Stop Throwing Money Away: Turn Clutter to Cash, Trash to Treasure--And Save the Planet While You're at It [NOOK Book]

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The thrifty organization guide that shows you what to keep and what to toss.

Have you ever bought a duplicate of something when you couldn't find the one you already had at home? Have you ever held on to a brand-new jacket you know you'll never wear or found that the magazine subscription you didn't like was automatically renewed because you forgot to cancel it in time? Everyone knows that clutter can be unsightly and time-consuming, but it can also cost you money. Stop Throwing...

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Stop Throwing Money Away: Turn Clutter to Cash, Trash to Treasure--And Save the Planet While You're at It

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Overview

The thrifty organization guide that shows you what to keep and what to toss.

Have you ever bought a duplicate of something when you couldn't find the one you already had at home? Have you ever held on to a brand-new jacket you know you'll never wear or found that the magazine subscription you didn't like was automatically renewed because you forgot to cancel it in time? Everyone knows that clutter can be unsightly and time-consuming, but it can also cost you money. Stop Throwing Money Away is the first guide that shows you how to get organized and save or make money at the same time. Step by step, room by room, you'll learn how to reduce, reuse, recycle, swap, sell, share and more as you streamline your possessions and your life.

  • Explains the secrets of half-and-half organizing, showing you how to make money by paring what you own by half and plugging cash clutter traps by shopping at home
  • Exposes the four ways our clutter makes us poor and how to change our habits and behavior
  • Written by Jamie Novak, an organizing expert for iVillage and a regular contributor to Woman's World and Woman's Day. She has appeared on QVC and HGTV.

If you want a vase for flowers, recycle a glass jar. When you need more cupboard space, sell those expensive kitchen gadgets you never use. Whether you've got a little clutter or a lot, Stop Throwing Money Away is packed with indispensable ideas and time-saving tips that will help you find more money and simplify your life.

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What People Are Saying

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“This is not another organizing book. In her warm and friendly style, Jamie Novak brilliantly offers a new way of thinking and inspires you to change your mindset about organizing, making money & saving the planet all at once. I was surprised by each new organizing tip that I had never before considered! And, most importantly she inspires you to take ACTION! In between sections, I found myself putting the book down and ripping the contents out of closets and cupboards using her invaluable techniques. Jamie Novak's method works!”
—Tamara Monosoff, Founder of www.mominvented.com & author of Your Million Dollar Dream, The Mom Inventors Handbook and co-author of the One Page Business Plan for Women in Business.

“Jamie Novak makes me feel like I can tackle my junk drawer without getting lost in the rubber bands and expired coupons. She makes it easy to take the organizing I so desperately need to do in small, easy-to-take bites, while never once making me feel bad about the stuff falling out of my closet.”
— Jen Singer, author of the Stop Second-Guessing Yourself guides to parenting

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470606513
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/29/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 632,330
  • File size: 698 KB

Meet the Author

Jamie Novak
Jamie Novak is the World's Most Relatable OrganizerTM who currently serves as an organizer for NBC's iVillage. You may have seen her on QVC with a line of home solution products or on HGTV's Mission: Organization. She's represented such industry leaders as Brother P-touch® and Febreze® for Procter & Gamble, and her tips have been featured in Everyday with Rachael Ray, Real Simple, All You, and Woman's Day. She is the author of three bestselling books: The Get Organized Answer Book, 1,000 Best Quick and Easy Time-Saving Strategies, and 1,000 Best Quick and Easy Organizing Secrets. When not on the road, Jamie is rotating her pantry, emptying her paper shredder, and searching for the mango slicer that mysteriously disappeared from her utensil drawer.
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Table of Contents

Special Thanks.

Welcome.

1 Are You Broke and Disorganized? The Clutter-Cash Connection.

2 Stop Procrastinating and Organize Your Life: Embracing Your To-Do List.

3 Calculate Your Clutter Savings: Hunt for Treasure at Home.

4 Shop at Home: Think Outside the Box.

5 Collect the Cash: Where the Big Bucks Are.

6 Beat the Home Office Blues: Improving on the Scoop-and-Dump Method.

7 Conquer Your Kitchen Clutter: The Heart of Your Home Is Draining Your Wallet.

8 The Zen Way to De-Clutter Your Closet: A Wardrobe That Suits You, Here and Now.

9 Find Savings in Every Room of Your Home: Avoid Sneaky Clutter-Cash Traps.

10 Turn Clutter into Cash: How to Maximize Your Profits, Selling Online and in Person.

11 Swap Yourself Rich: Try This Cash-Free Way to Profit.

12 Spend Thirty Days with Jamie.

Conclusion: Change Your Habits, Change Your Life.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2012

    Frugal, Detailed, and Resourceful!

    Jamie Novak's style of organization has an inspiring twist that has unfortunately been forgotten by many of my generation. She put resourceful ideas in that have been handed down in my family from the Great Depression. At the same time, she gives an understanding, gentle push that helps the organizer-to-be pare down items (without replacing them) in a way that enacts good stewardship of the planet God gave us. I love this book!

    Helpful Hints: Jamie gives specific websites, organizations, and locations in order to get past the excuse, "I don't know where to get this stuff done."

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  • Posted May 29, 2010

    It's About More Than Stuff

    The writing style in Stop Throwing Money Away reminds me of the kind of conversation you would have over coffee with a good friend, someone who would listen without judgment. The book is fun to read, gives lots of great tips, and provides a wonderful resource for how to make some money 'letting go' of your stuff.

    Beyond that, the book describes sound ecological principles and in the mind of the reader it brings about an awareness of how much our desire for stuff has an impact on the planet.

    But most importantly, the author gently prods us to question what our stuff means at the deepest level. What are we really hanging on to when we hang on to our stuff? Or continually accumulate more? For those who want to explore the answer to that question, Stop Throwing Money Away is a great place to start.

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