Yes! I would absolutely recommend this to anyone who needs to get their lives to a stress free level because Andrew Mellen truly instructs you how to accomplish the tasks you for which you need assistance! He does not just say to clean up your kitchen...He gives you the support you need to really get in there and do it!!! Bravo!
This is the first book I have listened to by Andrew and he was delightful to listen to as he gave you support, instructions, examples, and a touch of tough love! We all need those things in our lives!
"Like with like" and "Everything in its place". Brilliant!
Please read/listen to this book if you are ready to get it together by taking your mess apart!
It truly helped me for he tells you HOW to accomplish the tasks that seem so overwhelming!
Thank you, Andrew!
Greetings. My brother introduced me to Audible in 2011. Since, nothing but enjoyment. Hopefully my reviews are very useful to you. Enjoy!
This book is fundamentally sound. No matter how organized you are it will provide something extremely valuable for you.
Everything---there was nothing I didn't enjoy
The structure it will provide for you life
This book is a must. The man is very knowledgeable
Yes. Whether your home, office, garage and car are a complete mess or generally well kept, this book will give you a practical approach to make them much more functional.
Great blend of anecdotes, principles and checklists.
No, it would be difficult to absorb it all at once. 1-2 chapters per day was a good pace.
In truth I quite liked this book. It is obvious that the author has different political and religious beliefs, however it only comes up once at the beginning. This book is really targeted for the boarder line hoarder. Not someone that's totally lost but someone that could pull themselves back into reality if given a bit of direction. I got this book because I had just moved and was feeling overwhelmed by the shear mass of useless crap I had accumulated. There are a number of good idea's and techniques that I plan to implement even thought for the most part this book did not apply to me or my lifestyle. There are also a few idea's that are in my opinion a bit over the OCD line. All in all however I think it's a good book with useful idea's for people in all stages of random clutter.
I can't imagine any working professional or anyone born after 1980 getting any benefits from the technology oriented chapters. Skip those however and 'one home for everything' and 'like with like' are useful, if not age old, principles.
Quite practical insights that we've always known but may not known how to apply to each area of organizing our stuff.
Realizing that I had much more to do to be organized than what I thought
Humorous tones and references to real time websites
A home for everything and like things together
Hard to tell... But I Really appreciated that his website had pretty much EVERYTHING I needed in downloadable format!
Andrew Mellen!! His personality really really comes through and as the author, he does a great job narrating his "self-help" book which is written in first-person.
This is his business and his passion! since he is reading us his book, it is like having a private training session with him.
He had a lot of anecdotes about his clients and how he helped them overcome there fears and help them become more organized.
if you are interested in organization, this is a great book. I think he does a great job at making organization & an organized home/office a manageable undertaking!
I was really looking forward to someone helping me organize my stuff. What I didn't expect is that this was more about getting rid of your hoarder status and all the "trash" that comes with it. I couldn't get through more than the first few chapters. I felt like he was screaming at me, belittling me and chiding me like a child. He was not talking to someone who just wanted to organize her house, his audience is something beyond simple organization of things.Maybe if I read the book, I'd appreciate it more and actually get to Chapter 4. Just couldn't do it with him in my ear.
Change the tone of his narration.
Too in my face.
A quick read with pithy points. Nothing really new but an enjoyable look at being organized. Changed a few of my less desirable habits I believe.
I have listened to this book three times and will listen to it many more throughout my life. I am a fairly organized person and needed some pointers for really organizing places like closets, attics, and my garage. Great tips. I listened to the book while doing a 3 day overhaul of my garage and it helped motivate me and keep me on track.
The fact that Andrew J Mellen narrates the story definitely enhances the understanding of his principles. I don't think it would be half as good if another person read it.
Everyone needs this book! Whether you are a hoarder, a moderately disorganized person or a neat freak... you can benefit from Andrew's ideas and helpful tips for improvement:)