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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Keep This Toss That - Updated and Expanded: The Practical Guide to Tidying Up by Jamie Novak is a handy manual that will guide readers on how to keep their homes clutter-free and create a positive space. It is a good book for readers who are ready to make mindful choices on what to hold onto and to feel good about their homes for the first time in a long while. The book is useful for all those who have too little time and too much stuff. The easy-to-follow Keep/Toss Checklists help to remove the guilt and frustration from this daunting process so readers can create a space to suit their lifestyle. Let's get started and read the basic lists first, and examine the suggested additions and subtractions based on various lifestyles.
What makes this book interesting and useful is that it has tips on how to declutter rooms, tips on clever storage solutions, how to customize the lists to suit your family, house, and lifestyle, and how certain tools and utensils can do double duty. The techniques and strategies are easy and uncomplicated and can be applied without any difficulty. I like the author's methodical and sequential approach to the topic and that makes it easy for readers to understand and use the tips to make the process of decluttering their homes less challenging.
Keeping a home clean and clutter-free becomes easy after reading this book, and the room-by-room advice to declutter is the best way to help readers look at each room in their home and remove the unnecessary items to make it airy and spacious. Have you decided on what to keep here and toss there? Well, I have.