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Making space, clutter free : the last book on decluttering you'll ever need / Tracy McCubbin.

McCubbin, Tracy, (author.).

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  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library 648.8 MCC (Text) 33500013084413 New Checked out 10/31/2019
Moorhead Public Library 648.8 MCC (Text) 33500013088794 New Checked out 11/05/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781492675198
  • ISBN: 1492675199
  • Physical Description: 282 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Finding the real, emotion-based problem -- What's under the clutter? : a new approach -- The seven emotional clutter blocks : which one(s) do you have? -- How to listen to your clutter, room by room -- Getting down to it -- Before you begin : set yourself up like a pro -- Beyond the basics : decluttering tricks of the trade -- When the going gets tough : breaks, breath, gratitude, and friends -- Arriving and thriving -- Strategies and systems to organize what's left -- Conscious consumption : how to halt the clutter creep -- Celebrating and inhabiting your new space -- Life's big changes -- Downsizing : the purge of a lifetime -- Decluttering after death and divorce.
Summary, etc.:
Many have repeatedly tried to break their clutter's mysterious hold, only to fail. McCubbin explains what she calls the "7 Emotional Clutter Blocks," unconscious obstacles that stand between you and financial freedom, healthy relationships, and positive outlooks. She then offers a realistic approach to managing your belongings, and helps you create an individual strategy that helps you attain your life goals. -- adapted from back cover

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #2
    *Starred Review* Though organizing expert McCubbin touches a bit on the emotions surrounding the accumulation of stuff, this isn't another Kondo-clone, because she dives into the heart of why decluttering is so difficult. Like selling a house, stuff-riddance is laden with one or more of seven emotional blocks, like feeling that our stuff connects us to our past, or that we're trapped by other people's stuff. Wisely, McCubbin doesn't chastise; instead, she shares client stories that allow people to relate, get comfortable, and perhaps start thinking about lightening their loads. Particularly helpful are McCubbin's room-by-room lists of what to watch for (form and function, repurposed and double-duty furniture, adjusting adjustable shelves in the kitchen) and her five questions to ask about each and every item: Do I use it semi-regularly? Is it making me money? Will I buy it again or borrow it? Do I have a place to store it? Do I love it? Besides her eminently practical and understanding advice, the memorable testimonials will stick with readers, such as a soon-to-be divorcée's insistence that, I'll use it if it kills me. A panacea for those who believe they can't cope with stuff. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Storage in the home.
House cleaning.

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