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.
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 *