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Quick answers to the one key question everyone needs to answer in order to get organized and save their time, money, space, and sanity: “Should I keep or toss this?”Are you afraid to open your kitchen cabinet because you know food storage containers are going to come pouring out like an erupting volcano? Do you spend hours searching for the email you need? Will you regretQuick answers to the one key question everyone needs to answer in order to get organized and save their time, money, space, and sanity: “Should I keep or toss this?”Are you afraid to open your kitchen cabinet because you know food storage containers are going to come pouring out like an erupting volcano? Do you spend hours searching for the email you need? Will you regret it tomorrow if you give away all your old concert T-shirts? And how many tote bags will you really use? Keep This, Toss That answers all of these questions and much more. Featuring dozens of illustrated Keep/Toss Checklists, the book shows you exactly what you need—and what you can safely toss, regret-free (even if you’re a sentimentalist or saver)—in every room of your house, for each hobby or activity, and even online. It also includes:• quick tips on clever storage solutions• tools and utensils that can do double duty• advice on how to customize the lists to suit your house, your family, and your lifestyle Answering the one key question you need to get organized and live happily with just the stuff you love, Keep This, Toss That is the one organizing book you must have....

Title : Keep This, Toss That: Thousands of Organizing Secrets to Unclutter Your Life
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ISBN : 9781621452157
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 304 Pages
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Keep This, Toss That: Thousands of Organizing Secrets to Unclutter Your Life Reviews

  • Heather
    2018-10-31 14:45

    Personally, I did not find this useful. I think this is definitely useful for some; I believe I am beyond this. Her information makes so much sense: do you need five different tools that do the same thing?-no. do you need the broken thing?-no. And I am sure for many to see some of these in writing would be a great help. This is a guideline for those who have been desperately searching through their clutter for a map. This is a "but I need three of this don't I?" as she gently says, "no really you don't." I read this book because I happened to have seen one of her presentations and talked with her in person. Jamie is so incredibly real, caring, and funny. With humor, Jamie calls out the silly things we do. (Like saving those few holiday napkins and plates... paraphrasing..."you can use them when it's not a holiday. You aren't going to throw a party with three left over new year's plates." ) Though the book is full of solid advice like her presentations, I wish her book had more of that humor weaved through as she did when she is in person. Also, I found the format of the book a little cluttered and hard to navigate. Instead of side bubbles for the storage solutions I would have preferred a page at the end of each chapter or section. Same for the "did you know" sections, instead maybe a chapter on "how to re purpose" or "fun facts".Overall, many of the things she said to toss, I already tossed some time ago or never had to toss. This book wasn't good for me mostly because my issues lie in anxiety, perfectionism, feelings of obligation, and fear. My clutter is deeply attached to my mental beliefs and the clutter that kicks around in my mind. Also I don't agree at least as a general rule, about getting rid of patterns that are easier or more advanced than the level you are currently at in crafting such as crochet, cross-stitch, knitting, etc. Sometimes I go back to that easy project so that I can whip up something fast for someone. As for the advanced, as I continue working in that medium the advanced patterns soon become the level I am at; until then I work towards and look forward to creating those patterns. The intermediate patterns I do today, were once the too advanced patterns of yesterday. However, for those holding onto patterns just to have them, Jamie gently says that's its okay to let them go.Much the same reason I initially liked but no longer read "eat this instead of that" books, this is the beginning towards fixing the problem. It is important. For the food books it's instead of eating the worst of the fried food, eat the least worse... but the ultimate goal is to be eating whole real foods and have a healthy body. For this it's if you have extra, broken, not utilized items then get rid of them... but the ultimate goal is to to eliminate the need for the attachment and to have an organized fully functioning home. I am beyond this step, I need to dig deeper into the issues surrounding the problem, the root of the problem. Though I know she offers some organizing solutions the meat of this book is what to toss. This is your quick and dirty... Do you need it? Yes or no. Then get rid of it. (As the title suggests truly.) This is great for someone starting out just trying to clear the clutter. Once again, I highly recommend seeing Jamie Novak's live presentations since she is delightful.If you are also beyond this keep or toss step... I have found some success with the following titles at least on my personal journey through organization:-New Order: A Decluttering Handbook for Creative Folks (and Everyone Else)by Fay Wolf [For organizing system tips and getting rid of digital clutter. Also how to locate places to give or sell the items you are discarding but that are in good condition.]- Clutter Busting Your Life: Clearing Physical and Emotional Clutter to Reconnect with Yourself and Others by Brooks Palmer [As of this review, currently reading but seems to address the anxiety/fear/attachment issues to clutter/organization]

  • Sara
    2018-10-18 09:42

    Hey! If it's broken, worn out or you don't use it...throw it out! Genius!

  • Linda C
    2018-11-07 11:01

    I was disappointed with this book. It had a good layout and premise but not much substance. Most helpful information was in the side bars. The actual Keep This part of each section were so obvious. The Toss This part was worse. Is it broken; is it worn, is it out of style; do you not like it any more? Well, duh!

  • Mtlusty
    2018-11-07 13:00

    KEEP THIS TOSS THAT is a motivational book which answers the question, “Should I keep or toss this?” It is a real inspiration, with its practical lists that can be adapted to one’s unique situation. It addresses a myriad of topics. In addition to those one would expect, it has a keep/toss list for cooking utensils, pet supplies, luggage, gardening supplies, items inside the car, and much more. It is very current with paperwork suggestions for documents, computer files, smart phone items, even organizing email newsletters. It includes suggestions for an office, home office—even a mobile office! It has dozens of extra tips, such as recycling sources (What do I do with still-good sneakers? Who wants my old photos?), and repurposing ideas for tools, utensils, and containers, etc. The author is upbeat and humorous, with a likeable writing style.

  • WendyMcP
    2018-11-18 09:54

    This book helped me break through the log-jam of what to do with those perfectly-good-items-that-I-may-need sometime-but-have-been-waiting-for-that-day-for-several-years. I can hardly criticize my wife's bins and bins of cloth materials (for sewing) when I'm a pack rat with tools, building supplies and lumber. Goodwill won't take them but Novak revealed that Habitat For Humanities ReStores will. My life has changed!

  • Brenda
    2018-11-12 11:32

    I read this book to get some guidance on organizing and downsizing. I will have to read this book again because this was packed full of good advice. I did do some of the suggestions and I plan to keep doing a few each month. This is a very user friendly book. I may have to purchase it so I can write notes in it.

  • Pammie
    2018-10-24 12:45

    Not super-impressed, maybe would be better for someone who really need to clean out their home, but most of it was stuff I already knew. I would have also appreciated a couple of pictures to make the book a little more appealing.

  • Shannon Reilly
    2018-10-27 13:40

    Such a great reference book for tackling any and all parts of a household, with recommendations about what to keep and what to get rid of. Really great resource when starting small or big organizing projects.

  • Jen
    2018-10-19 13:57

    Fairly good book with lots of good organizing tips and tricks!

  • Sherri
    2018-11-05 13:52

    Very helpful

  • J Crossley
    2018-11-06 10:35

    This book goes through item-by-item and provides reasons you should keep an item, get rid of an item, or sell an item.

  • Marcy Graybill
    2018-10-26 11:55

    Nothing new or inspiring.

  • Jenna Hazzard
    2018-10-20 14:35

    The format of this book was extremely practical and readable. Definitely recommend if you want to do some serious decluttering.

  • Coleen
    2018-10-18 09:40

    Quick read. Common sense - keep any useful item. If it doesn't work- for you or with you - toss it. Good quick review on what you should allow in your life.