When Organizing Isn't Enough: SHED Your Stuff, Change Your Life
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Book ISBN: 9780743250894
Author(s): Julie Morgenstern
Document type: Trade Cloth
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Julie Does It Again!
Another great book on organization from Julie Morgenstern. This one goes beyond just dealing with your "stuff"; this book is about dealing with your life, and breaking bad habits that stand in the way of you living your life fully.
K. Schwartz (Amazon.com)
This book works!
I found this book to have everything I needed to motivate me to deal with my STUFF. It goes through step-by-step of looking at things,then making a guideline of your own rules, at your own pace,and does not just reiterate how important it is to "get rid of" everything. It not only deals with my tendency to have too much physical clutter, but also instructs how to deal with too much "time clutter" and "job clutter". Really encourages you to look deeper at the "whys" of how you ended up this way in the first place, thus giving you a better understanding and ability to avoid the same situation again in future. I highly recommend it for hoarders!
Very helpful and insightful
I have found this book and the online profile to be very helpful in my decluttering process. Recently I'd been feeling stuck and overwhelmed with stuff around my apartment and stagnation in my life. I just needed to get started on moving forward and throwing out stuff, but organization wasn't what I was looking for. I am pretty organized, the stuff was organized, it was just too much to be comfortable with. I picked this book up and the four questions helped me to be able to part with some books/inherited knick knacks/non fitting clothing etc. that I was holding on to in case I needed it.
The four questions are as follows:
"How much space or time would you free up if you were to release the obsolete items?"
"How difficult would it be to let go of the obsolete items?"
"Is it invigorating to my life right now?"
"What practical value does this item provide?"
This process was especially helpful in getting rid of things I'd inherited or which were gifted to me.
I also highly recommend Throw Out Fifty Things. That got me started on the process very quickly, which was great; as it is very liberating to free up space and see changes immediately.
Love to Read (Amazon.com)
BOOK ARRIVED QUICKLY, IN GREAT SHAPE AND I HAVE PASSED IT ON TO A FRIEND AFTER READING
M. WOLF (Amazon.com)
This Book Takes Decluttering and Organizing to the Next Level
There are a lot of books out there on reorganizing and decluttering, including Julie Morgenstern's own Organizing from the Inside Out, second edition: The Foolproof System For Organizing Your Home, Your Office and Your Life Most of these works are very helpful in assisting the reader in getting control back into their lives by disposing of the clutter - physical or otherwise - that holds them back. This latest work by Morgenstern takes the decluttering and organizing process to a new level by assisting the reader in identifying the "treasures" from a cluttered life, i.e. the good things that clutter represented and retaining these treasures - more as attitudes and perspectives than as physical possessions - and applying them to a new life's "theme". This is an innovation in decluttering literature which is interesting and exciting: by identifying a new "theme" in your life, you can then focus your energies (as expressed in possesions, schedules and habits) on those things that will move you towards your theme. So it's not just a matter of getting rid of those tangible and intangible things that hold you back, but of also identifying how you want your life overall to take shape, and only bringing those things from the past with you that support this new life theme. This is different from other organizers' advice who ask you to visualize the role a room should play in your life (a la Peter Walsh, for example, in It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff). This new and different approach will help open reader's lives to new opportunities and to new aspects of themselves that they may have buried alive in their formerly cluttered existence. Morgenstern also gives useful, encouraging and practical advice on how to take on new activities to identify hidden strengths as well as how to move forward with your new life's theme. If you are in a rut or at a crossroads, this is an invaluable book for your library.
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