Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Review: Clutter Free: Quick and Easy Steps to Simplifying Your Space by:Kathi Lipp

 Clutter Free
About the Book:
If you’ve ever wished you could clear out your clutter, simplify your space, and take back your life, Kathi Lipp’s new book has just the solutions you need. Building off the success of her The Get Yourself Organized Project, this book will provide even more ideas for getting your life and your stuff under control.

About the Author:
Kathi Lipp is a busy conference and retreat speaker and the author of several books, including The Husband Project, The Cure for the "Perfect" Life, and The Get Yourself Organized Project. She and her husband, Roger, live in California and are the parents of four young adults.

My Review:
 Do you ever say to yourself, why is there clutter in every small crevice of my home?? Maybe you don't see the connection between the clutter and your spending habits. But as the old saying goes, there's proof in the pudding. Kathi Lipp shows you how to address both situations in her latest book, Clutter Free. We need simplicity in our lives. In my opinion, I feel that at times our hearts, mind, body, and soul crave the simple side of things--so much so that we usually at some point and time come to a breaking point.

 Sometimes I get the need to declutter because I feel like I am being suffocated. At this stage in my life, I want to just "be", and that is when my family start to see me going through things and getting rid of things. My husband is usually okay with the process, the kids not so much.  Luckily, for us Kathi shares her own struggles and gently guides you through the process to get everyone on board. The chapter entitled, 50 Things to Get Rid of Today, is a really good place to start.

 You start out by not enabling others, in the way of not being their storage unit. If you have grown children they need to store their own things. Old magazines need to go. I actually stopped purchasing subscriptions because I feel its a waste of money and storage space. Kathi has listed some really good tips that I think are worth looking into. I really enjoyed her book and look forward to implementing some of her suggestions.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Harvest House.