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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 ...
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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.

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“I have needed this book for years, and I loved it! Brooks’s advice helped me clean up clutter, which gave me more time, energy, and creativity.”
— Robert J. Kriegel, PhD, New York Times bestselling author of If It Ain’t Broke, Break It!

Clutter Busting literally changed my life. Brooks’s gentle yet firm voice inspired me to act, to widen my eyes and take a fresh look around — and undo pockets of clutter, not only in my closet and the trunk of my car but also in my heart. This book is filled with practical, useful wisdom.”
— Marc Lesser, author of Less: Accomplishing More by Doing Less

“If you want to make your space into a transformative tool that supports your life and work, you need Clutter Busting.”
— Julia Mossbridge, PhD, author of Unfolding: The Perpetual Science of Your Soul’s Work

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According to professional "clutter buster" and stand-up comedian Palmer, when people get rid of stuff they don't need, they also remove impediments to a happy life. Hanging onto things is a way to avoid change, says Palmer, and he trains readers to clean out work and home spaces, as well as their heads. Indeed, Palmer's discussion of the psychological aspects of clutter (it's both an addiction and a punishment) makes the book unique. Highly recommended.


—Deborah Bigelow
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781577316596
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 276,766
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.96 (h) x 0.52 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2009

    More than just a "How To" book

    This book is not for those who simply need help in clearing out clutter, but rather for those who don't understand the real reason why they collect stuff or allow stuff to accumulate until they don't know where to begin. I was almost halfway through the book when BINGO! Brooks Palmer was describing me! Valuable book for gaining insight.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 31, 2010

    AWESOME!!!

    This book will help you get rid of your"stuff" I have been motivated and I am getting rid of old stuff right and left!!!
    If you have clutter...and you do because you are human...Read this book!!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 10, 2012

    This is one of THE BEST BOOKS ON ORGANIZING that I have ever rea

    This is one of THE BEST BOOKS ON ORGANIZING that I have ever read--and Brooks Palmer wrote the other one, too! I promise you, as you read this book you will decide that Brooks is speaking directly to you. It's amazing. And life changing. Buy this book! (And his other book, too!)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2014

    Palmer's advice changed my life. Such a strong impact, I will de

    Palmer's advice changed my life. Such a strong impact, I will definitely his other book!  HIs examples, tackle the clutter underneath the clutter. Thank you so so so much! I always go back to read when I need a reminder! Strongly recommend! 

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  • Posted February 20, 2011

    clutter busting

    very concise, to the point. Real!!! A great help

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