We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
It's All Too Much Audiobook

It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff

When you think of what it will take to clean your house, are you so overwhelmed you throw up your hands and cry, "It's all too much"? If somewhere along the way you've simply lost the ability to keep your home organized and clutter-free, then It's All Too Much has the solution you've been searching for.
    • 1 audiobook per month
    • 180,000+ titles to choose from
    • $14.95 per month after free trial

Publisher's Summary

When you think of what it will take to clean your house, are you so overwhelmed you throw up your hands and cry, "It's all too much"? If somewhere along the way you've simply lost the ability to keep your home organized and clutter-free, then It's All Too Much has the solution you've been searching for.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2007 Peter Walsh. All rights reserved; (P)2007 Simon and Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.

What the Critics Say

"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)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (623 )
5 star
 (281)
4 star
 (192)
3 star
 (105)
2 star
 (32)
1 star
 (13)
Overall
4.2 (288 )
5 star
 (143)
4 star
 (74)
3 star
 (55)
2 star
 (11)
1 star
 (5)
Story
4.2 (294 )
5 star
 (152)
4 star
 (80)
3 star
 (46)
2 star
 (12)
1 star
 (4)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Peta Sutherland, Australia 12-12-12
    Peta Sutherland, Australia 12-12-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A great book for learning how to declutter!!!!!"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    sarah Gold coast., Australia 05-08-12
    sarah Gold coast., Australia 05-08-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    24
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    214
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Practical but enjoyable to listen to."

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sara 03-20-12
    Sara 03-20-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    10
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    53
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good info...but where are the worksheets?"

    I love Peter Walsh and I enjoyed this book. Let's be honest: It really is kind of hard to come up with The One and Only Method to Organize; this topic has been covered time and again, so it's very challenging to inspire the chronically disorganized like me. Peter achieved it and I have to give him credit for effectively reading his own book.

    The issue I have with the book does not have anything to do with him, though... I was frustrated that the awesome worksheets he kept mentioning were not available to me. I would think that the world of audio books had developed enough to make them available for download on the site once you purchased the book. Even so, his descriptions are so detailed that you can easily work around not having them.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Nicki 01-30-12
    Nicki 01-30-12

    Listening and loving it!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    9
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    123
    21
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Somehow, it's Not Enough"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Donna Queensland, Australia 08-17-11
    Donna Queensland, Australia 08-17-11 Listener Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    63
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    144
    34
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    21
    0
    Overall
    "Excellent"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Vanessa West Covina, CA, United States 08-02-11
    Vanessa West Covina, CA, United States 08-02-11 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Read before it's too late!"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ann Robinson 02-21-09 Listener Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Just what I needed!"

    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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Brian 01-13-16
    Brian 01-13-16 Member Since 2000
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "great read"

    I am getting good ideas on how to organize. The tips in the book are teaching me how to let go of stuff that I thought I'd never get rid of!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Emmie NJ, USA 10-06-15
    Emmie NJ, USA 10-06-15 Member Since 2008
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    27
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Conquer Your Clutter"

    This is my favorite book on decluttering. It goes into every aspect of how to get rid of your clutter, organize the things you have properly and prevent clutter from reoccurring. I have referred back to this book many times and it has been very helpful when I have made life changes and moves. I found that listening to this book again after my latest move helped me to evaluate, my possessions and set attainable goals for the life and lifestyle I wanted to live. For me that was a lifestyle free of clutter and stress and one that was focused on my goals and dreams and enjoying the people around me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Rebecca Foxworth California, USA 09-02-15
    Rebecca Foxworth California, USA 09-02-15 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Motivation to Achieve a Better Life"

    This book is read by the author, whose soothing voice makes it easy to listen to. With plenty of examples involving actual clients to keep the listener's interest, and a clear plan for decluttering and creating the life you want, it's a book you'll want to listen to more than once.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.