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Summary

You don't have to live overwhelmed by stuff - you can get rid of clutter for good! 

While the world seems to be in love with the idea of tiny houses and minimalism, real women with real families who are constantly growing and changing simply can't purge it all and start from nothing. Yet a home with too much stuff is a home that is difficult to maintain, so where do we begin? Add in paralyzing emotional attachments and constant life challenges, and it can feel almost impossible to make real decluttering progress. 

In Decluttering at the Speed of Life, decluttering expert and author Dana White identifies the mind-sets and emotional challenges that make it difficult to declutter. Then, in her signature humorous approach, she provides workable solutions to break through these struggles and get clutter out - for good! 

But more than simply offering strategies, Dana dives deep into how to implement them, no matter the listener's clutter level or emotional resistance to decluttering. She helps identify procrasticlutter - the stuff that will get done eventually so it doesn't seem urgent - as well as how to make progress when there's no time to declutter. 

Sections of the book include:

  • Why You Need This Book (You Know Why) 
  • Your Unique Home 
  • Decluttering in the Midst of Real Life 
  • Change Your Mind, Change Your Home 
  • Breaking Through Your Decluttering Delusions 
  • Working It Out Room by Room 
  • Helping Others Declutter 
  • Real Life Goes On (and On) 

As long as we're living and breathing, new clutter will appear. The good news is that decluttering can get easier, become more natural, and require significantly fewer hours, less emotional bandwidth, and little to no sweat to keep going. 

©2018 Dana K. White (P)2018 Thomas Nelson

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Real help for the messies of this world

I think exactly the way this author describes her brain. We ‘messy’ people may be brilliant in numerous ways but we struggle with our homes because of the way that we think. This book gives a simple 5 step strategy to improving your home in a mode that will work for those of us who think differently from most. She goes over the same strategy a number of times to ensure by the time you are done listening - you’ll have the strategy ingrained. So far, my house is DISTINCTLY better since deploying the strategies. Even 3 or 4 minutes has an impact and that’s because the system doesn’t rely on the fact you’ll have longer to devote to it. Well worth your credit.

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Great tips

This is just what I needed! it's like I was reading about myself. Already started declattering while listening to the audiobook the house feels so much better but still a lot of work ahead.

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straight forward, no nonsense, witty and it<br /> works

this is written like Dana is in my head, her decluttering mindset pre decluttering, is exactly where I was coming from. I've been decuttering my whole life, but for the first time I feel I've broken the mold. a great read, with real workable technics.

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Great book!

Have read a few decluttering books and also had my own business as a home and life organiser in the uk, helping people with hands on decluttering. This is my favourite author. Great, simple, motivating tips and an easy to listen to voice. Went on to listen to how to Manage your home without losing your mind. That also covers decluttering in some depth, so not sure you need both books, but loved them both anyway. Probably best to listen to manage your home first if you really need it.

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Quit after chapter 6

The reader / author sounds very insecure. I was highly motivated to declutter before I started listening to this book. Her voice just pulls you down. She makes decluttering sound like a huge obstacle and tries to make it sound fun - like a mum who tells you how yummy veggies are - unsuccessfully.

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Good simple pointers

Simple plan for decluttering all parts of a house. A little repetitive in places but short enough in length that it was fine.

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  • M
  • 12-06-18

Must Read - Realistic and Practical

Real life advice and examples that will get you started on decluttering your own home!

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  • Catrina Minter
  • 09-03-18

Anxiety, released!

You know when you know you need to do something, but you just need/want someone to tell you to do it? And you do want to start, but you don't know how? Dana's book helped me past this paralyzed state. I also welcomed the ideas of recognizing the difference among cleaning, organizing, and decluttering. All very different. I have already begun to o declutter my home, and it feels oh so liberating.

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  • G. Wright
  • 28-02-18

The best decluttering book out there

I love Dana’s approach and wit. And this system works! I highly recommend this book for people who aren’t automatically tidy or who wake up one day surrounded by clutter. Honest, funny and good to the bone!

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  • Dawn L. Zajk
  • 07-04-18

The ONLY book that has ever helped

This is the most helpful book/audiobook that I have ever purchased! I love Dana’s sense of humor in approaching such a sensitive subject for me. She is here in the trenches with us fighting her way through the mini mountains of stuff that choke our homes, our family, and our psyche. Her straight forward and easy steps helped me get past the overwhelming beginning. Her self deprecating humor helped me out of the weeds when I started to hit sensitive areas. And her reiteration of the process helped me to remember the basic steps when dealing with a complex mess. Her narration is so charming that I felt more like I was chatting with my best friend than being taught how to unburden my house from a mess of my own making. Every day I wake up and put on my earbuds and listen to her cheer me on while I find a new area to make livable and beautiful. The Audible version of the book makes the most sense for me because I want to listen to her while I am working on my house, picking up and chauffeuring kids, and running errands.
I highly recommend this book before reading her first book about how to manage your house. After decluttering, managing housework is so much easier and less stressful. Thank you Dana!

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  • Michelle
  • 01-03-18

Love this book!

I never thought I’d write a glowing review about a de-cluttering book yet here I am. LOVE this book! Fantastic analogies, heartfelt understanding and realistic tips! Plus, it’s funny! I’ve read several books on de-cluttering but this book is by far the best!

Id recommend reading or listening to her first book as a prelude.

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  • Bridget
  • 28-03-18

Just. Wow.

I can’t even tell you how many decluttering books I’ve read/listened to/“re-read”... and still nothing ever really sunk in or “took”..and You’d think if you’ve read one, you’ve read them all...but this one really is different. I could *so* relate to this author-I, too, am a ‘creative’ and always see the *potential* in things...things that other people would just be like “wth?” And all these dreams of what I “could potentially do”or had “been meaning to do”-but (duh) even years later “never DID”..yet I was collecting stuff ‘just in case I did’...ugh) The container rule? {MIND BOWN} ... I have tons of audiobooks I never finished (I know, shocker!) ..but really, THIS ONE? I Read it twice in a row and I guarantee that won’t be the last time. TRULY..you won’t be disappointed ..it’s a must read for anyone needing to declutter and not have a bigger mess than when you started!

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  • Barbara Kerr
  • 22-03-18

Awesome & Helpful

First off, I’ve never listened to an author read a book that was any good, but Dana was exceptional!!! If she ever decides to quit her blogging/writing, she could earn a living reading audio books. I would look for her ,that’s how good she was.

Secondly, I went into this book thinking it wasn’t really possible to change the way I think about my stuff, and finally get some things out of our home. I was wrong! I’m in the beginning stages, but I’m walking around my home for the first time ever and looking at it as a container. Dana has given me the permission I need to throw away and donate stuff instead of just figure out how to reorganize the stuff we have spilling out everywhere.

The book was extra interesting because of her own personal examples. I guess it seemed doable compared to those super neat freak women that want to tell you how to to fix your home. Thanks Dana! You’re my new hero.🌷

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-03-18

Very inspiring!!

I honestly do not even know how I found this book as I was browsing through Audible. But I am so glad I did!! The authors wit and way of telling her story of how she decluttered has actually made it enjoyable!
I definitely recommend this book!!

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  • Kenneth Trey Smith
  • 07-04-18

Author makes an excellent reader

Any additional comments?

It seems natural to assume that an author, more than anyone else, is best suited to read aloud their own writing. After all, they are the ones who strung these words together to create sentences that turned into paragraphs, pages, then chapters. If you're an avid audiobook listener, though, you've realized this is often not the case. Surprising, isn't it? But "Decluttering at the Speed of Light" is an exception. I cringe at the thought of someone else reading these words, with their conversational style and underlying humor. Dana White's words are insightful on paper or read aloud, but her humor is largely achieved in her unique delivery. She is pitch perfect.

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  • Mary
  • 07-03-18

This book is spot on!

Would you listen to Decluttering at the Speed of Life again? Why?

Yes, I have listened to it two times already and will listen again.

What other book might you compare Decluttering at the Speed of Life to and why?

Unf*ck your habitat. Love this book as well!

Which character – as performed by Dana K. White – was your favorite?

N/A

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book made me realize that I am not alone in my struggle!

Any additional comments?

Awesome book with great, realistic, good solid advice. Love it!

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  • Kelly Riddle
  • 02-03-18

"Spoke to my 'slob' soul..."

Excellent. Even includes a chapter on decluttering "dreams"! Can't wait to implement her proven tactics!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful