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Stuff Happens!

Manage your clutter, clear your head & discover what's really important

Emma Gleeson



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Penguin Ireland
18 May 2021
A life-changing guide to tackling the chaos and letting go of perfection from a professional declutterer
Life is messy, and sometimes so is your space.

As a reformed hoarder turned professional declutterer, Emma Gleeson knows how easy it is to be overwhelmed by stuff. Stuff Happens! is her life-changing guide to getting a handle on your stuff and reclaiming your peace of mind.

Stuff Happens! is brimful of practical advice on . . .

what to keep and what to chuck (responsibly)

how to shop (especially if you struggle with a fast fashion habit)

how to organize (however tiny your space)

Stuff Happens! is packed with clever room-by-room pointers and ingenious tips and hacks.

Not only that, it will change your relationship with stuff forever. By putting you, rather than some dream of minimalism, at the heart of the process Emma explains that it's natural to have stuff and easier than you think to stop it getting out of control.

Filled with aha moments from Emma's and her clients' lives, and fantastic tools for making lasting change, Stuff Happens! will transform both your space and your headspace - so that you can focus on what's really important.
Imprint:   Penguin Ireland
Country of Publication:   Ireland
Dimensions:   Height: 204mm,  Width: 138mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   319g
ISBN:   9781844884896
ISBN 10:   1844884899
Pages:   256
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

At the age of 23 Emma Gleeson moved from her hometown, Dublin, to study at the London College of Fashion. After ten years of analysing our relationship with our stuff, with stints as a costume designer, sustainable fashion lecturer and poet along the way, she is now a professional declutterer with her business Give Up Yer Auld Tings, helping her clients to reassess and manage their belongings.

Reviews for Stuff Happens!: Manage your clutter, clear your head & discover what's really important

A clear-headed guide to understanding consumer culture, this book is about finding peace in a cluttered world. It is simply brilliant. I find myself returning to it again and again -- Hilary Fannin I really loved Stuff Happens! It's not just practical, I loved how brilliantly Emma explained the psychology behind so many common problems we all have in dealing with our stuff -- Daniella Moyles * author of Jump * Fab! As a total hoarder and un-organiser, Stuff Happens! is what the doctor ordered. No mess is safe now -- James Kavanagh So well thought out, practical and personal -- Emer McLysaght Genius ... Emma takes us on a glorious journey through our relationship with our stuff and why we have what we have, to learning how to identify what we actually need. It's stunning and really thought-provoking -- Laura de Barra * author of Gaff Goddess *

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