Outer order, inner calm : declutter & organize to make more room for happiness / Gretchen Rubin.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "With clarity and humor, bestselling author of The Four Tendencies and The Happiness Project Gretchen Rubin illuminates one of her key realizations about happiness: For most of us, outer order contributes to inner calm. And for most of us, a rigid, one-size-fits-all solution doesn't work. In this easy-to-read but hard-to-put-down book, Gretchen Rubin suggests more than 150 short, concrete clutter-clearing ideas so each reader can choose the ones that resonate most. The fact is, when we tailor our approach to suit our own particular challenges and habits, we're far more likely to be able to create the order that will make our lives happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative. In the context of a happy life, a messy desk or crowded coat closet is a trivial problem--yet Gretchen Rubin has found that getting control of our stuff makes us feel more in control of our lives. By getting rid of things we don't use, don't need, or don't love, as well as things that don't work, don't fit, or don't suit, we free our mind (and our shelves) for what we truly value. In this trim book filled with insights, strategies, and sometimes surprising tips, Gretchen tackles the key challenges of creating outer order, by explaining how to "Make Choices," "Create Order," "Know Yourself--and Others," "Cultivate Helpful Habits," and, of course, "Add Beauty." At home, at work, and in life, when we get our possessions under control we feel both calmer and more energetic. With a sense of fun, and also a clear idea of what's realistic for most people, Gretchen Rubin suggests dozens of manageable steps for creating a more serene, orderly environment--one that helps us to create the lives we yearn for"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Rubin believes that for most of us, outer order contributes to inner calm. And for most of us, a rigid, one-size-fits-all solution doesn't work. Here she suggests short, concrete clutter-clearing ideas so each reader can choose the ones that resonate most. By tailoring our approach to suit our own particular challenges and habits, we're far more likely to be able to create the order that will make our lives happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative. -- adapted from publisher info
    • Content Notes:
      Introduction: Why bother with outer order? -- Make choices -- Create order -- Know yourself--and others -- Cultivate helpful habits -- Add beauty -- Conclusion: The fulfillment of inner calm.
    • Other Titles:
      Declutter and organize to make more room for happiness.
    • ISBN:
      9781984822802
      1984822802
    • Accession Number:
      2018029854
    • Accession Number:
      on1045665883
      1045665883
    • Accession Number:
      fay.640972
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      RUBIN, G. Outer order, inner calm : declutter & organize to make more room for happiness. [s.l.] : Harmony Books, 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 20 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Rubin G. Outer Order, Inner Calm : Declutter & Organize to Make More Room for Happiness. Harmony Books; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.640972. Accessed October 20, 2019.
    • APA:
      Rubin, G. (2019). Outer order, inner calm : declutter & organize to make more room for happiness. Harmony Books. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.640972
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Rubin, Gretchen. 2019. Outer Order, Inner Calm : Declutter & Organize to Make More Room for Happiness. Harmony Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.640972.
    • Harvard:
      Rubin, G. (2019) Outer order, inner calm : declutter & organize to make more room for happiness. Harmony Books. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.640972 (Accessed: 20 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Rubin, G 2019, Outer order, inner calm : declutter & organize to make more room for happiness, Harmony Books, viewed 20 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Rubin, Gretchen. Outer Order, Inner Calm : Declutter & Organize to Make More Room for Happiness. Harmony Books, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.640972.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Rubin, Gretchen. Outer Order, Inner Calm : Declutter & Organize to Make More Room for Happiness. Harmony Books, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.640972.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Rubin G. Outer order, inner calm : declutter & organize to make more room for happiness [Internet]. Harmony Books; 2019 [cited 2019 Oct 20]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.640972

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 February #2

*Starred Review* Clutter is a serious word these days, what with many baby boomers trying to downsize and the ever-encroaching no-space dilemma. Author-thinker Rubin (The Happiness Project, 2010; Happier at Home, 2012) prompts readers to quickly consider the five steps to an organized home: make choices, create order, know yourself and others, cultivate helpful habits, and add beauty. Almost every one of her recommendations is a gem, from using photographs to evaluate clutter and remembering that soap and water remove most stains to reconsidering gift giving and keeping no more than five extra hangers in any closet. Even better, her explanations (and rationales, if necessary) are short, personal, humorous, and occasionally pointed. Here's just one example: ask yourself, "If I ran into my ex on the street, would I be happy if I were wearing this?" Why this instead of what's become the iconic decluttering tome, Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (2014)? There's no guilt attached. And if minimalism isn't a goal, that's fine, too. Appended with the top 10 tips for creating outer order and suggestions for further reading. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2018 October #1

Everyone's favorite self-help author—she's sold over three million copies worldwide of The Happiness Project and other big titles—Rubin offers 150 appropriately short, neat, elegant ideas for facing down our stuff and decluttering our surroundings to bring ourselves inner peace. You don't have to read straight through, just grab the clean-up ideas you want.

Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

LJ Reviews 2019 March #1

Rubin (Better Than Before) maintains that people feel more in control of their lives in general when they are in of control of their stuff. To that end, the author delivers more than 150 clutter-clearing ideas to get one's possessions in order. The benefits of achieving organization are many, including fostering peace within relationships and a sense of possibility. Tips for decluttering consist of assigning each day a task, using hooks instead of hangers, and being cautious of promotional giveaways. The beauty of this book is its brevity and practicality. Readers can easily pick and choose methods that make sense to them, while preventing unnecessary items from accumulating in the future. VERDICT Rubin's many fans will flock to this title, as will anyone seeking a quick and easy fix to the persistent problem of clutter.

Copyright 2019 Library Journal.