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Outwitting Clutter: 101 Ingenious Space-Saving Tips and Ideas to Make Any House or Apartment More Livable Paperback – May 1, 2002
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When I came across Adler's book,and already having been familar with his other book,"Outwitting Squirrels",I thought it would be well worth reading.Both of these books are to the point,totally all encompassing,full of humor and will describe both you and your cluttering instincts to a tee.Whether reading this book will help you turn your habits around or will become another addition to the 'pile' ,all depends on you.So what's new about raising Hell on Saturday nite and reading the Bible come Sunday morning?Anyway,you gotta keep trying,just think how it would be if you didn't try.I am reminded of Larry McMurtry's novel "Cadallic Jack" and the old fellow who had his house stuffed with bird nests he had collected over the years.
I'll give you a little personal example.I came into a small collection of matchbooks and have no interest in them.Come to think of it I hardly see them anymore.I have offered them to several,but to date no takers.Now is the time to take advice from my title.Get rid of them!
The one big thing that comes into play with clutter is that it definately involves those we live with.Somebody elses clutter is a lot more easier to get rid of than your oun.Read more ›
Unfortunately, it's also, uh, "funny."
Hypothetical situation: If you got a gift subscription to Reader's Digest from a friend would you be
A) happy, because it's a publication you respect and enjoy?
B) Indifferent, because you can at least skim the headlines and humor and then chuck it? Or
C) secretly annoyed because it's written at a fifth grade level?
You'll feel the same way about this book once you start reading it.
I'd give this fewer stars, but the advice wasn't actually bad, and maybe it'll do you some good. I'll be abandoning my copy in a 'free books' pile; none of the ideas therein will be new to those of my acquaintance who might want the help.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have lots of books on eliminating clutter. This one takes a very different approach. Well worth the money and arrived in "Like New" condition even though it was... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Discriminating consumer