One of the country's most sought-after professional organizers here makes his foolproof rescue plan available for everyone.
Arguably the most organized man in America, Andrew J. Mellen has created unique, lasting techniques for streamlined living, bringing order out of chaos for a client list that includes attorneys, filmmakers, and even psychologists. With Unstuff Your Life! he puts his powerful program in the hands of his widest audience yet. Acknowledging that it's often the "stuff behind the stuff" that holds people back, Mellen offers an action-based plan to redirect clutterers from dwelling on their feelings. This simple shift yields immediate results that will help everyone achieve organizational bliss. Mellen's mix of humor, honesty, tough love, and foolproof strategies will motivates listeners to work through their feelings and make real behavior changes that will have long-lasting effects.
Written in Mellen's signature no-nonsense yet hilarious tone, Unstuff Your Life! brims with personality, along with approaches not found in other organizing books. Built on the principle that we must distinguish ourselves from our possessions, Unstuff Your Life! starts with truly achievable goals and works toward the nightmare projects everyone tries hard to avoid. From the basement to the bedroom, the kitchen to the car, and more, listeners will learn:
The result is absolute freedom from the burden of clutter - and more free time than you ever imagined possible.
Please note: Lists and worksheets mentioned in the audio can be downloaded from http://andrewmellen.com/uyl-downloads/.
©2012 Andrew J. Mellen (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
"Living in chaos? Professional Organizer Mellen has written the book to help.... [T]hose willing to take even a small sip of Mellon's Kool-Aid may enjoy a more organized, efficient, and well-managed life." (Publishers Weekly)
Even for someone who is rather organized, this book provides several super helpful suggestions. Get it and read it!
I really think the author was talking to me. This book was useful and helpful in how to tackle the clutter. What hit home was his explanations about how one's car is kept untidy and excuses given. Yes, it is embarrassing. Great advice and good suggestions!
I'm keeping this audible book for life😊
Not sure how long he spoke about how to sort through mail or find a spot to keep your keys/handbag but it felt like hours. I'm sure some people do misplace these things, but the topic could have been sorted out in 2 minutes. This book was just so boring and tedious and not helpful at all.
Maybe it gets better after chapter 5 but I couldn't listen to anymore. Once he started talking about every single filing category he had, I was done. He has a file for client research, for personal research, for this, for that, from A-M, and from M-Z and so on. Don't even buy it on special. If you really want to declutter, try "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up". While it's a little kooky in places, at least it's entertaining and has helpful tips.
The information in this book is definitely useful, and I do feel a small shift in my attitude toward my "stuff" after reading it, in addition to having clear questions to ask myself when sorting through, re-arranging, or discarding "stuff."
However, the book has several points at which you are instructed to pause and write down the answers to a long list of questions, or to make a list of items, feelings, or goals. This is not how I use audiobooks; I'm usually listening to them while *doing* another task, so the pausing and writing, for me, did not happen.
I'm always a little cautious when I hear that an author is narrating his or her own book, but Mellen's theater and public speaking background serves him well here.
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.
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