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 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.
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.
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.
No I will simply find an author who can leave religion out of it or be respectful to all peoples.
I certainly hope not.
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.
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
Yes - lots of my friends gave clutter
This method works - finally I was able to part with things that I have been dragging with me for years.
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