- File Size: 198 KB
- Print Length: 23 pages
- Publisher: Vook (April 20, 2011)
- Publication Date: April 20, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004XIU7NA
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,356,488 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Clutter-Free Home Living: The How-To Guide Kindle Edition
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However, I did find useful ideas in this book. I found this book helpful in getting a better understanding for providing motivation for de-clutter. For example, I learned that providing a reason to get control of the clutter, is important to avoid going back to the old state. I.e. I need to find a reason that makes it a good thing for her, not because I think it is a good and obvious thing to get rid of the clutter. Adding a framework for upkeep with planned cleaning tasks as daily, weekly, monthly sounds very helpful. The book gave me quite a few ideas I am going to try.
Bottom line: It gave me useful ideas!
The author begins by categorizing what type of clutter-er you are. The problem is, I read that years ago in "The Messie's Manual" and that author was humorous and shared her personal struggles. Orr then gives reasons to clear clutter: save money, time and space. What about enjoying ourselves in our own home? Peace of mind? Being a good example to our kids? This book then focuses on clothing and the bathroom. Apparently, these are the author's weak areas.
The author tells us her opinion of what we need to purge and organize to be clutter-free, but I don't feel that she ever gives enough step--by-step information to call this a "How-To Guide." Personally, I have learned so much more about cleaning, organizing and time management from great women bloggers via the internet!
I'm glad I got this book on the free book list. I would have been upset if I had paid anything for it!
If you really want to de-clutter and organize, do yourself a favor and spend the money for some of Julie Morgenstern's books.
The author, treating clutter as an addiction, jumps right to the point, and identifying 7 main kinds of clutter personalities. Included are labels like the Paper Pusher, Decor Disaster Victim, and the Chronic Collector (just like the kind they make TV shows about).
Right away, I feel left out. Yes, I have clutter in my home that I want to get rid of, but I don't fit into any of these categories. Feeling excluded, I continued to read the book to see if there was any useful tips I might be able to incorporate into my life.
After reviewing reasons why we collect clutter and some reasons for avoiding an excess of stuff, the author examines several areas of the home and how to purge them of unnecessary things. For me, the last chapter of the book, How to Maintain a Clutter-Free Home, was the most (possibly only) useful part of the book. But again, the tips are quite obvious and difficult to incorporate into one's routine without external motivation.
All in all, I wasn't very impressed with this booklet. The book has a very narrow focus on certain kinds of clutter and is difficult to apply on a more general scale. I'm glad it was a quick reed. I would have loved some hints on how to de-clutter my email inbox.
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I am pretty sad my local library spent $3 on this.Read more