Banish Clutter Forever

Author: Sheila Chandra
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409003108
Format: PDF, ePub
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Why is it that even the most disorganised person never seems to lose their toothbrush? How can this simple fact solve all our clutter problems? The Toothbrush Principle is a simple yet inspired approach to de-cluttering your home. Whether you live in a mansion or a bedsit, this book will show you how to: organise according to the unconscious blueprint that naturally tidy people have, so that getting and staying organised is easy; know what to throw away with confidence; set up your wardrobe so you get much more use out of the clothes you have; work from home productively in a clear, designated space; tame your inbox! Step-by-step, room-by-room, you'll soon find that you hardly ever lose things, massive clear outs become a thing of the past and you never spend more than 10 minutes a day tidying up. So stop drowning in piles of clutter, learn how to be organised and start creating space to live out the life of your dreams!

Banish Clutter Forever

Author: Sheila Chandra
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0091935024
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Why is it that even the most disorganised person never seems to lose their toothbrush? How can this simple fact solve all our clutter problems? The Toothbrush Principle is a simple yet inspired approach to de-cluttering your home. Whether you live in a mansion or a bedsit, this book will show you how to: organise according to the unconscious blueprint that naturally tidy people have, so that getting and staying organised is easy; know what to throw away with confidence; set up your wardrobe so you get much more use out of the clothes you have; work from home productively in a clear, designated space; tame your inbox! Step-by-step, room-by-room, you'll soon find that you hardly ever lose things, massive clear outs become a thing of the past and you never spend more than 10 minutes a day tidying up. So stop drowning in piles of clutter, learn how to be organised and start creating space to live out the life of your dreams!

Organizing for Creative People

Author: Sheila Chandra
Publisher: Watkins Publishing
ISBN: 9781786780225
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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'Sheila gave me the tools to hunt success, and the infrastructure to handle it when it came.' Stik, world renowned street artist and author Most of the conventional 'productivity' advice you'll find in the 'soft business' section simply does not work for creative people. Surprisingly, to date there has not been a single book that addresses the unique organizational challenges that artists face. This book sets out to change that, it addresses the myth that truly creative people are messy and that they need mess in order to create. Sheila Chandra applies her professional insights as a 'creative' and organizing expert to the lives of other busy creative people in all disciplines - showing them how good organization can liberate their creative 'magic'. She begins with artists' physical spaces, including arranging their workspaces and offices so that they remain tidy effortlessly. Her career 'headspace' chapters cover: * creative well-being, including artist support systems * career well-being, including networking and collaborations * self-promotion and how to avoid working for free * making social media pay * personal branding, career planning and goals * how to manage copyright issues and legal paperwork * legacy management And all from an artist's point of view. These fool-proof, tried and tested systems are mixed with creativity tips and artist well-being advice that only one artist knows to give another. Written with real affection for the reader, Sheila Chandra takes the creative person by the hand and puts them on the path to success.

The Art of Discarding

Author: Nagisa Tatsumi
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 0316558931
Format: PDF
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The book that inspired Marie Kondo's The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Nagisa Tatsumi's international bestseller offers a practical plan to figure out what to keep and what to discard so you can get - and stay - tidy, once and for all. Practical and inspiring, The Art of Discarding (the book that originally inspired a young Marie Kondo to start cleaning up her closets) offers hands-on advice and easy-to-follow guidelines to help readers learn how to finally let go of stuff that is holding them back--as well as sage advice on acquiring less in the first place. Author Nagisa Tatsumi urges us to reflect on our attitude to possessing things and to have the courage and conviction to get rid of all the stuff we really don't need, offering advice on how to tackle the things that pile up at home and take back control. By learning the art of discarding you will gain space, free yourself from "accumulation syndrome," and find new joy and purpose in your clutter-free life.

The Life changing Manga of Tidying Up

Author: Marie Kondō
Publisher:
ISBN: 0399580530
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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From the #1 New York Times best-selling author and lifestyle/cleaning guru Marie Kondo, this graphic novelization brings Kondo's life-changing tidying method to life with the fun, quirky story of a woman who transforms her home, work, and love life using Kondo's advice and inspiration. Marie Kondo presents the fictional story of Chiaki, a young woman in Tokyo who struggles with a cluttered apartment, messy love life, and lack of direction. After receiving a complaint from her attractive next-door neighbor about the sad state of her balcony, Chiaki gets Kondo to take her on as a client. Through a series of entertaining and insightful lessons, Kondo helps Chiaki get her home--and life--in order. This insightful, illustrated case study is perfect for people looking for a fun introduction to the KonMari Method of tidying up, as well as tried-and-true fans of Marie Kondo eager for a new way to think about what sparks joy. Featuring illustrations by award-winning manga artist Yuko Uramoto, this book also makes a great read for manga and graphic novel lovers of all ages.

The Home Decluttering Diet

Author: Jennifer Lifford
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1624143261
Format: PDF, ePub
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Like losing weight for your body, Clean & Lean House helps readers to clean their entire home month-by-month to create long-term results. The process begins with a 30-day detox and makes progress each month by cleaning and organizing the entire house, as well as maintaining the clutter-free lifestyle. Perfect for starting at the new year, but suitable for use year-round. Tested in her own home, Jennifer Lifford brings her specific techniques to life to more than just declutter and throw stuff away. Jennifer shows readers how to change their habits and create long-term results over the course of each month. Her tips and tricks include creating zones for each room, utilizing checklists, getting the whole family involved and the option to pick and choose projects based on your goals. With time, readers can see how these projects add up to create clutter loss and a forever organized home.

Stuffocation

Author: James Wallman
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 0812997603
Format: PDF, ePub
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Stuffocation is a movement manifesto for “experiential” living, a call to arms to stop accumulating stuff and start accumulating experiences, and a road map for a new way forward with the potential to transform our lives. Reject materialism. Embrace experientialism. Live more with less. Stuffocation is one of the most pressing problems of the twenty-first century. We have more stuff than we could ever need, and it isn’t making us happier. It’s bad for the planet. It’s cluttering up our homes. It’s making us stressed—and it might even be killing us. A rising number of us are already turning our backs on all-you-can-get consumption. We are choosing access over ownership, and taking our business to companies like Zipcar, Spotify, and Netflix. Fed up with materialism, we are ready for a new way forward. Trend forecaster James Wallman traces our obsession with stuff back to the original Mad Men, who first created desire through advertising. He interviews anthropologists studying the clutter crisis, economists searching for new ways of measuring progress, and psychologists who link stuffocation to declining well-being. And he introduces us to the innovators who are already living more consciously and with more meaning by choosing experience over stuff. Experientialism does not mean giving up all of our possessions. It is a solution that is less extreme but equally fundamental. It’s about transforming what we value. Stuffocation is a paradigm-shifting look at our habits and an inspiring call for living more with less. It’s the one important book you won’t be able to live without. Praise for Stuffocation “The revelations come fast and furious as he asserts that acquiring ‘stuff’ is often just an easy way to ignore the tougher questions of life, dodging ‘why am I here?’ and ‘how should I live?’ for ‘will that go with the top I bought last week?’ Tart and often funny . . . [Stuffocation] will be an eye-opener for those long ago persuaded that more is better. A scintillating read that will provoke conversation (or at least closet cleaning).”—Booklist “James Wallman deftly hits upon a major insight for our times: that acquiring ‘stuff’ and ‘things’ is not nearly as meaningful as collecting experiences. Some of the happiest days of my life were when I had nothing and lived on a houseboat. Without stuff to tie me down, I felt completely free.”—Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS and author of the New York Times bestseller Start Something That Matters “A must-read . . . We think that more stuff will make us happier, but as the book nicely shows, we’re just plain wrong. A great mix of stories and science, Stuffocation reveals the downside of more, and what we can do about it.”—Jonah Berger, author of the New York Times bestseller Contagious “Wallman offers a deeply important message by weaving contemporary social science into very engaging stories. Reading the book is such a pleasure that you hardly recognize you’re being told that you should change how you live your life.”—Barry Schwartz, author of The Paradox of Choice “With a sociologist’s eye and a storyteller’s ear, Wallman takes us on a tour of today’s experience economy from the perspective not of businesses, nor even of consumers per se, but of everyday people.”—B. Joseph Pine II and James H. Gilmore, authors of The Experience Economy From the Hardcover edition.

Start with Your Sock Drawer

Author: Vicky Silverthorn
Publisher: Sphere
ISBN: 0751566063
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Spring clean your life with this practical, achievable guide to living with less clutter Cupboards packed with unused gadgets. Boxes full of obsolete chargers. Wardrobes bursting with unworn clothes. Heaps of neglected children's toys. A dresser jammed full of mismatched socks. . . Sound familiar? Many of us feel increasingly overwhelmed by - and guilty about - the sheer amount of stuff packed into our homes. And we're starting to realise that being organised at home doesn't just mean always knowing where you left the remote; it means being able to face the world with a clear mind and increased energy. It all starts at home. But where? When the problem is so vast and we are all so busy, how do you even begin to tackle the clutter mountain? Professional organiser Vicky Silverthorn has the simple answer: start with your sock drawer. Using tried-and-tested methods, Vicky will guide you through practical, bite-sized tasks that will help you achieve a friendly level of organisation throughout your home and a new clarity of mind. With Vicky's help, you can fight back against the clutter and learn to love your home once more. 'Vicky is a wonder. Her meticulous and practical re-organisation of my wardrobe has freed me from clutter and spared up valuable time' (Jonathan Ross)

The Joy of Leaving Your Sh t All Over the Place The Art of Being Messy

Author: Jennifer McCartney
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 1581575270
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The New York Times bestseller that’s “LAUGH OUT LOUD FUNNY” (Elle Décor) and “SPOT-ON…with a healthy amount of cursing" (POPSUGAR) The anti-clutter movement is having a moment. You may have heard about a book—an entire book—written on the topic of tidiness and how “magical” and “life-changing” it is to neaten up and THROW AWAY YOUR BELONGINGS. Yes, you read that correctly. It’s time to fight that ridiculousness and start buying even more stuff and leaving it any place you want. Guess what, neatniks? Science shows that messy people are more creative.* Being a slob is an art, and there’s a fine line between being a consumer and being a hoarder. Don’t cross that line. This book shows you how to clutter mindfully and with great joy. The results are mind-blowing. Your plants will stop dying. Your whiskey bottle will never run dry. Your drugstore points will finally add up to a free jar of salsa and some nice shampoo. You’ll go shopping and discover you’ve lost weight... It's time to take back your life from the anti-clutter movement. *As well as smarter and more attractive.