Stuff Happens!
Emma Gleeson

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Narrated By: Emma Gleeson

Duration: 6 hours and 15 minutes

What to expect

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Do you sometimes feel that your stuff is taking over your life? Do you ever wonder how it all got into your house in the first place? Does the chaos in your space reflect the chaos in your head?

Having done it all - been an anxious clutter-bug herself, studied why we have stuff (headline: we're humans, it's normal) and set up a business to help people declutter - Emma Gleeson understands how you feel. Stuff Happens is her guide to sorting out your relationship with your stuff and finding the right way for you to declutter.

Having things is a part of life. Perfection is not an empty house and minimalism does not need to be your goal. Emma will show you how to figure out a system that works for you and your life (and is good for the planet).

Filled with fantastic insights from her own and her clients' lives, lots of sound advice and practical tips, Stuff Happens will give you the tools to manage your stuff while being kinder to yourself.

Compassionate, enlightening and liberating, Stuff Happens will completely transform how you view clutter.

© Emma Gleeson 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021


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Hoarders need to read Stuff Happens! Her no-nonsense approach will help you see the wood from the trees, or at least, rediscover your long-hidden bedroom floor

Irish Country Magazine

I started doing a bit of surgical decluttering - like one of those drawers where you have everything: go off and just sort it out - and actually it's quite an absorbing and peaceful thing to do . . . such a sense of achievement and completion

Brendan O'Connor

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

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

I love it. There is so much in this book. It really is a brilliant book - full of genuinely useful things

Louise McSharry

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

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