The Joy of Less

The Joy of Less

A Minimalist Guide to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify

Book - 2016
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Francine Jay pioneered the simple living movement with her self-published bestseller,The Joy of Less. In this fully redesigned and repackaged edition--featuring never-before-seen content--Jay brings her philosophy to more readers who are eager to declutter. Rather than the "crash diet" approach found in other tidying up books, Jay shares simple steps to cultivate a minimalist mindset and form new habits, paving the way to lasting success. Her easy-to-follow STREAMLINE method works in any space--from a single drawer to a closet, room, or entire house. What's more, it can becalled upon during clutter-inducing life events such as moving, getting married, having kids, or downsizing. With an airy two-color interior design and lovely hardcover package,The Joy of Less is a refreshing and relatable approach to decluttering that belongs in every home.
Publisher: San Francisco, California :, Chronicle Books,, [2016]
ISBN: 9781452155180
Branch Call Number: 648.8 JAY 2016
Characteristics: 286 pages

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bisqit
Oct 11, 2017

Tiny and light printing makes this hard to read.

katbee Aug 25, 2017

I enjoyed part one of this book best: Philosophy. It was nice to think about how you live your life and how your stuff impacts you. I learned a few new ways to think about stuff and how to let go of it. Parts two and three, Streamline and Room by Room, are good sections for someone who is new to minimalism. Part four, Lifestyle, talks about how to introduce the idea of minimalism to people in your life. The writing is easy to understand and gives good advice without overwhelming you about the task. The book is well organized so it is easy to skip around to chapters that pertain your situation, if you don't feel like reading the entire book.

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sunnyfeline
Aug 07, 2017

I really liked this minimalism book compared to other similar books I've read on this topic. Easy to read and some humor throughout it. The author inspired me to clean out even more things after reading her book.

Infolass Mar 31, 2017

A bit wordy! Just skip to Part two which explains the STREAMLINE method - Start Over, Trash, treasure, or transfer, Reason for each item, Everything in its place, All surfaces clear, Modules (bringing like items together) Limits, If one comes in, one goes out, Narrow down and Everyday maintenance. I like the idea of removing Everything from a room and then thinking on things as you put them back. A bit radical but probably not a bad way to go.

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JudithE
Nov 19, 2016

I'm only half-way through it, but so far I've found its general principles really inspiring. I'm requesting it again so I can finish the book.

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jannylegs
Jul 18, 2016

Gave me a good sense of how to think about decluttering and buying less.

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pattypi
Jun 07, 2016

This book surprised me. Had some approaches to organizing that I hadn't considered. Interesting and thought provoking. Worth the time spent. Has very small type!

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Infolass Mar 31, 2017

"What I told you that having less stuff could make you a happier person?" (page 6)

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