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

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

October 14, 2014

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<b>This #1 <i>New York Times</i> best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.</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.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
What Your Clutter Is Trying to Tell You: Uncover the Message in t...
by Kerri L. Richardson

Language

English

Pages

130

Publication Date

August 15, 2017

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<p>With a practical, warm, and welcoming approach, intuitive life and business coach Kerri Richardson guides you to accept your clutter as a natural manifestation of your mind, body, and spirit looking out for yourself. It is your soul calling out for you invest in self-care and to face the fears holding you back from being your best self. Richardson dives into the most common categories of physical clutter and provides efficient and effective steps for clearing the space for your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being to flourish. But more than house and home, Richardson encourages you to clear out the clutter of relationships and habits that have been occupying your time and energy for too long.</p><p>Actionable clutter-clearing activities provide the foundation of this achievable plan to maximize your house, home, and heart’s potential.</p>
Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps
by Kelly Williams Brown

Language

English

Pages

330

Publication Date

May 07, 2013

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<strong>THE<em> NEW YORK TIMES</em> BESTSELLING GUIDE, WITH UPDATED MATERIAL AND A NEW FOREWORD</strong><br /><br />If you graduated from college but still feel like a student . . . if you wear a business suit to job interviews but pajamas to the grocery store . . . if you have your own apartment but no idea how to cook or clean . . . it's OK. But it doesn't have to be this way.<br />Just because you don't feel like an adult doesn't mean you can't act like one. And it all begins with this funny, wise, and useful book. Based on Kelly Williams Brown's popular blog, ADULTING, makes the scary, confusing "real world" approachable, manageable--and even conquerable. This guide will help you to navigate the stormy Sea of Adulthood so that you may find safe harbor in Not Running Out of Toilet Paper Bay, and along the way you will learn:<br /> <ul> <li>What to check for when renting a new apartment--not just the nearby bars, but the faucets and stove, among other things. </li><li>When a busy person can find time to learn more about the world (It involves the intersection of NPR and hair-straightening.)</li><li>How to avoid hooking up with anyone in your office--iImagine your coworkers having plastic, featureless doll crotches. It helps. </li><li>The secret to finding a mechanic you love--or, more realistically, one that will not rob you blind.</li></ul><div><br /></div>From breaking up with frenemies to fixing your toilet, this way fun comprehensive handbook is the answer for aspiring grown-ups of all ages.<br /><br />
Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism
by Fumio Sasaki

Language

English

Pages

260

Publication Date

April 11, 2017

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<p><strong>The best-selling phenomenon from Japan that shows us a minimalist life is a happy life.</strong></p><br /><p>Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert or organizing guru like Marie Kondo—he’s just a regular guy who was stressed out and constantly comparing himself to others, until one day he decided to change his life by saying goodbye to everything he didn’t absolutely need. The effects were remarkable: Sasaki gained true freedom, new focus, and a real sense of gratitude for everything around him. In <em>Goodbye, Things</em> Sasaki modestly shares his personal minimalist experience, offering specific tips on the minimizing process and revealing how the new minimalist movement can not only transform your space but truly enrich your life. The benefits of a minimalist life can be realized by anyone, and Sasaki’s humble vision of true happiness will open your eyes to minimalism’s potential.</p>
The Magnolia Story (with Bonus Content)
by , Mark Dagostino

Language

English

Pages

214

Publication Date

October 18, 2016

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<p><strong>This eBook includes the full text of the book plus an exclusive additional chapter from Chip and Joanna that is not found in the hardcover!</strong></p><p><strong>Are you ready to see your fixer upper?</strong></p><p>These famous words are now synonymous with the dynamic husband-and-wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV’s <em>Fixer Upper</em>. As this question fills the airwaves with anticipation, their legions of fans continue to multiply and ask a different series of questions, like—<em>Who are these people?</em><em>What’s the secret to their success? And is Chip actually that funny in real life?</em> By renovating homes in Waco, Texas, and changing lives in such a winsome and engaging way, Chip and Joanna have become more than just the stars of <em>Fixer Upper</em>, they have become America’s new best friends.</p><p><em>The Magnolia Story</em> is the first book from Chip and Joanna, offering their fans a detailed look at their life together. From the very first renovation project they ever tackled together, to the project that nearly cost them everything; from the childhood memories that shaped them, to the twists and turns that led them to the life they share on the farm today.</p><p>They both attended Baylor University in Waco. However, their paths did not cross until Chip checked his car into the local Firestone tire shop where Joanna worked behind the counter. Even back then Chip was a serial entrepreneur who, among other things, ran a lawn care company, sold fireworks, and flipped houses. Soon they were married and living in their first fixer upper. Four children and countless renovations later, Joanna garners the attention of a television producer who notices her work on a blog one day.</p><p>In <em>The Magnolia Story</em> fans will finally get to join the Gaines behind the scenes and discover:</p><ul><li>The time Chip ran to the grocery store and forgot to take their new, sleeping baby</li><li>Joanna’s agonizing decision to close her dream business to focus on raising their children</li><li>When Chip buys a houseboat, sight-unseen, and it turns out to be a leaky wreck</li><li>Joanna’s breakthrough moment of discovering the secret to creating a beautiful home</li><li>Harrowing stories of the financial ups and downs as an entrepreneurial couple</li><li>Memories and photos from Chip and Jo’s wedding</li><li>The significance of the word <em>magnolia</em> and why it permeates everything they do</li><li>The way the couple pays the popularity of <em>Fixer Upper</em> forward, sharing the success with others, and bolstering the city of Waco along the way</li></ul><p>And yet there is still one lingering question for fans of the show: Is Chip really that funny? “Oh yeah,” says Joanna. “He was, and still is, my first fixer upper.”</p>
Real Life Organizing: Clean and Clutter-Free in 15 Minutes a Day
by Cassandra Aarssen

Language

English

Pages

204

Publication Date

April 18, 2017

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<b>Clutter free solutions for an organized home</b><br /><p>----------<p><br /><b>Real Life Organizing offers clutter free storage solutions and advice that can help you create a Pinterest worthy home on a small budget:</b> Learn how to organize your home, simplify life and have more time for the things you love. Organizational expert Cassandra ‘Cas’ Aarssen, the guru from YouTube’s ClutterBug channel, reveals her tips, tricks and secrets to a clean and clutter free home in just 15 minutes a day. Aarssen, spends her time organizing other people’s homes, teaching college workshops on organization, and creating weekly videos and blog posts.<br />Cas offers diy Pinterest type tips to people like you who are interested in how to get rid of clutter and how to organize your home.<br /><p><br /><b>Organized person on the outside:</b> The secret to her success? She’s a giant mess on the inside, but an organized person who can teach you how to get rid of clutter and organize your home once and for all. <br /><p><br /><b>Simplify your life:</b> In her debut book, <i>Real Life Organizing</i>, Cas walks you through the steps you can take to create a beautiful, organized, clutter free, and almost self-cleaning home ─ a DIY Pinterest home. Simplify your life. You do not have to get rid of all of your things, you do not have to be a yoga loving minimalist, and you do not have to radically change your lifestyle or personality in order to simplify your life and have an organized home. The truth is that you do not need to actually be an organized person to live like an organized person. <br /><p><br /><b>Organize home:</b> Through her years of experience as an industry expert, Cas has uncovered easy and inexpensive tips, tricks and solutions that allow her to maintain a clean, organized and functional home with minimal effort. After you’ve read <i>Real Life Organizing</i>, you too will be able to live a more organized life without having to give up your sanity.<br /><p><br />In <i>Real Life Organizing: Get a Clean and Clutter-Free Home in Just 15 Minutes,</i> you will learn how to:</ul><br /><p>• Create a Household Management Binder</p><br /><p>• Make a “Kids Cupboard” in your kitchen</p><br /><p>• Create an IN/OUT system</p><br /><p>• Organize paperwork based on your unique style</p><br /><p>• Create a Kitchen Command Center</p><br /><p>• Organize your holidays with a gift closet</p><br /><p>• Build the best toy organizing system</p><br /><p>• And, enjoy a DIY Pinterest home</ul>
Apartment Therapy: The Eight-Step Home Cure
by Maxwell Ryan

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

November 19, 2008

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From not enough space and too many things to not knowing what color to paint the living room walls, many of us struggle with our homes. Now Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, frequent makeover expert on HGTV’s Mission: Organization and Small Spaces, Big Style, shares the do-it-yourself strategies that have enabled his clients and fans to transform their apartments into well-organized, beautiful places that suit their style and budget. <br /><br /> Week by week, <i>Apartment Therapy</i> will guide you to treat common problems, eliminate clutter, and revamp even the tiniest space. Here is an eight-step process that includes:<br /><br />• A therapeutic questionnaire to help you get in touch with your personal taste and diagnose your home’s physical, emotional, and energy flow issues<br />• A prescription with recommendations for each room based on your needs and lifestyle–including tips on how to use color, lighting, and accessories <br />• A treatment plan, including regular maintenance schedules to ensure the ongoing health of your space<br />• Illustrations of floor plans and decorative examples that allow you to visualize concepts before you begin<br /><br /> With surprising ease and without elaborate professional help, <i>Apartment Therapy</i> will help you clear a path through disorder and indecision–to reveal a home you’ll love.
The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself an...
by Margareta Magnusson

Language

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.
Cluttered Mess to Organized Success Workbook: Declutter and Organ...
by Cassandra Aarssen

Language

English

Pages

156

Publication Date

January 02, 2018

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<b>Declutter Your Home, Declutter Your Life</b><br /><p>----------<p><br />From the publisher: the ebook for Cluttered Mess to Organized Success contains all of Cassandra Aarssen's wonderful and brilliant insight into decluttering your home and life. However, because of technical limitations on some eReader devices, the worksheets might not fully load on all devices. Nevertheless, at the end of the ebook a link (URL) can be found. This link will allow you to download all the worksheets originally found in the print book. If you have any issues with the link or the ebook, please contact the publisher at: support@mango.bz<br /><p>----------<p><br /><b>Organize your life:</b> Do you dream of getting organized, but have no idea where to start? <i>Cluttered Mess to Organized Success: A Real Life Approach to Decluttering and Tidying-up your Home and Life</i> offers you everything you need to organize your home, family and your time. This book not only provides helpful tips and advice, but it is jam packed with over 100 worksheets, forms, labels, schedules and everything else you need to organize your life.<br /><p><br /><b>Declutter your way to happiness:</b> Cassandra Aarssen is a Professional Organizer and creator of the successful blog and YouTube channel, ClutterBug. After struggling for years with chaos and clutter, Cassandra transformed her home and her life through organization. She now shares her favorite organizing tips, tricks and secrets in order to help others declutter their way to happiness. Cassandra’s debut book, <i>Real Life Organizing</i> has been inspiring families from all over the world to get control of their clutter and fall in love with their home all over again.
Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing a...
by Marie Kondo

Language

English

Pages

306

Publication Date

January 05, 2016

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Customer Reviews
Japanese decluttering guru Marie Kondo’s <i>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up </i>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.

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