Thursday, October 20, 2022

The Clutter Fix by Shannon Acheson

About the Book:

Create the Organized Home and Life You've Always Longed For

Living in a disorganized, cluttered home can leave you feeling chaotic, anxious, and even depressed. You want a change, but you don't know where to begin.

Home coach Shannon Acheson is here to help. She has written the only book you'll ever need to get your entire home sorted and organized for good--in a way that makes sense for you and your family's unique, God-given personalities.
In The Clutter Fix, Shannon helps you
· win the battle with all of your stuff by following her step-by-step instructions and checklists
· discover your Clutter Personality and your Organizing Personality
· create rhythms and routines to keep your home decluttered
Clutter isn't just about the stuff. It's about how you feel in your home--and in your mind. This book will give you the peaceful dwelling you've always hoped for.

You can read an excerpt here.

My Review:

There are scores of books available on clearing away clutter. Why would you want to read this one? It has all the right ideas on cleaning out stuff and organizing what remains, just like lots of other books. She has a ten day plan that gives you a quick win, perhaps not something unique, but encouraging. She also begins her work with suggesting we think about what we want our home to feel like. She offers more resources on her website as do others.

There are a few aspects of this book I felt made it unique enough to read yet another book on the topic. Acheson writes from a Christian viewpoint. She reminds us we are stewards of what God has given us. That means we don't just automatically throw stuff away. That brings up another aspect of the book I like. When we decide what to do with what we no longer want, we are to consider others. Perhaps that business suit we no longer need is exactly what another does need for a crucial job interview. And another unique topic in this book is an exploration on why we accumulate stuff in the first place. Perhaps we fear we will not have enough of something we need later. Acheson encourages us to trust God, that He will supply our needs. She also recognizes different personality styles when it comes to organization and has specific suggestions for each of them.

This book contains many practical ideas to keep our homes free of clutter and for a lifestyle of organization. It also contains some thoughtful sections touching on our spiritual responsibility and our personality style. If you are desiring a home that is one without the stress of clutter, this book is recommended.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

About the Author:

Shannon Acheson
 ( is a mostly self-taught designer, decorator, writer, and stylist. Although she has completed her interior-design training, she'd much rather teach you how to decorate your own home than do it for you. She is the editor and designer behind the design and lifestyle company and blog Home Made Lovely. Her happy place is in the suburbs of Toronto, where she is a Homebody with a capital H, a Jesus girl, a happy wife to Dean, and a homeschooling mom of three teenagers.

Bethany House Publishers, 224 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)

1 comment:

Mr.cook said...

Good afternoon,

Thank you for your reviews. My father just wrote an amazing book and I would love to know if you would be interested in reading it. Short book, just over 75 pages all about discipleship!