Clutter Free: Quick and Easy Steps to Simplifying Your Space

Clutter Free: Quick and Easy Steps to Simplifying Your Space

Language: English

Pages: 224

ISBN: 0736959130

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


If you've ever wished you could clear out your clutter, simplify your space, and take back your life, Kathi Lipp's new book has just the solutions you need. Building off the success of her The Get Yourself Organized Project, this book will provide even more ideas for getting your life and your stuff under control.

Do any of these descriptions apply to you?

  • You bought a box of cereal at the store, and then discovered you have several boxes at home that are already past the "best by" date.
  • You bought a book and put it on your nightstand (right on top of ten others you've bought recently), but you have yet to open it.
  • You keep hundreds of DVDs around even though you watch everything online now and aren't really sure where the remote for the DVD player is.
  • You spend valuable time moving your piles around the house, but you can never find that piece of paper when you need it.
  • Your house doesn't make you happy when you step into it.

As you try out the many easy, doable solutions that helped Kathi win her battle with clutter, you'll begin to understand why you hold on to the things you do, eliminate what's crowding out real life, and make room for the life of true abundance God wants for you.

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couldn’t find the work bench or his circular saw, he texted me in frustration. He felt disrespected by my invasion of his property. While this was never my intention, I must admit that I had not put any effort into prevention. Here are some ways to avoid my mistakes: 1. Recognize the danger of having a new mindset. In Celebrate Recovery circles, it’s known that there’s nobody more annoying than someone new to recovery. Their eyes have been opened, and now they expect everyone else to magically

pants. She loved them for a few weeks—while they were new—but she quickly found out what most of us already know: leather pants aren’t exactly a comfy option for an 8:00 a.m. class. And they certainly aren’t a good wardrobe choice for dinner with grandparents. And if you’ve ever worn leather pants (oh, wait, you haven’t?), you would know that they are hot and sticky and ridiculously uncomfortable. And so Erin’s leather pants hung in her closet. And months turned into years. Years into decades.

they are beautiful. They stay. The Things That Pass the Three-Question Test When cleaning out a drawer, cabinet, or closet, there is something so powerful about pulling out and keeping only those things that you use, love, and would invest in again. I know when I’ve spent an afternoon pulling out things I’m going to give away, the judge in my head keeps beating me up: • “You can’t give this away! You spent so much money on it!” • “You can’t give that away. What if you need it some day?” •

in dark-brown leather boots for months on end. 29. Co-own. If your brothers, sisters, brothers- and sisters-in-law, or parents all live in the same town, you don’t all need to own chafing dishes, a dog carrier, and a copy of Citizen Cane. I know some families who have gone in together on motor homes, vacation homes, dirt bikes, and ATVs. 30. Make a clutter-free donation as a gift. One Christmas, our family decided to give “stuff free” gifts. My kids chipped in and, through World Vision,

more than anything you are holding in your hand to purchase. A Final Word Dear Friends, As I finish up this book, I do it in the midst of stuff. My dad is now under hospice care, and we’re in the process of saying goodbye. What we have left to deal with is the stuff of my dad’s life. Amid the piles of magazines, CDs, computer parts, and stamps (oh, so much stuff) are the treasures of his life. The painting his mom did of him at Golden Gate Park when he was a young, single man. The letters he

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