Arguably the most organized man in America, sought-after coach Andrew J. Mellen has created unique, lasting techniques for streamlined living, bringing order out of chaos for the chronically overwhelmed everywhere.Read more...
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Arguably the most organized man in America, sought-after coach Andrew J. Mellen has created unique, lasting techniques for streamlined living, bringing order out of chaos for the chronically overwhelmed everywhere. Acknowledging that it's often the -stuff behind the stuff- that holds people back, Mellen offers a surprisingly simple, yet effective solution in his step-by-step guide, guaranteed to help achieve organizational bliss for everyone from perpetual key-misplacers to hard-core hoarders.
From basement to bedroom, kitchen to car, and into every corner of life, Mellen's system yields lasting results. Discover how to:
- Never lose your keys or wallet again
- Stop mail, magazine, and paper pileups for good
- Feel empowered to tackle bills and budgets
- Reclaim space and time once dominated by clutter
Built on the principle that we must distinguish ourselves from our possessions, Unstuff Your Life starts with truly achievable goals and works toward the nightmare projects everyone tries hard to avoid. With humor, honesty, tough love, and foolproof advice, Mellen makes it easy to finally let go and embrace the decluttered life.
- ISBN-13: 9781583333891
- ISBN-10: 1583333894
- Publisher: Avery Publishing Group
- Publish Date: August 2010
- Page Count: 391
- Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
- Dimensions: 8.94 x 6.04 x 1.03 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.88 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2010-10-04
- Reviewer: Staff
Living in chaos? Professional Organizer Mellen has written the book to help. At 400 pages, it's not for the faint of heart or the semi-committed, but for readers determined to bringing their stuff under control. "There is no magic device, and you don't need to be rescued," Mellen assures, advocating ways of streamlining that don't have to break the bank. He begins by the front door, with creating a place to locate your keys and mail, and then moves through the house from room to room, starting in the kitchen; sentimental doo-dads (the most difficult to abandon) are the last to go. While Mellen at times ventures into Martha Stewart's turf ("Create a paint schedule!"), he's closer in temperament to his mentor, Oprah. For those having trouble letting go of their stuff, he says, "Identify with the willingness to shift your behavior," and move bravely forward. Despite dips into hokum, Mellen is not a sentimentalist, he's a tough life coach, and many readers will have trouble paring down as much as he'd like. But those willing to take even a small sip of Mellon's Kool-Aid may enjoy a more organized, efficient, and well-managed life. (Aug.)