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Next week I will be having a downloadable ebook available for you that will help you declutter your home in half a years time!!! I will be offering the download to you so that you can have it in your hands ready to work at it when you can.  I will also be doing a weekly series to go along with the book to help you as you declutter your life, I will share how I declutter my own.
If you are tired of looking at your home in the condition it is in and NEED a change, look for the book next week.  I am excited for this. Fulfilling this is probably one of the most loving and unselfish things you could ever do because it’s not easy!
In fact, all those desiring to live with godly devotion in association with Christ Jesus WILL also be persecuted. And this good news of the Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations, and then the end (of the system) will come. I walked into my room where I keep all my books this morning and was confronted with masses of them. I got rid of hundreds of books earlier this year, but still they are falling over on the shelves; they tumble off when I go to select one, or I simply cannot find what I am looking for amongst them all. This is so liberating and I have freed boxes of my faithful friends by asking myself this question. So I’ll be using that question again as I thumb through the shelves with my ruthless head on in September. Books are so precious, they are a window onto the world and represent as snapshot of one’s character.
My friends sometimes hold bookswaps, sometimes with wine, which makes getting rid of them easier to swallow. Mrs A, I have a post coming up next week with ideas such as bookswapping in it to help people set free their books. To me my books are like the music ive collected over the years , a really personal thing and they have become part of my life so decluttering by giving them away is too hard to do. The book started life on Oct 31st at about midnight, well just into Nov 1st really in 2005 and I finished the rough draft the following April – I wrote it really fast! Book 2 was started in the summer of 2006 and I only just finished writing it a couple of weeks ago.
I have stashes of books and paperwork that I know in my heart of hearts, I will never look at or need again, but my main problem is my other half. It was an incredibly intense experience and I don’t think I could write that fast again. Read It Swap It is a great concept and will be under the spotlight in an article I have planned for next week. My pledge has been set back by being ill this week but I like the idea of including a pledge that things I’ve sorted out and am emotionally ready to let go of actually *leave the building*! We have been having a sort out of some of our books and have actively been trying to sell them at carboot sales over the last few weeks. Still quite expensive, but they are beautiful to read and far more relaxing than an ordinary screen.
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Yesterday I shared the Konmari decluttering method with you and the results of my using that method to declutter my clothing.
For the next part of my decluttering test I chose to declutter my books — the second category of the Konmari method. I was so motivated by the speed of my progress that I chose to continue with another 10 minute session later that day on the bookshelf that holds our educational books and games. After reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing and trying the Konmari method I have to say that it is wonderfully freeing and results in many physical, emotional and spiritual benefits. There is definitely a benefit to following the Konmari method completely by pulling out all of your belongings in one category and looking at them as a whole. The bottom line is that decluttering your home is essential to living a joyful and peaceful life.
I strongly believe that you should find a method of decluttering and purging that works for your lifestyle and your personality. Of course Konmari zealots will say that you are not getting the benefit of her method unless you do it completely but I say perfectionism kills. My Joyful Life Planner is the tool you need to finally get your life on track and keep it that way! Buy the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing here. I think you are right Linda – any step in the direction of decluttering is a good one. I’m still having trouble picturing applying that question to every single thing in my house. Hi Michelle – That is an excellent question and one that I may answer in more depth in a future post. You are correct that you need to find a plan that works for you and that will happen as you begin to declutter.
What I will say is that I love the KonMarie method, but too, being a Believer, I believe that my joy comes from the Lord and I pray beforehand. So when I read the book and think of it in this way and not in the way she does (because of my faith), then it is a great GREAT read!! For me, I’d like to do the full method in ONE room, but I know she recommends not doing that.
Then one day in the future, I pray my husband will follow this method and then on to the boys. Please note that ads are placed by a third party ad agency and are NOT specifically endorsed by The Peaceful Mom. I found Flylady back in 2001 and absolutely love her methods of routine setting and making a difference in your home. Not a book about decluttering, but definitely one to give you the boost you need to change your life into what you’ve been wanting.


This is an excellent ebook, challenging and taking you step by step to get the decluttering done.
David Platt takes a hard look at the American Dream and how it has affected our faith and view of material goods. The Minimalists have always been a favorite of mine, and any time I need to reconfirm that I’m living the way I want, I just read a couple of their essays. Setting up daily habits is the turning point in keeping a clean home: it will take you from messy and overwhelmed to capable and confident.
When we put in our new flooring last year, I had to come to terms with my huge problem of book hoarding.
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Oh my I definitely need to dig out all my boxed up books and declutter them before putting them up into the new bookcase that my husband has on his to do list to build lol. I have started reading ebooks and if a book really pulls at my heart strings I will purchase it in hardcopy for my library.
If youa€™ve found successful ways to declutter and create order at home, we want to hear about it.
I really need to declutter and organize ad hope to make it, with Gods, yours and my husbands help. In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page. And it’s taken me until the past couple of years to really be able to let go of books. It kind of feels disrespectful to get rid of something that probably took over a year to write!
I feel good about setting my books free to be with someone else who will get as much out of them as I have. I will be able to find what I want and know that all my books have meaning to me in this moment. How many times have you heard that or said…Private: Zero Waste Week 2012 Welcome to the fifth National Zero Waste Week!
After being caught in the Boscastle floods in 2004, our family begun a journey to respect and promote the importance of Earth's fragile ecosystem, that focussed on reducing waste.
When we moved into our house 5 years ago, there just wasn’t room for the amount of books that we had so we had a cull, gave many away and then packaged the others into the loft to marvel at when we next more on. I hope it will be helpful to people as we are still in the habit of throwing books in the landfill in this country and that is such a shame when there are many ways to stop this.
I got rid of 50+ computer programming and systems analysis books to a local University 2 years ago. I have an excellent library service available and a fabulous assistant librarian who always knows what I want to read. I’ve sold more print copies than e-copies, but still feel that print-on-demand is better than the high proportion of books which end up pulped as returns to publisher (most large retailers return the covers and dispose of the inner pages themselves, to get a refund from the publisher). Even books that i bought as a child like the lion the witch and the wardrobe are like a window to the past. That’s a wonderful sense of community and your support means that your local library will be able to extend its facilities. Although I do participate in the NaNo challenge every November – 50,000 words in 30 days. I’m not sure I could sustain that, but I bet you learn a lot about yourself and your limits.
There are thousands of people every year that sign up and thousands make it to 50,000 words.
I have tried in the past; I just made myself sit and write, but honestly, I managed about 4 pages. So far it’s working – the pile of books that will be leaving the building are now setting up their own clutter-mountain in another room! But as you’ve found, when you create new space, something just comes along to fill it – enjoy your books! We have been selling the thin childrens books at 20p each, even little matchbox cars go for 10p each. I tend to use Amazon as it’s straight forward to list things on there… I hope your men do you proud! For this part of the test I chose to take one bookshelf at a time using my 10 Minutes a Day Decluttering method but asking myself the Konmari question of whether or not the book brought me joy.
It took me only five minutes to purge two additional shelves giving me a total of 35 items discarded in less than 15 minutes! I can go back to those remaining shelves when I have time and discard the books that I don’t want to keep. Making the mind shift to keep only those items that bring you joy is a radical, beautiful, life-giving change to the typical way of dealing with our belongings. When items are dispersed throughout your house it is difficult to comprehend how much extra you have but once you see it all together the visual impact of the clutter enables you realize the weight of having so much stuff. Marie says that not one of her clients after using her method ever returns to a life of clutter.
I personally find that decluttering in smaller periods of time is more motivational as it breaks through my tendency to procrastinate on bigger jobs.
Making progress one step at a time is better than never starting the decluttering process at all. Asking the question helps a lot, but doing a little bit at a time also prevents you from feeling overwhelmed.
If you feel like you have too many glasses then give some to a friend who would enjoy them or if they are worth selling, sell some. Going through the decluttering process in the order that Marie Kondo suggest will probably help you because you start with those items which are easiest to discard. But when it comes to my kitchen and drawers and such, I will HAVE to put it all on the floor (even if that means cleaning it again) because I KNOW I won’t know how much I have of the same item until I do. You have to find the method that works for you but the important issue is to keep your space organized, which it sounds like you are doing.


Not all of these books deal with clutter and possessions, but they have impacted my life and helped me get to where I want to be, especially in my minimalist lifestyle. I like how she doesn’t just stop with physical items, but addresses mental and emotional clutter as well. She’s such an inspiration and works on getting rid of that perfectionist mindset that keeps people in a messy and cluttered home. I love that she talked about the emotional and relational side of simple living, which is a major part of living simply and minimalistically. It will be a pleasure to invite people over and make contentment with your surroundings possible. I’m a minimalist, blogger, lover of Jesus, wife to Brian, mom to 6 and real food connoisseur.
As an avid reader and homeschool mom, books were my friend and who doesn’t want more friends, right? Seuss, adventure stories like Hatchet, and board books that I could share with my son in the coming years. Focus on the size you want your collection to be, and pull out every book you know you won’t read again (or ever). The mother and entrepreneur has appeared on HGTV, given a TEDxTalk, and washed sticky finger prints off every appliance. I have SO MANY books, and honestly there are so many more categories I am inclined to pare down before I tackle the books. There is no space for anymore books, but I seem to stack them and find innovative ways to stuff my bookshelves.
Yes, they may well have provided a turning point in my life or helped tremendously with something, but if the learning has been done, then it’s time to let go. I’ll be able to sit in my rocking chair with a book in my hand and wrap myself up in every word on the page. Inspired by the beauty and resourcefulness of this wonderful planet, I have published numerous magazine articles on green issues and the author of four books. It finally got released through Lulu on Hallowe’en 2007 and into the world of Amazon and Waterstones in Feb 2008. Though I would never have the heart to get rid of anything behind his back; I would be most upset if anyone did that to me. It would be lovely to sell them, but failing that, they can go to the local resource centre or book bank. Another idea is to complete several 10 minute sessions in one category and then pull the remaining items out to go through them a final time.
Use her question as your determining factor and do one small section of your home a day and you will end up in a happier and cleaner home than you have now. I will do what I can when I can following CLOTHES first because, of course, that includes the downstairs closet full of coats and items in the clothing department too. Books that are stacked in boxes are easier to unintentionally hold onto than books on a shelf. Digging through the stacks of books I’d pulled, I made collections of books for all sorts of friends and family members. She also blogs at Making This Home about simple, handmade living from a vintage airplane hangar in Montana, USA.
I’m moving into a smaller place and all the storage space is may be 50% of what I had till now. There are lots of people who find getting rid of books really hard to do and many of us who are addicted to buying more. It means almost total immersion in the work and reality just gets in the way for the month. For example cleaning products don’t make me happy in and of themselves but I am super happy when my bathroom is clean — know what I mean? They don’t have the budget for books like her students need, so she shops at the used bookstore.
I think, on the evidence, that we are getting rid of more adult books than we accumulate, but we gather a lot of children’s books between birthdays and Christmas and things like, ooh, weekends, and stuff. Every time i go into a charity shop to clear out a cupboard of things i always return with more books. She’s reading my 1974 versions of the secret seven and gaining so much pleasure from them! Also remember that if it’s donated, other people can benefit, with either being able to use it, or it being sold to support a charity you believe in.
After this article, I feel good about pulling out all of those fiction books that were good one time, but not good leftovers. I DO like the idea of being grateful (to God!!) for each possession and the blessing it has been so that I can feel better about letting it go if I am done with it. I thought it would be easy, but my heart kind of feels like it’s being squeezed when I think of just giving away stuff I spent money on! I can take them to the resale book store and maybe find books I can put in my school library, (I am a librarian.), this could be really fun! I'm not going to lie and say I don't ever have my moments of weakness, but the more I refused to give into them, the more happier I've become.
Something so simple as keeping your environment free of clutter, brings forth a change in attitude. Chances are, if your clothes haven't seen daylight in that timeframe, then most likely they aren't going to.
It won't happen overnight, but once you get the ball moving, you will immediately start attracting better things in your life.



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