Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | January 22, 2015

Make it easy to simplify your space and live free of clutter


clutter freeVery few people live without clutter of some kind. Clutter can include anything from material items (stuff) or information we try to cram into our brain (fluff).  Some of these items are useful (good) while others just take up space and add extra stress to our life (bad).

We collect mountains of things from clothing to books, cooking utensils to cleaning supplies and even storage bins to hold them all.  My biggest fear is giving something away only to realize I might need it later.  The truth is we who live in clutter are aware that our space is cluttered, disorganized and unsightly.  It is just too overwhelming to deal with; we just don’t want to do the work; or, heaven forbid, someone else is contributing to the clutter and we have no way of getting rid of it.  What if you could get rid of your clutter in 21 days, more or less?  What if all you needed was for someone to offer you one easy step at a time?  Those bite-size pieces add up to chunks as you continue to work.

Kathi Lipp, author of “The Get Yourself Organized Project“, shows us how to get our lives under control by getting rid of our clutter in her new book, “Clutter Free”.  My particular struggle (apart from keeping things I don’t use because I might need it one day) is other people’s clutter.  I procrastinate over my own clutter because someone else won’t deal with theirs.  Is it fair that I work on mine while they don’t work on theirs?  Well…  That’s just an excuse.  Kathi offers several solutions to deal with this particular problem.

If you follow the simple guidelines in Lipp’s book, even if it’s at your own pace, eventually you will have a functionable home and a space you will enjoy living in.  Decluttering and simplifying have become the trend for the past several years.  While many organizing professionals will try to find a place to put your stuff and recommend costly storage baskets, bins, boxes, etc. in which to store it, Lipp takes it to another extreme.  By asking the following simple questions, you may find you can actually live without it saving money in the process.  The three questions are:  Do I use it?  Do I love it? Would I buy it again?  If you can answer no, to all three, get rid of it.

“Clutter Free” is a no-nonsense book.  If you really want to get rid of clutter once and for all and are not looking for just another way to store and hide your stuff, this is the most helpful books on freeing your home from clutter available today.

Click here to purchase from Amazon.com

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free as part of the Clutter Free blogging tour.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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