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Clutter Control: Putting Your Home on a Diet Paperback – April 1, 1992


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Dell; Highlighting edition (April 1, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0440503396
  • ISBN-13: 978-0440503392
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 0.5 x 5.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #891,335 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Learn how to make the most of available space, set up practical anti-clutter systems, organize hot spot storage and find storage space in places you never dreamed of.

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Learn how to make the most of available space, set up practical anti-clutter systems, organize hot spot storage and find storage space in places you never dreamed of.

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Impressive & the main reason I give the book two, not one, stars.
TurquoiseEyes
He helped me get beyond all of that to a more sensible way of looking at and discerning between things of value and things that are clutter/junk.
Patricia
Most of what the book contains the average person already knows, however I found this book to really motivate me to get rid of the piles.
Dottie Randazzo

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91 of 91 people found the following review helpful By Imperial Topaz on November 10, 2002
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This has to be one of the BEST and MOST MOTIVATING books I have ever read. This is a short, easy-to-read book. I read it in one day. This author REALLY UNDERSTANDS the problem of people like me who are "pack-rats," and WHY we are pack-rats. He tackles the problem from this point of view.
The very next day, after reading the book, I was able to organize my entire office. I am now involved in packing for a home move, and for the first time in years, I am making progress on knowing what to save, and what to get rid of. This book helped me TREMENDOUSLY in making these decisions. And it provides precise, practical suggestions for how to go about it step-by-step, so that you get rid of the problem of being entirely overwhelmed and not knowing where to start.
If clutter is disturbing your life, then THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU.
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58 of 58 people found the following review helpful By MK Writer on July 31, 2000
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but it really does help to hear it from a professional. It's almost like someone telling you that it's okay to throw out odd screws and socks and other ridiculous things that you think you'll use "some day," but, surprise, surprise, the day never comes. Have applied it to my desk...now I just have to hit the closets and the rest of the house. If you've ever wondered what should stay and what should go, this is definitely the book for you. I'm probably going to purchase _Speed Cleaning_ next.
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60 of 62 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 6, 1998
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This book was guiding force for a major home decluttering. Mr. Campbell gives a lot of practical advice and also provides psychological insights into why we accumulate so much stuff. I have thrown/given away a lot of stuff and have missed virtually none of it. He also helps you to store efficiently what you do keep.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Amyred on March 15, 2001
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I think I need to re-read this one, because I'm finding clutter here and there. But this book will tell you exactly what you need to do manage your life. You don't need all that stuff you've been saving all these years, and hey--no time like the present. If you are afraid of your closet, or under the bed, this is the book for you. The next step is to not let it happen again!
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42 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Lynn 56 on October 7, 2005
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Since I am a clutter-aholic, I have read oodles of organizing books and de-cluttering books and this one is the least inspired. He seems to be just filling space with each topic, rather than offering any new insights or ideas. For this particular topic, I recommend the Messie's Manual for a beginner and Julie Morgenstern's Organizing from the Inside Out for some practical tips. The best part about Clutter Control is a guide on page 137 giving suggestions of how long you should keep certain kinds of documents. I ripped out page 137 and threw the book away. The latest organizing book I've read is David Allen's Getting Things Done. It is awesome for paper clutter, one of my worst problems. I seem to be making progress!

To be fair to Jeff Campbell, his book, Speed Cleaning is THE BEST on the subject of how to clean.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 23, 1998
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When I set my house in order and kept only what I needed, this book stayed on the top shelf. Great ideas and they really work too.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Michael Sanders on July 24, 2000
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This little handbook is definately something to put in the "Keep" pile. I was amazed at how many useful ideas, suggestions and tidbits this little volume held. Everything was practical and could be easily implemented.
It's also very easy to read, unlike another organizing book I purchased at the same time.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Dottie Randazzo on December 27, 2000
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Most of what the book contains the average person already knows, however I found this book to really motivate me to get rid of the piles. It includes a lot of useful hints and suggestions.
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