Stuffology 101 is for those of us who want to get the clutter out of our lives without being featured on reality TV. We can still use our bathroom, bedroom, and kitchen, but we harbor secrets.
Stuffologists Brenda Avadian and Eric Riddle share four decades of experience dealing with stuff - or rather, clutter. Inside Stuffology 101, you'll find fun and flexible approaches to get your mind out of what you define as clutter. Funny, serious, and humbling stories are woven in with tips to help you clear the toxic clutter out of your life.
At the end of your life, what will matter most - things or people? Are you ready to manage the stuff in your life?
©2014 Brenda Avadian, MA, and Eric M. Riddle (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
More science, less stories that have twists that have nothing to do with the subject.
Hardly any real content. Imagine going to a party and overhearing 2 people talking about decluttering their lives. Then make that a book.
Nothing, But they did is fine.
Almost all. The book could have been done in a few pages.
Decide what is clutter, then make a plan and declutter regularly.
This book is worth listening to. It is presented in a non-judgmental fashion and it presents reasonable and realistic advice for approaching large and small decluttering projects. I also appreciated the humorous moments and I like the supporting website for Stuffology 101.
Painfully boring to read and not helpful. The authors themselves have still not figured out how to clear their own clutter and testify to that numerous times. For example, Brenda, simply could not get rid of seven year old magazines by her bedside and even went into detail about how baby carrots were made, "I did not know that. Had I not read that old magazine I wouldn't have read that," she said. Seriously?'
If you want a good declutter book go with Marie Kondo's audio book "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up".
I read and listen to organization books fairly often. I'm disorganized by nature, but through the years, I've found things that work for me and now have it pretty much under control. But the books help keep me on the right track and it's a topic I enjoy. Given that, I don't mind it if books are repeats of old concepts, I mean, how many ways are there to say, 'pick up after yourself, get rid of stuff you don't need, don't over consume'. It's great if an author brings a new outlook or has a new tip, but I won't knock off stars in books that don't. But this book was beyond basic. It felt to me as if the bulk of the book was the authors whining about how disorganized they are. It was frustrating, I kept waiting for the book to actually start. Finally at the end there are some guidelines and approaches, but by then I was bored and the simplistic advice was too little too late.
I made it only one-third the way through the audiobook. So far it’s just a bunch of depressing anecdotes on how people collect stuff. I thought there would be advice on how to reduce it, other than the implied, “Don’t be like us!” I won’t be continuing this book because I have lost faith that I will suddenly find value later in the book.
Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up would be a better choice for people who don’t want to listen to an hour of other people’s failures.
I thought I was listening to the same sections over and over. Big secret they share: write stuff done and check your calendar. Oh, also use sticky notes. Really.
Non-fiction fan! Bring on the self-improvement, business, sales & marketing books!
I am in the process of cleaning up and this is one of a handful of books that assisted me through the process. Professional and good content.
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