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SIMPLIFY EVERYTHING:: How to Declutter Your Home with an Easy 10-Minute Daily Habit Imagine living a home that's free from clutter. Your closets, cabinets and possessions are all completely organized. Wouldn't you feel relaxed? You can make this happen with the daily decluttering habit. The good news? You can do this even if you're a busy professional or a parent who has SIMPLIFY EVERYTHING:: How to Declutter Your Home with an Easy 10-Minute Daily HabitImagine living a home that's free from clutter. Your closets, cabinets and possessions are all completely organized. Wouldn't you feel relaxed? You can make this happen with the daily decluttering habit. The good news? You can do this even if you're a busy professional or a parent who has little time for a massive organizing project. All you need is 10 minutes a day and you'll be amazed at what can be accomplished with the following "Declutter Challenge" system. LEARN:: How to Develop the Declutter Mindset and Release "Giveaway Guilt"The best way to simplify your life is to create a new mindset where "less is actually more." Too much clutter leaves you emotionally and physically drained. What you will learn is how to reclaim your life by letting go of your stuff. In the book, "10-Minute Declutter", we show you how to declutter, the best way to organize every space in your house and what supplies you'll need to get started. DOWNLOAD:: 10-Minute Declutter: The Stress-Free Habit for Simplifying Your HomeThe following declutter book provides a step-by-step plan for sorting, purging and organizing every space in your house in small, easy-to-manage time slots. We will cover: 8 Reasons Why You Haven't Decluttered 14 Benefits of Minimalist Living 8 Steps to Form the Decluttering Habit How to Pick the First Project in Your Home 15 Vital Questions to Ask Before Starting a Project How to Prepare and Stage Your Clutter Specific Steps for Each 10-Minute Project in Every Room How to Make Money with Your Clutter (or Get a Major Tax Deduction) A Detailed Shopping List of Organizing Supplies You'll NeedYou can simplify your home without feeling stressed or overwhelmed. The secret is to build the declutter habit and tackle your declutter project one day at a time....

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10 minute declutter the stress free habit for simplifying your home Reviews

  • The other Sandy
    2018-09-30 11:30

    Either the authors are very confused about how decluttering works, or I am.The book opens with a chapter on how owning more things causes more stress and how our society's focus on consumerism and materialism is making us unhappy. They even mention a blogger and author who has pared down his possessions to only 15 things. Then the authors give a list of shopping lists (yes, a list of lists) for basic decluttering supplies for each area of the home that altogether total 61 items.As an example, in the chapter on kitchens the authors recommend buying a decorative cruet for vinegar and then storing the big vinegar bottle somewhere else. If I did this, I would then have the original bottle of vinegar plus a second bottle of vinegar and would need to find places to store both. I don't think this is how decluttering is supposed to work.In fact, every section and subsection of this book recommends new things to buy to help with decluttering, to the point where I was starting to wonder if the authors were getting kickbacks from all the product placement.There is some good advice in here about how to form habits and how to choose what to keep and what to get rid of, but I spent most of my time reading this book shaking my head at how the authors expected me to declutter while recommending something new for me to buy on every other page.

  • Charlotte Snow
    2018-10-16 05:17

    I have recently been decluttering and minimizing my home. Like a lot of things, I like to read about it before I start the work. I got 4 different books on the subjects, while only 1 of them was "bad" this was the book that really stood out from the 4 I tried.It was clear, concise and too the point. It was filled with some actionable ideas, and although there were (of course) some ideas I have heard before, there were also quite a few good tidbits. Higly recommended if you want to declutter, organize and/or minimalize your home.This is specifically a good book if you have limited time "free time" for your decluttering project, since it is laid out in bite sized and digestible chunks of minimalism goodness.

  • Jitka Egressy
    2018-10-22 11:29

    Great short book - strictly to the point. Amazing lists option. I love "pen hold box" idea!!! If you or your partner need to declutter your home, you need this book! Seriously!

  • Nithya j rao
    2018-10-16 05:42

    What a practical readVery useful. Simple words, easy to read easier to follow. Not too many distractions. Self help at its best. Recommended

  • GenePatterson
    2018-10-18 11:29

    Getting rid of a house worth of clutter is an daunting and frankly exhausting task. This book does a wonderful job of making the entire process seem much easier.This book starts with some great reasons to declutter. It builds on that with some great ideas about how to actually start the process, then turns to ways to make the process into a working habit - helping the "ten minutes a day" ideal for decluttering.The authors clearly state the the 10 minutes daily is only a recommendation. You are free to do more or less... the important point is that SOMETHING is done every day, creating a habit that will continue, hopefully throughout your life.The book is full of actionable tips. A great read for anyone into the self help areas of minimalism or simplicty. Even if you only want to get rid a few things and dump a bit of clutter, this inexpensive book has some great ideas for you.

  • Carolynn
    2018-10-03 10:22

    I got another book by Steve Scott and Barrie Davenport (digital decluttering) and liked it so much I was going to buy this one--only to find out I bought it in April of last year! That's what happens when you're a bookaholic--you get so many books you lose track of them all! Well, this book is available on Kindle Unlimited, so you can check it out before buying, but frankly, it has so much information and so many useful references to other sites that I think you will want to make it a permanent reference book in your library. And they do talk about getting storage containers, but only after going through just about everything, discarding junk, worn out, out-of-date, etc. stuff and finding out exactly what size, shape and how many containers you actually NEED! (And some you may be able to repurpose from elsewhere in the house.) I like the fact that you can work in 10-minute segments (with a timer!), so you're not chained to "cleaning and organizing" for what seems like days on end (I have ADD and it's hard for me to focus for long periods, particularly on something I don't like doing!) This is one of the few organizing books I've found that I could actually work with! Of course, some of the suggestions don't fit me at all. I don't have kids, a husband, a car or garage or laundry room, but I take what I can and use it or adapt it to my lifestyle. This book is so helpful it is well worth the investment and a place on your bookshelf, especially if you are over 25 and haven't yet gotten your home organized the way you want it to be. This book will show you how to achieve that in easy increments of time, with only a little investment of money in a notebook, measuring tape and timer (which you may already have) to begin with. They stress measuring drawers, shelves, and cabinets to make sure any storage containers you buy will fit where you want them to go, and writing down the data in your notebook so you can take it to the store when you buy containers! Okay, you should have your place neat, clean and organized (HA!), but if you haven't found that magic formula, this book may be the answer for you. It sort of sneaks up on getting things cleared up, cleaned out and put in their proper place (according to you). If you feel like spending a little more time working on a section--fine! Or you want to work again today--fine! But by doing a little every day, you will get it done!

  • Naomi
    2018-10-15 10:37

    A reminder of what you can achieve in 10 minutes of decluttering.

  • Ben
    2018-10-17 04:31

    it's OK but nothing you couldn't work out yourself

  • Mia Michalek
    2018-10-22 04:29

    Declutter yourselfGreat book to get you started. Free on kindle unlimited, but not worth buying to keep. Quick read and isn't hard to understand

  • Leticia
    2018-10-05 09:17

    Great tips and useful links. Somewhat repetitive halfway through.

  • Mary
    2018-10-23 07:16

    Nice book. A lot of nice concepts in an easy to consume format

  • Alberto Pose
    2018-10-03 10:43

    Good tipsReally good tips on how to organize your home, I don't think that 10 minute chunks for organizing a home will work but anyway I have learnt a thing or two.

  • LuVerne Hoover
    2018-09-23 10:34

    I would be stressed out trying to do most of the jobs in this book in 10 minutes and I would waste time putting stuff back in the cabinet to pull it out again the next day. The worst example of all is closets. "In cleaning a clothes closet you set the timer for 6 minutes to make an initial sweep through all your clothes and shoes and pull out anything you no longer want to keep. After you've made this first sweep, use the remaining time to fold the items and place them in a donation box. If this process takes longer than 10 minutes, break it up into 2 or more sessions." Yikes! 10 minutes - or up to 30 if you add 2 sessions - to go through all the clothes in the closet and make snap decisions. You would already be a serious minimalist if you could do this in 6 minutes. The garage and the basement are not relegated to the 10 minute rule. They are all day projects.It seems to me that the goal of these authors was to introduce the idea of a 10 minute rule using all the tips out there from other organizing experts, whether they contradicted each other or not. This written plan feels like a methodical way to sell a book. I can't imagine the authors have actually implemented this plan in their own lives and are writing from experience. Don Aslett's Clutter's Last Stand and Marie Kondo's Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up are books in which the authors have spent their lives practicing their subject. However - my favorite book on this subject is Francine Jay's "The Joy of Less." Francine is the original minimalist. She doesn't get repetitive and has lived the talk.

  • Casidi
    2018-10-23 03:37

    I don't think this will be useful long termIt sounds like a great idea to spend ten minutes a day decluttering, but honestly - unless you're more proactive, you are only going to make a mess of one tiny area after you've cleaned it and either spend ten minutes every day cleaning the same area or ignoring it and cleaning something else. Basically you're doomed to be cleaning forever. I wish it focused more on throwing things away rather than organizing your items. Yes you can buy a million shelves and organizers but at the end of the day (As the Life Changing Magic of tidying up) says, you end up filling it with things you don't want or need or even use. And yes this book does discuss it, but not as in depth and doesn't mention it often enough.People who read this book are more likely to spend a bunch of money on ways to organize their things that they may not even need or use, but choose to hold onto anyways. They will also be doomed to cleaning their house for the rest of their natural born life.

  • Gina
    2018-10-23 11:21

    It was a quick read and a good reference for decluttering. I like the idea of maintaining this as a habit.

  • Priscila Morais dos Santos
    2018-10-02 06:32

    The authors brought some tips that are very direct and easy to implement. Little by little decluttering may take longer but it looks easier and less painful and not so overwhelming

  • Scott Allan
    2018-09-27 07:31

    THE ULTIMATE 10-MINUTE DECLUTTERING SYSTEM FOR GETTING RID OF THE STUFF YOU DON'T NEED!Another big home run in the habits niche for Steve Scott, this time he is joined forces with personal development entrepreneur Barrie Davenport to bring readers a book on decluttering…in just 10 minutes a day.Over-shopping, mass commercializing, and forming attachments to the products and items that have taken over many people’s lives have consumed many homes these days. It is time to declutter, and that’s where this book comes in.Here is a passage from the book that puts the declutter habit into clear perspective:“Organizing your clutter is a path to healing emotional blocks and inner confusion. As you reclaim control over your stuff, you’ll feel better about yourself and have more positive energy."As with most of Steve Scott’s books on Habits, the "10-minute declutter” is all about taking organized action steps to perform a function that leads to a desired result. In this case, the author[s] break down their system for tackling a cluttered home by moving from room to room and taking small 10-minute actions to get rid of the stuff in closets, drawers, cabinets and corners where stuff accumulates.Here is a breakdown of the chapters in this book i found to be of most value:— The essentials of the "10 Minute Declutter" habit covers;— The benefits of decluttering your STUFF;— The declutter mindset and why you haven’t decluttered— Selling your stuff [online, yard sales, Craigslist etc]— 15 questions to ask while decluttering — these are great questions because it clarifies the reason why you need/don’t need something and what to do with it.— Preparing for a decluttering project— The systematic walk through of every room in the house.The decluttering project starts in the kitchen. The authors Steve and Barry walk us through all the aspects and stages of setting up the decluttering project, and then, working through every part of the kitchen from lower cabinets under the sink to the refrigerator. By the time you are done, you should have a fully decluttered room.The rest of the book follows a similar pattern: First you set up your decluttering system for success and then tackle each room space by space: You will also take on the laundry room, bedrooms, living room, bathrooms, closets and kids’ rooms.BUT THE BEST PART ——Decluttering the Office. As they say, 2/3 of your life is either spent in the bedroom or the office. This is why the authors understand why decluttering your office/workspace is crucial to living a clutter-free lifestyle. Just like the house, you are working your way through the office area space-by-space emptying cabinets, desk drawers, and storage spaces that hold files, etc.…By the time you are done you will have organized paperwork, reports, stationary, office equipment, and cleaned up electronics and mechanical equipment. A very thorough purge of the most important place for many people so they can function clearly and cleanly in the space where real work happens.Finally the section on cleaning up digital files is priceless and, as Steve says, this subject in itself deserves its own book. Maybe he is working on it now; until then, this section serves to lean up those files that can get just as out of control as the physical objects. There are also many links to useful apps that help us to get organized and stay organized.As the authors say, “de-cluttering is a great change. It is a keystone habit that affects so many other aspects of your life and personality. If you are looking for fresh start and want to make big changes in your life, then decluttering is the way to go."A highly recommended and useful book with real action steps that can be implemented a you go. In just 10 minutes a day, the decluttering habit can be mastered by anyone.

  • Pat Cummings
    2018-09-23 03:20

    Scott's concept of ten-minute tasks is empowering for that over-cluttered near-hoarder life, but implementing it reveals the problem. Ten minutes is just not enough to give you that sense of accomplishment that fuels further decluttering. The recommendation that you start in the living room is a further hindrance. What's needed is a first step which Scott does not provide: a guide to analyzing which room will yield the quickest reward for decluttering, so you can start there.After that, a next step that's needed, but not provided, is a way to identify clutter-magnets. You know, those rooms that collect all the stuff you don't want to deal with right now. A method for degaussing those magnets would be nice, too. We need a process to derailing the stuff-train that carries clutter into those hoarder havens in the guest room, basement or garage.But as a cheer-leader for actually doing something about your clutter, this book excels. Scott's plan for action for each typical place in your house that gets cluttered can provide the boot to the rear some of us need to realize that we can dig out from the piles of stuff that litter our lives.Even if the book doesn't quite provide all the tools needed for actually doing it.

  • Mary
    2018-10-22 04:16

    Like many self-help books, I suspect, most of what is touted is just plain common sense, but sometimes it just takes seeing it in print to say, "Oh, yeah! I can finally get my act together if I just follow this plan." That's kind of what I took away from this book. I'm not a hoarder, but I've accumulated my share of junk over the decades, so it's time to declutter. I found this book had some great helpful hints and I've started setting aside 10 minutes a day to declutter. The one caveat if you're reading the physical book: there are occasional links with verbiage that suggests this was an e-book to start with. No matter how many times I tapped the page, I just couldn't open those links! ;-) Anyway, I did end up purchasing the e-book to keep on my Kindle for future reference. I'm sure the e-book will be even move useful once I can see the additional information.

  • Angela Lambkin
    2018-10-11 03:29

    Looking for simple stress free project(s) for decluttering your areas?I found this is going to be very helpful tool(s) to use myself once I no longer need to wear a special black boot. I would recommend this for anyone.Especially those who may be into collecting and collecting items for a very long time. For young and old alike.Because this was so detailed in packed into such simple and short time spans and stress free organizing project I fee it needs to have a five star rating. I received this as a free gift from the author in order to finish reading this book so I could do this part as well to let you know this is the tool for those who prefer a simple stress free project to Declutter one's home or office or both. Great work S.J. and Barrie! By Angela

  • Lisa
    2018-10-03 10:31

    This book enlightened and inspired me to work on my life more in some areas. Which made checking out the book a good idea. However the delivery of it was lacking. I normally like to listen to books as I do other things. With this narrator and topic that didn't really work very well for me. I found this guys voice all to easy to tune out. The book felt like a lecture rather then what I believe the authors were trying for. It was hard listening to the entire thing but I did it and learned a few things that will help me."I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com". L.

  • Annie
    2018-09-27 07:20

    ** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **I am a clutter junkie, and I am very unmotivated....I hate to clean...but when I do it, I do it well..its just getting me to do it...I am a super procrastinator...with these tips, I think I will be able to finally get on schedule!! Thank You!! Well narrated for nonfic and I am very pleased...I will be listening again while incorporating these helpful suggestions and howto's!!!

  • Marni
    2018-09-25 04:40

    I'm glad I read this - there was nothing earth-shattering but there were a lot of really good ideas and concepts that made me think and that I'm implementing. I haven't stuck by every rule (sticking to 10 minutes) but I can totally see why 10 minutes a day is ideal and doable. I will probably reference this book regularly to reenergize myself, or, because it's so easy and routine, I may not need to.

  • Wendy
    2018-10-02 04:42

    A lot of good tips, but when they suggested things like throwing away all your hangers and buying matched plastic sets I just laughed. Or, hiding things like toothbrushes under your sink or in a medicine cabinet. Something I use that often, I need to have out, I'll just buy a pretty toothbrush holder. I barely get the kids to school on time as it is, without having to hunt for my toothbrush and hide it again!

  • TeresaCeresani
    2018-10-06 05:41

    I thought the book was very good in a step by step direction. The Authors went room by room and detailed how to get rid of your junk. Many things in our homes are kept out of being sentimental, yet worthless to our everyday lives in terms of being useful. We tend to keep it anyway. (I am included here). Working on it. I did know most of the material that was presented, although it is good to get someone else's way to do something. Overall a good read.

  • Marie
    2018-10-23 05:29

    It's all common sense - glad I borrowed this via the Kindle lending library rather than pay for it.

  • Johanna
    2018-10-02 10:14

    This book has some good tips and lots of it was helpful, but there are better books out there about decluttering than this. I do like the idea of making it a daily habit, and I found the advice on forming good habits helpful. I skimmed a lot because I got bored of them spelling out each 10 minute session for every part of the room. Also, they want you to buy a lot of stuff to organize, but I thought the whole point of decluttering was to get rid of stuff, not accumulate more.

  • Rodrigo Perazzo
    2018-10-08 11:30

    Voltado para o padrão americano de casa, é preciso imaginar como as dicas podem ser aplicadas na sua realidade. Repetitivo em vários capítulos, poderia ter dedicado um tempo num processo padrão de arrumação de cômodos e depois dar dicas isoladas. Segue um formato de guia, o que significa que tem mais utilidade se lido e aplicado ao mesmo tempo. Pouco conteúdo novo.

  • Janis
    2018-09-28 07:39

    I like the 10-minute approach--and that it breaks things down into the 10-minute segments, but with the flexibility to fit anyone's home.I read the print version and my big complaint is that it had links (with no URL) in it--as if it was just printed from the Kindle version.I liked it enough, though, that I bought the ebook--now I can access those links!

  • Alvin Beers
    2018-09-29 09:26

    Lots of good informationVery helpful. Not sure I would stick to the 10 minutes for every task but like the idea of always having 10 minutes to do SOMETHING every day. Certainly makes it less daunting. We're downsizing and there are many ideas I will certainly utilize. I like the links to other sites for ideas, lists, pictures, videos etc.