Making Space, Clutter Free

The Last Book on Decluttering You'll Ever Need
Narrated by: Tracy McCubbin
Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (62 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Discover the freedom of a beautiful home, personal purpose, and joyful inner confidence

Decluttering expert Tracy McCubbin offers revolutionary help to anyone who has repeatedly tried to break their clutter's mysterious hold. Her powerful answer lies in the Seven Emotional Clutter Blocks, unconscious obstacles that stood between thousands of her clients and financial freedom, healthy relationships, and positive outlooks. 

Once a Clutter Block is revealed - and healed - true transformation of home and life is possible. Her empowering techniques and strategies help you:  

  • Recognize and overcome your Clutter Block(s) to liberate your home 
  • Lighten and purge without the rigidity of the other methods 
  • Use your home to attain life goals like health, wealth, and love 

It's time to break through your Clutter Blocks and discover the lasting happiness waiting for you on the other side!

©2019 Tracy McCubbin (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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Worst organizing book ever /awful narrator choice

1) The author narrated this book and has a voice that sounds like a very young adult. That would be fine for children’s books or young adult novels. But it doesn’t work for a self-help book of this type. This is a field where I want to hear from someone with decades of experience, not someone who sounds 19. It didn’t inspire confidence in the content. 2) The book itself is useless. It’s not all that original—and it is very repetitive. What is most annoying is the author constantly stating that she will not “allow” her clients to do this or that or requires them to. The use of “Now” as an order repeatedly (with the narrator focusing on this word and drawing it out in a long nasal tone as an order “Do x Nooooow” (over and over in the book) got on my nerves. Words like must, always, and never should be avoided when writing. And they are constantly in use. 3) The author seems to think that everyone is made of money. Many of the solutions would require financial expenditure. 4) I can’t stress how annoying the author’s overuse and verbal narration emphasis on certain words was. It felt like a bossy book and a bossy annoying author. If I had hired her to be my professional organizer and she ordered me to do things in person the way she does in this book I would fire her in a flash and tell everyone I knew to avoid her services. 5) Some things in this book don’t convert to audio well: lists, adding up points for several categories of items if you do this or that... I couldn’t finish this. The constant nasal drawn out order of “nooooow” never, and always and the seeming unawareness that lifestyles vary greatly really irked me. Got my credit refunded and will find something better!

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Full of non-judgmental entertainment

Tracy tells us why we collect in a non-judgmental and entertaining way. She is so upbeat even when facing the most personal hoarding cases. But, even those of us with an organized junk drawer can identify additional tools to rid ourselves of the guilt of clearing the clutter. I am excited for my next decluttering adventure!

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7 Clutter Blocks

This is a good book for people who can relate to any of these 7 clutter blocks (unconscious reasons for holding onto stuff): 1. My stuff keeps me in the past (stuff that reinforce the idea the best time of my life is behind me) 2. My stuff tells me who I am (flaunting things and brands) 3. It's stuff I'm avoiding (like unopened mail) 4. My fantasy stuff is for my fantasy life (like clothes in a smaller size, kitchen appliances to cook healthy meals, and fancy exercise equipment) 5. I'm not worth my good stuff (like unused china and items saved for "special" occasions) 6. Trapped by other people's stuff (like my parents' stuff given to me but I have no use for) 7. Stuff I keep paying for (it's unused stuff but I spent too much on it to let go of it)

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7 clutter blocks & senior downsizing

I think this book would be especially helpful for senior downsizing. And I really liked the 7 Clutter Blocks. So often I see adds for organizers where the before pictures have a bunch of trash and the after picture looks great. But what if there’s no trash or undone laundry in your house? Maybe you have “precious antiques” or heirlooms and you’re overwhelmed by grief or guilt both. Tracy does a really good job explaining what the block may be.

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Like your BFF talking you through your clutter!

This book is so helpful, not judgy and like your best girlfriend is helping you deal with the all the crap you accumulate. My mom died not so long ago and I encountered so many of the issues Tracy breaks down, I feel so much better knowing all of it was normal, hard and complicated. So little to do with 'sparking joy.' I will use so many of her techniques moving forward, it's absolutely invaluable. And knowing I"m not alone makes it so much easier to face the difficult 'stuff.'

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very insightful

I got a lot of good insights from this book. I also enjoyed the narration. The narrator had good energy and enthusiasm. I would recommend this book.

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Very Impressed

Loved it, my 1st experience with audible so glad I picked this book. really helpful.

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Outstanding

The best book I’ve read so far on this subject, because of its broad coverage of a wide variety of situations and reasons you may be reading this book in the first place. Second place favorite in this genre would be the book “Lightly.” I like the the fact that it was read by the author, she’s very genuine & sounds truly dedicated to her audience. Great read, hard to put down. Will have a permanent place in my library.

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There's a lot of truth to chew on in this book.

I've listened to numerous books on decluttering. This was a great addition. Some reviews were negative, but I thought she was fantastic! As with all decluttering books, keep an open mind. Implement what works for you and ignore the rest. If you're getting upset, it may be she's stepping on your toes and you should embrace whatever truth she's trying to show you. I have been seriously decluttering and ready to hear more tips. It really was like having a friend motivating me to declutter and have the peaceful home I've always wanted. The more I declutter the easier it gets. The easier it gets the more clutter I want to part with. It's a beautiful cycle. It feels like I was in bondage to clutter and now I'm free. Woot Woot!

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So HELPFUL!!!

I have been having the popular problem of releasing items. Tracy and this audible book helped me put things into perspective!!! I am practicing her ideas and have donated and released half the items that I was hanging onto! I feel so free and unburdened! We can now LIVE in our home!