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August 29, 2008

When Organizing Isn't Enough

I know it’s shocking to think, but sometimes Organizing Isn’t Enough. That’s the premise of best-selling author Julie Morgenstern in her latest book called “When Organizing Isn’t Enough:  SHED Your Stuff, Change Your Life.” (Who knew there was more to life than organizing? ;) )

In all seriousness, in “When Organizing Isn’t Enough” Julie introduces readers to the concept of shedding, a step-by-step approach for creating space during a time of transition. According to the book’s cover: “Organizing works when you know where you’re going but don’t know how to get there. But sometimes organizing isn’t enough. When you’re eager to make a change in your life, but you are unsure of your new destination, you need to SHED.”

Whenorganizingisntenough_4The book teaches you the process of shedding. The first step is to identify the theme for your new chapter in life. This theme guides you through the next steps in the shedding process.

  • Separate the treasures—what is really worth holding on to?
  • Heave the trash—what’s weighing you down?
  • Embrace your identity—who are you without all your stuff?
  • Drive yourself forward—which direction connects to your genuine self?

This book offers a fresh perspective on decluttering and creating space during a time of transition in your life. Aside from providing a simple to follow, step-by-step process, there are number of powerful nuggets in the book—tidbits to help you let go of anything that’s weighing you down. Clutter, for example, is anything stagnate in your life, and can be found in your physical space, in your schedule and even in your habits. Julie shows you how to go through the SHED process for each of these key areas in your life and create space for a fresh, new life.

Wouldn’t it be fun to talk to Julie on the phone and learn all about her latest book? Guess what…I had the opportunity to do just that last week! And here’s the best part—you can listen-in right here, right now! Learn all about Julie’s latest book and how it can help you SHED your stuff and change your life.

Click here to listen to the interview.

 

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Beth Nixon

Thank you!!
I am getting this book as soon as I can.
The interview was GREAT!!

Dawn

Even though I have been trying to shed some stuff from my home, I think I might have to buy that book. I love her books.

Jean

What a great concept! I think I will have to get this book too. I need a little order in my life.

Sharie

Hmmm, Aby, I think maybe I need to read this book. Thank you for including your interview here. Have a great weekend!

dawn

I have spent the last hour reading over your posts and I just wanted to say that we just might be long lost sisters! I love all your ideas and the ones that I dont already do I am sure to try soon!

Organizing Mommy

I love all of her books. I'll have to get it. She really nails the issues.

Susan

I just found this book in the library 3 weeks ago and it is truly AMAZING! I am so engrossed in SHED and really feel like there is light at the end of my tunnel!

John Trosko

How did you bag an interview with Julie-- I am impressed Aby Garvey! Wow! I am going to listen right now...

John

~Monica

What a timely post. I haven't checked in for awhile (sometimes I'm refreshing a couple times a day to see if there's anything new because I have gotten so much out of your wonderful blog - thank you!)

Funny how I'm going through this VERY situation right now and have realized that the only way for me to move forward in life as a single parent, is going to be to declutter and set up the house how I REALLY want it to be (and know how it can be).

I'm looking forward to taking a moment to listen to the interview AND getting this book. Clearly I need it ; )

Thanks again for creating such a great place on the web that I continue to come back to for inspiration!

XOXO
~Monica

Christina

Sounds like something I really need. It sure would please my husband!

Tiffany

The interview was excellent, Aby. I found it interesting that she defines organizing and decluttering as two different things. I will put this on my "to read" list. I am currently reading "The Organizing Sourcebook" by Kathy Waddill. Very good as well. Thank you for sharing this interview. I'm jealous you got to speak with the one and only Julie! :-)

Tiffany

Tiffany

The interview was excellent, Aby. I found it interesting that she defines organizing and decluttering as two different things. I will put this on my "to read" list. I am currently reading "The Organizing Sourcebook" by Kathy Waddill. Very good as well. Thank you for sharing this interview. I'm jealous you got to speak with the one and only Julie! :-)

Tiffany

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