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The Clutter Remedy: A Guide to Getting Organized for Those Who Love Their Stuff

The Clutter Remedy: A Guide to Getting Organized for Those Who Love Their Stuff

by Marla Stone


Available for Pre-Order. This item will be available on October 8, 2019


There are many valid approaches to getting rid of stuff and creating neat and tidy spaces. But like many diets, most of these approaches fail long-term. That’s because lots of us like our stuff. Whether it’s books or photos or tchotchkes, the things we choose to surround ourselves with are often important to us. Marla Stone, a former therapist turned professional organizer who works with individuals and corporations at all levels, helps readers create spaces that look and feel like readers at their best. She focuses not just on throwing stuff out but on understanding what will stay put and why. Stone walks readers through a process of knowing themselves and their values; summoning up motivation; and visualizing their ideal lifestyle and optimal surroundings. Armed with this understanding, readers are empowered to approach every room in their house, every aspect of their workspace, and even every aspect of their health and well-being with energy and clarity. Whether it’s the refrigerator or New Year’s resolutions, piles of books or boxes of heirlooms, Stone helps readers eliminate physical and emotional road blocks and guides them toward surroundings that reflect not just who they are but also who they want to be.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608686292
Publisher: New World Library
Publication date: 10/08/2019
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Marla Stone, MSW, is the owner of I-Deal-Lifestyle, which provides de-cluttering, design, corporate training, and lifestyle coaching services. Stone has a background in social work and therapy, has worked extensively with military personnel and their families, and is active in professional conferences and on social media.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Enlightened Way to Declutter Your Life

The Definition of Clutter

Physical Clutter

Emotional Clutter

The Logistics of Getting Organized

Friendly Visitors

Chapter 2: Preparing to Become Perpetually Organized

Traits and Attributes of an Ideal Organizer

Chapter 3: Perpetual Disorganization vs. Perpetual Organization

The Clutter Remedy for Self

Know Your Values

How You Think

The Clutter Remedy Language Tool

Need vs. Want Language

Indecisive vs. Decisive Language

Chapter 4: Remedying Inner Clutter

Disorganized vs. Organized Self

The Clutter Remedy Strategies

“Know Thyself”

Creating Your Ideal Lifestyle

Example Goals to an Ideal Lifestyle

Understanding Your Capabilities Towards Reaching Your Goals

Current Life Status Inventory

Clearing and Healing Strategy

“Ideal” Lifestyle Dream Board

Understanding Your Truth

The Clutter Remedy Positive Attitude Strategies

Chapter 5: Summoning Up Motivation and Wellness for an Ideal Lifestyle

Motivation and Wellness Tips

Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Health for an Organized Self

Getting Positively Organized

Developing a Positive Support System and Social Life

The Clutter Remedy’s Self Protection Steps

Understanding Your Spiritual Belief System

You’re An Ever Changing Being with an Ever Changing Space

Chapter 6: Outer Space Organization

Clutter Remedy Strategies Organizing Space

Break Down The Wall

The Clutter Remedy for Space

The Clutter Remedy for Decluttering

Categorize All Items

Determine What You Will Keep and What Will Go

Clutter Remedy Criteria for What is Kept

Contain Each and Every Category

Keep Daily, Weekly Monthly Items in Immediate Space

Chapter 7: Whole Home Organizing with The Clutter Remedy for Space

The Kitcshy and Coordinated Kitchen

Drawers and Cabinets


Creating a Spa-Like Bathroom

Organized Office Bliss

Creating a Filing System for Your Papers

Sufficient Storing Areas

Creatively Stored Clothing and Designed Closets

Chapter 8: Your Self and Space - Seasonally

Seasonal Transitions

How To Shop Without Dropping Too Much

New Year’s Realizations

Processing Paperwork

Smooth Moving vs. Moving Madness

Preparing the Kids and Their Space for School and Life

About the Author