Clutterfree with Kids by Joshua Becker

I recently read Joshua Becker's book, Clutterfree with Kids.  Not only do I love to read, I love having resources to use in my own work with clients. Below is a summary of what you can find in the book.

Becker's books is divided into 3 sections. The first section talks a lot about our thinking patterns regarding our "stuff," as well as what minimalism actually is. I think a lot of people are scared of this word and think that organizers want to throw away all their things. This is not true! Becker says that, "Minimalism is about intentionality...At its core, minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of everything that distracts us from it." His opinions on the benefits of owning less as well as the obstacles people face to becoming minimalist are well thought out.

The second section is more like an inventory. He discusses several different categories in the home, from clothing to children's artwork to sentimental items. Each category he challenges his readers to change their thinking and offers ways to develop new habits. The chapters end with a few questions to facilitate this process.

The third section covers topics such as becoming a one income family, becoming clutterfree with a reluctant partner, as well as how to keep momentum after trying out new habits.

Overall, I loved this book. You do not need to have children to benefit from his writing either. I will definitely be recommending this book as a resource to my clients!