Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Clutter Busting Book Review

Clutter Busting:
Letting Go of What's Holding you Back

By Brooks Palmer

-An Inspiring, Upbeat Guide to the Spiritual, Creative, and Practical Benefits of Controlling Clutter-

Straightforward and focused, Clutter Busting shows how anyone can begin RIGHT NOW to clear the clutter and debris from their home, garage, office, and life.

Clutter, according to expert author Brooks Palmer, is anything that no longer serves us, from outdated clothes to old habits to people and ways of living that worked at one point but don’t now. Piles of junk in our garages and closets, overflowing papers on our desks and in our files, items unused for years, clothing we never wear, gifts received that we can't seem to toss out — all of these things, says Palmer, come weighted with shame and guilt. Ultimately, they have a suffocating effect on spirit and soul.

Brooks Palmer realized the intense emotional connection most people have with material possessions, and that internal clutter must be addressed before external clutter can be discarded. He created his Clutter Busting method to help people let go of those things they no longer need and to open the doors for new possibilities.

Written in a lively style and loaded with true-life stories, inspiring anecdotes, and practical tips, Clutter Busting is based on the premise stated in the title of the first chapter: “You Are Sacred, Your Things Are Not.” Other chapters explore such fundamental topics as the false identities we assume through clutter; the fear of change those junk piles represent; the addictive nature of holding onto objects; how clearing clutter makes room for clarity and sweeps away confusion and stasis; and much more.

Brooks Palmer’s Clutter Busting, business took off by word of mouth when people began calling, usually out of sheer desperation. He has since been featured in The Los Angeles Business Journal and Daily Candy, and on Living Live and the CBS Channel 2 Nightly News. Brooks travels between Chicago, Florida, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City, working with clients and offering seminars on getting rid of the clutter in our lives. He lives in Chicago.

His website is

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