Length: 218 pages
Audiobook Length: 6 hours and 6 minutes
First Published: 2018
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While the world seems to be in love with the idea of tiny houses and minimalism, many of us simply can’t purge it all and start from nothing. Yet a home with too much stuff is a home that is difficult to maintain, so where do we begin? Add in paralyzing emotional attachments and constant life challenges, and it can feel almost impossible to make real decluttering progress.
In Decluttering at the Speed of Life, decluttering expert and author Dana White identifies the mind-sets and emotional challenges that make it difficult to declutter. Then, in her signature humorous approach, she provides workable solutions to break through these struggles and get clutter out–for good!
But more than simply offering strategies, Dana dives deep into how to implement them, no matter the reader’s clutter level or emotional resistance to decluttering. She helps identify procrasticlutter–the stuff that will get done eventually so it doesn’t seem urgent–as well as how to make progress when there’s no time to declutter.
Quotes from Decluttering at the Speed of Life
Accept the limitations of the space you have, and declutter enough that your stuff fits comfortably in that space.
Decluttering Question #1: If I needed this item, where would I look for it first? Take it there now. Decluttering Question #2: If I needed this item, would it ever occur to me that I already had one?
I didn’t decide anything. I didn’t figure out anything. I just accepted that limits were limits. And accepting limits was strangely freeing.
Envisioning perfection inhibits more than it inspires.
Decluttering is stuff you don’t need leaving your house. And that’s really all it is. If five things leave or five hundred things leave, you’ve succeeded.
About Dana K. WHite
Dana K. White is a decluttering expert. She founded the blog and podcast A Slob Comes Clean. She is the also an author whose books include How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind and Decluttering at the Speed of Life. She currently lives in Dallas, Texas.