Unstuffed: Decluttering Your Home, Mind & Soul is the newest book by Ruth Soukup. I read Living Well, Spending Less and enjoyed the tips and suggestions regarding both subjects. Although this book has many great suggestions on decluttering Soukup states from the beginning “…becoming unstuffed is much more that getting rid of the things you no longer want.” “It’s changing the way we look at our homes …schedules …relationships.”
True to her presentation Soukup has written a book that gives an overview of how to begin to think differently regarding home, mind, and soul. Soukup speaks from her personal experiences and admits that her ways are not the only way to approach a situation. Regardless, her point throughout is that seeking ways to change on a surface level will not result in a lasting change.
I have to admit while reading this I found myself wanting to go purge the basement at times. Soukup gives a clear picture of how our attachments to physical objects can hinder us. There were other sections that I found to be very similar to other organizing books I’ve read. If you are a fan of Ruth you will find this book to be helpful.
If you have read books about organizing or self-care before you will likely not find many new thoughts. There simply aren’t that many different ways to declutter efficiently! As I was reading I found myself thinking this would be a great book for a newly married couple or a single woman beginning her journey of independence. Many of the areas of focus felt for me that my stage of life has passed many of the suggestions. For example, the points about how to set up a house, what to consider when buying furniture and how to figure out what purposes you would want your house to serve were all great points that I had figured out at the beginning of my marriage.
In exchange for an honest review, I was given a free copy of this book via Book Look Bloggers. The opinions expressed are my own.