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)
I have enjoyed many books on organization. I couldn't listen to this beyond about 30 minutes. I found the author insulting and extremely hard to listen to. I have listened to hundreds of audiobooks, but this is only about the 3rd that I just gave up on. I found the content so insulting and condescending that this easily set the record for my earliest abandonment of a book. Astonished how many people were raving about this. Typically wouldn't go out of my way to post a bad review, but I feel the ratings are just way to high and trying to draw a balance. Would love a refund, but it was a BOGO deal.
I barely made it 5% into the book, but early on:
1. A book about "organization" exclaiming how we are all dying a little each day, as a motivation to get organized.
2. A book about organization pandering to women twice referring to God as a "she". No probably with that statement, but it seems like a ploy to get on Oprah.
3. A book about organization that demands everyone answer his questions in a bound notebook. Then proceeds to rattle off about 30 questions. How does that work, are we supposed to write the question in a notebook, and then the answer? It's just hilariously impractical. Especially when he then proceeds to further demand that we complete this about 3-4 more times. Why not just tell us to write in the book, or number the questions, or something. Did he think about this process for more than 2 seconds?
4. I finally gave up when he announces "I am not my stuff". Then (in an Audiobook) tries to get some sort of chant going. He does the whole "louder", I can't hear you cliche. I know he did this 3 times, might more, but I deleted.
Maybe if he boils it down to a short list, or something. Otherwise, life is too short.
I like the information and the way he presents it. He goes through different categories step by step, good for people like me who don't know where to start.
Hes a great narrator and seems like he really loves what he does.
He comes off as condescending, speaks throughout the entire book as of he's talking to a child, I'm not offended by any means because this guy is obviously a moron. But if you could ignore that, there are some decent common sense tips, things we all know or have heard before; this is more like a refresher. Had it not been for the idiotic narrator I would say this is a 3.5 star. The one good thing about this audio book is that it separated spaces (kitchen, office, car, etc.) by chapter so you can pick and choose depending on what areas are more interesting to you.
There are only so many new things that can be said about clearing clutter. And those of us that like these types of books are usually on our second or third one. This guy has a great organized delivery method that can be relied upon in the future like a reference book.
Very helpful and pleasant.
selfhelp book-eater.I love comedy, to cook and bake, dogs and gardening.
I bought this book, well actually I downloaded the app, because I felt lonely and overwhelmed when dealing whit clutter. But I paused the cleaning to listen to de whole book before restarting; it was worth it.
I liked that Andrew Mellen narrated the book, it made me feel like I hired him as a personal organizer.
Its a well rounded book, not minimalistic Throw it all away to the garbage, its the middle path. It has so much to do about you and so little about the actual stuff.
The only thing that I didn't understand is why Andrew was explaining what LOL means? And how to use chats; About that just lol. I would rather hear what to do with paid subscriptions, but are minor things.
And Andrew Mellen I'll really miss you the most :) namaste.
Say something about yourself!
Great book, chapters are set up so you can easily come back and use them individually. Inspiring, doable, and an enjoyable narrator.
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