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Reader Love

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What readers say about my books & eBooks ...

NOTE:  Small Space Organizing is a.k.a. Maximizing Your Small Space

(My book publisher recently repackaged the book exterior but the interior content/manuscript is the same for both books/eBooks.)

"Kathryn helps her readers create beautiful and functional homes by downsizing, organizing, and utilizing the inexpensive, the unusual, and the extraordinary secondhand find.  I've read many organizing books, and I have to say this, hands down, is my favorite." 

- The Cross is All blog

“I purchased your book, Small Space Organizing, and LOVED it. At 73 years young, one never gets too old to benefit from your ideas and counseling. I am using your guidance to downsize from a three bedroom to relocate to a small carriage house. Thank you for your inspiration!” 

- Marsha Lancaster

“Opening Kathryn’s book is like inviting an inspiring interior designer into your life. Kathryn’s wisdom is fascinating.” 

- The Legacy of Home

"Kathryn's first-hand knowledge, real life examples, and practical everyday tips are something anyone could implement in any size home. Her Small Space Organizing book will be a blessing to anyone who desires a more organized, streamlined lifestyle!"

- Kristy Seibert, Starfish Cottage, Interior Designer

“Kathryn’s tips were simple to implement and didn’t require me to take out a second mortgage on my home.”

- Sew It Yourself Slipcovers

 

"Kathryn's heartfelt book about real-life small space homes is packed with practical and stylish tips, ideas, and resources to help you take your home from drab to dazzling, no matter what size your space or budget. She wisely dispels the notion that small space living is restrictive, and instead artfully teaches us that organized small spaces enable us to enjoy life more."

- Laura Leist, Past President, National Association of Professional Organizers

"Kathryn provides oodles of useful and affordable home organizing and decorating tips, information, and resources, plus she also shows through her personal experiences of hospitality that a home doesn't have to be large in size to be graciously grand in spirit." 

- Kitty Bartholomew, Former HGTV host of Kitty Bartholomew: You're Home

“Kathryn has mastered the art of living in a small space elegantly.” 

-Jennifer L. Scott, bestselling author of At Home with Madame Chic

"Kathryn Bechen is truly an artist when it comes to order. Her Small Space Organizing book is not a one size fits all book. It's about you, the reader, and what makes your own space and style tick. Her suggestions are resourceful, creative, and even romantic."

- Eye-Dyllic blog

"Every bit of space is used up to beautify and store. It seems the author could make a shoebox cozy and functional."  

- Books From the Laundry Room blog

 

"... What makes Kathryn's approach to small space living even better is that she and her husband Steve have personally lived in 13 small spaces themselves, and with Kathryn's concepts and style, have done so artfully ... Kathryn makes the case for 'small space grace' versus 'big house blues'  so for those of you that still yearn for more square footage ... you might re-think that after you read what Kathryn has to say!"

- Design 4 Seasons, Interior Designer 

 

"I've been a longtime fan of Kathryn's ... in her new Small Space Organizing book she has created an easygoing approach to making even the tiniest space not only work, but successfully meet all your needs with ease ... I plan to put Kathryn's book to good use in many ways. First, I've already started organizing our kitchen drawers. Also, we've been meaning to buckle down on our chaotic, unorganized garage, and it's just the kick in the pants I needed to rise to this challenge."

- Jennifer, The Old Painted Cottage

 

"Small Space Organizing is a must read. Kathryn has a wonderful sense of humor as she provides unique tips and solutions for organizing and decorating small spaces; it's as if she's in your home working  side by side with you guiding you each step of the way. Her tips are simple and easy on the wallet. My favorite tip I will personally utilize is she writes love notes to her husband on index cards. Imagine being creative, loving, and organized!"

- Paris Love, Professional Organizer

 

"Organizing is on my TO DO list for the New Year and what better way to achieve that than from someone who knows firsthand about small spaces and creating a stylish, organized space that's budget friendly. I particularly liked that this author personalized the Small Space Organizing book with her own experiences and I found it very down to earth and practical. I really enjoyed this read."

- Spray Paint Queen

 

"I like that the author realizes the emotional issues of getting rid of stuff ... the resources at the end of each chapter are helpful as well, because some of the things I had no idea where to find. I highly recommend this Small Space Organizing book to you."

- Splashes of Joy blog

 

"This book Small Space Organizing is as sweet and dear as Kathryn herself and you can hear her voice on every page ..."

- Melinda Anderson, Editing Client, Southern Home Organizers 

 

"She even gives advice on how to entertain in small spaces! I also love how Kathryn discusses how you can manage your life without so much extra 'stuff.' "  

- Ramblings of a Christian Mom blog

 

"I think my first step after creating my notebook will be to organize my master bedroom, then make it highly personalized as the author suggests! I can't wait to get started!"

- Sunny Island Breezes blog
 

"I live in a large home, and by the time I finished reading this book, I wanted to live in a smaller one or even trade in for an RV!"  

- Christian Mom Book Review

Other Tips eBooks

"Packed with resources and websites most people wouldn't even think of, it's a must-have for anyone planning or anticipating a move!

- Judy May, Realtor

"After reading your fabulous new eBook I'm feeling totally inspired to dig in and create my own cottage style backyard room!"  

- Deborah Boland, TV Host

 

"The wonderful photos and tips make it easy to follow and understand so that anyone can use it to decorate their home in cottage style.  It's well worth paying for your decorating tips!"

- Lesley Dietschy, Editor of Home Decor Exchange

"This eBook may be small in size, but there are a lot of big ideas for organizing in here."  

- Lee Silber, Author of Organizing From the Right Side of the Brain

"Brings together an attractive  variety of readily do-able organizing suggestions for home and work.  Kathryn's unique and inviting approach gives you all the reason in the world to feel comfortable with whatever your own style is in creating your life as you want it to be."  

- Paulette Ensign, Past President, National Association of Professional Organizers

"Freedom at last!  Kathryn offers clear, concise tips on how to bring order to our work and personal lives.  Following her fun and effective steps will create the motivation and flow for so many of us who want to organize our over-burdened and stressful lifestyles."  

- Tim Clauss, Author, Chicken Soup for the Soul at Home

 

"I have never before found such an informative and unique product on organizing as Kathryn's How to Get Organized for Your Business Success.  It's a winner!"

- Joel Kramer, President, Kramer Business Products, New York, NY

"Your How to Get Organized for Your Business Success is upbeat, practical, and concise, and I really enjoyed your humorous examples! This is most informative!"

- Stephanie Schur, Founder of SpaceOrganizers, White Plains, NY

"How to Get Organized for Your Business Success is filled with organizing tips and examples and she thinks of everything you might not -- carries a very positive message of organization and hope while providing practical, sensible information."

- Holly Uverity, Editor and Product Reviewer, NAPO News, National Association of Professional Organizers

"Kathryn's eBook is the perfect gift for the young person who needs quick and practical decorating tips and ideas on how to pull together their own stylish and comfortable first living space, whether it be an apartment, condo, or home." 

- Kitty Bartholomew, Author, Kitty Bartholomew's Decorating Style

"In Doorways to Grace, Kathryn's thoughtful words inspire us to look beyond the busyness of life to the silent beauty that surrounds us so that we can hear the voice of God." 

- Father Dennis Maynard, D.Min., Author, Retired Priest, and Consultant to Episcopal Churches across the U.S.

"Page 26 was really touching. I plan to enlarge it and put it up at work and try and read it every Monday morning! It made me think about what is important and what is not."

- Resa G. Mayo, Computer Specialist, US West Communications, Omaha, NE

"Your book is wonderful. My husband likes it too. I'm anxious to show it to my neighbor who teaches business classes at the community college."

- Van Mueller, Artist, Lincoln, NE