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Short Synopsis
From the author of Year of No Sugar, Year of No Clutter is a deeply inspiring—and frequently hilarious—examination of why we keep stuff in the first place, and how to let it all go.

Full Synopsis
Eve has a problem with clutter. Too much stuff and too easily acquired, it confronts her in every corner and on every surface in her house. When she pledges to tackle the worst offender, her horror of a "Hell Room," she anticipates finally being able to throw away all of the unnecessary things she can't bring herself to part with: her fifth-grade report card, dried-up art supplies, an old vinyl raincoat.

But what Eve discovers isn't just old CDs and outdated clothing, but a fierce desire within herself to hold on to her identity. Our things represent our memories, our history, a million tiny reference points in our lives. If we throw our stuff in the trash, where does that leave us? And if we don't . . . how do we know what's really important?

Everyone has their own Hell Room, and Eve's battle with her clutter, along with her eventual self-clarity, encourages everyone to dig into their past to declutter their future. Year of No Clutter is a deeply inspiring—and frequently hilarious—examination of why we keep stuff in the first place, and how to let it all go.

"Part memoir and part how-to guide, Schaub’s book casts a lightheartedly humorous light on the First World obsession with acquisition while showing readers that less truly can be more." ---Kirkus

"[Schaub's] recognition that clutter of the mind is as real as tangible clutter makes this a personal and powerful read." ---Booklist

"Those who, like Schaub, are looking for a way to declutter that encompasses finding homes for discarded items rather than simply going to a Dumpster, will appreciate Schaub’s judgment-free, instructive, funny approach to being a 'domestic belonging preservationist' with a place for everything that matters." ---Publishers Weekly

"Narrator Callie Beaulieu performs Schaub's memoir of spending a year trying to clean out her 'Hell Room' with a winning, smart confidence. . . . Entertaining and practical, this memoir will resonate with listeners and inspire decluttering projects." ---AudioFile

"[Callie Beaulieu] was interesting to listen to, and her emotions were palpable. She conveys not only Eve’s frustration but also the humor. I thought she was a good fit!" ---Darlene's Book Nook

Year of No Clutter

A Memoir

Author Eve O. Schaub

Narrated by Callie Beaulieu

Publication date Mar 1, 2017

Running time 9 hrs

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