Clutter s Last Stand

Clutter s Last Stand

A humorous guide filled with anecdotes, cartoons, quizzes, and practical ideas for revealing if you are a collector of junk and how to get rid of the unnecessary clutter.

Author: Don Aslett

Publisher: Marsh Creek Press

ISBN: 1593373295

Category: House & Home

Page: 262

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A humorous guide filled with anecdotes, cartoons, quizzes, and practical ideas for revealing if you are a collector of junk and how to get rid of the unnecessary clutter.
Categories: House & Home

Clutter s Last Stand

Clutter s Last Stand

How long it stands and mows you down is only up to you . Clutter's last stand will free the years , the months , the weeks , the days and the hours you've spent hauling , digging , thrashing , sorting , hunting , protecting in the past ...

Author: Don Aslett

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 0898791375

Category: Self-Help

Page: 275

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A humorous guide filled with anecdotes, cartoons, quizzes, and practical ideas for revealing if you are a collector of junk and how to get rid of the unnecessary clutter.
Categories: Self-Help

Absence of Clutter

Absence of Clutter

... Step - by - Step Guide for Eliminating the Clutter in Your Life ; Clutter Busting Your Life : Clearing Physical and Emotional Clutter to Reconnect to Yourself and Others ; Clutter's Last Stand : It's Time to De - Junk Your Life !;

Author: Paul Stephens

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ISBN: 9780262043670

Category: Art and literature

Page: 288

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"This book offers the first comprehensive critical account of minimal writing-works of text art, visual literature and poetry that are generally shorter than a sentence. Minimal writing can be beguilingly simple on the surface, but it can also present extreme interpretive challenges. Post-1960s visual art is strongly characterized by the "linguistic turn," and artists such as Lawrence Weiner, Carl Andre, Dan Graham, Joseph Kosuth, Lucy Lippard and Jenny Holzer built highly visible careers from text-based art. Stephens argues that minimal poets working during this same period produced work of equal complexity and power, and shows how minimal writing has enjoyed a recent resurgence among writers working with emergent publication platforms, as well as among those working with computer code. The rise of minimalism in the 1960s can also be understood in relation to new developments in media. Whereas many 60s pop artists and New York School poets gleefully included the detritus of mass culture in their work, minimal and conceptual artists and writers stripped language down to its most basic components. Presented is a pre-history of minimal writing beginning with modernism and continuing through concrete poetry in the 1950s, but the bulk of the book centers on a careful media-archival account of post-1965 poetry and text art"--
Categories: Art and literature

Cut the Clutter and Stow the Stuff

Cut the Clutter and Stow the Stuff

Clutter's Last Stand ( Cincinnati : Writer's Digest Books , 1994 ) . Morgenstern , Julie , Organizing from the Inside Out ( New York : Henry Holt , 1998 ) . Not for Packrats Only ( New York : New American Library Trade , 1991 ) .

Author: Lori Baird

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1579544932

Category: House cleaning

Page: 372

View: 497

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.
Categories: House cleaning

Kick the Clutter

Kick the Clutter

Clutter's Last Stand, 2nd ed. Avon, MA: Adams Media, 2005. Don Aslett has written an armful of cleaning and clutter-control books over the years, and I own several of them, but I've chosen to list this one as a great starting place ...

Author: Ellen Phillips

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9781594867187

Category: House & Home

Page: 480

View: 282

Shares hundreds of strategies, fast fixes, and trouble-shooting tips for organizing living spaces and controlling clutter, in a guide that counsels readers on how to identify objects that are truly loved and needed while preventing vulnerable areas from becoming problems. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Categories: House & Home

Clutter Free

Clutter Free

Once you get the why figured out, getting rid of clutter will not only become easy, it will become joyful. I'm not kidding. When you start to see things leave your ... But we need balance. We need to be reminded of 11 Clutter's Last Stand.

Author: Kathi Lipp

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9780736959131

Category: House & Home

Page: 224

View: 290

Quick and easy steps to simplifying your space.
Categories: House & Home

10 Minute Clutter Control Room by Room

10 Minute Clutter Control Room by Room

10 - Minute Clutter Control . Gloucester , Massachusetts : Fair Winds Press , 2004 . Alexander , Skye . 10 - Minute Feng Shui . Gloucester , Massachusetts : Fair Winds Press , 2002 . Aslett , Don . Clutter's Last Stand .

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ISBN: 1616737700

Category: House & Home

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The house is a mess and you canÆt ever get ahead! A follow-up to Fair WindsÆ popular 10-Minute Clutter Control, this book offers hundreds more ways to clear the detritus of a busy life and create a calm, harmonious environment in 10 minutes or less. Messy desktop? No problem. The closet dragon about to capture the bedroom? Slay that monster in less time than it takes to brew a pot of coffee. With More 10-Minute Clutter Control readers will find tips for not only cleaning up the household but the car and the office as well! The small format makes it easy to hold and easy to tuck away when finished, the clutter-ridden canÆt afford not to have it. Includes easy-to-use tips on how to: Find out what areas of the house are ôclutter zonesö and how keeping clutter there can cause blockage in your life Ensure the clutter-free areas will stay clutter-free Attend to unfinished household matters, like a leaky sink, the unmowed lawn or the mountain of laundry Unleash the clutter-busters and make space for something new
Categories: House & Home

Orderly Places

Orderly Places

Clutter's Last Stand A couple of years later I got a flyer in the mail advertising Don's (oh yes, I was on first name basis now) next book, Clutter's Last Stand. He had quit preaching and started meddling. It became very clear that many ...

Author: Mary Frances Ballard

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 9781614481119

Category: House & Home

Page: 292

View: 611

Are your mornings spent frantically looking for the misplaced keys or the field trip form? Do you have trouble deciding what to keep and what to let go? Are you too embarrassed by the way your house looks to invite family and friends in for a visit? Do you have stacks of things and no where to put them? Have you missed paying a bill on time because you could not find the monthly statement? Have you forgotten an appointment or to pick up a child from school or ball practice? Orderly Places offers you the strategies for when, where and how to overcome disorganization in your spaces and schedules. Practical step-by-step instructions and organizing tips are given for organizing every room in your home. Time management solutions are provided for schedules that are not efficient or effective. If you want to create a more peaceful, comfortable and organized environment or find more time in your day for the activities you love, then you are not alone. Learn how to get organized and be free to enjoy those things now.
Categories: House & Home

Cincinnati Magazine

Cincinnati Magazine

We begin our war on dirt and disarray at Clutter's Last Stand ($10.95, Writer's Digest Books, Cincinnati) by Don Aslett. Aslett, cleaning gum extraordinaire and author of several books on the subject of home care, proudly admits that ...

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Page: 96

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Cincinnati Magazine taps into the DNA of the city, exploring shopping, dining, living, and culture and giving readers a ringside seat on the issues shaping the region.
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Saying Hello Waving Goodbye

Saying Hello  Waving Goodbye

I asked, eager to implement anything to solve our on-going dilemma and seriously wanting “clutter to have its last stand” in our kitchen—words borrowed from the title of a household cleaning book I knew about titled Clutter's Last Stand ...

Author: Nancy Hoch

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595420186

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

View: 727

Remarkable scientific research, mapping the human genome, reveals how similar we all are to each other. Only a tiny fraction of difference separates us one from another. Each of us says "Hello" to our individual experience here on earth, and each of us will ultimately and assuredly say "Goodbye." Between those landmark events in our lives, there are all kinds and types of "Hellos" and "Goodbyes," some happy; some sad; some funny-and all part of the amazing school called life. This book awakens us to both the glitter, and sometimes the gloom, that life presents on an almost daily basis. It awakens a realization that life is truly important and meaningful, and that each day is a gift to be opened and treasured.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Squeeze the Moment

Squeeze the Moment

PROVERBS 13 : 4 Clutter's Last Stand Marcia Ramsland walked through the family room , kitchen , living room and bedrooms . Toys , clothes , books , dishes , newspapers and magazines were scattered everywhere .

Author: Karen O'Connor

Publisher: Gospel Light Publications

ISBN: 0830738363

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 878

Every day is filled with opportunities to seize joy. Yet true joy cannot be forced. It springs from the hearts of those who are content, grateful and at peace with themselves, with others and with God. Though trials and challenges are a part of every life, joy can be developed, cultivated, and then practiced on a daily basis. Karen O’Connor offers seven keys to finding true joy in Squeeze the Moment. Learn how to look at life in a fresh way, full of gratitude to God, and to squeeze the moments—the happy ones, the tragic ones, the predictable ones and the unexpected ones—for all they’re worth.
Categories: Religion

Oyster s Last Stand

Oyster s Last Stand

Space Clutter The heavens , which once were considered pristine , Are filled , we are told , with a horrible hash . Degraded mementos of space age machine ; For the gods , a dyspeptic , metallic cuisine . Man's dreaming , become a ...

Author: Robert N. Feinstein

Publisher: Orchises Press

ISBN: 0914061445

Category: Music

Page: 94

View: 229

Categories: Music

Making Peace with the Things in Your Life

Making Peace with the Things in Your Life

Titles of organizing books such as How to Conquer Clutter, Clutter's Last Stand, and Taming the Paper Tiger reflect the view that clutter is something big and scary that can only be subdued by violent action. Yet chaos theorists tell us ...

Author: Cindy Glovinsky

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429974332

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 697

A guide to understanding why your possessions keep overwhelming you and what to do about it, written by a professional organizer and psychotherapist. Do you spend much of your time struggling against the growing ranks of papers, books, clothes, housewares, mementos, and other possessions that seem to multiply when you're not looking? Do these inanimate objects, the hallmarks of busy modern life, conspire to fill up every inch of your space, no matter how hard you try to get rid of some of them and organize the rest? Do you feel frustrated, thwarted, and powerless in the face of this ever-renewing mountain of stuff? Help is on the way. Cindy Glovinsky, practicing psychotherapist and personal organizer, is uniquely qualified to explain this nagging, even debilitating problem -- and to provide solutions that really work. Writing in a supportive, nonjudmental tone, Glovinsky uses humorous examples, questionnaires, and exercises to shed light on the real reasons why we feel so overwhelmed by papers and possessions and offers individualized suggestions tailored to specific organizing problems. Whether you're drowning in clutter or just looking for a new way to deal with the perennial challenge of organizing and managing material things, this fresh and reassuring approach is sure to help. Making Peace with the Things in Your Life will help you cut down on your clutter and cut down on your stress!
Categories: Self-Help

Don Aslett s Clutter Free

Don Aslett s Clutter Free

GLUTTERS LAST STAND by Don Aslett America's Cleaning Expert It's time to De - Junk your life ! CLUTTER'S LAST STAND The book people say belongs on the shelf right beside the Bible , the one they read over and over , and give to their ...

Author: Don Aslett

Publisher: Betterway Books

ISBN: 0937750123

Category: Self-Help

Page: 212

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DON ASLETT, Americas Cleaning Expert, has written an amazing string of bestsellers. the most popular of all are his guides to dejunking. Clutters Last Stand has sold more than a quarter of a million copies and become the bible of dejunkers everywhere. Its successors, Not for Packrats Only and the Office Clutter Cure, have just as passionate a following. These books have changed so many lives, helped and influenced so many people, emptied so many attics and closets, that readers just wont let Don stop writing about clutter! Theyve called, written, e-mailed, faxed, and askedpleadedwith him for more. So here it is!
Categories: Self-Help

31 Words to Create an Organized Life

31 Words to Create an Organized Life

In Clutter's Last Stand, Don Aslett shares a unique strategy: “It's perhaps a compromise, but miniaturizing is a solution especially suited to keepsakes and sentimental itemssort of a 'reduce-it-if-you-must-keep-it' strategy.

Author: Marcia Zina Mager

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577313991

Category: Self-Help

Page: 136

View: 891

Books about organizing the clutter that plagues most people can be as daunting as the clutter itself. 31 Words to Organize Your Life streamlines this process to its essence by tapping the power of a single word. Drawing from a variety of spiritual traditions, ancient wisdom, and contemporary psychologists, the book helps readers uncover and cultivate their own hidden powers of focus, determination, and concentration to eliminate clutter in their lives. Each entry includes a single word, an accompanying essay, along with three thoughtful tips or exploratory questions, plus an affirmation or meditation. Whether the challenge is in time management, office clutter, or disorganized closets, 31 Words to Organize Your Life shows how to harness the power of a single word to transform a project — and a life — from the inside out. Designed for portability, the book helps even the most disorganized person conjure peace and order from chaos.
Categories: Self-Help

The Simplicity Connection

The Simplicity Connection

Clutter's Last Stand. Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer's Digest Books, 1984. Aslett wrote the book on decluttering. Actually, he wrote about forty of them. Trust me, he's the expert here. Morgenstern, Julie. Organizing from the Inside Out.

Author: C. B. Davis

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781425149994

Category: Self-Help

Page: 376

View: 992

The market for self-improvement books may never be boring, but it is often littered with false hope. A better sex life? Lose weight in ten days by eating only Twinkies? Make more money than you’ve ever dreamed from the comfort of your couch? These are promises left unfulfilled because they do not address the core of the problems they try to solve: our society is destructively complex and dependent on consumerism. Fixing the problems of tomorrow (and yesterday) starts today. We have the ability to revitalize our health by saving our environment—cleaning the air and water, stabilizing the climate, refocusing our consumption with a plan for achieving sustainability. Finding out how to maintain our lives and relate to others are the first steps in making ourselves self-sufficient and peaceful. But we still have a very long way to go. What if, on the basis of one belief, we could start to rectify the larger problems of society? Solve global warming? Childhood obesity? Famine, drought, and poverty? What if one book could teach us how to gain more time, more energy, more money, more happiness, and better health? Sounds too good to be true? Simplicity is that cure-all, and The Simplicity Connection will teach us how to get back on a path of physical, emotional and mental well-being. This practical and comprehensive guide will help us rethink how we treat our bodies, our spirits, and our environment. It will show how even our smallest actions can lead to a simpler, better life. www.simplicityconnection.com Follow The Simplicity Connection on Facebook: www.facebook.com/SimpConnection Follow The Simplicity Connection on Twitter: www.twitter.com/SimpConnection
Categories: Self-Help

The Joy in Business

The Joy in Business

... 236–237 Check-in questions, 124 Churchill, Sir Winston, 164 Closing phrases and questions, 124 Clutter Control (Campbell), 208 Clutter Feng Shui (Kingston), 208 Clutter's Last Stand: It's Time to De-junk Your Life (Aslett), ...

Author: Joy J. D. Baldridge

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119528562

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 963

Successfully cope with day-to-day problems—and find joy along the way The Business of Joy provides you with an abundance of practical and immediately applicable life-changing ideas and inspirational, thought-provoking, and entertaining stories and quotes—in an instant. Each chapter is designed to be read and absorbed in approximately 60 seconds, offering you “Golden Nuggets” and “Joy Gems” that will help make positive, lasting change. Inside, you get an abundance of time-tested formulas that can instantly be used to solve common and uncommon day-to-day issues. This, in and of itself, will help to better yourself today, with work and life moving at the lightning speed of thought. Find unique coping mechanisms when facing adversity Benefit from tangible, motivational, and self-management tools to forge ahead Keep perspective regardless of circumstance Build a sturdy foundation for positive culture and change With the simple information in The Business of Joy, you’ll find all the guidance you need to find positivity in your daily life.
Categories: Business & Economics

Your Money The Missing Manual

Your Money  The Missing Manual

In his book Clutter's Last Stand, Don Aslett argues that the value is in the using, not the owning.“No matter how you look at it,” he writes,“clutter is a poor investment.”So buy only what you need. • Focus on experiences, not things.

Author: J.D. Roth

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449388884

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 338

View: 373

Keeping your financial house in order is more important than ever. But how do you deal with expenses, debt, taxes, and retirement without getting overwhelmed? This book points the way. It's filled with the kind of practical guidance and sound insights that makes J.D. Roth's GetRichSlowly.org a critically acclaimed source of personal-finance advice. You won't find any get-rich-quick schemes here, just sensible advice for getting the most from your money. Even if you have perfect credit and no debt, you'll learn ways to make your rosy financial situation even better. Get the info you need to make sensible decisions on saving, spending, and investing Learn the best ways to set and achieve financial goals Set up a realistic budget framework and learn how to track expenses Discover proven methods to help you eliminate debt Understand how to use credit wisely Win big by making smart decisions on your home and other big-ticket items Learn how to get the most from your investments by avoiding rash decisions Decide how -- and how much -- to save for retirement
Categories: Business & Economics

Reach Out Gather In

Reach Out  Gather In

... that clutter to the gutter so you'll feel more confident having others over to your home—and actually have space for them to sit! Work through this section and then roll up your sleeves and get started. This is clutter's last stand!

Author: Karen Ehman

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781493431274

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Like most women, you want to open up your home and connect with others. But you don't think you have the time or ability. Along comes Reach Out. Gather In. Through devotionals and practical tips, New York Times bestselling author Karen Ehman will inspire you to put love into action in this 40-day journey of hospitality. Karen will help you with the how to and why of reaching out to others in meaningful ways. This book--part devotional, part practical handbook--will help you find loving ways to feed both the bodies and souls of the people whom God has placed in your life. In Reach Out. Gather In., Karen will share · some of her favorite recipes and hospitality traditions · ideas for menu planning and themed gatherings · sorta-from-scratch shortcuts for busy days when you need something delicious in a snap · motivating stories and biblical inspiration · space for answering reflective questions so you can journal your own 40-day excursion · sidebars on decluttering and cleaning strategies This beautiful book highlights the why of hospitality, so that your home and life will grow to be a place where the gospel is displayed, drawing others closer to Christ and making a difference for eternity.
Categories: Religion

Simplify Your Space

Simplify Your Space

Clutter's Last Stand. Cincinnati, OH: Writers Digest, 1984. Bouknight, Joanne Keller and John Loecke. Home Organizing Idea Book. Newtown, CT: The Taunton Press, 2006. Crilly, Marla. Sink Reflections. New York: Bantam Books, 2002.

Author: Marcia Ramsland

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781418574727

Category: Reference

Page: 194

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Practical tips for organizing the spaces in your home help meet the needs for order in life. Would you like to clear out some of the clutter in your home? Do you ever wonder where all this stuff has come from feeling like things have maybe gotten a bit out of control? Join Marcia Ramsland, the organizing pro, as she leads you in a room-by-room approach to simplifying your home and office. Simplifying your space is the process of organizing your belongings and letting go of the excess until your surroundings are peaceful and in order. Using the CALM approach; C=Create a Plan, A=Approach it by Sections, L=Lighten up and Let Go, and M=Manage it Simply; Marcia guides readers in creating a more stress-free life. Includes 52 space saving tips, checklists, helpful diagrams, and even decorating ideas!
Categories: Reference