Throw Out Fifty Things

Clear the Clutter, Find your Life

Blanke, Gail

Book - 2009
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Throw Out Fifty Things
"Gail Blanke offers inspiring ways to clear away the debris of your life-both physical and mental-to help you find peace, energy and a better vision of who you are."--Provided by the publisher.

Publisher: New York : Springboard Press, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780446505796
Branch Call Number: 648.5 B642t 2009
Characteristics: xxvii, 270 p. ;,20 cm
Alternate Title: Throw out 50 things


From Library Staff

Sometimes taking the first step is the most difficult. If you can find 50 things to throw out—it's not hard—you're well on the way.

This may sound like a piece of cake, but all your extra magazines only count once, same with clothes, kitchen gadgets, etc., but you will laugh and have fun doing it... and you probably can still get to 50 things. The author also helps with the emotional processing.

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Dec 28, 2014
  • wiredonjava rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Never mind dusty knick knacks and shabby wardrobe, it's sometimes about kicking someone's @$$ to the curb!

Aug 04, 2014
  • Bookworm_2010 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The description above does not match with this book.

Sep 23, 2013
  • bobgrant rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Really worth the read. Simple straight forward and NOT about tidying up!

Mar 11, 2012
  • lingkyang rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

If you want to free yourself from materials, thoughts, bad memories, fear and etc, this is the first book to get started. It's not only about throwing things out but also freeing yourself from the burden of things and thoughts that drown you from moving forwarded.

Dec 07, 2011
  • Ubalstecha rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The premise of Gail Blanke's theory is that you can throw out fifty things and your life will change for the better. And by fifty things, she doesn't mean fifty magazines. She means fifty different categories. So that bag of mismatched socks, one thing.

Where this system is week, is that Blanke spends the back half of her book dealing with your mental clutter. Which is less effective.

Jan 07, 2010
  • melabelle27 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Easy and fun read with practical applications for cleaning out the clutter from your house and mind. I have recommended this book to all my friends.


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