The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Guide to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify (Updated and Revised)

The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Guide to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify (Updated and Revised)

by Francine Jay

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The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Guide to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify (Updated and Revised) by Francine Jay

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452155180
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 04/26/2016
Sales rank: 119,691
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Francine Jay is the bestselling decluttering expert and founder of MissMinimalist.com. She has helped hundreds of thousands of people organize their homes and simplify their lives, and has been prominently featured in national media. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Part 1 Philosophy 12

1 See your stuff for what it is 14

2 You are not what you own 19

3 Less stuff = less stress 24

4 Less stuff = more freedom 29

5 Detach from your stuff. 34

6 Be a good gatekeeper 39

7 Embrace space 43

8 Enjoy without owning 4S

9 The joy of enough 53

10 Live simply 58

Part 2 Streamline 62

11 Start over 64

12 Trash, treasure, or transfer 69

13 Reason for each item 75

14 Everything in its place 78

15 All surfaces clear 83

16 Modules 88

17 Limits 93

18 If one comes in, one goes out 98

19 Narrow down 102

20 Everyday maintenance 107

Part 3 Room by Room 112

21 Living or family room 114

22 Bedroom 130

23 Wardrobe 144

24 Home office 159

25 Kitchen and dining room 175

26 Bathroom 191

27 Storage spaces 204

28 Gifts, heirlooms, and sentimental items 219

Part 4 Lifestyle 234

29 The clutter-free family 236

30 The greater good 263

Conclusion 283

Acknowledgments 287

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