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You don’t have to live overwhelmed by stuff—you can get rid of clutter for good! Decluttering expert Dana White identifies the emotional challenges that make it difficult to declutter and provides workable solutions to break through and make progress.Decluttering at the Speed of Life PDF
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 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 mindsets and emotional challenges that make it difficult to declutter. In her signature humorous approach, she provides workable solutions to break through these struggles and get clutter out—for good!
Not only does Dana provide strategies, but she 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.
In Decluttering at the Speed of Life, Dana’s chapters cover:
- Why You Need This Book (You Know Why)
- Your Unique Home
- Decluttering in the Midst of Real Life
- Change Your Mind, Change Your Home
- Breaking Through Your Decluttering Delusions
- Working It Out Room by Room
- Helping Others Declutter
As long as we’re living and breathing, new clutter will appear. The good news is that by following Dana’s advice, decluttering will get easier, become more natural, and require significantly fewer hours, less emotional bandwidth, and little to no sweat to keep going.
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Dana K. White is a blogger, podcaster, speaker, and (much to her own surprise) a Decluttering Expert. She taught both English and Theatre Arts before leaving her job to make her family her life’s work. In an attempt to get her home under control, Dana started blogging as “Nony” (short for anonymous) at A Slob Comes Clean. Dana soon realized she was not alone in her housekeeping struggles and in her feelings of shame. Today, Dana shares realistic home management strategies and a message of hope for the hopelessly messy through her blog, weekly podcasts and videos. Dana lives with her husband and three kids just outside of Dallas, Texas.
Oh, and she’s funny.
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Dimensions and Characteristics of Decluttering at the Speed of Life PDF
- Identification Number : B072TMNCBH
- Publisher : Thomas Nelson (February 27, 2018)
- Publication date : February 27, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 3455 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 240 pages
- Page numbers source International Standard Book Number : 0718080602
- Lending : Not Enabled
January 11, 2019
Thanks to Netflix, it seems like right now in January 2019, every woman and many men in America are “tidying up.” I read Marie Kondo’s book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up when it first came out. I thought that it was interesting read and that she had some good ideas, but since she’s Japanese, it felt very Japanese and honestly, I had a hard time relating to all of her suggestions because I simply don’t have the time to dump all of the clothes that belong to me in a pile and sort through them, plus my one and two year old would “help” by moving my piles around.
Now I’ve read a TON of cleaning and organizational books since I became a wife and mother. I kept hoping that some book would have the magic sauce that would allow me to spend minimal time on cleaning my house and doing things more enjoyable like giving the cat a bath. So, when I say that I found THE book for me that helped me approach my house in a completely different way, I know of which I speak.
Decluttering at the Speed of Life by Dana K. White is fantastic. I summed up my impression of the book on Instagram a couple of months ago like this; “I just finished this book. It’s one of the best books on home management I’ve read in a while. @aslobcomesclean is super funny. She’s been there, done that, had three shirts and learned how to get rid of two of them. I highly recommend it!”. I’m not kidding when I say that Decluttering at the Speed of Life is one of the best books I’ve read on home management. She comes from the American way of thinking that we need more, more, more so she knows all about the guilt about letting things go. Kondo tries to address this by having people say thank you to items as you let them go, but White gets to the underlying psychological issues that Americans have towards keeping everything.
Americans are drowning in stuff, I was drowning in stuff and I didn’t really realize it, I really thought I could organize my overwhelming amounts of random stuff, but she makes it clear you can’t. White talks about the idea of containers and this was paradigm altering for me. Containers are only meant to hold so many things and a house is a type of container. We can’t get mad at the container when it won’t shut because there’s too much stuff, and we can’t be upset when our house is messy all the time because there are too many items in it. We can’t organize our way out of too much stuff, we can only start to get rid of it. White is gentle, but firm that we need to start getting rid of stuff and she gives you a plan that doesn’t seem so overwhelming like putting all your clothes in a pile and getting decision fatigue.
I’ve given away at least three, maybe four copies of Decluttering at the Speed of Life and I can’t say enough good things about it. If you’ve been inspired to declutter and tidy up, I HIGHLY recommend Decluttering at the Speed of Life by Dana K. White.
February 27, 2018
I have to qualify this to say that I’ve been married to a neat freak for 36 year, so my slob factor has been contained – but not squelched! Dana speaks to me even though my house isn’t really that messy.
Dana does have a few things that she repeats. But, to me, that’s a good thing because sometimes (all the time?), I need to hear things a few times before they sink in.
This is not an organization book. It is a deslobification book. When the house isn’t drowning in too many things, the organization will follow. Really!
Dana discusses getting the clutter out of every area in your house. That sounds like a project that would take a dedicated week or month. But her system (that she has perfected from experience after experience) allows this to happen in what she calls “awkward pauses” in your real life. You can get the clutter out in the small chunks of time that happen while you’re waiting for the load of laundry to finish. Or in between times you pick up your kids from different schools.
The first time you read that you are supposed to carry one thing, right then, to the place it belongs, your heart, brain, and body will rebel. You will say, “That’s not practical. I’ll be carrying things back and forth all day! It only makes sense to make a pile of things that belong in the master bedroom all at once and then carry it there. It’s so inefficient to carry one thing to the place it belongs!!” Well, Dana explains why it is so much better to carry that one thing, right then, to where it belongs. (Spoiler – it keeps you from making a bigger mess while you’re disorganizing because you know once you get a pile of things that don’t belong in the kitchen, the doorbell will ring! She explains it a lot better than I can.)
This isn’t a book that promises once you “deslobify”, your house will never be messy again. That would require magic (or at least a total brain transplant for me). It does promise to give you tools to allow you to manage your house when life happens. That’s good enough for me.
***I pre-ordered this book, and also got to read an advance copy as a member of the launch team.***
February 27, 2018
I. Love. This. Book. It was easy and quick to read and kept my attention throughout the book. That is important to me as I can be easily distracted. The hard thing about sticking to reading this book is that it will make you want to get up and go declutter!
I just learned of Dana K. White four months ago. I quickly related to everything that she said. I felt like I finally found someone who really understands me! I’m not the horrible person I had been believing I was. I just didn’t know how to manage my stuff! I have felt like a failure when it comes to housekeeping my entire life. I am 58 years old. My stinking thinking is now changing and I feel hopeful!
Dana takes you step by step, room by room, and makes it easy! In fact, the first rule is to do the easy stuff first — trash! Why did I never think of that myself? Then you go to the next easy thing. I can do that! And things start looking better. I have now learned that “less is better”. I don’t have to do it perfectly for it to be better. Decluttering at the Speed of Life PDF
Dana does have a sense of humor but in this book you will also see a serious and compassionate side. I appreciated that as much as the humor.
I pre-ordered this book, but also got to read an advance copy as a member of the launch team. I plan to get the audio version as well. Dana is fun to listen to.
Thank you, Dana, for the opportunity to read this book and for the encouragement that you give to so many!! I’m so glad I found you!
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