The Clutter Remedy: A Guide to Getting Organized for Those Who Love Their Stuff by Marla Stone offers readers clear, easy-to-follow techniques and effective strategies that will help make their lives easier and more relaxing by creating clean and organized spaces. While decluttering for many would imply doing away with old or undesirable stuff, the author teaches readers how to maximize living spaces, and create more room without discarding things they hold dear. But the book goes beyond organizing physical spaces to explore the link between our inner worlds and how we are organized physically, articulating brilliantly on how to imagine and become creative in organizing a clutter-free life, changing our language to orchestrate changes in lifestyle and a lot more. This is a book that offers more than techniques for decluttering as it identifies inner obstacles and struggles that hinder readers from creating those spaces of comfort and relaxation, including grief.
This is a self-help and a practical, step-by-step guide to creating spaces and organizing one’s home in a way that supports one’s ideal lifestyle. The author weaves wonderful insights into the writing, helping readers to understand how their state of mind and personal values affect the way they organize their spaces. I particularly enjoyed the author’s take on decluttering the mind, her perspective on igniting positive change, and how the process of decluttering fits into a whole philosophy of change, creating meaning, and inner freedom. Marla Stone writes in prose that is crisp and fills the book with real-life examples. She writes in an authoritative and engaging voice; her thoughts are well-organized — a reflection of what she teaches in her book — and readers will find clarity as they work with this gem to transform not only their homes but their inner worlds and lifestyles.