If you’ve ever wished you could clear out your clutter, simplify your space, and take back your life, Kathi Lipp’s new book has just the solutions you need. Building off the success of her The Get Yourself Organized Project, this book will provide even more ideas for getting your life and your stuff under control.
Do any of these descriptions apply to you?You bought a box ...more
Another is to consider the time element of buying things- how long it took you to earn that money, time spent shopping, time spent hunting for it when you need it etc. Every item that comes into the house costs you time and space.
I'll be rereading this and trying to ...more
Here's why this book works:
- offers simple, practical steps that you can implement the moment you put down the book
- gives suggestions for dealing with the clutter you have AND reducing the amount ...more
The book itself is very easy to follow and ready through. Kathi Lipp ...more
Do not expect the usually slew of do this, do that recommendations found in other clutter or organizing books. Kathi approaches this topic as a trusted friend who shares openly about her own struggles and those of others she knows. With so many different reasons for clutter and the types of clutter that form Kathi has provide a guideline that will fit ...more
I was finishing this book during a car trip, ...more
It's less of a "here's how to get rid of your clutter" book and instead a "here's how to diagnose and solve your clutter problem."
Most of us don't need a system to get rid of clutter--there are enough of those. We need to understand why we collect so much stuff in the first place--and we need to give ourselves permission to get rid of it.
My favourite quotes: "At its heart, clutter is a lack of peace." And "if every possession is special, then nothing is."
So true! I went on a ...more
*This arc was kindly provided by Harvest House Publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
"...unless you deal with the heart and the head issues behind your clutter, you will not be prepared to make the hard decisions to get yourself out of the ...more
Admittedly, the author and I are in very different places in our lives (her having adult children, down-sizing for semi-retirement, and moving out her adult children's things while having what seems to be an upper-middle class budget/incone to support her shopping habits. As I am currently engaged, lower middle-class, no children, and don't really have anything to spend on shopping except for the things I ...more
I ended up reading this book because I got an advance copy of her new book, The Clutter-Free Home through Netgalley. Just a few pages in I had to get on Instagram, track her down, and tell her how much I loved it. ...more
Reviewed by PVLD Staff
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After having helped my mother in law downsize, I found myself considering how I could live with less stuff. But, how to start? This book was an easy read, and filled with very practical advice on decluttering. All the reasons that I have for not getting rid of things I don't love are addressed by Kathi in this book. It doesn't matter if I paid a lot for something that I don't use - I can totally help someone else by donating it. I recommend this to anyone who wants to ...more
The author gives practical advice and honestly, she had me thinking about my own tendencies to buy/keep things “just in case”.
Bottom line: it’s easiest to rein things at point of sale rather than at home. So think really ...more
This author's perspective is a little different in that it's a Christian clutter book. Brave! And, she stands proudly by her views.
For a summary of the book, see my blog at ...more
Kathi Lipp is the Publisher Weekly bestselling author of 17 books including Clutter Free, The Get Yourself Organized Project, The Husband Project, and Overwhelmed.
She is the host of Clutter Free Academy the Podcast, ...more