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Declutter Like a Mother

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Declutter Like a Mother reads like a friend talking to you. Allie will tell it like it is, but she won't leave you wondering what to do next. She walks you through how to take each room in your house and get it to a place that works for you. Her process isn't bound by legalistic rules or numbers of items - instead it's a way of helping you get your house in line with your priorities and the way your family actually functions.

Because of Allie's teachings, my house and my life run more smoothly than ever, and this book is a great starting point for anyone looking for a simpler life.
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Not super helpful organization book. Nothing new or interesting. The author has a blog or podcast and advertises her paid program in the book. 

Thanks to Net Galley and the publisher, Nelson Books, for an advanced eARC of this book.
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A friendly sensible book about tackling clutter. Nothing you haven't read before, but it might motivate you to get started. ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for a fair review.
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I'm not a mother and I've been somewhat of a minimalist for several years; I am not at all the target audience for this practical guide to decluttering your home in pursuit of a simpler, more intentional life for your family. Even so, I read through the whole thing blazing fast. There were several tips and nuggets of wisdom I took away from it and I'm certainly inspired to go back through all my belongings for a fresh purge of the unnecessary clutter that sneaks it's way into everyone's life.
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Allie Casazza teaches a straightforward way of simplifying your home and life which can be life-changing if you allow it to be. "Declutter Like a Mother" offers specific examples and directions about how to lead a life of abundance - by having and doing less. It's inspiring to see an author turning away from "hot mess" mom culture and instead focusing on a simple and meaningful way to live.
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Declutter Like a Mother is a kick in the pants.  Through story and explanation it gives you the push you need to get up and do something about the chaos in your life.  While I read through the book the first time in its entirety without doing a thing, I'm now going through section by section and making true progress in getting rid of the things that steal my time and joy. The book is written in a way that makes you feel like Allie is right there talking you through the process.  It sounds just like her podcast and free webinars.  The book contains information not shared in those spaces and is worth the read.
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I've been listening to Allie's podcast, The Purpose Show, for a few years now and following her over on IG. Reading Declutter Like a Mother was like having a conversation with Allie. She writes the way she talks. She is genuine, relatable, and has so much to give. One of the biggest take-aways I've learned from Allie is that decluttering your home is a process. It's more than just letting go of the excess "stuff" in our home; it's a mindset shift. In her book, DLAM, Allie walks you through this process, step by step, room by room. If you're feeling overwhelmed or don't know where to start when it comes to decluttering your home, this book is for you. Implementing Allie's techniques into how we care for our home and all that it holds has been so freeing for our family. I would definitely recommend this book!
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This easy-to-read guide is just the kick in the pants I needed to get up and make my spaces just the way I want them to be! Setting the intent in each area was a HUGE mindset shift for me that allowed me to set up “fences” around my spaces so none of them becomes dumping grounds for random junk again! I can’t recommend this book enough to all the struggling moms out there who feeling stuck being a “stuff manager” all day every day.
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I’ve followed Allie Casazza for several years now and participated in her Declutter Like A Mother January Challenge three times. Her advice has truly changed my life and the life of my family for the better. I was so excited to read this book! It is practical and helpful and gives overwhelmed moms action steps to minimize and declutter their homes. I am so happy to have her wisdom in a hard copy to refer back to on a regular basis. The book is written in a relaxed conversational-type style and her California vibe voice shines through. She takes you room by room and helps you think through a framework of how to approach decluttering a room. For those who want a deeper dive or more help with an area, she offers links to her paid courses throughout the book. I recommend this book to anyone who needs to simplify and calm the chaos. Reading this book will make you feel like you have a friend in the room with you rooting you on!
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Allie and this book have changed my life! I am so grateful for her wisdom and advice. I always thought of myself as a minimalist who valued her things, and only kept what I needed, but this book took everything to the next level for me. I was holding on to things I did not really need for years, and she taught me how to let go. This is exactly what I needed in my life, to feel like I was capable of handling all I had on my plate. I feel more peace in my home, less stress about dishes and toys. I finally gave myself permission to own and buy nice clothes, I feel like I am finally myself. THANK YOU! I tell everyone who will listen, you need this book!
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I’ve had the luxury to watch Allie Casazza’s journey on Instagram and following grow.  I started following her before I had babies myself and just wanted to get my life in order.  Now that I do have kids of my own, watching her doing “Mommyhood” has been an honor.  She is truly someone you want to have in your corner because she is rooting for that person inside of you, because being a mom doesn’t identify you.  I was so excited to hear that she was coming out with a book!  If you are new to Allie, this is a great place to start.  If you are a Mom, this is a great place to start.  If you are a college student, this is a great place to start.  If you are a human, this is a great place to start!  In a society that emphasizes “hot mess” culture, Allie says forget that, I am better than that and it isn’t the way that I want my life to be.  What did you do this weekend? Clean?  I didn’t, I actually enjoyed my weekend with my kids.  Declutter Like a Mother is life changing if you do the thing.  If you do the thing than you will gain the benefits, and you will be just one step closer to really knowing what truly matters to you.
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Allie has done it again!!! I love her Your Uncluttered Home program and this book is as amazing as she is! She talks to you like you are right there with her. She encourages you every step of the way and is so real. This book is a must have for any mom/one who is overwhelmed with their home and doesn't know where to begin. I warn you once you start you are not gonna want to stop!
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This is the book I needed when my kids were little. Declutter like a Mother gives practical advice on how to deal with all  junk that piles up. The book also dives in to the mindset shifts needed to change. Allie gives moms the permission to choose what is important to them without the weight of others expectations. I have followed Allie for years and she has given me many lightbulb moments.. The lightbulb moment for me the quote “organization is a temporary rearrangement not a permanent solution.” Declutter like a mother is a kick in the pants to get rid of what you don’t need or even want.  This book is aimed at mothers but anyone who has clutter (all of us) can benefit.
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I absolutely love this book! I have done her DLAM facebook challenges and was super excited to hear that she wrote a book. I would highly recommend this to ANYONE! I loved everything about this book but mostly loved that Allie is genuine person in the entire book and you feel like you know Allie as a friend even if you haven't actually met her. This book is going to change so many lives in different ways for many people, it already has for me and I would love to thank Allie for that!!
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I've been following Allie's podcast, programs, and emails for a few years, now and I am absolutely ecstatic that she is releasing this book. I know this material will help so many mamas because it has  certainly helped me as I transitioned between a full-time career to a stay-at-home mom. As a devourer of self-help books, I found this book to be super refreshing. Most books give inspirational quotes and make the reader want to be a better person, but leave it at that: desire. Allie takes her instruction one step further and literally gives step-by-step instructions for how to integrate her decluttering methods into a busy mama's daily life. It really feels like she is holding my hand the whole way through. I know exactly where to start, keep going, and finish. I don't think I can give this book too much praise. Allie's message is clear: Read. Learn. Work. Change. You are worth it. You deserve it.
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