Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter: Simplify Your Life One Minute at a Time

Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter Simplify Your Life One Minute at a Time ALL THE ADVICE AND MOTIVATION YOU NEED TO KICK START YOUR HOME ORGANIZING PROJECT ON YOUR SCHEDULEWhether you have thirty seconds one minute five minutes or fifteen minutes this organizing daily d

  • Title: Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter: Simplify Your Life One Minute at a Time
  • Author: Erin Rooney Doland
  • ISBN: 9780062419729
  • Page: 379
  • Format: Paperback
  • ALL THE ADVICE AND MOTIVATION YOU NEED TO KICK START YOUR HOME ORGANIZING PROJECT ON YOUR SCHEDULEWhether you have thirty seconds, one minute, five minutes, or fifteen minutes, this organizing daily devotional offers tips, checklists, weekend projects, quizzes, and encouragement that will help you find the time, motivation, and permission to let go of sentimental cluALL THE ADVICE AND MOTIVATION YOU NEED TO KICK START YOUR HOME ORGANIZING PROJECT ON YOUR SCHEDULEWhether you have thirty seconds, one minute, five minutes, or fifteen minutes, this organizing daily devotional offers tips, checklists, weekend projects, quizzes, and encouragement that will help you find the time, motivation, and permission to let go of sentimental clutter, set up storage solutions, and establish routines that make sense for your life.Filled with practical advice and small, doable projects that were created with your busy life in mind, Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter is a loyal resource, as well as a workbook, that you can rely on for straightforward, inspiring advice and tips you can return to time and time again.Yes, you re busy, but you re never too busy to cure clutter.

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    1. This is not an uncluttering book. Nor is it an organizing book or a simplifying book. Basically, it's a housecleaning handbook sorted into small chunks of time. If that's what you're looking for, great. But it's not at all what it claims to be.As examples, here are three suggestions from the book: "Sort a hamper of dirty clothes into lights, darks, and delicates" (1 minute), "Clean a litter box or your pet's equivalent" (5 minutes), "Test the batteries in a smoke alarm and/or carbon monoxide ala [...]

    2. "Won this book on !" I would give it a 3.5 honestly. Most things in the book are common sense, just stuff I think we all fall short on. Maybe one day I will follow some of the guidelines but as for right now. I don't know. Maybe I'll start with my four year olds room. (I'm so terrible, lol). I do not part with my books,the ones I really like anyways.

    3. Practical, but a bit repetitive. I liked the emphasis on things that can be done when you just have a few minutes.

    4. I received this book through First Reads Giveaway. I enjoyed this book very much and found it inspiring. I think this works for very busy people who can just carve out a little time during the week to organize. I don't have days to organize my belongings but with her system, I started to see the difference in as little as 30 minutes a day The main thing is she teaches you to have a different mind-set and that is really helpful. The author suggests three steps: Cure clutter one room at a time, u [...]

    5. 3/5 StarsI won a free copy of this book thanks to the First Reads Giveaway program.I liked the idea of this book more than the actual content. I actually clean and organize for a living, and I felt like most of the tips in this book were common sense. People should already know how to keep things organized. For the most part, in my experience, people are just to lazy to actually do it. So, if they're too lazy to organize, they're probably too lazy to read this book as well.Bottom line, sorry to [...]

    6. I received this book through a First Reads Giveaway.I enjoyed this quick read. While I am already a fairly tidy person, I found the tips helpful and easy to manage. I especially liked how many of the tips were organized by time, so if you only have 30 seconds or one minute, you still can accomplish a task.

    7. Basically, common-sense advice that you can read about in a Supermarket rag, or the Sunday lifestyle pages of the Herald Scum, Daily Fail or Daily Terrorgraph newspapers.

    8. I found this book to be full of helpful, practical, non-judgmental information, presented in a fun style, and not so prescriptive or rigid that it made me chafe at the idea of it. And the author definitely understands that people are busy and not (probably) interested in taking tons of time to get rid of clutter and organize. Each part of the house has its own section, and suggestions for things you can do if you have 30 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes, or 15 minutes, plus longer weekend project id [...]

    9. As a professional organizer, I LOVE this book! It takes the overwhelm out of getting organized and breaks down each project into tiny chunks. So tiny, in fact, that it even features 30-second tasks that one can do to contribute to getting more organized. Who could procrastinate about that?!I also love Erin's conversational writing style and some of the outside-the-box tidbits. For example, I really got some golden nuggets out of the cleaning ideas, the life hacks (like having guests over without [...]

    10. Either I'm too organized (nope) or this book had useless ideas. Broken down by room and then by time (30 seconds, 1 minute, 15 minutes, etc.) the author assumes you keep cleaning supplies in every room and that you have room to spare to build "projects". I will admit that I read a lot of organizing books and that may be what make her tips old hat to me, but until now I've never read a book that didn't have at least one new helpful idea.

    11. This book is perfect for me. I love to organize and I've been a big unclutterer since I was a kid. For years I was on top of my uncluttering game! Now I've got two kids under 4 and my organizing system has completely fallen apart. This book helped me set some manageable goals to tackle some of the chaos in my storage room. I highly recommend this book for anyone who needs a little help figuring out how to make efficient use of their time!

    12. I didn't expect this book to be terribly useful because I don't consider myself much of a hoarder and I don't tend to have a lot of "clutter." But I think this book could benefit just about anyone at any level of clutter. Personally, I'm going to make my husband read some sections of this so that he will get rid of some of the crap he's holding onto "just in case."**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**

    13. WinnerI'm so glad I recieved this book. I had my fingers crossed since I have problems with clutter and need organization. It's packed full of helpful tips and reminders. The book makes it easy to take cleaning step by step at your own pace. This book would also make a great gift to someone who gets overwhelmed with organization.

    14. I've been reading a ton of organizing books lately, and this one not only gives one minute projects to get started on cleaning out, but it has check lists for adding some more time to your clean out. Lots of small steps that eventually lead you to finishing your decluttering projects.

    15. Deceptive title. The book is all about cleaning and storage and very little about decluttering and simplifying. I kept trying to read it, but found it boring and so brief as to be pretty useless. I finally just gave up rather than waste time when there are better options out there.

    16. I received this book through a First Reads Giveaway.This was a very quick and informative read. I enjoy the room by room system and how things are broken down into very quick and easy ideas of taking control of clutter

    17. This book adds to my collection of organizational idea books in my personal library. It goes from room to room, offering 30 second, one minute, 5 minute, and 15 minute increments of time frames in which to clean various sections of your house. The simplicity of it is inspiring and motivational for quick wipe downs or complete overhauls. It is not necessary to read it cover to cover if there are sections of your house that need to be uncluttered; just open to the section that is relevant to the t [...]

    18. It is highly motivating It explains to you in detail how to do tasks. It is very encouraging towards you. I would reccomend this book to anyone who is overwhemed just like I was. It tells you in detail how to clean small sections at a time. For example, how to check for stuff under your bed you need to get a stick like object. I love this you can walk your dog and clean up its poop and then clean up the cat liter at the same time. You are simplifying your life. Well, I got this book to figure ou [...]

    19. Okay for the purpose it serves (dividing areas into 1-minute, 3-minute, 5-minute tasks and offering some useful tips). I skimmed it rather quickly, took a few useful notes, and I think a few things will supplement my larger KonMari process.

    20. This was a method of decluttering area by area in a timed method. What you can do in a minute, 5 minutes or 15 minutes. The minute things are basically things to get in the habit of doing as you pass through an area. Five minute things are things to do when you notice an area getting cluttered; reorganize a shelf, clear a table top; pull something out while putting away something else. The 15 minute tasks are the big jobs broken down into small units, so it's not overwhelming. In between are org [...]

    21. Too common sense for me. I guess I'm needing a book that can help me (OCD person) deal with non-OCD and cluttery family members. Still looking for that book.

    22. I won a copy through giveaways. This is my honest review.Previously I picked the book up and opened it to various sections when I had a few moments.This week I read through more completely while working on decluttering the house.I appreciate the suggestions being organized according to what can be done in 30 seconds to 15 minute intervals. Much of what is suggested should be common sense, but humans tend to be impatient and lazy or we get so busy we become overwhelmed. The information is presen [...]

    23. This book is a God-send! Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter gets down to the nitty gritty of organizing your life in small steps. Each chapter takes you through your home and gives you tasks that can be completed in practically no time. 30 seconds, one minute, five minutes, to 15 minutes. One of the suggestions that I put to use right away is the one about placing a wastebasket right by the front door of my apartment. This allows me to "file" advertisements et al before getting too far past the door [...]

    24. I didn't read every word in this book, because most of the suggestions are things that I already do, so reading through them again was not a good use of my time. But some of the more general tips and checklists in the chapters were a bit more useful. It's all suffused with Erin's general sense of smugness about organizing and how you should run your life that was present in Unclutter Your Life in One Week. I don't know why the books feel so different in tone than the website, or maybe it's just [...]

    25. Almost everything in this book is very sensible and doable. I think she underestimated the time it would take to do a few tasks, but overall a good list of quick chores. However, this is not going to tackle the amount of clutter most people seeking a book will have. This is a drop in the sea kind of approach. It will be fantastic for maintenance after an area is well functioning.What I will take away from this book is a list of quick tasks my children can do to be helpful. That is, they are alwa [...]

    26. Maybe I would've liked a physical, printed version of this book better, but the Kindle version just didn't work for me. The formatting is weird, there are numerous references to page numbers from the print edition that don't match up in the digital one, and most of the book is a giant checklist that cannot be marked up electronically. I did manage to pick up several tips and ideas for organizing and uncluttering, but I still feel like Marie Kondo's book was much more effective in terms of inspir [...]

    27. Take these tips with a grain of salt. If something works, use it. Don't let yourself feel guilty if your home doesn't meet these standards. I found this book on the New Years Resolutions shelf. Each chapter has things you can do in 30 seconds, one minute, 5 minutes, 15 minutes, and as a weekend project. Since I've read A Perfect Mess, most of this might just slide right off and not stick. But I'll try.

    28. This book had some good tips and reminders for things you can do around the house in just a few minutes. For instance, I cleaned the air filters in my oven range's exhaust fan. I have never done this before and consequently, it was gross. But now it is clean and I have conquered some kitchen grease I didn't even know I had. I was proud of this, but no one in my house was as excited.

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