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Unstuff Your Life Audiobook

Unstuff Your Life: Kick the Clutter Habit and Completely Organize Your Life for Good

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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:

  • Where to find a permanent home for your keys and wallet
  • How to sort the mail in a manageable and time-effective way
  • What it means to group "like with like"
  • How to tackle bills and budget
  • How to problem-solve with your new skills, and more

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.

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Christine 04-05-15
    Christine 04-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Gateway to conscious living"

    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!

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    novata 03-31-15
    novata 03-31-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved it in every wsy"

    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.

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    Eatmon 03-31-15
    Eatmon 03-31-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Straightforward and useful book!"

    To the point, walks you through everything so you can start immediately. Highly recommend this great book! Easy to listen to

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    Jelena 03-01-15
    Jelena 03-01-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Awesome!!!"

    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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    Thaikisha Alvarez 01-28-15
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    "Boring"
    What would have made Unstuff Your Life better?

    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.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Boredom, indifference


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    alberto ramirez 01-22-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Life changing"

    This book will be part of my daily life for ever. Simple concepts of personal organization that can improve the way we live.

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    Homeschool_Momma 12-31-14
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    "Didn't appreciate the anti-christian expressions"
    Would you try another book from Andrew J. Mellen and/or Andrew J. Mellen?

    No, I found the author is clearly respectful of all world religions with only the exception of Christianity. The numerous insulting and degrading comments mocking Christianity were not what I expected to find in a book about organization. While he was able to show deference to other world faiths his ridiculing comments and innuendos mocking the Christianity made this book a horrible read. His information is excellent and very helpful, but it comes at a price I could in my conscience pass along to another person. As the book went on it became clear this author obviously has a bone to pick with Christianity. He states he has worked with all peoples from various backgrounds yet his jokes and comments are almost always aimed at Christianity. Hate of any kind even if it is in the form of passive-aggressive mockery simply isn't something I wish to contribute to.


    Has Unstuff Your Life turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No I will simply find an author who can leave religion out of it or be respectful to all peoples.


    Could you see Unstuff Your Life being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I certainly hope not.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Bonnie 11-27-14
    Bonnie 11-27-14
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    "Too folksy and trying too hard"
    Would you ever listen to anything by Andrew J. Mellen again?

    No.


    How could the performance have been better?

    He was trying too hard. I like books like this for information - he made it into a silly one sided cutesy conversation that destroyed my ability to listen for anything of substance. I tried twice, listened for an hour each time, and stopped in agony. Don't be cutesy, present the information in a clear and non-cutesy way.


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    Carrie 09-19-14
    Carrie 09-19-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Great motivation"
    What did you love best about Unstuff Your Life?

    This book gave me motivation to do a major organization of my house. When I first listened to the book, I thought I already used most of the principle in it. But once I started actually looking around my house, I realized that I have a long way to go. I set a personal goal to "Unstuff my Life" by the end of this year (3 months away) and so far it has been going well. Bedroom, desk, garage, kitchen are "pretty much" done. I plan to listen to about half of the chapters a second or even third time to keep the motivation up


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    colette PASADENA, CA, United States 09-06-14
    colette PASADENA, CA, United States 09-06-14 Member Since 2011
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    "This one works!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes - lots of my friends gave clutter


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The kitchen


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The ending


    Any additional comments?

    This method works - finally I was able to part with things that I have been dragging with me for years.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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