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The Art of Minimalism

A Simple Guide to Declutter and Organize Your Life
Narrated by: Eric Bowie
Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Have you ever felt overwhelmed, suffocated, and stressed out by the amount of clutter in your life?
Are you ready to break free from the confines of having too much "stuff" but not sure where to start?

The truth is...you probably have too many things taking up unnecessary space in your life. But what you might not know is those things are weighing you down in more ways than one....

Think about it: All the dirty dishes piling up in the kitchen, those "just in case" items you keep in the garage, or Christmas presents you stuck in the back of your closet (which you knew you’d never use) aren’t just taking up physical space - they’re stealing your mental space, too.

Sure, you might be able to ignore all the clutter for a short while, but it’s only a matter of time before the messiness causes unwarranted stress, embarrassment, and anxiety.

However, it doesn’t have to be this way...clearing out the clutter to make space for more money, time, creativity, and relaxation is easier than you think.

In The Art of Minimalism you will discover:

  • How to effectively use the "Pomodoro Method" to simplify your minimizing process
  • The one thing you should do in the morning to create a "declutter domino" effect
  • A fool-proof 30-day challenge to effectively organize your space
  • Tips for spotting a "messy" relationship (and what to do about it)
  • Why a "cluttered brain" equals a cluttered home and how to clear the mental mayhem

Imagine...in just a few months from now, you could have a transformed space that’s stress-free, relaxed, and serene. Every time someone visits your home, they’ll continue to ask how you keep things so organized!

With easy-to-follow steps and a simple approach to minimalism, you too can experience the joyful and carefree life which comes along with tidying up.

Transform your physical and mental spaces into clutter-free paradise today!

©2019 Olivia Telford (P)2019 Olivia Telford

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The organisation tips are actually ridiculous...
like if I took that advice my house would be less organised than it is now.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-02-2020

Not What I had Hoped

not a bad book but only about half of it is about actual minimalism. the rest of the book is about decluttering your mind, positive thinking and positive affirmations and though this is helpful it's not quite what I was looking for.

great, lively narration kept my interest but was hoping for more on minimalism.

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  • Jeremy
  • 23-01-2020

Not what I expected

This book seems more geared toward organization and hoarding rather than minimalism for the average person. The author recommended a lot of Pinterest like suggestions for organizing clutter with regular household items. Great ideas - but since the book is supposed to about minimalism and ridding clutter - seems contradictory to then give someone reasons to keep their junk so they can use it to store more junk.

I did love the aspect of treating what you own well and how essential good, basic habits are. I just wanted more depth into the habits of minimalism and ideas for how to live effectively with less, which it did not cover in much depth.

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  • Palmer
  • 17-01-2020

Enjoyed It

I enjoyed listening to this book. While these principles and values are perhaps well-known (well, to most people), it's amazing how often we disregard them in our daily lives and this book serves as a good reminder of what really matters. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's very well-written, up to the point and hits on the main themes we should all keep in mind.

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  • Terence Hamilton
  • 17-01-2020

Thanks Olivia

The author is so natural and has a piece of really great information about minimalism and wonderful, really thought out advice.

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  • Hester Robbins
  • 17-01-2020

Nice Suggestions

This is a great book with great suggestions for living with less for a better quality of life.

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  • Meghan Rush
  • 17-01-2020

Interesting Concept

This spells out in easy to interpret form what minimalism is about and how to do it. I enjoyed this book a lot and am currently in the beginning stages of minimalism and simplifying my life.

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  • Glenna Gould
  • 16-01-2020

Well Balanced Book

I probably will not live a completely minimalist lifestyle. But I will live a more intentional life!

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  • Candice Coleman
  • 16-01-2020

Excellent Book

An easy book to help you see that minimalism isn't about getting rid of things, but learning to keep the focus on what's important, making excess things unnecessary.

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  • Kermit Schultz
  • 16-01-2020

Very Challenging

Great book and very challenging. It will challenge you to look at your current condition and plot a course of significant change.

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  • Fran Steele
  • 14-01-2020

Very Inspiring

It’s an easy book and it gives simple examples of ways any person can make their life more meaningful. This book inspired me to contribute more to my community!

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  • C. Stewart
  • 21-12-2019

Great book

Great book if you are decluttering your life and home and want a no-nonsense approach. The writer is very logical and practical in his approach to getting rid of all the unnecessary stuff.

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  • Phin
  • 28-01-2020

some great suggestions

I'm not sure if I would buy the book again I have been down the road of minimalism before so a lot of it is familiar I also didn't need to know how to iron a shirt but as a whole there were some great suggestions I intend to follow....

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  • SusanaRios
  • 17-01-2020

Great Concept

Great book and concept that uses well-supported accounts of how to become a minimalist. Not overblown with hype, just down to earth how-to change your over accumulated lifestyle.

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  • RandalBush
  • 17-01-2020

Everything is good

Assume everything was okay. No complaints. I wish I had the option of limiting future recommendations just to items I buy and ship to myself.

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  • Jerold Wolf
  • 17-01-2020

Great information

The book is full of great information and is an easy book. Inspiring and motivating.

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  • CelinaBarrera
  • 17-01-2020

Life Changer

This wonderful author changed my life a couple of years ago. This is a great audiobook!

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  • RuthieShields
  • 16-01-2020

Very Easy Book

Incredibly inspiring, step by step instruction on becoming a minimalist, but more than that it is a step by step guide to living a life with true purpose and meaning and becoming the best possible version of yourself!

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  • RickeyNovak
  • 16-01-2020

A Good Quick Book

This book was a quick and worthwhile read with a simple yet profound message that provokes one to reflect on the life they're currently living.

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  • LulaDonaldson
  • 16-01-2020

Absolutely Good

I expected much when I bought this book, but I was surprised! In addition to content, that made ​​me reflect each paragraph and which has motivated very positive changes in my life, the book is well organized and written, which makes reading very enjoyable. I hope that a translation into Portuguese is available soon. Thanks, minimalists!

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  • MolliePena
  • 14-01-2020

Pretty Good

The authors give several ways to get rid of the excess things you don't need in your life and focus on what will make you happier. Pretty good audiobook.