Hello again, savvy savers! Today finds us with another book review, and this time Declutter Now by Lindon and Sherry Gareis.
To begin, there are so many book currently on my home book shelves devoted to the topic of home improvement and organization, that I have become somewhat cynical on the topic, however with this book I was pleasantly surprised. Declutter Now! tackles not only the process of paring down belongings, but also the personal motivations that causes us friends, family, and neighbors to fill our lives with more than we need to sustain a healthy, happy home. The main focus of the book, is the systematic, purposed, and appropriated efforts of tackling areas of home, work and relationships that require a through decluttering. As well, the authors ask the hard questions of priorities; what are our value systems, when should we set boundaries, in terms of our time and energies, and the asserted notions of what’s needed for the things in life to gain the most value out of our home environments.
The authors speak from their own struggles with marriage, health and parenting. Their insights are gleaned from trial and error, buried deep within the problems, the trenches of life lived half empty. They have become certified Christian Life Coaches, due to their desire to help others achieve physical and emotional freedom from the baggage of guilt, a lack of forgiveness and negativity; a theory that lends itself to a de-cluttered mind, than body, marriage, and home. The books basic principles of decluttering to tackle a variety of topics. Nothing’s off limits when it comes to paring down, hot sale nor heirloom is off limits, and the authors broached subjects of finance, schedules, church commitments, and contentment.
As with any book, this book spoke to me its its simple way of asking the reader to make wise furniture choices, by way of choosing the pieces you want to apply and leave the rest. The authors also beseech readers to maintain scheduled reminders to do regular self-assessments of their home, life, and office duties as well.
If you are looking for a practical book about the needs for a fully de-cluttered life, than this book is for you. To find out more about this book, click here.
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