Unclutter Your Life in One Week
Organization expert Erin Rooney Doland, Editor-in-Chief of Unclutterer.com, will show you how to clear the clutter, simplify your surroundings, and create the remarkable life you deserve -- in just one week.
Simple living isn't about depriving; it's about enriching. But while scribbling "Be more organized" on a list of New Year's resolutions doesn't take much effort, act...more
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1. This author unequivocally assumes that ALL readers (amen) work a 9 to 5 desk job. Maybe that's her primary audience, sure, but I at least wanted acknowledgement that the WHOLE UNIVERSE is not sitting in an office all day 5 days a week. Teachers? Nurses? Moms? Part-timers? Salespeople? Need I go on?
2. Completely unrealistic. As in, really, I'm going to pull everything out of my clothes closet, sort through, purge, reorganize all of it, and put it back in...more
That being said, I did glean some ideas to try to help curb some of my issues. So, if anything, this book was good for that. It's always nice to have a new angle to try. Now ..... I just have to get rid of my kids and I'll have a lot of my 'clutter' issues resolved! Hmmmm - may...more
The book really is a one-week guide - and, if you spend the week doing those tasks, you'd likely come fairly close to getting it all in order. There are some sections that the author admits may take longer to get through; one week is the "best case scenario"...more
Each day of the week is divided into thirds: morning, work, and evening. I found the "work" sections to be less than convincing (it's a standard collection of "clear off your desk," "prioritize email," etc., that so many other books have done...and done better), but the sections for the home were much b...more
I had a bit of a roller coas...more
1. The author doesn't have children.
2. I do.
I did write down about 5 tips that I am interested in trying, but a lot of it seemed pretty self-explanatory. (Pull out all your stuff, organize it into piles, then store it in an organized way. Use Google Calendar to organize your schedule. Genius stuff like that.) I think her point is there is no getting around the elbow grease of doing it. Maybe I was hoping for a magic solution and that is why I...more
Here were my favorite suggestions:
Use a website to check how old your c...more
If you’re looking for a good overview of uncluttering strategies and philosophies, Unclutter Your Life in One Week may be the book for you. Author Erin Doland comes from an organic place, articulating an uncluttering philosophy motivated by a desire to clear the path to our “remarkable life.” Any ancillary distraction...more
The "one week" premise is shaky. It should be more like "Unclutter Your Life in Seven Days." The book presumes that you will undertake *massive* projects each day...before work. Like: take all the clothes out of your closet, determine what still fits and is flattering, what needs t...more
Positives: I feel much more organized now than before I read this book. I actually comp...more
I do like the test toward the beginning about how to tell which type of clutter person you are so you know how to organize your closet depending on whether you're a visual, auditory, or kinethetic/tactile processor. Sort of made sense to me....more
"You can come up with reasons for why you can't do something until you're blue in the face. Instead of wasting the energ...more
I was skeptical when I read, on page 13, "before you START YOUR WEEK OF UNCLUTTERING [my emphasis:], I want you to remove the sentimental clutter from your life. your basement, attic, off-site storage space, and/or closets are likely filled with these things." Um, so I have to unclutter the most cluttered areas before I start uncluttering? That sounds like cheating!
I already have a pretty organized house but love to read and re read books on this subject. I find reading them without the pressure of following along makes for better absrption of the material.
A bit of advice for those just starting to organize: just start small with what you're comfortable with and try not to burden yourself with what you think you sho...more
I didn't find anything in there to be completely new and unique ideas. The "one week" claim in the title, is mostly because the book is broken into chapters, one for each day of the week and focuses on certain areas each day to slowly make your way through your house. It'll take more then a week unless you have a significant amount of free...more
I think it might be possible to complete all the projects in this book in one week...if you don't have kids, and can keep your schedule fairly free for that one week. For me, I’m sure it will take quite some time to get through it all. But there is great value in this book even if you can't accomplish everything in it all at once.
For one thing, the ordering of the projects makes sense; they build on one another. Each individual p...more
I am also dreadful at listing and reviewing books I've read on Goodreads within a timely manner. I remember to update my list of read books in fits and waves.