The Joy Of Less – by Francine Jay (2010)

The Joy Of Less
Have you gotten to the point in life where the novelty of owning more, more, more things has worn off? Are you exhausted by trying to keep a neat house? Do you ever feel like just walking away from your over-cluttered home and starting over with almost nothing?

Then you are ready for “The Joy Of Less”. The author shows you how desirable a simple life and home are. She gives some basic principles to consider when deciding what to keep, what to give away, and what to throw out. You will get to the point of owning only what you actually need, and some selected items that are truly precious to you.

The author spends a chapter on each room of the house. By the end of the book, you will understand how to start living the minimalist life! If you’re not able to organize your entire house, even having a portion of it simplified will make your living space so much better.
Excerpt from pages 17 & 18:

“Being the caretaker of all our things can be a full-time job. In fact, entire industries have sprung up to help us service our stuff. Companies make fortunes selling us specialty cleaning products for every item – detergents for our clothes, polishes for our silver, waxes for our furniture, spray dusters for our electronics, and conditioners for our leather. The insurance business flourishes on the chance that our cars, jewelry, or art might be damaged or stolen. Locksmiths, alarm companies, and safe manufacturers promise to protect our things from theft. Repairmen are standing by to fix our stuff when it breaks, and movers are ready to gather it all up and schlep it someplace else.

With all the time, money, and energy it demands, we may start to feel like our stuff owns us – instead of the other way around.”

Author: alwaysreading1

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