The Most Organized Man in America's guide to getting and staying organized for good.
From papers, emails, photos and sentimental objects to kitchens, closets, basements and garages, you'll find step-by-step instructions on how to achieve every organizing goal:
• Never lose your keys, wallet, purse or cellphone again
• Stop mail, magazine and paper pile ups for good
• Unlock the power of The Organizational Triangle®
• Finally get a handle on e-mail, computer files, sentimental objects and photos
• Learn to tell the difference between urgent and important
• Get past your feelings and reclaim your space from all that accumulated stuff
“As someone who is severely organizationally challenged and resistant, I was entirely skeptical that Unstuff Your Life! could change my ways—or the ways of my sons—who are even more resistant to putting things back in their place. But I read this book because I was desperate—from my children's dirty socks being left on the floor to never being able to find my headphones for my iPod, we were a mess. I am happy to say that Andrew Mellen's organizational strategies and concepts really work!
I love his central concepts of "One Home For Everything" and "Like with Like." I've used both constantly since reading this fabulous book. But most importantly he knows the answer to a mystery that has always eluded me: How do you switch purses without forgetting to transfer all your stuff? Read this book and you'll never leave your cell phone and sunglasses in the wrong purse again!”
Rosalind Wiseman, Author • Queen Bees and Wannabes
"A good sense of humor and a considerable amount of compassion make the tasks in this book feel much easier to tackle. Unstuff Your Life! is an extremely helpful and practical book, always pointing us to the bigger picture.”
Sharon Salzberg, Author • Lovingkindness and Real Happiness
“I read Unstuff Your Life! cover to cover and LOVED IT! I have been doing everything you suggest and although I thought I was organized, I am even more so now. Thank you for writing such a terrific book!!”
Bonnie McEneaney, Author • Messages: Signs, Visions, and Premonitions from Loved Ones Lost on 9/11
"Lovin' your book! Simple concept: ‘Like with Like’ and it makes all the difference!”
Jimmy Furino, Actor, Musician and Dad
“I'm halfway through listening to you on audiobook, and I just had to pause and say, thank you! The concept of, "Everything has a home and it's either being used or it's back in its home," is just CRASH! BANG! ILLUMINATION!
I hardly feel I have to read the book any further (but I will) because of course the other great concept is that the job is not finished until it's finished. D'oh! So I'm going on. I just know that you are going to revolutionize my life for me.”
Andrew Sharp, Entreprenuer
“I happened upon Unstuff Your Life! in a random search in the Kindle store. After I couldn't put down the sample, I bought it. I've since bought copies for my mother and a friend. Andrew Mellen writes as though he is standing there with you, looking at your stuff and guiding you through the process of taking back your life.
I’m a mom with a busy schedule—two kids, three-hour commute, full-time job ... I had started collecting all of my kids’ artwork, taking too long to sort through the mail, gathering craft supplies in the basement, and keeping track of that stuff was taking up time I could be spending on fun things with my family. This book helped me put it all in perspective and step-by-step weed through the piles of mail, kitchen gadgets and boxes of 'to be scrap-booked' stuff, and get it all under control.
Andrew doesn't ask you to solve the problem all at once either. He builds in time for you to practice good habits before moving on to the next problem area. I'm still working through the book but it has helped immensely thus far—and my anti-clutter husband loves the changes!”
Jo-Mama, Amazon-verified review
“Unstuff Your Life! is excellent for people who are up to their eyeballs in clutter and are desperate, but it's also wonderful for people who already love organizing and want some top-notch advice. Either way, Andrew Mellen's insightful advice hits a home run. The first chapter, "You Are Not Your Stuff," is wonderfully done, leading the reader to identify his/her own core values.
Mellen really knows human nature when it comes to our possessions. He knows every bad habit there is, and he'll talk you out of it. He knows the lies we tell ourselves, and he addresses those as well. I found the book so humorous, non-judgmental and helpful. Unstuff Your Life! is a splendid book—the bible of weeding out, letting go and maintaining a system of organization that works forever.”
Chris Bruni, Blogger