Clutter Busting

Letting Go of What's Holding You Back

Palmer, Brooks

Book - 2009
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Clutter Busting
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.

Publisher: Novato, Calif. : New World Library, c2009
ISBN: 1577316592
Branch Call Number: 648.5 P173c 2009
Characteristics: 219 p. :,21 cm


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Apr 29, 2014
  • sammier rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Loved this book. It gets straight to the point on how clutter may be adversely affecting your life. There are loads of great exercises aimed at getting you motivated and working on the problem. Highly recommended.

Apr 29, 2012
  • VesperWinchester rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book is powerful; spiritual and psychologically based. I cannot recommend it enough! My apartmant has never looked better and I feel great!

Feb 21, 2011
  • LocketLibrarian rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A good, basic book on how to start the decluttering process. The layout was a bit plain for my taste, but it serves its purpose.

Jan 28, 2011

Thanks to this wonderful book, my two useless large stuffed animals formerly taking up space in my bedroom,are now ready to be donated. He doesn't mince words in commanding you to get rid of all that stuff you are uselessly hanging on to which is cluttering your home and your life!

Dec 28, 2010
  • omicron235 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

There are books that advise you how to organize and store your stuff. There are books that analyze why you hoard stuff, but do not help you manage it or get rid of it. Clutter Busting is not one of these. It is a book of practical psychology: The author gives tips on how to identify clutter, and once it has been identified, deal with it swiftly and effectively. His central theme is that physical clutter begets mental clutter, anxiety and depression and one must eliminate clutter and simplify one's possessions in order to be able to think clearly and find freedom.

Jul 09, 2010
  • SuziSunshine rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed how the author talked to me directly. He gives tasks to completed and urges you to "do it now". The most important concept that he advocates is to "let go: stuff is just stuff". Once you get that and how it's the emotional attachments that you have to the item, you naturally start releasing. He highly praises you for who you are and empowers you to be good to yourself - you deserve it!

I found it inspiring and I did some significant clutter busting, both internally and externally as a result of reading this book.


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