Peter Walsh, the organizational guru from TLC's hit show Clean Sweep, shares his proven system for letting go of your emotional and physical clutter so that you can create a happier, more stress-free home and life. With his trademark humor and insight, Peter guides you step-by-step through the very charged process of decluttering your home, organizing your possessions, and reclaiming your life. Going way beyond color-coded boxes and storage bin solutions, It's All Too Much shows you how to reexamine your priorities and let go of the things that are weighing you down. Filled with real-life examples and advice for homes of all sizes and personalities, It's All Too Much will set you free from the emotional baggage that goes along with clutter.
At last, here is a system for managing your clutter, regaining control, and living the life you imagine for yourself.
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"Walsh...has written a self-help guide for the slovenly. He addresses the psychology that drives people to accumulate, helps readers come to terms with their own issues, and guides them in a plan to streamline and organize." (Akron Beacon Journal)
I found this book really helpful for learning how to declutter, what to declutter and how to become organised (Australian spelling). The book contains hints that you can use, like only subscribe to three different magazines. Anymore than three becomes too hard to keep up with. Also, only keep the last three editions of any magazine.
My house became more organised as I listened to this audiobook. I listened to it three times in a row as it is so compassionately writen and interesting to listen to, allowing the listener to dream about how they want to live to live in a space. For a book about cleaning up and decluttering it really held my attention and did the job... and trust me I am not someone who would usually listen to anything of this genre.
This book may be based on common sense, and the author does break it down into (almost) manageable steps, but this is not easy or simple for us confirmed packrats. In addition, the book really doesn't address dealing with the conflict around getting rid of one partner's clutter while leaving the other's. How does one get buy-in for the necessary purge? That said, the book provides many good pointers to THINKING about clutter and the psychology that leads to and supports it, as well as some step-by-step instruction for actually wading through and making things better.
I've always been a fan of Peter's, and this book is fantastic. He gives you all the info you need and none you don't, it's not too long, it's not complicated, it's not hard to follow. Ironically, I actually bought a paperback copy of this book a couple of years ago but it got lost in all my clutter before I got to read it! I was overjoyed to find it here on Audible, and it did not disappoint. Highly recommended.
This is a great audio book to listen to while you're cleaning. I've learned so many organization and de-clutter principles from this book. A lot of people may think that you need to read this book after there is a problem, but I think this is a book everyone should read BEFORE there is a problem. I don't particularly think I currently have hoarding tendencies and I live in a 1 bedroom apartment, but I know the tendencies run in my genes and I definitely could see myself doing some of the horrendous things mentioned in this book. So I'm glad I listened to this audio book as a way of pre-intervention. My favorite principle was: "one toy in, one toy out" or "1 new pair of shoes in, one pair of old shoes out" etc... I got so inspired that I went on massive spring cleaning mode and finally battled the war under my bed. This is a book that you can re-read every few years for inspiration. I think this is one of those books every one needs to read at least once.
I needed this compassionate yet 'get real' talk from Peter. He makes a lot of sense and listening over and over again is helping me to believe it and put his principles into practice.
This was one of the most helpful books I've had the pleasure of listening to.
Hearing Peter read his book made me feel like he was in each room helping me sort through all the clutter that had taken over my life.
Peter will give you your house and space again! Its hard to let go, but when you can't breathe in your home anymore something has to go. Will it be your mind or the stuff
a nice, relaxing way to not just a clutter free house but a clutter free life.be able to open up your door and home to any visitor with pride.entertain again and get your life back or make a fresh start.after all, you deserve it.
"Great catalyst to change your life"
After only the first third of the book I was hooked and spent the next 2 days sorting out the horror of our house - the study bedroom.
All done now and packing the car for the tip trip. A pile of lovely things to take next door for the children there.
Now there is one room in the house that I like and can go to build the energy to tackle the rest.
I don't feel overwhelmed any more and my goal is to create a home where I am not embarrassed to let people in.
Don't hesitate, just download it.
"Makes sense to me..."
Peter Walsh narates his book with great enthusiasm. I found it very interesting and a book that I will no doubt return to again and again.
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