Decluttering at the Speed of Life
Author: Dana K White
Genre: Non- ‘fiction, lifestyle
Available from: Feb 2018 @ Amazon
Decluttering is good
First let me acknowledge this fact, there are studies at show that people are happier when they live in neat and tidy homes. Hoarding is another diagnosis in the list of mental illness, because attaching emotions to stuff ain’t healthy. There are people who also successfully found a calling in helping other declutter, something like a friend who asks if you really need three cheese graters in your kitchen.
Then there’s this book
Don’t get me wrong, this is a book based on Dana White’s personal experience with stuff. She has good tips and tricks if you are having problems with the D word. I know I do, but I have my own process. Dana goes through rooms and annoyingly repeats the same process in words. Copy and paste can be monotonous for a while, I think she should declutter this book too.
I am pretty lame at keeping my house neat
Even before kids, my husband has always been the neat freak of the relationship. I have two pom pom makers, and two full knitting holders full of knitting needles. Am I going to knit again? Sure, one day… I like it as a hobby but I am terrible at it. Children + knitting needles = disaster. So I am sticking to Lego and Play-Doh for now. Mind you, my needles are aluminium, which was cheap when my mom bought it, not so now.
Ironically, this book may or may not be clutter itself. If you need this book, buying this book ain’t going to magically change your house into a stuff free environment. You may be better off paying someone to help you see the full picture, rather than reading and trying to understand why you are drowning in stuff yourself. Worse, if you have another two or three similar titles, forget about this one.
And if you are thinking of someone when you are reading this, probably buy this for a birthday, as a not so subtle hint.Buy this book as a hint to your loved one that she/ he needs to get rid of stuff before you declutter them out too Click To Tweet
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