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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Decluttering (The Complete Idiot's Guides)

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Do you own your stuff—or does it own you?

Whether someone lives in a mansion or a studio, drives an SUV or a MiniCooper—stuff often builds up into an endless stream of clutter, taking over living spaces and complicating lives. Drawing on nearly two decades of experience organizing living and work spaces, renowned organizing expert Regina Leeds has the solution for conqueri

ebook, 208 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Penguin Group (USA)
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I picked up this book to get some ideas on how to pare down before moving into my first home. The most useful aspect of this guide is that it breaks down what can feel like an impossible task into much smaller tasks. Most of it was common sense, yet I did find it useful. I reinforced some things I was already doing, and gave me a few ideas to improve other areas. Nothing earth shattering here, but worth the quick read.
This was a good composium of common sense approaches to getting organized.

The main thing I didn't like was the constant insistence of the need for a notebook in hand whenever a task is tackeled. However I concede that some people have a need to make lists in order to move forward, so mentioning it is good (it could just be repeated less).
A quick read. Huge decluttering projects are broken down into smaller steps. One thing I really liked about this book was that the author is a fan of the black trash bags. If you don't use it, get rid of it. What's left, organize. The downside of the book is that it's one long commercial for the Container Store.
Ginger Williams
Trite and obvious ("If you have closets, they should be organized")and there was just something annoying about the author's tone. Thank goodness it can go back to the library.
A much easier read than the larger Zen books and provides the necessary tools without the extra cruft.
2.5 stars. I preferred her 8 Minute Organizer. Parts were useful, but it got repetitious.
This book was not exceptionally helpful. Most of the ideas were common knowledge, I thought.
Aug 28, 2014 Danielle marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Wow - this book makes the process seem managable. We'll see how effective it really is...
A quick read, but not very helpful - everything in it is common sense.
It motivated me to clean my storage room
May 30, 2010 Kim is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I hope this book helps me get my home organized. Please send help....
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