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Simpler Living: A Back to Basics Guide to Cleaning, Furnishing, Storing, Decluttering, Streamlining, Organizing, and More

7 Ratings: 3.4
A book by Jeff Davidson

The companion toBack to BasicsandHomesteading: simple, practical, proven advice to reduce the stress of modern living.Life moves too quickly these days, as technology, work, and personal commitments make it almost impossible to relax and enjoy life. … see full wiki

Author: Jeff Davidson
Genre: Home & Garden
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
8 reviews about Simpler Living: A Back to Basics Guide to...
review by . February 21, 2012
This is a great book for people who want a few quick tips on how to organize various things in their life. What made this book different for me though was the way that the information was presented. I have read many self-help books but often times the author seems like a self entitled know-it-all. This however is presented in a way that makes sense and allows one to view their life from an outside perspective. I would highly recommend this to people searching for a self-help book but one that is …
review by . December 24, 2010
One of my first tests of a book is when the review copy arrives in my mail box: just how eager am I to read it? When I received my copy of Simpler Living (for the full title, see above, as it is far too long and complicated to repeat!), I winced. Hoo boy, some real heft here, with 456 pages and heavy hard covers and glossy pages filled with stock photos.     The book appears to address those of us who have busy lives and are forever on the run, trying to find a way to organize …
review by . August 31, 2010
Simpler Living is a coffee table book filled with tips on how to make life a bit less hectic. As one would expect, the book contains hints about how to declutter. However, the author's focus isn't living in a bare house with absolutely no personality. Instead, the entries focus on functionality and being organized. This perspective is probably far more realistic for people with children.      The book includes a little bit of everything. There is a wide variety of advice …
review by . September 22, 2010
. . . and in the interest of full disclosure, would like to thank the author for sending me a complimentary copy.    I have seen far too many "self-help" books which went into such exorbident detail as to render them worthless. The reader gets as far as chapter two, and gives up in despair. I have found this to be true with weight-loss books, financial planning guides, home organization books -- and even in a Natural Family Planning instruction manual (but that's another story!)    …
review by . July 24, 2010
This book is a fascinating contemporary paradox. In a world where electronic forms of information are leaving increasingly fewer niches for traditional books, and where most of our quick answers come from a search engine, this is a beautiful somewhat retro-looking coffee table reference guide that simply answers common questions of daily life. Often reminding me of scenes from books and films from the 1950's, it uses mundane advice in a way intended to help address the big question: "how do I stop …
review by . June 21, 2010
This is a great coffee table book because there is so much content to be absorbed. It is billed as a "back to basics guide" and I think it does a great job there. Who doesn't want their life to be simpler and less hectic. Who doesn't want to cut down on stress? I know I want all of these. And so far this book seems like it can help.     This book called out to me because I had been doing some "Spring cleaning" and decided I had too much stuff. Yes, I know, its already Summer …
review by . August 07, 2010
Each chapter in this book is full of practical suggestions for organizing and streamlining your life. Although it sounds like a boring topic, this well illustrated guide actually energized me to get up and get the clutter out of my life, just a few minutes after I started reading (well, maybe half an hour). This book changed my life for the better, and even though I am a bibliophile, I can't say that about most of my treasured books.     To demonstrate how much I needed this …
review by . August 31, 2010
Simpler Living is a coffee table book filled with tips on how to make life a bit less hectic. As one would expect, the book contains hints about how to declutter. However, the author's focus isn't living in a bare house with absolutely no personality. Instead, the entries focus on functionality and being organized. This perspective is probably far more realistic for people with children.     The book includes a little bit of everything. There is a wide variety of advice from …
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