Children add joy, purpose, and meaning to our lives They provide optimism, hope, and love They bring smiles, laughter, and energy into our homes They also add clutter As parents, balancing life and managing clutter may appear impossible or at the very least, never ending But what if there was a better way to live Clutterfree with Kids offers a new perspective and fresChildren add joy, purpose, and meaning to our lives They provide optimism, hope, and love They bring smiles, laughter, and energy into our homes They also add clutter As parents, balancing life and managing clutter may appear impossible or at the very least, never ending But what if there was a better way to live Clutterfree with Kids offers a new perspective and fresh approach to overcoming clutter With helpful insights, the book serves as a valuable resource for parents Through practical application and inspirational stories, Clutterfree with Kids invites us to change our thinking, discover new habits, and free our homes It invites us to reevaluate our lives And it just may inspire you to live the life you ve been searching for all along.
Clutterfree with Kids Children add joy purpose and meaning to our lives They provide optimism hope and love They bring smiles laughter and energy into our homes They also add clutter As parents balancing life and ma
I am a minimalist I believe that stuff can consume our time and resources in ways that we don t anticipate when we acquire them and I am constantly striving to reduce the amount of time and energy I spend on owning stuff.I got this book because I read a great review of it online which included some quotes that were in line with my own philosophy about stuff and since I m a new parent, I was hoping for some insight into how to both live minimally with kids and the tsunami of stuff they require an [...]
This was a tough rating I think it s a great book for parents who are unfamiliar with minimalism and how it could apply to their lives I m a parent who is familiar with minimalism and the author s blog which I recommend and was hoping for fewer generalizations about the merits of less and in depth specifics on the challenging reality of life and stuff with kids.
I think this book is rather poorly titled A better description would be how to become minimalist even with having kids The book expounds on the joys of owning less and gives helpful pointers My only problem, is that it still treats objects as easily disposable Just throw it away Give it away I wish it were a bit non consumer in that regard It is still rather inspiring.
Always looking for a effective way to manage STUFF especially wit 6 kids at my house , I started reading this expecting a typical organization how to What I got instead was essentially a guide to re prioritizing yourself emotionally The author suggests that with our insane consumer driven society, we focus SO much on earning, shopping for and managing possessions, we leave little room, time and money for the things of real significance such as relationships and character development Becker stat [...]
Meh I expected specific ideas related to the issues facing parents the clutter from their kids Instead I felt as if the book was an overview of minimalism pursuing that in many avenues, not specifically thru managing children s clutter Perhaps if the title were different I would not have been disappointed On the positive side, it was a quick easy read I do enjoy his writing style I follow his blog.
This is a great book if you re dipping your toe into Minimalism I have read a lot on the subject and was hoping for practical advice and suggestions This was abstract advice There s great stuff in here, but I already knew a lot of it I would recommend this to anyone who is a parent looking to declutter but who wants advice on the subject rather than a how to If you re looking for a how to I suggest The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up That book helped me start the process of declutterung Thi [...]
Eye openingWith kids comes clutter, but this book opened my eyes to ideas of living intentionally with the stuff we love most and what to do with the rest Excellent suggestions in almost every chapter Highly recommend.
This is a surprisingly good book I ve heard read variations on this theme many times where a character will say that any book with the word garden cooking hairstyle decorating and I can t help but buy it but for me it s any book that has the word clutter I am endlessly thinking that I d like to improve our quality of life by lessening the clutter and would like it even if I could get the kids involved It sounds like a pie in the sky kind of thing and I hesitated before I began reading Joshua Be [...]
This book was a lot about the philosophy behind minimalism and encouraging clutterfree THINKING than the nuts and bolts of reducing kid related clutter though there was some of that, too I think someone who hasn t read much about minimalism would get a lot out of this book than someone like myself who has read quite a lot about it already.An interesting thought in chapter 4 that a lot of people contemplating minimalism start worrying right away about the hardest thing family heirlooms, a spous [...]
There is no magic wand The magic is in what happens by inviting less into your life and finding so much .The author introduces the reader to minimalist living via his own life changing anecdote Before reading this book I was unaware of his first book SIMPLIFY 7 Guiding Principles to Help Anyone De clutter Their Home and Life He also has a blog Becoming Minimalist.I was already on this journey of letting things go and acquiring less Hence, what he shares was very welcome to me.The book is divided [...]
If there is a book that will inspire me to do another round of decluttering then I ll give it 5 stars I ve read about this topic a lot and have been slowly getting rid of extras in my house, but I m ready to really make a big difference This book would be a great introduction to this subject, especially for anyone with kids It was the first book I ve read that talks about a minimalist life with kids, and I appreciated the realistic suggestions.
Changed my way of thinking about organizing and decluttering It made me realize how many resources I put into organizing items and how I can take back my time, money and attention by getting rid of items and buying less to begin with Made me think of the whole picture when it comes to organizing our stuff and prioritize what is important to me time with my family.
After reading Marie Kondo s excellent, entertaining, and useful book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I wished for some specific strategies for American families, as Kondo s book focuses on people living alone in Japan Becker s book is not what I hoped for, perhaps because I m already committed to minimalizing in life, and I already espouse most of what he recommends This book is a cheap, unattractive book, self published with a stock photo cover, cheap paper, ugly font and typesetting It [...]
I thought this was a decent book and it was helpful It s nice that it s short and to the point The first chapters about the reasons for minimalism struck me as very rah rah everything is wonderful where I prefer down to earth principles, but that s just my taste and I understand the author is trying to appeal to a broad audience and make his book appealing to people he s about to tell they need to throw out a lot of their stuff Not an easy task Anyhow, the basic idea of the whole book is that w [...]
If you are looking for a book on organizing, you might be surprised that is book really isn t it Pleasantly surprised though, I PROMISE Clutterfree with Kids, isn t about buying bins and shelves for your kids toys and hiding things away when you have guests It s about learning that owning less is better than organizing , and joy in life isn t found in owning A blogging minimalist, Joshua Becker helps you dive right in and let go What is minimalism Everyday and people are discovering now that [...]
Brilliant This is not just another declutter organise book It s about putting anti consumerism materialism theory into practice I was half way there already, but this book has strengthened my resolve to pursue the simple, one income family life I m not going to launch us immediately into full scale minimalism but before I d finished this book I d cleared out 6 binbags and a box full of clutter in just a couple of hours, and it feels good I would add that the author can come across as a bit preac [...]
I was terribly disappointed in Becker s first book, Simplify I read this immediately after and this was the book I was hoping for with his first one This book is not busting with organizational tips, tricks, or products It s for the person that wants to get to the root of the problem the mindset of decluttering I found it very motivational in that sense and as a result, I m grateful I read it.
I liked it But i took me ten days to read because I kept taking breaks to clean my home I ve now got 12 bags of outgrown children s clothes that I will give away to charity I m going to clean a lot I will never completely become a minimalist, but he did make i sound pretty nice and achievable
Strong on the philosophy side why to become a minimalist and the benefits to living a simpler life Very little on the practical side of decluttering.Most of it is quite general rather than specifically about kids, so is useful to everyone Plenty of inspiration and a quick read.
I ll admit, this is the second time I ve read through this book.The first time was just before kids and I was curious to see how my perspective changed since having them I ll admit, not much has changed about clutter everything else well Becker does a great job at outlining the ideas behind living a clutter free household However, if you re already familiar with the idea, which my wife and I strive to be, there will be a few good nuggets of wisdom in here, but nothing groundbreaking.It would pro [...]
We had a bunch of clutter before kids After kids, the clutter has multiplied and grown and I was looking for strategies on dealing with it mostly because shoveling everything out of the house and starting over isn t a viable strategy Sadly, what I got was a a series of blog posts disguised as a book every chapter is a new post Only a few chapters were actually dedicated to children babies The rest of the book touted the wonders of minimalism I get it I do I d love to fit everything I care about [...]
This book was very repetitive and some things he said just didn t ring true to me Like the sentence, Rarely do people look back on their lives and savor their professional achievements What Really And when he talks about getting rid of stuff decluttering he only mentions giving things away or donating them I don t think he once mentioned throwing things away He doesn t come out and say it, but I m assuming he s trying to avoid throwing things out for environmental reasons, but that s just not al [...]
It s kind of rare for me as a parent to pick up a book with very similar ideals as I have, but this book is definitely that I think my version would include research that actually does exist to validate his points and some sections on how to manage the emotional stress many people have that stops then from letting go Otherwise, unfortunately, everything in this book is something we already do in some capacity which was a bit disappointing However, it is really nice to read a book where the auth [...]
Actually helpful with guiding questions, unlike many books on the topic I ve read, but not with a lot of judgement or do as I did talk, and yet some things that are concrete and applicable to life with kids As is often the case with books in this subject, it s not a ton of really exact directions, but I felt this book did a better job than most about giving you guidance and helpful ways to minimize things and increase your quality of life, even if partially using simple motivation and shifting [...]
I am not a minimalist I am not a hoarder I m somewhere in the middle I would like to lighten the load in my house I was hoping for some inspiration here but didn t get a lot The first part of the book felt like it was just saying the same thing over and over again it s better to live with less Just go on and live with less Each section started out with examples of people doing just that and I really liked it because I can relate and be inspired However, after that was just generalizations and it [...]
I have to say, I loved this book It isn t just another cleaning book I loved it s focus on minimalism as a lifestyle You don t just get rid of stuff and then organize what s left, but you get rid of everything you don t need, set up habits to keep the clutter out of your life including habits of continuing to get rid of stuff as life continues , stop buying so much stuff, and declutter other areas of your life like your family s schedule It s not so much about your stuff as it is your outlook on [...]
I so liked the Marie Kondo books and am interested in minimalism, so I thought that information on the subject would be a good thing But after reading Kondo, no information is necessary She says it all and gives you the tools to do it This book was boring, banal and offered nothing new on the subjects of clutter or minimalism I ve read three books now where authors offer their opinions and generalizations of what people think and do, with no evidence cited, and follow that with extra obvious c [...]
It s hard for me to rate this so low, but I literally got nothing from it It s of an introduction to minimalism than a guide to help you live minimally with kids There are already a lot of resources out there on minimalism There are not, however, many resources on minimalism with children I m specifically looking for help in the toy category Going by the title, you would think you hit the jackpot on how to live a minimal life with kids, but that isn t the case I could have written a in depth g [...]
A lot of value than just a few great tips I ve been casually dating the concept of minimalism and picked up this book after my best friend had his first kid The Godfather has to help somehow right I was expecting great tips but got so much in Diving into suggestions in philosophy and how the values of minimalism can impact your life as well as your kids A quick read worth checking out.
Maybe because I ve read a lot of blogs and articles on organization and minimalism I just didn t see very much that was new in this one However, I think it would be a good resource for someone who is new to the game Would be a really great baby shower gift I can just see the young, first time mother to be opening it, surrounded by cute onesie sets and crib toys, looking quizzically at the giver, who winks and says, you can thank me later.