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January 23, 2008

Cutting Back On Clutter Calories

Posted in: Books,Clutter Control Products,Less is More,Living Simply,Resources

At some point, you’ve probably seen Peter Walsh dishing out his organizing advice on Oprah or on TLC’s Clean Sweep. His latest book is called Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat? An Easy Plan for Consuming Less and Living More. Here’s a short description of the book, courtesy of its publisher Simon and Schuster:

“When it comes to clearing clutter, it isn't about the stuff itself; it's about the life you want to live…

Using his expert techniques honed from years as a clutter expert and organizational consultant, Peter demonstrates…how to clean up not just the spaces…but the routines around them…

Peter knows all the pitfalls and in Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?, he gives you the tools (and courage) you need to get over all your excuses, [and] face the issues…”

I have read Peter Walsh's other two books, and I’m expecting Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat? to be just a good – if not better. It is set to be released on February 1st.

Until then, I encourage you all to cut back on your clutter calories. Just do one small task that lessens the amount of excess in your life! Here are 15 ideas off the top of my head…

   • Delete a few unnecessary emails from your inbox
   • Throw out an old pair of socks
   • Trash an expired item from your fridge
   • Remove one item from the kitchen counter that hasn’t been used in 1+ month
   • Toss a handful of out-of-date coupons
   • Pick up the clothes off the bedroom floor
   • File a document or two
   • Take out the trash
   • Donate an item to charity
   • Remove an old reminder from the family bulletin board
   • Pick up the trash in your car
   • Transfer a floating address on a sticky note to your address book
   • Clean out your purse
   • Wash the dishes in the sink
   • Pick up the shoes at your front door and return them to the closet

Remember: January is National Get Organized Month. And it’s never too little or too late to start! How are you cutting back on clutter calories?


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