Jane Carroo – Author Interview

What is your book?

The Simplesizing Break

Tell us a bit about it.

The SimpleSizing Break is for anyone who has ever felt overwhelmed, over-scheduled or disorganized. In other words, it is for everyone!

Simplesizing. What on earth is Simplesizing?

Simplesizing is about managing your life. Simplesizing is about figuring out what is truly important to each of us. Simplesizing will enable you to live a manageable and memorable life.

The SimpleSizing Break is partly a personal story about organizing and Simplesizing, plus client examples from Clutter Coach Jane, all sprinkled with inspirational thoughts.

From The SimpleSizing Break:

Have you ever received something you thought you really didn’t want? However, as everything sunk in, you began to realize that maybe there was a divine plan…

Tell us something about yourself.

Jane Carroo is founder of Clutter Coach Company and the creator of Simplesizing®, an easy and affordable organizing system. The system bridges the gap between in person organizing services and do it yourself.

Carroo utilizes her experience as a teacher, consultant, life coach and professional organizer to help clients gain clarity and control over their space, paper and time.

She is a recognized organizational expert, achieving the designation of Certified Professional Organizer in the inaugural class by the Board of Certification for Professional Organizers. She became the first in the Midwest to earn the dual distinction of Certified Professional Organizer and Certified Relocation Transition SpecialistT. In addition, Carroo has consulted with several leading companies to provide valuable organizing advice and tips to their customers. She has been featured on NBC News, the CBS Early Show National News and quoted in many newspapers and magazines.

What inspired you to write this book?

When surgery to repair a broken ankle left me out of commission for nine weeks, I was forced to slow down my hectic life and live out of one room. The experience left me with a new perspective on “Simplesizing®” and creating the life we want.

Carroo shares her thoughts in The Simplesizing Break, a book that features a collection of inspiring stories based on Carroo’s experience as a professional organizer. “Simplifying my own life awakened my creativity and refocused my energies on what was important,” said Carroo.

How do you do research for your books?

Reviewed client names and chose the most memorable stories to share.

Did you learn anything from writing this book? What?

We can always learn something new.

What is the best advice you could give other writers about writing or publishing?

Understand that the process takes time and energy. The idea and writing part is only the beginning.

What are you doing to promote your book?

I like to share my insights and stories with clients and during public speaking events.

Where can readers learn more about you and your book?

The book is available for sale at www.simplesizing.com as well as on Amazon.

For more information about The Simplesizing Break, Clutter Coach Company or Simplesizing® contact Jane Carroo at (847) 776-8717 or visit http://www.simplesizing.com.