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CLEAR THE CLUTTER, FIND HAPPINESS – BOOK CLUB & DISCUSSION GUIDE

By August 22, 2016 3 Comments

Donna Smallin is a sentimental favorite with me. When I first read her books and visited her website, I discovered that there was a special group of people called professional organizers.  And I wanted to be a part of that group! Now I am proud to be a NAPO colleague!

Therefore, I am excited to announce that the next selection for the Organized by Olive Book Club will be Clear the Clutter, Find Happiness: One Minute Tips for Decluttering and Refreshing Your Home and Your Life by Donna Smallin (Storey Publishing;  2014; $10.95). This collection of practical tips and encouraging words follows in the tradition of her other best-selling books. She offers 288 pages of quick tips that can be implemented in less than 1 minute.  The tips clearly explain how you can declutter, organize, clean, and relax, with the result being a greater measure of happiness in your life. Who doesn’t want that?

Consider this easy example:

  1. Start.
  2. Start with the most visible thing.
  3. Start with something small.
  4. Start with one thing.

She begins the book by saying,

“If you want a cleaner, happier home stop wishing for a magic wand; become the magic wand.”

Dorothy (the Organizer) Breininger, offers this endorsement,

“Donna’s done it again. This book is like the lottery, and every page is a winning ticket. “

You have absolutely nothing to lose by reading this book—except a bunch of clutter!  

Donna concludes the book by saying,

“You can choose to create the life you want or you can continue to deal with the life you don’t want.”

 

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The Organized by Olive Book Club will meet at Olive’s house, 1303 Greenfield Drive in Troy on Tuesday, September 13 at 7:00 PM –8:30 PM.  Copies of the book are available and in stock at Jay & Mary’s Bookstore.  Please RSVP to olive@organizedbyolive.com with subject line “Sept Book Club” if you plan to attend.

Discussion Guide Questions are listed below.

 

EXTRA SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

Donna Smallin has contacted me and would like to make a personal discussion video for us to watch during our meeting!! How cool is that! 

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How has clearing clutter helped you find happiness? Please comment below!

If you need extra help clearing that clutter, please contact Organized by Olive for a free phone consultation.

 

Olive Wagar

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