Live More, Want Less: 52 Ways to Find Order in Your Life

Storey Publishing
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Get rid of clutter and live a more meaningful life. From taking control of an overflowing closet to creating clear and achievable life goals, Mary Carlomagno shows you how to strip away the nonessentials and make room for serenity, change, creativity, and even enlightenment. Offering a practical week-at-a-time approach, Carlomagno helps you shed not only the unnecessary things that are cluttering up your day, but also the habits and mindsets that keep you from reaching your fullest potential. 
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About the author

Mary Carlomagno is the owner of Order., a company that specializes in helping people reduce clutter and find a richer life with less stuff. Her previous books include Give It Up! My Year of Learning to Live Better with Less, and Secrets of Simplicity. She lives with her husband in New Jersey.

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Publisher
Storey Publishing
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Published on
Jan 5, 2011
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Pages
180
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ISBN
9781603427425
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Language
English
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Genres
House & Home / Cleaning, Caretaking & Organizing
Self-Help / Motivational & Inspirational
Self-Help / Personal Growth / Happiness
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