Is Clutter Taking Over Your Home and Life?
Stuff. So much stuff! Stuff that may link you to important
memories or be needed again someday, but for now just
clutters up cupboards and closets and the garage and tables,
shelves, and bookcases. Or perhaps paper and miscellaneous stuff is
piled on counters...everywhere!
What can you do with all of it?
You can trust Melissa Michaels, creator of the highly respected and popular blog The Inspired Room and a reformed stuff-keeper. In these pages you will find a friend who empathizes with you and offers insightful ideas for altering your habits while efficiently decluttering and organizing your home so that you can really enjoy living there.
With Melissa's encouragement and practical advice, you will be inspired to create a place for the things you love and breathing room to pursue your dreams and engage in life with the people who matter most.
"Melissa shares how to be content and happy in our home,
inspiring our home with the things we love and the people we
—Ann Voskamp, New York Times bestselling author of One Thousand Gifts
"Melissa Michaels' book The Inspired Room is full of
smart, practical advice and packed with inspiration to spare. The
photos are gorgeous and accompanied by helpful tips and details,
and the writing lifts you up and makes you excited to dive into
home decor headfirst!"
—Sherry Petersik, New York Times bestselling author of Young House Love
"I just love Melissa's approach to decorating to give yourself
time to let the process of decorating happen in your home, give
yourself grace, and enjoy the process. She really speaks to my
heart and brings out the best in me when it comes to my
—Rachel Dowd, Sweet and Simple Home
"I've read The Inspired Room cover to cover, and it's
going to be one of the most useful books I've ever owned. Melissa
is a great teacher, and designer, and is so very humble, and she
just has that 'you can do it' spirit about her."
—Sandy Coughlin, Reluctant Entertainer
"Love the Home You Have is what all overwhelmed moms
need—confirmation that they can find joy in the small things no
matter the size of their home or the amount of stuff they have (or
do not have)."
—Susan Heid, The Confident Mom
"Love the Home You Have speaks not only to the
well-organized mom who wants to create a beautiful and lovely home,
but to the disorganized, stressed, often-overwhelmed mom (me) who
just needs some reassurance about what a home truly is. Melissa has
a passion for life and beauty that translates into one of the best
(and most needed) books I have read in a long time. Well
—Amanda Rettke, I Am Baker
"Melissa feels it's important to 'use what quality pieces you
have to become the building blocks for your style.' There are so
many welcome tips in The Inspired Room to help guide you
when uncertainty with your decorating process steps in. The helpful
hints prod you to gently move forward with your changes but remind
you to stay true to yourself and your family. I love that."
—Kristy Wicks, KristyWicks.com
"If you are stressing out about how your home looks and feels
and want to make it the best it can be, then Love the Home You
Have is the book for you. It doesn't matter if you live in a
tiny basement apartment or a grand, 5,000-square-foot home. The
ideas and tips Melissa shares can be done by anyone, in any
decorating style, and even on the tiniest of budgets."
—Diane Henkler, In My Own Style
Melissa Michaels is the creator of The Inspired Room, voted the 2015 and 2014 Better Homes and Gardens Readers’ Favorite Decorating Blog. With creative, simple ideas for decorating and organizing the home, she inspires more than half a million women each month. Melissa is also the author of the New York Times bestseller Love the Home You Have, Make Room for What You Love, and The Inspired Room coffee table book. She and her husband live in Washington, where they planted a church in 2009.