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Easy Minimalist Living Audiobook

Easy Minimalist Living: 30 Days to Declutter, Simplify and Organize Your Home Without Driving Everyone Crazy

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Publisher's Summary

In this ultimate decluttering guide, you will learn how to unleash the full potential of your home with super simple techniques in just 30 days. Starting from today!

Jennifer Nicole is going to show you the benefits of decluttering and minimizing your mess.

This best-selling guide to decluttering your home from minimalist visionary Jennifer Nicole takes listeners step by step through her revolutionary "Tao of Cleanliness" system for simplifying, organizing, and storing.

Clutter is a physical manifestation of the stress in our lives. Every time we look at it, we feel like failures. It's a constant reminder or our own inadequacy. A cluttered room or a disorganized desktop can often be a sign of something inside of us. A form of mental clutter.

What we want is a sound mind in a sound body.

That ancient Latin aphorism is so right. When our house is cluttered, our mind is cluttered. And it can feel like we are trapped in a continuous cycle.

By tackling the physical clutter problem first, you open the door to breaking that cycle and freeing your mind from that sense of failure or looming stress.

Nobody actually wants to live in a messy home or have routines and habits that hurt our relationships with loved ones. Living this way can make us feel empty and isolated. We end up filling our house with junk to make up for the emptiness in our hearts.

Without realizing it, you could be stuck in this emotionally draining, disorganized cycle right now.

First clue - there are clothes on the floor in between your bedroom and bathroom right now

Second clue - there are seats in your house that you can't sit on without moving something off of them

Third clue - you have an emotional attachment to items you've never used or worn

©2015 Jennifer Nicole (P)2015 Jennifer Nicole

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  • deedeeg
    gilbert, AZ, United States
    30/07/15
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    "Adopt the lifestyle"

    This book is a pretty quick listen and I have been actively looking for ways to declutter my home so I was excited to listen. The narration was clear and easy to understand. This wasn't exactly what I had hoped it would be but there is some good, common sense advice within. I found this to be more about adopting a different lifestyle rather than about organizing. I'm not sure that I would be willing to reduce my entire wardrobe to a few essential pieces of khaki, black and white. I think there are some tips that I can apply to my life, I need to reduce, but I'm not sure I'm willing to completely submit to minimalism. I like some of my useless, creature comforts. Give it a listen and take from it what you can.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Frode
    12/07/15
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    "Minimalist Living = Minimalist Book"

    I am not a big fan of self help books, but Easy Minimalist Living: 30 Days to Declutter, Simplify and Organize Your Home Without Driving Everyone Crazy surprised me! Jennifer Nicole made a self help book that is simple, but still changing you, if you want to. This book will help you to live a Minimalist Living if that is your thing. I am here to tell you about the quality of the book, not if i follow it or not, and this is a good book if this is your thing! Jennifer Nicole is a good writher!

    Charlee Prescott reads this book in the right volume, not to fast or not to fast, and no voices that distracts from the book. She has a interesting way of giving you the content, and i really like how she does not make any silly voices. That would not fit this book. She makes the 2 hrs and 17 mins go on fast and fun!

    I would recommend this book to all people that are thinking of changing there life to Minimalist Living

    I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • MPreddy
    26/07/15
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    "Rehash of same old stuff"
    What disappointed you about Easy Minimalist Living?

    It's the same old tips that run in magazines like Woman's Day and Real Simple year after year -- "Handle paper once" "Put junk mail in the recycle bin right away" "If you haven't worn it in a year, get rid of it!" "Women's shelters will be happy to get your used clothing!" I expected something more novel and sophisticated.

    The title wasn't really fulfilled -- I don't recall much in the way of a 30-day plan. The notion of "write a letter bidding farewell to your stuff" wasn't what I was looking for.

    There was a seemingly interminable section where the author enumerated what she considered a core wardrobe -- three pairs of jeans, two white shirts, etc. -- again, I don't need wardrobe advice. Same with the office -- she's advising people to buy a laptop instead of a desktop and a printer/fax/copier combo -- and "spend a day cleaning up your computer files." Again, I was looking for more specifics -- suggestions for subcategories of folders, that sort of thing.

    Very pedestrian tips (just go to the library and read some past issues of homemaking magazines) and the reader was awfully dry. The book could've benefitted from some editing, too, because there were a lot of cliches and trite phrases.

    Sorry but it did not at all meet my expectation.


    Has Easy Minimalist Living turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Sort of.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Charlee Prescott?

    Someone more animated, less pedantic.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Exasperation.


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • R. Mangual
    New York, NY United States
    24/07/15
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    "Surprisingly helpful"

    I didn't know how much I'd get from it, and indeed there were many practices here I already follow and some of it you would think would be common sense, but I got quite a lot out of the book! It's helped me a great deal in a short amount of time. The narration was clear, pleasant, and compelling. Very well done all around!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Ian Barker
    Dallas, Texas. USA
    22/07/15
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    "Sensible advice on how to spring-clean their lives"

    An interesting book with some pretty sound advice on paring down the extra "stuff" that one collects simply by living a modern life. The basic principle seems to be to sell, give away or dispose of anything that you genuinely haven't made use of within a reasonable period of time.

    Lots of practical guidelines along with some solid background discussion on why some of these steps are a good idea - and yes, on the whole I agree with it. Some of the advice requires a little interpretation, for example there's a fairly detailed section on what clothes Jennifer Nicole suggests could be included in a collection of a practical outfit ensemble to suit most or all occasions. Her advice there landed a little off-center for me since, unlike the rest of the book it *seemed* to me to be more appropriate for females in a target age group of 30 - 40 somethings which, as a 50 year-old male I am not really given to wearing "light slacks" ;) But I'm poking fun there really, Jennifer's advice is trying to cover all the bases and she does this well without adopting a kind of fiery pulpit preacher tone. There's a lot more depth and purpose to the book than the chapter on sartorial simplicity.

    The book contains solid plans on how to address the clutter, prioritize the things you actually do need and how to be brave and a little ruthless with the flotsam that floated down the river of your lifestyle until it formed a logjam in your happiness or, as Jennifer puts it "the stuff".

    Charlee Prescott narrates the book excellently with a great tone in an engaging style. I feel for her having to say the word "stuff" 40,000 times - there is no better word in English to use in phrases like "and go through the rooms placing all the stuff you don't need to one side".

    I'd like to hear more of Charlee...in fact I'd like to hear/read more from Jennifer Nicole too - a good book.

    I received the audiobook for free and was asked, in return, to provide an honest review, which this is. If I'd hated the book I would say so.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • 1-Click Junkie
    United States
    19/07/15
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    "I Feel Empowered to Start Decluttering Now!"

    Narration - Charlee Prescott - Pretty Good. This is a self help book so not really a "story to tell" per se, but she did make it an enjoyable listen, good voice inflections, and kept it interesting.

    While this book is about embracing the minimalist lifestyle, I found it to be filled with some really great ideas for decluttering period. It's a quick listen at around 2 and a quarter hours and contains tips for decluttering not only your spaces, but your computer, and your mind.

    It begins with a suggestion to write a letter saying goodbye to your 'stuff' and ends with a 30 day plan for minimalism, which were probably the weakest parts of the book, but I really found value with everything in between and think I'm ready to actually take these steps to start getting rid of all the crap in my life! I don't think I'll ever be a minimalist, but her points and philosophy are so simple but eye opening (for me anyway) that I really feel empowered to approach decluttering with some confidence.

    Really good listen!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Tracey McGarvey
    03/05/16
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    "pretty good"

    this book was easy to listen too however I found the computer based decluttering a bit boring. just my opinion. other then that I enjoyed it. :-)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • TwylaMS
    07/10/15
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    "Embracing Minimalism"

    This is not one of my ordinary listens but I thought I would do it in exchange for a fair review. The older I get I feel like I want more out of my ever busy life. The concept of minimalism is not new to me and I have made attempts at de-cluttering my world. Listening to this audio book has empowered me to take action. I am in the process of writing the letter to my stuff. I loved that that she has identified perils and setbacks that will happen along the way and provided strategies into how to overcome them and live a minimalistic lifestyle.

    I have followed her recommendation and joined a few Facebook groups related to minimalism as she recommended.

    I would recommend this book to anyone who would like to declutter. I am empowered to structure my life to live with only what I need.

    I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Teresa
    United States
    11/08/15
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    "Easy Minimalist Living Review"

    This was an easy book to follow with some good suggestions. I think that for the most part, much of this is common sense. In a nutshell, this is why most people 'spring clean'. Simplest solution is don't buy crap you don't need. Easy peasy.

    Audiobook received from Audiobook Blast newsletter in exchange for an honest review.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • David
    United States
    27/07/15
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    "Practical and Inspiring"
    What did you love best about Easy Minimalist Living?

    I have an interest in minimalism and this book gave me good reasons and inspiration to start simplifying.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Easy Minimalist Living?

    I like the introduction to minimalist living and what it means and how to work with family members.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The discussion on decluttering the garage was very honest and practical. I am inspired to take practical steps to clean this space.


    What did you learn from Easy Minimalist Living that you would use in your daily life?

    I think I will think much harder before shopping for permanent good, as it turns out that I'm often better off with less stuff.


    Any additional comments?

    I have received this audiobook for free in return for an honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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