions... but I’m giving this 4 stars because I’ve actually gotten so many great ideas from this book! I now want to decant literally everything in my apartment into glass jars and then put those jars on a pretty tray. This is an aesthetics-heavy book, and that’s exactly wha...
  • Kirsten
    1970-01-01
    There's some good tips here, and some that are just unworkable. I also laughed at the idea I should get rid of my extra pairs of scissors. Given that I own four and someone in the household has wandered off with the other three at any given moment, you can pry those "extra" scissors out of my cold dead hands.Anyway, not too much earthshattering here, but some nice ideas.
  • Yelena
    1970-01-01
    Если делаете ремонт, перепланировку, обновляете квартиру и мечтаете избавиться от хлама. Много идей и ссылок на магазины. Быстро пролистывается ;)
  • Tatiana Kim
    1970-01-01
    Красивые фотографии, красивые вещи. Сочетания моих любимых обожаемых Ikea и Muji. Очень красиво, но возможно не всегда применимо)))
  • Cailey Perkins
    1970-01-01
    Quite a short book, but I actually found it quite helpful! It has an emphasis on creating a sustainable & uncluttered home, but did not take anything to the extreme. Lots of gorgeous and easily attainable examples. Would recommend checking it out if you are looking for some quick inspiration for any sized space with great resources.
  • Hannah R
    1970-01-01
    More about beautiful products to buy or remodeling projects than about repurposing anything already in your home. Beautiful ideas! I just think following these would cost me more than I can afford right now! I think organizing can still be accomplished without buying anything - Love the KonMari method for organizing so much better than this. Remodelista barely touches on the HOW of paring down which is so crucial for organization. Overall, lovely...
  • Janelle
    1970-01-01
    Simplify your home with Remodelista The Organized Home. Easy to read and understand and what’s really special is that they include only “must-haves” in this book. If you’re looking for a way to streamline the process of organizing your home, you will greatly appreciate this book Formatted with step by step instructions and beautiful photographs that give important visual cues to help you organize your home the easy way!
  • Linda C
    1970-01-01
    The subtitle for the book tells exactly what it covers: 'simple, stylish storage for all over the house.' I found some interesting ideas here and plan to look at their website. I definitely have too much stuff and could see myself using some of their concepts. However, I am not about to go the full minimalist route. The idea that you should get rid of stuff you only use 2 or 3 times a year sounds fine until you come to those times. Keep one woode...
  • Alicia
    1970-01-01
    A quick read for those who appreciate organization, in the predictable color-free, homogenized, Scandi-modern aesthetic of Remodelista. I don't like the pervasive message to be "environmentally friendly" and throw out your ugly stuff (to needy, less stylish people) and buy all new virtue-signaling, natural-material chic stuff. There are clever ideas, but a lot of the advice is suspiciously in the vein of form over function.
  • Erin
    1970-01-01
    Definitely more aspirational than achievable. The photos are lovely, but monochromatic to an extreme. Same with the desire to rid the house of plastic. A noble goal, but it results in occasionally absurd choices like a wood-faced power strip. Also don't understand the obsession with the Shakers, but oh well. Overall it has a few interesting ideas and good reminders that storage can be pretty and stuff can be largely downsized-- both reminders I n...
  • Caitlin
    1970-01-01
    There were a few good recommendations for organizing things around the home, but I had already seen most of the suggestions online from other blogs or via Pinterest. I did like some of the resources, though. This book just wasn't what I was expecting, but it's not bad. There is a big push for minimalism, but I would have liked to see more about just organizing with what you already have instead of buying expensive items to make your house cleaner...
  • Kirsty
    1970-01-01
    If you're already a home interiors blog/Pinterest obsessive like me, there won't be masses of new ideas here. Still, I got some good tips, and it certainly encouraged me to always choose glass/wood/ceramic/leather over plastic. The general aesthetic isn't to my personal taste - I find an all-neutrals look very boring - but if that's your bag, the photography is beautiful. Overall, although I didn't much like the style aesthetic, I will incorporat...
  • Mrs. Tongate
    1970-01-01
    *Think like a Shaker. Peg rails. Everything hung on the walls.*How many towels should you own? One bath towel per person,(plus extra for a guest), 2 hand towels. :):)*When a room looks too bare, add potted plants or cut flowers. Nature adds life.
  • Jonna Gjevre
    1970-01-01
    "Whom the gods would destroy they first make move.” —after Longfellow, "The Masque of Pandora”I’m in the process of preparing for a move, and I’ve been thinking about how I'll organize my new home. But I’ve also been thinking about how my relationship with stuff could benefit (or burden) my loved ones in the future. We’re not immortal, though we often shop as though we are. Carlson's “Remodelista” book is about stylish, organic,...
  • Ros
    1970-01-01
    Positive review: explicitly helpful ideas for how to store necessary but not-pretty items (Kleenex box, spare toilet paper, charger cords, extra chairs for guests, bathroom clutter, etc. I took notes of 10+ specific ideas that apply to my house and it's current challenges, all of which are doable, affordable, and seem like they'll work. For that alone, more than worth the read.Mocking review: the day I use ceramic containers to hide the Advil bot...