Sunday, 26 June 2011

Book review: Clutter-free Home Living: The How-to Guide by Eugenia Orr

Clutter-Free Home Living: The How-To GuideI picked this up a few days ago as a freebie, and a well timed one at that as I'm in the process of reorganising my storage!

This is a very short book which started promisingly. I definitely fitted into one, maybe two, of the categories of clutter types the author identified, and as such I was looking forward to ideas on how to tackle my problem areas. As it happens there were more reasons for why you should declutter than actual tips and ideas on how to go about it.

I already knew far more about how to deal with paperwork than is covered in the book, so was disappointed with that, and the ideas for decluttering your wardrobe were basically common sense. I did pick up one good tip though, and as Monkey is always bringing home new paintings from nursery I have already started putting that one into practice.

There is also a section on how to maintain your clutter free home with things to do daily, weekly and monthly but for me it was completely unrealistic. I simply don't have time to do things like empty every bin in my home daily, as the saying goes Life is too short to stuff a mushroom.

As a freebie it was ok, had I paid for it I would have been a bit miffed to get maybe 20 mins reading and one idea.

Format: Kindle, freebie
My Rating: 2*


Conor said...

Disappointed to hear that this book is subpar. I really could use a good clutter-free book. Guess I'll have to keep looking. Thanks for the post!

TC said...

I could do with one too so if anyone knows a reasonable priced one, or has tips on what to do about stacks of magazines hubby and I are convinced we'll refer back to one day (note to self, don't subscribe in future then won't have to store/dispose of) please let me know!