Monday, January 16, 2012

Small Space Organizing by Kathryn Bechen

Small Space Organizing by Kathryn Bechen is perfect for people who are downsizing into smaller homes, small apartment or dorm living or anyone doesn't have enough space for all of their stuff. This little book is packed full of amazing ideas that will take your small space from cramped to spectacular. Some of the information included is priceless!

I don't know why I never thought of it but this book was worth reading for me just so I would learn how to organize all of my Tupperware lids. Every. Single. Time. I opened my pantry door lids would fall all over the place, sometimes on my head. The solution was brilliant and oh so simple.

Kathryn has a solution for every space in your home. Office, bedrooms, closets, everything! I'm going to go through this book again with a highlighter so I will remember all of the ideas.

About the Book:

In Small Space Organizing: A Room-by-Room Guide to Maximizing Your Space , Bechen compiles 20 years of real life organizational tips and tricks. This book will help anyone transform cramped space into a perfectly petite living space as Bechen goes room-by-room giving design and organizational advice as well as taking on the extremely small spaces of studio and basement apartments, loft and high-rise spaces and even tips for RV living.

“A true home is really about the size of your heart, not about the size of your space,” says Bechen. She encourages readers to embrace living in a small space and assures them that even the most teeny-tiny space can be transformed into a welcoming environment to maximize the space – and more importantly, maximize living. Bechen tells clients to “always remember that it’s far more important to have a spirit of hospitality and friendship as the emphasis of your home, rather than neglecting to invite others to visit you there just because you lack large rooms or expensive furniture.”

After reading Small Space Organizing readers will be able to:

- Create a non-traditional entryway space

- Find a creative space for a home office

- Craft a spa atmosphere in a teeny-tiny bathroom

- Design a nursery space to nurture a newborn

- Find storage space that’s hiding in their kitchen

- Downsize their living space successfully

Small Space Organizing will help readers at every stage of life create an inviting home and maximize living. Everyone from the newlyweds struggling to fit all their wedding presents into a small apartment to empty-nesters with years-worth of sentimental possessions moving to a smaller home can benefit from Bechen’s expert advice.

For the reluctant downsizer faced with the daunting task of moving into a smaller living space, Bechen offers encouragement and practical tips for the emotional process. “It’s normal to go through an array of emotions during your downsizing process,” says Bechen. “It helps to get through it by keeping your mind’s eye focused on the end results of a lovely new right-sized home, decorated in a style you love, in a neighborhood that’s just right for you at this new stage of your life.”

About the author:

Kathryn Bechen is an award-winning professional writer whose articles have appeared in popular national and regional magazines and newspapers. She specializes in lifestyle feature articles and has also published several organizing and decorating e-books. The lifestyle companies she founded, Organized with Ease and Kathryn Bechen Designs, have served clients worldwide. Bechen has organized and decorated 13 personal small space residences together with her husband Steve. They currently live in their favorite small space ever: a 1,200-square-foot high-rise apartment in beautiful San Diego, California. She blogs about timely lifestyle topics at

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This book was provided for review by Revell.


Diane said...

Sounds like an interesting book to read. Great review! Hugs and have a great week! :O)

Kathryn Bechen said...

Thanks for reviewing my book and I hope it helps your blog readers!

Author Kathryn Bechen