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Bestselling author of The Four Tendencies and The Happiness Project Gretchen Rubin illuminates one of her key realizations about happiness For most of us outer order contributes to inner calm In a new book packed with than one hundred concrete ideas she helps us create the order and organization that can make our lives happier healthier productive and creative In the context of a happy life a messy desk or crowded coat closet is a trivial problem?. This is a uick read and an approachable little book about how to be organized The emphasis here is on little this is pretty light on content There s a lot of white space on each page the organization felt a bit redundant and there wasn t much practical doable advice I read it I took notes and I came away with a half page list of things to start doing I didn t hate it but I was hoping for

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Outer Order Inner Calm Declutter Organize to Make More Room for Happiness

By explaining how to “Make Choices” “Create Order” “Know Yourself–and Others” “Cultivate Helpful Habits” and of course “Add Beauty” When we get our possessions under control we feel both calmer and energetic With a sense of humor and also a clear sense of what’s realistic for most people Gretchen suggests dozens of manageable steps for creating a serene orderly environment–one that helps us to create the lives we yearn fo. 35 What with all the debate over Marie Kondo s clutter reducing tactics the timing is perfect for this practical guide to culling andor organizing all the stuff that piles up around us at home and at work Unlike the rest of Rubin s self help books this is not written as a narrative but as a set of tips 150 of them That means it s not so much a book to read straight through as one to keep at your bedside or on your desk and read a few pages of whether in seuence or at random to summon up motivation for the next tidying challengeFamously Kondo advises one to ask whether an item sparks joy Rubin s central uestion is in three parts and a little down to earth Do I need it Do I love it Do I use it She s also I suspect much less ruthless than Kondo in that she understands that we attach emotional meaning to our belongings But that doesn t mean we need to hold onto all our childhood finger paintings or college T shirts just keep one of each We can still buy holiday souvenirs but make sure they re small and easy to display like Christmas ornamentsAlthough the book is divided into five sections the advice seems in something of a random order and can be slightly repetitive making the same point in a different way a corollary of another tip etc With no index I feel like it s a bit difficult to navigate any time I want to find my way back to a certain section I ll just have to flip through until I find it But since this is really meant as a book of inspiration I still think it will be a useful jumping off point for anyone who s trying to get on top of clutter It s been put together attractively with lots of illustrations by Jon McNaught and various pages of uotations bullet points or aphorismsHere are a few pieces of advice that stood out for me Be selective about what you acuire in the first place If you never possess an item you don t have to store it dust it find it or figure out how to give it away Deal with all those half finished projects The easiest way to complete a project is to abandon it It s easy to neglect certain rooms or corners Make sure that no area in your home smells bad feels dirty or seems abandoned Then your whole house will feel usable Don t nag other people about their clutter always a challenge for me in dealing with my husband Instead let your tidying set an example people often get inspired to clean up their own areas when they see other areas getting cleared A few time challenges never put off any task that takes a minute or less to complete eg hanging up your clothes finish every work day with 10 minutes of tidying and each week schedule a power hour where you achieve all the cleaning and organizing you ve been meaning to doI also plan to go through her closet checklist before I pass on this book to my sister who s still dealing with a whole basement full of extra stuff after she and her second husband merged their households and families Since I work from home I tend to wear just the same few sets of very casual clothing all the time so there are a lot of unworn items in my closet and in our spillover wardrobe including lots of dresswork clothes I haven t found occasion to wear in yearsIf I could add one pagespread to the book it would be a flowchart of what to do with unwanted stuff that corresponds to the latest green recommendations ie refuse rehome repurpose reuse and recycle all before the last resort of putting something in the trash A phrase like get rid of is too open ended because a lot of people through ignorance laziness or lack of imagination will simply throw a thing away rather than get it to someone who will use it

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??yet Gretchen Rubin has found that getting control of the stuff of life makes us feel in control of our lives generally By getting rid of things we don’t use don’t need or don’t love as well as things that don’t work don’t fit or don’t suit we free our mind and our shelves for what we truly value In this trim book filled with insights strategies and sometimes surprising tips Gretchen tackles the key challenges of creating outer order. Let me start by saying I m a huge fan of Gretchen Rubin I ve read all her books on happiness and habits I listen to her podcast and I follow her on social media While this book is full of tips to understand and deal with clutter I felt like I d heard it all previously either from her books or podcasts I m disappointed there wasn t original content I also felt it was somewhat superficial and lacking the deep research she normally provides in her books Book would be best for someone new to Gretchen Rubin


10 thoughts on “Outer Order Inner Calm Declutter Organize to Make More Room for Happiness

  1. says:

    This is a uick read and an approachable little book about how to be organized The emphasis here is on little this is pretty light on

  2. says:

    I received this ARC in a Goodreads Giveaway Gretchen Rubin's books always fill me with joy and delicious possibility This slim volume is the perfect inspiration for the new year Clear concise and yet pure fun with uick easy cheerful little chapters of tips for finding your personal clutter tolerance level and s

  3. says:

    The last thing I really needed in my life was an organizingclutter clearing book but when I saw Gretchen Rubin had one out I picked it up one day at Target I absolutely loved Gretchen’s The Happiness Project so I hoped this would have some great info and something new or a new outlook at the very least 

The ‘Does this spark job’ method of clearing clutter doesn’t always work for me as random things say my rice maker I use weekl

  4. says:

    I really like Gretchen Rubin's books I feel like she spends a lot of time doing research before she writes her books and I always feel like I am

  5. says:

    Let me start by saying I’m a huge fan of Gretchen Rubin I’ve read all her books on happiness and habits I listen to her podcast and I follow her on social media While this book is full of tips to understand an

  6. says:

    per my last update of this book I decided not to rate this book because it does not deserve so And I was not going to write a review because of my huge disappointment frustration; but after much deliberation I decided to write one mai

  7. says:

    Gretchen Rubin has jumped on the decluttering bandwagon Outer Order Inner Calm is an inspiring collection of tips and tricks for getting rid of unnecessary things with the goal of making your homeoffice a happier p

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    35 What with all the debate over Marie Kondo’s clutter reducing tactics the timing is perfect for this practical guide to culling andor organizing all the stuff that piles up around us at home and at work Unlike the rest of Rubin’s self help books this is not written as a narrative but as a set of tips –

  9. says:

    Gretchen Rubin drew me close right away as if she were there in my living room talking with me I remained in her thrall as I gobbled this book up In fact I need to buy this book so that I can refer to it again at my leisure and apply it to my daily life and pattern of storing things neatly in containers rather than dealin

  10. says:

    AT ONE POINT SHE REFRAMES “SPARKS JOY” AS “ENERGIZES” WHICH LOL OK