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New minimalism : decluttering and design for sustainable, intentional living /

by Fortin, Cary Telander [author.]; Quilici, Kyle Louise [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Seattle : Sasquatch Books, [2018]Description: xi, 195 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781632171320 (hardcover).Subject(s): Storage in the home | House cleaning | Orderliness
List(s) this item appears in: August Self Care (Adults)
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Your external space reflects your internal state. What does your home say about you? This book promises an opportunity for self-reflection and lasting change, by getting to the bottom of why we've accumulated too much stuff in the first place, therefore allowing us to transform our lives. Professional decluttering and design team Cary and Kyle of New Minimalism will take you through every step, from assessing your emotional relationship to your stuff to decluttering your home to then turning it into a beautifully designed space that feels clean and tidy without feeling sparse or prescriptive. And all of this without filling up a landfill--you'll find resources and strategies to donate and reuse your stuff so you don't have to feel guilty about getting rid of it!

Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-191) and index.

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Library Journal Review

Fortin, who holds a degree in psychology, and Quilici, who studied interior design, have developed a system based on self-examination that is designed to aid those endeavoring to eliminate too many possessions. Although the authors provide some design advice, their primary focus is sharing the techniques that have been successful with the clients of their firm New Minimalism. They advocate a massive purge rather than chipping away bit-by-bit, with an emphasis on donating and recycling, and identify the mind-sets that lead people to keep so much. The authors then detail how to apply their system room by room as well as provide real-life examples from their clients. VERDICT Using these guidelines may finally provide the means necessary for those struggling to live a clutter-free life. © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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