I sat and read the whole book early one Saturday morning, not because I was so riveted but rather I was busy looking for the magic. For me sadly there wasn't any but I did pick up a few tips which is always good.
The books goes through Marie's life from early childhood and how she has always loved organising and tidying for all of her family. I have to say I am impressed that she has made such a huge success from something that she loves, for it to have taken root in her childhood and she has built on that enjoyment with a business and a writing career. If you watch any of her organising videos she is big on rolling clothes and items to maximise storage space, this is something I have taken on board as I was having issues with finding tights and t-shirts in my wardrobe because I kept them stacked on a hanging shelf unit.
In this case it has made life easier if not exactly magic.
The good thing about the book is that Marie admits over the years she has tried may methods of storage but the best thing to use is boxes, shoe boxes if you have them. I loved that as so often we are told that if we want to get on top of things we just need to buy a certain object to solve all our problems. When all you really need to do is utilise what you already have on hand. So with that in mind I went my wardrobe pulled out all of my tops and tights and grabbed a few boxes.. A couple would not fit back on the shelf unit without a bit of a snip so I cut them down and taped them back together.. Long sleeved t-shirts were rolled and put on one box, tights rolled and placed in two others and strappy tops in the last, and they al fit neatly back on the hanging shelf.