Cut the Clutter and Stow the Stuff: The Q. U. I. C. K. Way to Bring Lasting Order to Household Chaos

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1,237 terrific clutter-cutting tips— plus hundreds of insider secrets from America's clutter-control experts!

Is clutter taking over your life?

It's time to take some Q.U.I.C.K. action, cut the clutter, and stow the stuff once and for all!

Cut the Clutter and Stow the Stuff will help you tame the clutter monster using the revolutionary Q.U.I.C.K. clutter-control system. You're just five fast steps from a ...

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Overview

1,237 terrific clutter-cutting tips— plus hundreds of insider secrets from America's clutter-control experts!

Is clutter taking over your life?

It's time to take some Q.U.I.C.K. action, cut the clutter, and stow the stuff once and for all!

Cut the Clutter and Stow the Stuff will help you tame the clutter monster using the revolutionary Q.U.I.C.K. clutter-control system. You're just five fast steps from a clutter-free home! See inside to:

* Discover your unique clutter style— and how to make it work for you, not against you, in the fight with clutter. Take the clutter quiz on page 8. Once you know your clutter style, you'll finally understand why you feel compelled to collect every style of Spode teacup produced since 1856...or stash a year's worth of newspapers under the bed...or keep your 45-year-old son's high school football jerseys "just in case." And you'll find effective strategies to turn those tendencies to your advantage!

* Rediscover your rooms— and your furniture (when was the last time you saw the top of your dining room table?!)— with the simple steps in the Unload chapter on page 43. There really is a house under there!

* Find storage space you never knew you had, even in cramped quarters like the bathroom and laundry room. It's there— once you know where to look for it.

* Clear out the kids' rooms without starting a war. These ingenious tactics are so effective, your kids may even pitch in!

* Make all those piles of paper disappear like magic. Right now, your paper piles are probably multiplying faster than hot dogs at a ball game. But you'll find how to get them out and keep them out (even at the office!) starting on page 316.

"Cut the Clutter and Stow the Stuff is the first organizing book to make it easy for readers to solve their most vexing problems. Easy to navigate and packed full of great tips, no other book of its kind is this comprehensible."—Linda Koopersmith, The Beverly Hills Organizer

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"Cut the Clutter and Stow the Stuff is the first organizing book to make it easy for readers to solve their most vexing problems. Easy to navigate and packed full of great tips, no other book of its kind is this comprehensible."—Linda Koopersmith, The Beverly Hills Organizer
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Whether one is a tosser, an accumulator, or a concealer, this book contains a wealth of advice on how to control household clutter. Beginning with a system of quantifying, unloading, isolating, containing, and keeping it up (QUICK), the book examines each room of the house and identifies common problems, such as too many loose recipes or jewelry jumble. It then offers specific, practical solutions, with advice from real people on how they keep organized. Lists of resources for storage products and organizations accepting household items for donation are also given. Similar to Julie Morgenstern's Organizing from the Inside Out, this book will be an excellent purchase for public libraries. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579545123
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,392,015
  • Product dimensions: 7.56 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 0.85 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2004

    Helpful not astounding

    If you're seriously overwhelmed & wanting help, I found that the Messies Manual by Sandra Felton was more of a real life changer. The Cut the Clutter book is more of a Greatest Tips collection, nice to have all in one book, but also easier to ignore! Pretty good though if that's all you needed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2004

    Common Sense Information

    I ordered this book with hopes that it would give me good ideas to help me get rid of all this mess. My husband laughed the other day because there on top of a mountain of paper clutter was this book. I think it is full of common sense logic, stuff you know but might help if heard once more. As for me it is just taking up more 'clutter'

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