Decluttering at the Speed of Life

Decluttering at the Speed of Life

Winning your Never-ending Battle With Stuff

Book - 2018
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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.
Publisher: Nashville, Tennessee : W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, [2018]
ISBN: 9780718080600
Branch Call Number: 648.8 WHITE
Characteristics: xvi, 221 pages ; 22 cm

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Dana K. White is a blogger, podcaster, speaker, and (much to her own surprise) a decluttering expert.


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1chieffan
Apr 15, 2020

An easy to read, helpful book, with a realistic and practical approach. Many humorous comments, sometimes making me chuckle out loud.

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kasiverson
Mar 05, 2020

A bit too vague, self-promoting,and preachy.

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LadySade
Dec 11, 2019

I dream of having a very neat home. That is why I've read a few decluttering books including the "Marie Kondo" method. Out of all the books I've read, NONE have had as much impact as this book. For the first time EVER, the light bulb turned on, and this was due to Dana K's award-winning,and life changing advice of the 'container method'.

Although it is such a simple concept, it was the first time that I actually saw logic: Life has limits, my house has limits, my closet has limits. I should accept these limits and stay within it! For example, its illogical to try and fill a cup with more water than it can hold. I can try, but it will be impossible, and it will only result in a mess. This is exactly what I did for years. I tried to fill my cup with more than it could hold which led to huge messes, headaches and clutter.

After reading this book, I've had an awakening and I see that the house of my dreams is closer than I had previously imagined. In addition, the container method was "life-changing" in other areas too: For example my diet. Considering my size, lifestyle and height, my body is a container which can only hold so much, so I should therefore not OVERFEED. I overcame gluttony because of this book! and I feel so much better! In fact, my stomach is getting flat! its incredible!

I recommend this book to all that are serious about changing their behavior and cleaning up their space.

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Fionaenzo
Jul 06, 2019

I found two of the most important takeaways to be that the past Is dishwater and photos are ghosts. By that she is meaning that by holding on to most of the Past, you can't move forward to embrace the present or the future. Of course we all want a few photos, but most of us have hundreds of photos that we will never look at but just keep dragging along as we move from place to place or we stick them in storage. And I believe she means by the past being dishwater, is that it's over. Stop focusing in the past. I found these two thoughts to be very helpful in terms of jettisoning items.

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IvyDigest
May 06, 2019

Who has time to clean and declutter?

An antidote to the extreme Marie Kondo method of marathon decluttering. I've reread this several times and I am always inspired and energized after each chapter. Dana knows how hard it is to cope with a messy house when you're too tired or lazy to clean. She's candid about the challenges of clutter and she simplifies how to discard realistically in small increments of time.

Simple, straightforward, and immediately effectively. A great decluttering resource for busy lives.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BxGIhFYBWTA/

crism2002 Jan 24, 2019

This book gave me a new way of thinking about clutter—how it’s defined, and the different ways people see clutter. The author argues that different people have different amounts of stuff that they consider clutter. I also found the idea of my space—the kitchen, the drawer, my house as a container interesting and it gives me a different way to tackle my isssue.

AgilityQueen May 15, 2018

Dana White brings humor and wit to a dry topic - decluttering your room, house, or life! But her tips are so wonderful! I find myself following her advice months later and seeing real progress as well. The audio book is wonderful too.

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readmorebooks
Apr 05, 2018

what a great book!! If you have a little or a lot of stuff try her ideas - you will not be sorry. or just read the book so you don't get too much of anything

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