Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Simpler Living: A Back to Basics Guide to Cleaning, Furnishing, Storing, Decluttering, Streamlining, Organizing, and More Hardcover – June 30, 2010
|New from||Used from|
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
About the Author
Jeff Davidson, MBA, CMC, is founder and director of BreathingSpace.com, an organization devoted to helping people live and work at a more comfortable pace. He is the author of 56 books, including 60-Second Organizer, 60-Second Self-Starter, and 60-Second Innovator, and the iPhone App "Making Life Simpler." He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Jeff Davidson has devoted his life's work to advising people on how stay sane in a sped-up world where so many people feel overwhelmed by too much information, too many things, too many demands, and too little time.
Simpler Living takes a room-by-room approach to disposing of possessions you no longer need, saving time and money, shopping wisely, and solving all kinds of storage problems. You'll learn how to clean household items and household areas from the washroom to the chimney. A quick scan through this book will reveal lots of household hints you didn't know. You'll find tips on entertaining, budgeting, exercise, nutrition, packing a suitcase, buying a mattress, and training your dog.
I often buy books on Kindle but this one has so many lovely color photographs, I had to get the hardcopy. I plan to retire in a few years and I want to downsize my responsibilities - that means fewer things to maintain and more time for travel and leisure. I know this is a book that I will turn to again and again to simplify my life. I'm also getting one for my sister who is a professional closet designer, specializing in closets, pantries,crafter storage areas, and home office nooks for up-scale homes. I know she will love it!
Simpler Living spans a wide range of topics: "The Kid's Bedroom" to "Office Efficiency" to "Nutrition Know-how." There are 24 chapters -- amply peppered with beautiful full-color pictures -- covering all manners of life that have gotten more complicated lately.
There's very practical advice here (Use toothpaste to remove clothing stains, or hide scratches on your watch). But it also comes with a frighteningly knowledgeable and simultaneously encouraging guide who continually assures you, 'you can do this stuff; it's good for you.'
And that may be the secret here. Any book proclaiming to offer loads of information about how to combat information overload runs the risk of being sardonic, mean-spirited, or just plain incompetent. Davidson's work is none of these.
I recommend Jeff Davidson's helpful materials to many of my coaching clients. Simpler Living is a perfect example of why I do. It's colorful, practical, and most importantly, accessible and immediately useful. It's a book you can relax with, escape to, AND you will inevitably pick up something immediately applicable to improving your life. Sounds like the perfect anthem for our times. (And a great gift idea, too!)