Piles of junk in garages and closets, overflowing papers on desks, items unused for years, masses of unanswered email, clothing never worn, useless gifts that collect dust; all these things, says Brooks Palmer, come weighted with shame and guilt and have a suffocating effect on spirit and soul. In this insightful book, Palmer shows how to get rid of the things in our lives that no longer serve us. By tossing out these unneeded items, we are also eliminating their negative influences, freeing up energy, and unlocking our potential.
Loaded with inspiring anecdotes and practical tips, Clutter Busting is based on the premise that your things are not sacred, but you are. The book explores such fundamental topics as the false identities we assume through clutter, the fear of change those junk piles represent, the addictive nature of holding on to objects, how clearing clutter makes room for clarity and sweeps away confusion and stasis, and much more. With Brooks's upbeat and compassionate guidance, you'll find yourself clearing the way for new and exciting things to come into your life.
©2015 Brooks Palmer (P)2015 New World Library
Great book. I recommend everyone to read it. What he says is true! After hearing the first couple of chapters whilst driving, I got home and went straight to it. Feeling freer after clearing just half a room. Will continue to declutter as doing one room at a time!! Definitely life changing.
"30 minutes and I'm done."
Clutter sucks your energy and makes you miserable. Check.
Get rid of stuff you haven't used or need. Check.
I'm not sure why I bought this book as its just adding clutter. Check.
The content of this book is amazing, and it will be invaluable to anyone with a clutter problem.
Brooks narrates the book beautifully and conveys the content in a calm, kind and non-judgemental manner.
thank you, not only for the content, but for the delivery of it. Very humane, down to earth, common sense sort of blueprint to breaking through clutter it gave me the confidence in trusting myself, my choices and realizing that it's not "things" that define who I am. it's ok to let go of things.... in fact, it's absolutely necessary. I'm ready to let go of the old anchors holding me back and down, and look forward to the new and better. Thank you!
I've read many books on cluttering, but this one has more insight than I've ever heard before. listened twice, and will no doubt listen again. It is so inspiring. Loved it!
"Love this book"
I loved this book. The way each chapter is written is not the common declutter book. The stories are wonderful and make things more personal
"The most insightful organizing book I've found"
He speaks slowly and unemotional but hang in there because you will learn a lot about your self and how to get to clarity and peace with your stuff!
"A difficult listen"
Obviously, this book is aimed at people who are ready to admit that they have lost control of their homes, and would like to de-clutter, organize, and change their habits for the better. That being said, I don't think it's a good idea to put down the reader 10 times in the first five minutes of listening. The author is rather condescending in his approach, and is difficult to listen to because the ends of his sentences are much quieter than the beginnings. I tend to like books with a more positive approach, and readers who have better breath support. I much preferred "It's All Too Much" by Peter Walsh, and "How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind" by Dana K. White.
I'm a nut for decluttering inspiration and this is my all time favorite book on the subject. Unlike the very brilliant Konmari (her books are awesome too), this author has no sympathy for the objects stuffing your house. I've listened to this book several times (including during decluttering marathons) and it gives me the strength to just throw the carp away.
Brooks tells it like it is... And he gives you the emotional armor and tools you need to make a change in your home and life. Thank you Brooks Palmer!
"Saved me from a lifetime of clutter. "
it showed me a new way to look at the way clutter affects my whole life.
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