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!!
I am a plastic surgeon by profession A father by heart A trader by choice A teacher by passion A child by curiosity
Very basic stuff good for a teenager not realy mature advice i was disappointed
Thought it would be deeper
I agree with the negative reviews concerning the extremely condescending tone, but even getting beyond that I found many of the practices ridiculously complex - (filing system of strapping in every document in a folder – thereby having to unstrap to purge) and the tactics way over the top - (setting aside 2 days to remove everything from a closet and having a friend judge every item of clothing retained).
The information appears to be targeted at a very severe type of clutter – more like hoarding – of which I doubt anyone with this type of psychopathy would be likely to address it through an audible book. I found advice like “you do not have to keep a gift photo of throat cancer from a relative” just plain disturbing!
I bought this on sale, so I will admit that listening did get my spring cleaning juices going, but I did not benefit from the details. For the moderately cluttered life, I recommend “It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff” by Peter Walsh. I actually gained some creative ways to reduce what I had in a gradual, manageable, sustainable method and received the same insight in to thinking differently about your possessions WITHOUT the creepy anecdotes, repetition and lecture.
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.
I liked the thread of the book which makes the reader aware of their relationship with their belongings, rather than just try to rearrange everything to buy more space to store more!
His ideas are sound and easy to implement. After a number of like titles, this is the first one that has left me hopeful, and motivated to get started. I liked his delivery as well, it was very entertaining.
Fun and helpful! Laughed out loud throughout the book. Also stopped, and thought a bit. I am not really a messy type - but the book helped me organize my closet better and let go of some memorabilia that actually wasn't even positive for me.
Getting to the damn point!
I'm 16 minutes into the book and this man has said NOTHING. Chapter 1? Useless. He talking about saving time and he is wasting my time.
This book has some good content but it is too drawn out. I struggled to pay attention and frequently found myself daydreaming and missing what the author was saying. You can essentially watch HGTV and get all the same content in a much more interesting way.