I have written recently about my thoughts on clutter and weight. I am really committed to a more streamlined life (except when it comes to kids clothes - I love them and can't have enough of them.). So when I was asked to read Unstuff Your Life! By Andrew Mellen, I was like HELL YEAH!
I have learned so many techniques from this book. It starts off by asking a series of 49 questions where I answered yes to more than my fair share. Unfortunately. But the 2 sections I have gone back to several times are about closets and kitchens. Kitchens especially. What really resonated with me was really defining what a kitchen is and what it isn't. I am not my dishes and my dishes are not me. I am not my kids toys and the toys are not me (yes there are toys in my kitchen). I have told my kids that living in a small house keeps families close together but with that comes a whole slew of clutter challenges. There are not closets to utilize or places to put up additional shelves. So beyond any excess stuff I have, I don't have many options for storing what ever is left. Mellen's techniques not only help with the mental issues but provides a practical plan for tackling all my stuff - in my small house. How to store like things together. Like in the same box.
So now I am fired up. Now I want to put what I learned into action. And you know what will help. My day with a professional organizer that I won at the PTA silent auction. My stuff won't know what hit it!
.*I was given a copy of this book by it's publisher, Penguin Group. My review is based on my opinions and my opinions only.