Start With Your Sock Drawer by Vicky Silverthorn book review


Start With Your Sock Drawer: The Simple Guide to living a less cluttered life written by Vicky Silverthorn, publisher Sphere is available in ebook and paperback format from 8th September 2016.

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Cupboards packed with unused gadgets. Boxes full of obsolete chargers. Unpaid bills hidden among piles of junk mail. Wardrobes bursting with unworn clothes. Heaps of neglected children’s toys. A dresser jammed full of mismatched socks. . .

Sound familiar?

Many of us feel increasingly overwhelmed by – and guilty about – the sheer amount of stuff packed into our homes. And we’re starting to realise that being organised at home doesn’t just mean always knowing where you left the remote; it means being able to face the world with a clear mind and increased energy. It all starts at home.

But where? When the problem is so vast and we are all so busy, how do you even begin to tackle the clutter mountain? Professional organiser Vicky Silverthorn has the simple answer: start with your sock drawer.

Using tried-and-tested methods, Vicky will guide you through practical, bite-sized tasks that will help you achieve a friendly level of organisation throughout your home and a new clarity of mind. With Vicky’s help, you can fight back against the clutter and learn to love your home once more.


I don’t know how long I’ve been an hoarder, probably over 20 years as I’ve recently found a folder full of magazine cuttings I’d saved!  I’m not messy, I just like lots of things and if I see a bargain I can’t resist, so now I’ve got stockpiles of toiletries, non-perishable food items and presents-to-be.

I was so excited to receive Vicky Silverthorn’s book and I’d like to thank the publishers for an arc in return for a review.  I had seen a buzz on Twitter regarding Start With Your Sock Drawer and #youneedavicky and was intrigued to learn more and had to admit that ‘yes’ this is me.  I think Start With Your Sock Drawer is a book that your can keep to hand on your coffee table or shelf to keep referring back to reminding yourself of the wondrous words of wisdom and pick up on the positive vibes from the author.  Just having the book in my possession gave me a little inspiration and I immediately sorted the receipts out in my handbag!

The book is clearly written and has intermittent drawings/images to help appeal to the visual side of your brain.  I love how the book is set out in different chapters so if you need to refer back to a certain section you can easily find the area you require.

I’ve not finished reading the book yet, I’m on chapter 4 at the moment, I keep reading then having a quick organisation spree.  I’ve been sticking page markers against areas I feel relate to me and my situation.  I do feel like chapter 3: Letting Go has been personally written for me.  Reading the words made complete sense and I felt an almost calm wash over me and the experience gained from just this chapter alone was quite therapautic.  I have a plan of action in my head just from this one chapter of how to deal with the points raised.

I’m really looking forward to reading the rest of this quite inspirational book and putting my plan into action.  I feel this book is a must buy just from the positive energy emitted from the words.

I’d like to share with you a quote from the book that I was particularly inspired by:

There’s a real buzz to be gained from matching an unused belonging with an appreciative new owner – enjoy it.

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