Clutterfree with Kids

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

  • Title: Clutterfree with Kids
  • Author: Joshua Becker
  • ISBN: 9780991438600
  • Page: 308
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 Change your thinking Discover new Clutterfree with Kids is a wonderful guide that any parent will find both practical and inspirational If reducing clutter, creating time and raising aware children are your goals, this book is not to be missed.Peter Walsh. Clutterfree with Kids Becoming Minimalist Clutterfree with Kids is a book about owning less and living It challenges parents to reconsider the common is better mentality It is a book about finding new life. Clutterfree Set of Universal Hangers and Clip Set qvc Not having enough closet space is a universal problem Solve yours easily with this handy set of hangers featuring a space saving slim profile plus clips for skirts and pants. Clutter Free Classroom You are in your classroom It is time for writing Kids groan You feel defeated You pretend you don t hear it because secretly you are wondering, Was that actually the kids groaning or did I accidentally expose my true feelings about our writing block and let the groan in my head slip out Self Care Ideas for Busy Moms Embracing Simple Feeling burnt out and exhausted by caring for your family Here are self care ideas for busy moms to help you make yourself a priority again. Primetime Specials QVC Stay in Touch Get sneak previews of special offers upcoming events delivered to your inbox. Organization Ideas You ll Wish You Knew All Along Reader Hook a kid up iStock Kameel When you have kids, always use hooks for their daily use items like coats and backpacks, rather than using hangers. Ways to be Happier in Your Current Home Embracing Simple Just because you aren t living in your dream home doesn t mean you can t absolutely love where you live Read these ways to be happier in your current home.

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    About “Joshua Becker

    • Joshua Becker

      Joshua Becker and his young family were introduced to minimalism 6 years ago during a short conversation with their neighbor Since then, Joshua s story and writing have inspired millions around the world to find life by owning fewer possessions Today, based on his thoughtful and intentional approach to minimalism, he is one of the leading voices in the modern simplicity movement reaching over 1 million readers every month.Joshua is the founder and editor of Becoming Minimalist, a website dedicated to intentional living that was named by SUCCESS Magazine as one of the top ten personal development websites in 2015.He is also the Wall Street Journal best selling author of Simplify and Clutterfree with Kids He has contributed to articles in Time magazine, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Christianity Today And he is a frequent guest on HuffPost Live and has appeared on numerous television programs, including the CBS Evening News.He is also the Founder of The Hope Effect, a nonprofit organization changing how the world cares for orphans Currently, he lives in Peoria, AZ with his wife and two young kids.

    412 thoughts on “Clutterfree with Kids

    • 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 [...]

    • 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 more 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 more non-consumer in that regard. It is still rather inspiring.

    • Always looking for a more 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). B [...]

    • Meh. I expected more 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 more practical advice and suggestions. This was more 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 more 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 o [...]

    • 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 more if I could get the kids involved. It sounds like a pie in the sky kind of thing and I hesitated before I began readi [...]

    • This book was a lot about the philosophy behind minimalism and encouraging clutterfree THINKING more 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 more 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 heirl [...]

    • There is no magic wand. The magic is in what happens by inviting less into your life and finding so much more.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 boo [...]

    • 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. [...]

    • 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 more 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 [...]

    • 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 more 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 more, and joy in life isn’t found in owning more. A blogging minimalist, Joshua Becker helps you dive right in and let go. What is minimalism? Everyday more and mo [...]

    • 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 [...]

    • 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 more 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 more. 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 [...]

    • 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 [...]

    • 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 [...]

    • 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 more 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 whe [...]

    • 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 more 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 shif [...]

    • 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 generalizati [...]

    • 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 out [...]

    • I so liked the Marie Kondo books and am interested in minimalism, so I thought that more information on the subject would be a good thing. But after reading Kondo, no more 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 ext [...]

    • It's hard for me to rate this so low, but I literally got nothing from it. It's more 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 [...]

    • 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 more 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."

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