what the book includes

Through heartfelt & touching personal stories paired with straightforward & practical strategies you can implement right now, Unstuffed will both inspire and motivate you to make real changes to the way you look at STUFF.

Here's just a small sampling of what this life-changing book has to offer:


Create a comprehensive vision for your living space & make easy, instant changes to improve its function. Discover that more closets and storage bins are not the solution, but instead be inspired to set strict limits and create new habits that will eliminate clutter in your home, once and for all.


Recognize the pitfalls of an overstuffed schedule and learn to combat the culture of busy in your everyday life. Conquer that mountain of paperwork and finally let go of the guilt that gets attached to gifts and all that other people's stuff.



Cultivate your real and most important friendships while eliminating toxic relationships that are weighing you down. Find balance by letting go of your unhealthy habits, and instead finally learn to embrace and value rest.

unstuffed bonuses

We want to help you get unstuffed right away, even before the book arrives on your doorstep or gets delivered to your digital device on April 5th.

Preorder the Unstuffed book now and get access to more than $75 in truly amazing digital bonuses over the next few months, including a free copy of 31 Days to a Clutter Free Life, exclusive access to our Unstuffed video curriculum, the Unstuffed workbook, and much more!




from the book

Our homes are quite possibly the most open and honest reflection of our state of mind that we will ever find. The more cluttered and chaotic we are inside, the more our homes will reflect that confusion. But the opposite is also true. The more we can tame the physical space around us and create an environment that soothes, welcomes, and comforts, the calmer we will feel inside.

chapter 1:  living

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chapter 1:  living

Our homes are quite possibly the most open and honest reflection of our state of mind that we will ever find. The more cluttered and chaotic we are inside, the more our homes will reflect that confusion. But the opposite is also true. The more we can tame the physical space around us and create View Full →

For those of us who struggle with too much stuff, even the biggest basement won’t be large enough to contain it all. Because at the heart of the matter, the problem is not the size of our closets, it is us, and more storage space is not the solution.

chapter 2:  storage

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chapter 2:  storage

For those of us who struggle with too much stuff, even the biggest basement won’t be large enough to contain it all. Because at the heart of the matter, the problem is not the size of our closets, it is us, and more storage space is not the solution.

It’s easy to use holidays and special occasions as an excuse for more stuff. But we can say yes to the special without saying yes to the stuff. They don’t have to go hand in hand.

chapter 3: kids

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chapter 3: kids

It’s easy to use holidays and special occasions as an excuse for more stuff. But we can say yes to the special without saying yes to the stuff. They don’t have to go hand in hand.

We can’t slow down for fear our lives won’t matter if we do. The busyness gives us purpose; the jam-packed schedule provides meaning to an otherwise empty life. But here’s the truth: A busy life is not the same as a meaningful one. Athletic, successful, or talented children do not make us more important. Activities, obligations, and commitments do not make us count. If we’re looking for the answer to our frustration, despair, and hopelessness in a full calendar, we will never find it there. In fact, quite often, the fuller our calendar becomes, the emptier our heart feels.

chapter 4: schedule

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chapter 4: schedule

We can’t slow down for fear our lives won’t matter if we do. The busyness gives us purpose; the jam-packed schedule provides meaning to an otherwise empty life. But here’s the truth: A busy life is not the same as a meaningful one. Athletic, successful, or talented children do not make us more important. Activities, View Full →

Our problem with paperwork and information overload often boils down to an inability to simply make a decision.

chapter 5:  paperwork

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chapter 5:  paperwork

Our problem with paperwork and information overload often boils down to an inability to simply make a decision.

In order to give up the guilt that causes us to hold on tight to other people’s stuff, we have to first reset our thinking. We have to accept, at our core, the fundamental truth that people and things are not one and the same.

chapter 6:  other people's stuff

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chapter 6:  other people's stuff

In order to give up the guilt that causes us to hold on tight to other people’s stuff, we have to first reset our thinking. We have to accept, at our core, the fundamental truth that people and things are not one and the same.

So often we forgo quality for quantity [when it comes to friendships.] We eagerly accept little more than superficiality, collecting friends on Facebook instead of in real life, sharing and reading only the heavily edited highlights, then measuring our worth and popularity by the number of likes or comments we receive. We allow toxic relationships to choke out the meaningful ones, and instead of cultivating real relationships, we settle for skin deep.

chapter 7: friends

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chapter 7: friends

So often we forgo quality for quantity [when it comes to friendships.] We eagerly accept little more than superficiality, collecting friends on Facebook instead of in real life, sharing and reading only the heavily edited highlights, then measuring our worth and popularity by the number of likes or comments we receive. We allow toxic relationships View Full →

We want to believe we can create balance. But balance comes from rest.

chapter 8: wellness

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chapter 8: wellness

We want to believe we can create balance. But balance comes from rest.

The only way to become truly unstuffed is to accept the amazing, incredible, unlimited, and totally undeserved grace we’ve already been given, and stop trying to fill that hole ourselves.

chapter 9: spirit

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chapter 9: spirit

The only way to become truly unstuffed is to accept the amazing, incredible, unlimited, and totally undeserved grace we’ve already been given, and stop trying to fill that hole ourselves.
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about the author
New York Times bestselling author Ruth Soukup believes with all her heart that a life well lived is not so much about what we have, but who we are. Her mission is to empower and inspire women everywhere to seek—and find—the Good Life.




Through her popular blog, Living Well Spending Less, which reaches more than one million women each month, she encourages her readers to follow their dreams and reach their goals, sharing easy-to-implement tips and strategies for saving time and money while focusing on the things that matter most. Her practical advice has been featured in numerous publications and news programs, including Women’s Day, Redbook, ALL YOU and The Daily Buzz. She is the author of Living Well, Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life.