Book Review — “Clutter Control: Putting Your Home On A Diet”

Clutter Control

This book, published in 1992, has practical ideas and is written in a very sweet and accessible fashion, but I don’t think you need to own it or even necessarily borrow it from the library, since no strategies are covered that you couldn’t find in a much more comprehensive book. That said, I love our man Jeff Campbell, and not just because he has a super cute picture of himself in a flannel shirt on the inside of the back cover, which seems sort of humble. The book is peppered with little line drawings and I had to look twice to realize that the harried looking person in a chaotic kitchen with a baby on the floor… seems to be a guy. Thanks, Jeff! Guys need help in the kitchen too, and I appreciate it being included without fanfare.

Here’s one point that I found interesting:

Fragrances have a shelf life of approximately one year.
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Unopened, this can extend to two years,
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and unopened and refrigerated (not frozen, okay? It’s not Stoli), three years. That compact you have from high school? I think you know what to do with it.


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