Not everyone lives in an immaculate home. More than eight out of ten homes have a cluttered room. Half of us have three or more such rooms. A third of us find clutter enough of a problem to be embarrassing.
According to Kim Carruthers, most clutterers are people who have the rest of their lives under control. They hold down responsible jobs, walk out of the house in the morning looking well groomed and get their kids to school every day with a lunch and sports uniform. What no one sees is the incredible effort needed to do that.
De-cluttering can be daunting and overwhelming. Not just the physical aspects, but also the emotional clutter that might be inherent in a life. Emotional clutterers may suffer from depression; anxiety; chronic illness; anger; bereavement; and attachment issues.
Less is More helps clutterers learn to accept, understand and deal with the deep-seated emotions that go with cluttering while at the same time providing smart and practical techniques, methods, and rules of thumb to clear away the clutter, and keep it away. Kim not only gives step-by-step instructions by room, but breaks each room into sections, making the process much more manageable.
More than just “the physical stuff”, Less is More blends uncritical compassion with a detailed concrete structure on the best way to achieve a minimalist mindset, both physically and emotionally.
About the Author
Kim Carruthers is Sydney based and conducts de-cluttering workshops. As a student, she lived in Japan where she experienced minimalist living up close. Kim has travelled extensively as a management consultant and is an expert in packing, removal and unpacking. Writing this book gave Kim’s father the enthusiasm to de-clutter four garages worth of equipment he saved after moving off his farm! As a mother of two young children, Kim knows about clutter!
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Comments about Less is More:
Very helpful to show easy ways to reduce clutter and keep it at bay. Simple, well written, practical, inspiring.
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st August 2013
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.31