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The joy of less : a minimalist guide to declutter, organize, and simplify
2016
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Summary
Francine Jay pioneered the simple living movement with her self-published bestseller, The Joy of Less . In this fully redesigned and repackaged edition - featuring never-before-seen content - Jay brings her philosophy to more readers who are eager to declutter. Rather than the "crash diet" approach found in other tidying up books, Jay shares simple steps to cultivate a minimalist mindset and form new habits, paving the way to lasting success. Her easy-to-follow streamline method works in any space - from a single drawer to a closet, room, or entire house. What's more, it can be called upon during clutter-inducing life events such as moving, getting married, having kids, or downsizing. With an airy two-color interior design and lovely hardcover package, The Joy of Less is a refreshing and relatable approach to decluttering that belongs in every home.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 6
Part 1Philosophyp. 12
1See your stuff for what it isp. 14
2You are not what you ownp. 19
3Less stuff = less stressp. 24
4Less stuff = more freedomp. 29
5Detach from your stuff.p. 34
6Be a good gatekeeperp. 39
7Embrace spacep. 43
8Enjoy without owning 4S
9The joy of enoughp. 53
10Live simplyp. 58
Part 2Streamlinep. 62
11Start overp. 64
12Trash, treasure, or transferp. 69
13Reason for each itemp. 75
14Everything in its placep. 78
15All surfaces clearp. 83
16Modulesp. 88
17Limitsp. 93
18If one comes in, one goes outp. 98
19Narrow downp. 102
20Everyday maintenancep. 107
Part 3Room by Roomp. 112
21Living or family roomp. 114
22Bedroomp. 130
23Wardrobep. 144
24Home officep. 159
25Kitchen and dining roomp. 175
26Bathroomp. 191
27Storage spacesp. 204
28Gifts, heirlooms, and sentimental itemsp. 219
Part 4Lifestylep. 234
29The clutter-free familyp. 236
30The greater goodp. 263
Conclusionp. 283
Acknowledgmentsp. 287
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