Christopher Lowell's Seven Layers of Organization: Unclutter Your Home, Unclutter Your Life

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If your closets are bulging and your drawers are about to explode, you’re not alone. The fact is, seven out of ten Americans live in cluttered homes. Our nesting instinct has allowed the stuff to take over. Emmy Award–winning host and design guru Christopher Lowell provides the perfect solution in Seven Layers of Organization. While other books simply show containers and gizmos to get organized, Christopher gets to the bottom of why we just can’t seem to let go—and shows us how we can.

As in his smash hit book Christopher Lowell’s Seven Layers of Design, Lowell takes you through the organizing process step by step, breaking down each layer into simple tasks that anyone can make time to do. He shows how to plan ahead for better, faster, longer-lasting results; how to decide what to keep and what to toss; and how to store or show off your possessions. You’ll also see how each layer works in twelve fabulous room makeovers, from a ship-to-shore nautical bedroom to a Hollywood glam hallway to an inviting his-and-hers office space.It is possible to reach organizational nirvana and to stay there! In just seven easy steps, this colorful, no-nonsense guide will teach you how to purge your home mentally, physically, and spiritually so you’ll be clutter-free for life!

1. Assess & Schedule

2. Detach & Purge

3. Reclaim & Update

4. Sort & Contain

5. Design & Build

6. Arrange & Display

7. Cease & Maintain

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Christopher Lowell is the host of several of the Discovery Home network’s most popular shows. His performance skills and design talent have set him apart in the industry. Now an important and trusted brand, Christopher’s products currently retail in more than three thousand stores nationwide, and he has executive-produced more than eight hundred hours of national television programming. Often known as “the guy who started it all,” Christopher now looks to the future of home improvement as the executive designer of the new Shade Hotel in California, which shows how homes of the future will evolve into sexy, flexible, non-gender-specific havens for the next hypertasking generation. He lives in Los Angeles.

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Lives there even one soul in the country who decorates in line with the Miesian standard of "less is more"? No, according to TV host and author Lowell. He admits to a cluttering habit himself, graciously giving us the seven steps (aka layers) to conquer clutter. Consider it akin to an Alanon-type meeting, as he first defines the different types of pack-rat behaviors (and their motivations), then gently leads us through the "I deserve quality" routine. The second half is devoted to a dozen different room makeovers, which, although none will grace the pages of top-rate design magazines, adhere strictly to the slick, orderly, and multifunctional commandments he espouses. Barbara Jacobs
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