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Lighter Living: Declutter. Organize. Simplify.

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Clearing clutter is much more than cleaning out a closet crammed with things or getting rid of the contents of boxes piled in your basement, attic, or storage unit. Most of us have unfinished business that might make us feel like we walk around dragging a heavy ball with a chain connected to our ankle. When you declutter and possibly downsize, you can free yourself of ...more
Paperback, 154 pages
Published September 16th 2019 by High Country Publications
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Charlene Alcorn
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It fit my situation

This book came along at a time when I am downsizing my house of my brothers poccessions. Previous to his passing this house contained many poccessions of my parents that I'm still clearing away (It was a multigenerational house). And I have to consider at the age of 65 what kind of mess I'm leaving behind for family to clean up. Sometimes it's overwhelming but I think this book is going to motivate me to get back to work.
Summer Johnke
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lighter Living is an approachable, easy to read book that covers so many important topics related to minimalism. It provided the push that I needed to really tackle some of the projects that I had looming over my head. I can already feel the benefits of re-focusing on simplicity and what matters most to me in life. Very worthwhile read for anyone at any age and stage.
Jen Zelinger
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This has been so timely for my upcoming move. I think what struck a cord with me the most is the aspect about grief and mementos: so essentially, Lisa's deeper principles. It’s hard to let go, but clinging onto things that are gone only hurts us. Lisa presents a model for grieving as much as anything else, and that’s been invaluable to me.
I love how she interweaves the wisdom she's learned from so many authors who all come at this from different directions, and that she suggests making
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LiLu
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you.

I have read many books on decluttering. Those books did nothing to help me. In fact most of them pissed me off. This book, is different. I liked the digging deeper. It wasn’t just about tossing it out. It was also about, possibly why you can’t let go, acknowledging everybody is different, and so is every reason. There are parts of this book that opened my eyes, in a way that was not judgmental. I have a better understanding of what stuff needs to leave my house. I know what makes me
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Lisa Shultz
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
As the author of this book, I am super excited to share Lighter Living with the world. I feel better and better when I let go of what feels heavy, whether that is physical stuff or baggage from the past, emotional or mental turmoil and so forth. The benefits of releasing burdensome things has inspired me to share my journey in an easy to read book. I hope you like it. Please let me know what parts you found most valuable! Cheers, Lisa
Liberty Alice
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shultz’s book is informative, refreshing, and often very funny. I read it in a day and found it incredibly easy to digest given the rut I have felt in. I was refreshed by the open-minded yet unique foundation this book builds upon compared to (what to me has feel like) its rigid, boxed-in counterparts. I was overjoyed to see consideration for many different types of people, incomes, and geography.

The content is new, relavent, and personal, and also draws together the best of minimalism
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Shubham Adke
Oct 21, 2019 rated it did not like it
I doubt that it will be considered a good book among the people who have already implemented minimalism since it does not have anything new to add. Plus it doesn't convince one to start with minimalistic life either. Forgettable.
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“Clutter may rob us of the life we imagined or prevent us from creating a new vision for our future.” 2 likes
“In the process of decluttering things in my life, I was peeling off the layers of my past that no longer mattered to my present life. But as I did that shedding, memories and emotions arose. I sometimes felt sadness as I removed reminders of a failed marriage or the loss of a loved one. I grieved lost dreams and deceased people and pets. If I looked for it, I also experienced gratitude for the good times and the love that once was. Eventually, I felt lighter after I worked my way through a particular emotional zone that exposed remnants of unhealed parts of my life.” 2 likes
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