I suppose it might be better in paper form, where you can skip around to find whatever nuggets of information are useful to you. But as an audio book it's just pointless.
Unstuff is the kind of book you might need to listen to several times. The author gives you his website where you can download the first chapter with the table of contents so you can return to certain chapters over and over. There are also other hand outs so you can do your own work in this "improve your life" book.
Andrew J. Mellen goes to core issues and values to explore and motivate the reader. His instructions are simple and make sense. His fundamental rule "A home for everything and like with like" has become my new mantra as I bring order to my space and life.
Because Mellen reads his own work and has a very pleasent voice, I feel I am hearing it as it was ment to be heard. I was able to listen again and again while I actuall started on my projects. It was like having my own coach in the room. Also it was easier to implement his advice in a step by step fashion.
This is not a book to read in one sitting. This is a book you will refer to again and again for instruction and encouragement.
As a therapist I read many self help books so I can make recomendations to my clients. Often people feel out of control and overwhelmed by the stuff in their lives. This book offers many clear answers on how to tame our stuff.
Not only does the author give you the physical instruction for organizing your life and the stuff in it, he also addresses the emotional tug behind "why" we keep so much stuff and when it is okay to get rid of it. I loved this book!!
The author read his own material and has a very pleasant voice.
Too long for one sitting plus, you have work to do along the way.
This book inspired me to let go of so much clutter that I have been carrying around with me for years. This has been the most life changing book I have listened to because I actually made changes in my life and house. As my house was fairly clean I didn't expect to pick up that many tips. The book inspired me to go from one room to the next. I just listened to Andrew tell his stories. I completely un cluttered a 3 bedroom house with a double garage in 5 days. Read this book it will change your life.
Being empowered to throw away unwanted gifts or gifts that didn't add any value in my life.
Sentimental land, the place where you put all the objects in your life that serve no value other than to jog your memories and make you smile.
Two simple concepts. Like with like and one place for everything. Once I followed these two simple rules across my whole house it was amazing the change that occurred.
Once I followed these rules I discovered 22 tins of tuna. 9 boxes of tissues and 10 tubes of toothpaste.
Buy this book. Even if you don't think you need it, still buy this book. I didn't need to make one change in the 'vital' chapter 2 because I already had a system but still I think this is the most worthwhile book I have listened to.
Lovely voice to listen to so I loved the audio edition.
I finally got it that the stuff Im keeping is NOT the person who gave it to me. It is just STUFF. A great book to help you declutter and organise.
Voice is great for audio.
Yes as I don't read self help book
nothing, the author did a great job with humour
I was organizing while I was listening.
Man up!!!! and just do it.
Got me working.
Clean email inboxes daily during a less productive time of the day and only once or twice a day.
I live in Central Florida. I work part time in Orlando doing landscape. I am married and have two grown sons.
Easy formula to follow.
It motivated me.
I have tried a lot of self help books to get organized. This one is easy to follow and very helpful. My husband loves that I am getting my house so organized!!
perhaps i am not the target audience as i can already find my keys in the morning. i was hoping for some creative ideas on dealing with storage challenges in the house but this is very basic.. put things in their place and file your paperwork. that is good advice but i found his delivery condescending.
I listen to an audio book in the car and when walking. No, I can't stop the recording and fill out a form or write down my thoughts. No I'm not going to stop right now and put my keys away, they happen to be in use int he car's ignition. Maybe the pbook or ebook is worth the effort, but not the audio book.