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The Joy of Less, A Minimalist Living Guide: How to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify Your Life Paperback – 25 Jun 2010
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"An inspiring read for anyone wanting to downsize, finally park the car in the garage, or just clear out a few closets." - Rachel Jonat, TheMinimalistMom.com<br \><br \>"Stuff and stress go hand in hand, and The Joy of Less demonstrates how letting go will make room for a happier life." --- Courtney Carver, founder of bemorewithless.com
"I loved the many words of wisdom in this book. The Joy of Less puts power back into the hands of all who feel like objects have overtaken their home or life." --- Holly Becker, author and founder of decor8blog.com
"An invaluable tool for the veteran and budding minimalist alike." --- David Friedlander, contributor, LifeEdited.com --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
About the Author
Francine Jay pioneered the simple living movement with her online community, MissMinimalist.com. She has helped hundreds of thousands of people declutter their homes and simplify their lives with her easy and effective STREAMLINE method. Her advice has been featured in CNN, BBC, NBC TODAY, The Chicago Tribune, The Guardian, The Financial Times, Forbes, Dr. Oz's The Good Life, Apartment Therapy, and other publications. She has been a guest contributor for powerhouse blogs such as ZenHabits and BootsnAll and a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. The 2010 self-published edition of The Joy of Less was named one of Amazon.com's "Best Books of 2010." She lives in Portland, OR. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
Top customer reviews
It’s a lovely book in itself too – smooth pages, nicely laid out and with an embossed hardback cover. Very re-readable, if you’re the type of person who likes to read about tidying as much as doing it (I am).
To be honest, the word 'minimalist' in the title, did put me off. I mean, going from pack-rat to minimalist is a tall order, and it's highly unlikely to happen. And while I'll never live in a space with only one or two things, I feel this book has transformed the way I see space (i.e. it has a value!) and whether the things in it, are worth more than the space it takes up.
Essentially, this book takes you on a journey that teaches you exactly how to clear your space, so that you're only left with the things you use or value most (your 'treasures'), and reminds you that you don't need 100 biro pens - 10 will do! The author's writing style is also a joy. Often funny, and definitely friendly, you feel that you have a friend on your side who's cheering you on by the sidelines.
Yes. If you have lots of stuff... too much in fact, I definitely recommend this book. :0)
Most recent customer reviews
Haven't finished reading book yet, but am inspired by what I have read.Published 1 month ago by daisy
Out at all the books I've read on minimalism this is probably the best, and most practical - Great read, highly recommended.Published 2 months ago by Giovanni
This is written by an environmentalist and a committed minimalist. It is nicely set out though there are many pages with very little text (very minimalist, of course! Read morePublished 10 months ago by CarefulandGreen
This is possibly the best £7.46 I've ever spent. This book has literally saved me a small fortune. I only wish I had read it sooner I would not have become depressed due to the... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Ruby
Amazing book. I honestly think that it's saved me tens of thousands as, after moving house we've been planning a big extension to house all of our 'stuff', but after following... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
Not as good as Mari Kondo. A bit of a watered down version. Repetitive and nothing new.Published 13 months ago by Julia Dance