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Unstuff Your Life Audiobook

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

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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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    Jenna 10-22-15
    Jenna 10-22-15
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    "Might be better as just a book."
    Would you listen to Unstuff Your Life again? Why?

    No, but I might read it. The pace of the reader was too fast and when I slowed it down to normal it echoed.


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    Sharron 10-07-15
    Sharron 10-07-15
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    "A must read"

    I loved this book! His voice is captivating. His stuff works! I feel free.

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    J. Howard SAVOY, IL, US 09-24-15
    J. Howard SAVOY, IL, US 09-24-15 Member Since 2016

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Doable advice"

    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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    colleen 07-08-15
    colleen 07-08-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Great advice and practical steps to implement."

    I found this book so helpful and worthwhile. Slowly but surely I am able to organize my belongings and bring order to my space, digital files and life.

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    BJR Northern California 07-01-15
    BJR Northern California 07-01-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Return to Sanity- Take THAT "Stuff"!"
    If you could sum up Unstuff Your Life in three words, what would they be?

    changed my life


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Unstuff Your Life?

    to realize how "stuff" was running me and not the other way around


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The chapters on office filing and digital file management, but the "closet scene" was an eye opener too, Just kidding! There are no "scenes" in the book- more like "zones" to tackle


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Well, yes... I did both. I am trying to handle an insanely busy schedule that includes home management, livestock management and a full time office. I was feeling overwhelmed, which is why this title appealed to me.


    Any additional comments?

    Andrew Mellen is not only "giving" good advice, he delivers on peace of mind as well. He is hands down one of the best narrators I have enjoyed.

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    J. Litt US 07-01-15
    J. Litt US 07-01-15
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    "Love this book"

    Wonderful details on how to's as well as overall philosophy of stuff in your life. I would suggest you read it.

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    Gail 06-12-15
    Gail 06-12-15
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    "Extra special help even when you have heard it all!"

    Even for someone who is rather organized, this book provides several super helpful suggestions. Get it and read it!

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    Kindle Customer North Miami 06-05-15
    Kindle Customer North Miami 06-05-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Unstuff Your Life"

    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😊

    LBB63

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    Roberta 06-03-15
    Roberta 06-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Tedious"

    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.

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    Angie Hickman 05-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Better designed as a written text."

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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