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Soulful Simplicity winner!

2 February 2018 | Comments [0] »

The winner of the free copy of Soulful Simplicity: How Living with Less Can Lead to So Much More by Courtney Carver is reader Briana. Soulful Simplicity is my favorite book about hows and whys of living with less. Briana said in her comment that she would like to win book in order “to learn about practical minimalism. I’ve read a lot about minimalism in general, but this seems to take a different approach.” Here’s your chance, Briana!

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Enter to win a copy of Soulful Simplicity

25 January 2018 | Comments [3] »

Courtney Carver’s excellent new book, Soulful Simplicity: How Living with Less Can Lead to So Much More., came out a month ago, on December 26. That day, I published a Q&A with Courtney about the book and her journey.

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Q&A with Courtney Carver, author of Soulful Simplicity

24 December 2017 | Comments [0] »

Courtney has a new book—out today!—called Soulful Simplicity: How Living with Less Can Lead to So Much More. When her publicist invited me to interview her for a Q&A for this blog I jumped at the chance.

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My favorite things of 2016

29 December 2016 | Comments [2] »

I’m channeling my inner Oprah by creating this post about eight of my favorite things of the past year.

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Giveaway winner!

30 November 2015 | Comments [0] »

Thanks to all who entered the giveaway for a copy of Decluttering Your Home: Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets, by Geralin Thomas. I used the Random Number Generator to select a winner.

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Decluttering Your Home: A review + giveaway

23 November 2015 | Comments [14] »

My friend, the amazing organizer Geralin Thomas, has written a fabulous new book, Decluttering Your Home: Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets. The 176-page book, published by Firefly Books, is heavily illustrated with beautiful photos and drawings.

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Trying out the KonMari method

23 July 2015 | Comments [4] »

In a blog post earlier this week, I reviewed The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo. In this short book—an international bestseller—the author details her KonMari method for decluttering and organizing.

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: A Review (part one)

21 July 2015 | Comments [5] »

Have you read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo? She’s the Japanese “tidying consultant” whose book has sold over 2 million copies worldwide.

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More wisdom from Mark Forster

16 October 2013 | Comments [0] »

Over the years, I’ve written 47(!) blog posts that mention Mark Forster, my favorite time-management guy. Mark really enjoys thinking about things like time management and productivity. I’ve been a fan ever since I read his book Do It Tomorrow and Other Secrets of Time Management seven years ago.

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On my reading list

2 January 2013 | Comments [0] »

I’ve accumulated a few books I keep meaning to read and write about here. But even though I had loads of indoor time over the holidays, I still haven’t cracked them. It’s not for lack of interest, I promise.

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Linda Samuels' Ultimate Organizing Giveaway

3 November 2010 | Comments [3] »

Linda Samuels, CPO-CD®, author of The Other Side of Organized: Finding Balance Between Chaos and Perfection is a marketing genius. She’s my predecessor as marketing director of the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization and she left very large shoes to fill.

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Q&A with author Linda Samuels

18 October 2010 | Comments [1] »

Back in February, I reviewed professional organizer Linda Samuels’ terrific book, The Other Side of Organized: Finding Balance Between Chaos and Perfection.

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The Other Side of Organized: a review and giveaway

3 February 2010 | Comments [14] »

My friend and fellow organizer, Linda Samuels, CPO-CD®, has just published a fabulous new book called The Other Side of Organized: Finding Balance Between Chaos and Perfection. She sent me a copy for review and at the end of this post I’ll tell you how you can enter to receive a copy too.

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An easy way to sell books

2 November 2009 | Comments [2] »

In my life, books can be a big source of clutter. For a number of years, I was the book review columnist for Dog World magazine, and books would come pouring into my home on a regular basis. I’ve been decluttering my bookshelves for a couple of years now.

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Do you use your library?

30 December 2008 | Comments [2] »

Libraries are amazing things. I love the St. Louis Public Library and use it all the time. As an author myself, perhaps I shouldn’t admit this, but it’s very rare for me to be purchase a book (unless it’s one I’m using for my business or one written by a friend). My first stop is always the library.

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A must-listen interview with Julie Morgenstern

3 September 2008 | Comments [1] »

Organizing guru Julie Morgenstern is all over the place promoting her new book When Organizing Isn’t Enough: SHED Your Stuff, Change Your Life . I haven’t read it yet, though I’ve read some interviews, including one here at Unclutterer . After I read the Unclutterer interview, I went to my library’s website and asked for the book to be sent to my branch when it’s available, so I can check it out

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Looking for a good novel?

24 April 2008 | Comments [0] »

The Department of Lost and Found, by Allison Winn Scotch, is out in paperback this week. I (virtually) know Allison from a freelance-writers web forum participate in, Freelance Success, and read this book when it was out in hardcover.

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A pro-clutter movement?

21 December 2006 | Comments [0] »

According to an “article(Saying Yes to Mess article)”: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/21/garden/21mess.html?ex=1167368400&en=6aadc90afd8e245d&ei=5070&emc=eta1 by Penelope Green in today’s New York Times, there’s an anti-anticlutter movement afoot. That movement, according to the article, urges people to say yes to mess and embrace their disorder.

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