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Stop clutter from wrecking your family : organize your children, spouse, and home
Nelson, Mexico Mike, 1950-
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Publication Information:
Franklin Lakes, NJ : New Page Books, [2004]

Physical Description:
221 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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TX309 .N45 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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This book is about a lot more than organizing--it's about creating a less cluttered life for couples and a better life for their children. The entire household will be more peaceful and stress free when the whole family "de-clutters" together.

Author Notes

Mike Nelson is a reformed clutterer. The founder and executive director of Clutterless Recovery Groups, a nonprofit organization that sponsors self-help clutterer groups, he works with families, presents workshops nationwide, and lectures about cluttering at universities and businesses

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 11
Chapter 1 How Important Is It?p. 13
Chapter 2 A Short Overview of What Does and Does Not Work for the Busy Parentp. 25
Chapter 3 The Family That Declutters Together Grows Togetherp. 33
Chapter 4 The Practical Stuffp. 45
Chapter 5 Computer Clutterp. 63
Chapter 6 The Psychology of Clutteringp. 71
Chapter 7 Creativity and Clutteringp. 85
Chapter 8 Could It Be AD/HD?p. 95
Chapter 9 Are You a Clutterer?p. 115
Chapter 10 Is Your Partner a Clutterer?p. 139
Chapter 11 Single-Parent Familiesp. 155
Chapter 12 Teenager-Specific Decluttering Strategiesp. 165
Chapter 13 When the Clutter Is From One Who Has Passed Onp. 181
Chapter 14 Schooling--Traditional and Homep. 189
Chapter 15 Final Wordsp. 201
Appendixp. 205
Resourcesp. 209
Bibliographyp. 213
Indexp. 215
About the Authorp. 221