Unstuff Your Life!: Kick the Clutter Habit and Completely Organize Your Life for Good

April 13, 2012

Book review

Mellen offers an action-based plan to redirect clutterers from dwelling on their feelings.

by Andrew J. Mellen

Mellen, arguably, the most organized man in America, has created unique, lasting techniques for streamlined living, bringing order out of chaos for a client list that includes attorneys, filmmakers and even psychologists. Now he puts his powerful program in the hands of his widest audience yet.

Acknowledging that it is often the “stuff behind the stuff” that holds people back, he offers an action-based plan to redirect clutterers from dwelling on their feelings.

This simple shift yields immediate results that will help everyone achieve organizational bliss — from the chronic key-loser to the hardcore hoarder.

Mellen’s mix of humor, honesty, tough love and foolproof strategies motivate readers to work through their feelings and make real behavior changes that will have long-lasting effects.

The book brims with personality, along with approaches not found in other organizing books.

Built on the principle that we must distinguish ourselves from our possessions, it starts with truly achievable goals and works toward the nightmare projects everyone tries hard to avoid.

From the basement to the bedroom, the kitchen to the car and more, readers will learn: where to find a permanent home for their keys and wallet, how to sort the mail in a manageable and time-effective way, what it means to group “like with like,” how to tackle bills and budget, and how to problem-solve with these new skills.

The result is absolute freedom from the burden of clutter and more free time than you ever imagined possible.

$16 — Avery Books, a division of Penguin Group, 375 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 29, Number 5, October/November 2010.

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