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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Declut...
by Marie Kondō

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English

Pages

226

Publication Date

October 14, 2014

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<b>The #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling guide to decluttering your home and the inspiration for the hit Netflix show <i>Tidying Up with Marie Kondo</i>.</b><br /><br /><b><b><b><b>ONE OF CNN<b>’</b>S MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADE</b></b></b></b><br /><br /> Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?<br /><br /> Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list). <br /><br /> With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.
Martha Stewart's Organizing: The Manual for Bringing Order to You...
by Martha Stewart

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

January 07, 2020

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<b>The ultimate guide to getting your life in order—with hundreds of practical and empowering ideas, projects, and tips—from America’s most trusted lifestyle authority</b><br /><br />Trust Martha to help you master all things organizing—sorting, purging, tidying, and simplifying your life—with smart solutions and inspiration. Here, she offers her best guidance, methods, and DIY projects for organizing in and around your home. Topics include room-by-room strategies (how to sort office paperwork, when to purge the garage or attic), seasonal advice (when to swap out bedding and clothing, how to put away holiday decorations), and day-by-day or week-by-week plans for projects such as de-cluttering, house cleaning, creating a filing system, overhauling the closet, and more. Martha’s indispensable expertise walks you through goal-setting, principles of organizing, useful supplies, and creating systems for ongoing success. A look into Martha’s own personal calendars offers a template for scheduling essential tasks. Last, plenty of strategies, how-tos, timelines, and checklists will help you stay organized all year long.
Minimalism Room by Room: A Customized Plan to Declutter Your Home...
by Elizabeth Enright Philli...

Language

English

Pages

204

Publication Date

December 31, 2019

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<p><strong>Minimalism minimized—the easy room-by-room guide</strong></p><p>Imagine the life you’ve always wanted. Neat. Tidy. Free from unwanted clutter and surrounded by peace, calm, and serenity. Now you can learn how to love your space more by owning less and organizing the rest. <em>Minimalism Room by Room</em> is an essential guide for streamlining your life—one room (and one mess) at a time.</p><p>By cultivating minimalism, you can focus on what matters most like your loved ones, traveling, and making lasting memories together. <em>Minimalism Room by Room</em> delivers easy, actionable strategies so you can save time and money, and get on the path to living simpler. Take a deep breath. It’s time to start sorting.</p><p>This essential beginner’s guide to minimalism includes:</p><ul><li><strong>Make room: room-by-room</strong>—Learn how to tackle cleaning challenges in every part of your home—the kid’s room, the kitchen and dining room, the master suite, and more. Even small spaces like studio apartments are covered!</li><li><strong>Practical makes perfect</strong>—Get useful minimalism tips and tricks, including money-saving, sustainability, and attitude adjustments.</li><li><strong>Live with less (and love it!)</strong>—Powerful tools like checklists, sorting guides, and tracking sheets help you plan and stay focused along the way.</li></ul><p>Discover how you can live your best life—with less—by embracing minimalism.</p>
Decluttering at the Speed of Life: Winning Your Never-Ending Batt...
by Dana K. White

Language

English

Pages

218

Publication Date

February 27, 2018

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<b>You don't have to live overwhelmed by stuff--you can get rid of clutter for good!</b><br />While the world seems to be in love with the idea of tiny houses and minimalism, many of us simply can't purge it all and start from nothing. Yet a home with too much stuff is a home that is difficult to maintain, so where do we begin? Add in paralyzing emotional attachments and constant life challenges, and it can feel almost impossible to make real decluttering progress.<br />In <i>Decluttering at the Speed of Life</i>, decluttering expert and author Dana White identifies the mind-sets and emotional challenges that make it difficult to declutter. Then, in her signature humorous approach, she provides workable solutions to break through these struggles and get clutter out--for good!<br />But more than simply offering strategies, Dana dives deep into how to implement them, no matter the reader's clutter level or emotional resistance to decluttering. She helps identify procrasticlutter--the stuff that will get done eventually so it doesn't seem urgent--as well as how to make progress when there's no time to declutter.<br />Sections of the book include<br /><ul><li>Why You Need This Book (You Know Why)</li><li>Your Unique Home</li><li>Decluttering in the Midst of Real Life</li><li>Change Your Mind, Change Your Home</li><li>Breaking Through Your Decluttering Delusions</li><li>Working It Out Room by Room</li><li>Helping Others Declutter</li><li>Real Life Goes On (and On)</li></ul>As long as we're living and breathing, new clutter will appear. The good news is that decluttering can get easier, become more natural, and require significantly fewer hours, less emotional bandwidth, and little to no sweat to keep going.
The Minimalist Home: A Room-by-Room Guide to a Decluttered, Refoc...
by Joshua Becker

Language

English

Pages

238

Publication Date

December 18, 2018

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<b><b>A popular minimalist blogger and author of </b><b><i>The More of Less </i></b><b>shows you how to methodically turn your home into a place of peace, contentment, and purposeful living.</b></b><br /><br />One of today's most influential minimalist advocates takes us on a decluttering tour of our own houses and apartments, showing us how to decide what to get rid of and what to keep. He both offers practical guidelines for simplifying our lifestyle at home and addresses underlying issues that contribute to over-accumulation in the first place. The purpose is not just to create a more inviting living space. It's also to turn our life's HQ--our home--into a launching pad for a more fulfilling and productive life in the world.
A Beginner's Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life a...
by , Shoshana Berger

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English

Pages

544

Publication Date

July 16, 2019

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<b>“A gentle, knowledgeable guide to a fate we all share” (<i>The Washington Post</i>): the first and only all-encompassing action plan for the end of life. </b><br /><br />“There is nothing wrong with you for dying,” hospice physician B.J. Miller and journalist and caregiver Shoshana Berger write in <i>A Beginner’s Guide to the End</i>. “Our ultimate purpose here isn’t so much to help you die as it is to free up as much life as possible until you do.”<br /> <br />Theirs is a clear-eyed and big-hearted action plan for approaching the end of life, written to help readers feel more in control of an experience that so often seems anything but controllable. Their book offers everything from step-by-step instructions for how to do your paperwork and navigate the healthcare system to answers to questions you might be afraid to ask your doctor, like whether or not sex is still okay when you’re sick. Get advice for how to break the news to your employer, whether to share old secrets with your family, how to face friends who might not be as empathetic as you’d hoped, and how to talk to your children about your will. (Don’t worry: if anyone gets snippy, it’ll likely be their spouses, not them.) There are also lessons for survivors, like how to shut down a loved one’s social media accounts, clean out the house, and write a great eulogy.<br /> <br />An honest, surprising, and detail-oriented guide to the most universal of all experiences, <i>A Beginner’s Guide to the End</i> is “a book that every family should have, the equivalent of Dr. Spock but for this other phase of life” (<i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Dr. Abraham Verghese).
The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself an...
by Margareta Magnusson

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English

Pages

145

Publication Date

January 02, 2018

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<b>A charming, practical, and unsentimental approach to putting a home in order while reflecting on the tiny joys that make up a long life.</b><br /><br />In Sweden there is a kind of decluttering called <i>döstädning</i>, <i>dö</i> meaning “death” and <i>städning</i> meaning “cleaning.” This surprising and invigorating process of clearing out unnecessary belongings can be undertaken at any age or life stage but should be done sooner than later, before others have to do it for you. In <i>The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning</i>, artist Margareta Magnusson, with Scandinavian humor and wisdom, instructs readers to embrace minimalism. Her radical and joyous method for putting things in order helps families broach sensitive conversations, and makes the process uplifting rather than overwhelming.<br /> <br />Margareta suggests which possessions you can easily get rid of (unworn clothes, unwanted presents, more plates than you’d ever use) and which you might want to keep (photographs, love letters, a few of your children’s art projects). Digging into her late husband’s tool shed, and her own secret drawer of vices, Margareta introduces an element of fun to a potentially daunting task. Along the way readers get a glimpse into her life in Sweden, and also become more comfortable with the idea of letting go.
Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing a...
by Marie Kondo

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English

Pages

298

Publication Date

January 05, 2016

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<b>The follow-up to the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling <i>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, </i>from the star of the<i> </i>hit Netflix series <i>Tidying Up with Marie Kondo</i>.</b><br /><br /> Japanese decluttering guru Marie Kondo has revolutionized homes—and lives—across the world. Now, Kondo presents an illustrated guide to her acclaimed KonMari Method, with step-by-step folding illustrations for everything from shirts to socks, plus drawings of perfectly organized drawers and closets. She also provides advice on frequently asked questions, such as whether to keep “necessary” items that may not bring you joy. With guidance on specific categories including kitchen tools, cleaning supplies, hobby goods, and digital photos, this comprehensive companion is sure to spark joy in anyone who wants to simplify their life.
The Upbeat, Organized Home Office: Five Simple Steps to SORT and ...
by Darla DeMorrow

Language

English

Pages

199

Publication Date

January 04, 2020

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<strong>An organized home office is your key to finally getting things done. </strong><br /><p>Start here if:</p><ul><li><strong>You are fed up with paper</strong></li><li><strong>You are fed up with email</strong></li><li><strong>You are fed up with being disorganized throughout your life</strong></li></ul><p>Don’t have an entire room for a dedicated home office? Turn an alcove, a loft, a corner of your bedroom or the dining room table into an upbeat home office you want to run to...not from. Tame never-ending email. Organize electronic files. Add just a few essential tech tools, leading to an organized mind so you can enjoy your day more.</p><p>Everyone deserves a home office. If you are an entrepreneur, run a home-based business or work remotely, a home office is a necessity. Even if you don’t work from home, everyone needs a space to pay bills, answer email, and charge your electronics. You can learn to have better time management skills in a home office that makes you smile.</p><p>Faster than you thought possible, you'll learn to:</p><ul><li><strong>Clear your desk</strong></li><li><strong>Reduce unwanted email</strong></li><li><strong>Stop losing computer files</strong></li><li><strong>Go paper-less without scanning</strong></li><li><strong>Never lose important papers again</strong></li><li><strong>Save time with one change to your to-do list</strong></li><li><strong>Stay organized longer</strong></li></ul><p>The SORT and Succeed system is just five simple steps to organize your home office one area at a time. Find time, save money, and overcome information overload with organizing strategies you’ll actually use.  Starting with an entrepreneurial mindset, you’ll be motivated to complete your projects with a repeatable system for success.</p><p>Darla DeMorrow is a Certified Professional Organizer ® with more than a decade of experience working in corporate offices and home offices. She developed the SORT and Succeed system to help you get organized and stay organized.</p>
Let It Go: Downsizing Your Way to a Richer, Happier Life
by Peter Walsh

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

February 14, 2017

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<b>Say goodbye to clutter, reduce stress, and live simply with this easy-to-use guide to downsizing!</b><br /><br />Whether you are selling your family home, blending households into a new home, or cleaning out your aging parents’ home, sorting through a lifetime’s worth of accumulated possessions can be a daunting and stressful experience. Decluttering guru Peter Walsh recently went through the process of downsizing his childhood home and dividing his late parents’ possessions among his family. He realized that making these decisions about mementos and heirlooms creates strong emotions and can be an overwhelming chore. <br /><br />In <i>Let It Go,</i> Peter will help you turn downsizing into a rejuvenating life change with his useful tips and practical takeaways, including how to:<br /><br />• Understand the emotional challenges that accompany downsizing<br />• Establish a hierarchy of mementos and collectibles<br />• Calculate the amount of stuff you can bring into your new life<br />• Create strategies for dividing heirlooms among family members <i>without</i> drama<br /><br />This new phase brings unexpected freedoms and opportunities, and Peter walks you through every step of the process. You’ll feel freer and happier than you ever thought possible once you Let It Go.

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