Friday, June 17, 2016

Unstuffed by Ruth Soukup

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in order to facilitate my review.  All opinions are my own.

This year has definitely been the year of “organize my life.”  I have been working so hard to de-clutter our home, put new cleaning routines into practice, overhaul the way I budget, and figure out the best way that I can plan my days without feeling overwhelmed.  Goodness, what a difficult task that is to undertake!

When I saw Ruth’s new book, Unstuffed, I knew that I needed to read it.  A book about getting rid of the excess from all aspects of your life seemed right up my alley, and it did not disappoint.


Unstuffed is full of great advice as to what we need to do in order to get rid of the clutter that fills our homes, our schedules, and our souls.  But, it isn’t only advice.  She takes us through her own journey of getting rid of the clutter.

It is always interesting to me to see the transformations that people can make over the years.  I love to see the changes, and so this type of book is fun for me to read.  The journey that person goes on – I think that is why I enjoy memoirs so much, being able to relate to a certain path, or know that I am not alone in wanting to change certain aspects of my life.

Unstuffed takes us on a journey to get rid of the excess in our lives and to more fully appreciate our lives without the stress of all the stuff we seem to cling to.

I think the most interesting fact that I read in the book was about the amount of information that we process daily and how overwhelming that is.  The sheer amount of information that is created now as opposed to years ago is staggering.  And we are constantly connected to it with the internet, and cell phones.

If you are looking for a book that encourages you on your own path to simplify without becoming a minimalist, this is definitely a great book to read.  It is full of practical advice, and great stories.  I felt myself nodding my head through most of the book.


Are you trying to organize your life and home this year?  Any tips to share?

16 comments:

  1. I always think about decluttering and unstuffing lots of "stuff"... but never really thought about it in terms of mental unstuffing. Thats a really unique point and so powerful. Good things to think about.
    Karen | GlamKaren.com

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  2. This looks interesting! I'll have to check it out.

    Alix | www.apintsizedlife.com

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  3. It's been a crazy year for me, moving from Malaysia to Alabama and I definitely have had my moments of decluttering and throwing out things I keep thinking I needed but really don't. So I def hear ya!

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  4. I have heard about this book before..now I definitely need to check it out. And I am with you- I like reading memoir type books because I can see that the tips they are giving me are successful through personal stories. Plus it's nice to relate to people. I will definitely look into reading this. Maybe put it on my summer reading list :)

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  5. I'm always trying to declutter my life whether it is my living space or my computer or what I spend my time on. My husband and I declutter seasonally, so that's 4x's per year. Locally our community has a once per year haul day so this is when we get rid of many of the huge items.

    I think that I hoard information more now than stuff. My computer definitely needs a seasonal decluttering session.

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  6. I read many of her e-mails about the launch, but have yet to grab the book. I am all about decluttering. I love finding new ways to organize. This book looks like it would be one I would love!

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  7. I feel like I am always trying to get organized!! I loved Ruth's video series for Unstuffed book. Very helpful!

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  8. I really like following Ruth's blog for advice on topics like this. I will have to look into her book b/c I need help unstuffing!

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  9. I read somewhere that this book was coming out. It sounds great. I don't really need to declutter. After years of military life and moving often we're more on the minimalist side of living.

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  10. I have heard of this book before and I really want to check it out! It sounds like just what I need in my life right now!

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  11. I've never heard of the book before but this is surely something I need to do. Minimize the things that are surrounding me and live a more simpler life.

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  12. I find myself always trying to organize my home! I've heard of this book and was curious about it, I think I need to see if my library has it.

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  13. I've loved some of her other books and this one is definitely on my list to read! I'm glad to hear it is such a good book.

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  14. I am all about getting rid of stuff. It is all just stuff!

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  15. I absolutely love to declutter, it helps to clear my mind as well as my space. Would love to give this book a go!

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  16. We just recently moved and I still feel cluttered and overwhelmed in my house, I need to get some decluttering done asap

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