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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on January 23, 2006
I confess: I am a person of clutter. I am not a feng shui* devotee, indeed, this book was my introduction. For me, Jeff Campbell's 'Clutter Control : Putting Your Home on a Diet' is still The Best, but this book has its moments, and is a good refresher for New Year's resolutioners. Sorry, Shui sisters. I haven't got time, money or inclination to build a Bagua octagon of Chez Tundra - so my "missing gua" must remain AWOL. The kitchen is where the kitchen is - not to be confused with my Home Office or the bath. Still, the remaining chapters of Skye's Shui offer inspiration and reinforcement for ever-ongoing vigilance against the accumulation of clutter. /TundraVision, Amazon Reviewer

* For those as new to the Chinese art of Feng Shui as I, (I live up here in the Tundra,) the author explains: "literally translated, feng shui means wind and water. Wind and water, as we know, can be harnessed to produce energy. Feng shui also allows us to control and direct natural forces and utilize their energy. The principle force fend shui considers the ch'i (pronounced chee), the life-giving energy of the universe that flows through everything - our homes, the Earth, our bodies." So, the convergence for this reviewer is inspiration to shovel more stuff out the door!
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on January 28, 2005
Reading this book was my introduction to the Feng Shui philosophy. Most of the book has short paragraphs that will help you reduce clutter immediately. This is a great book for just reading a paragraph or two at a time. Read this book; you'll benefit from it!
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on July 18, 2005
Easy to read and makes a nice gift. The Feng Shui way of getting rid of clutter is different from the usual organization books! If you are overwhelmed with clutter, this book is a great motivator. I am taking a huge load to Goodwill tomorrow! Enjoy!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Being new to Feng Shui, the short tips format make this an easy book for me to dip into. She covers the basics in the front of the book, explaining how clutter affects the energy and vibes in your home. The Bagua chart was easy to apply to my layout and is clearly explained.

Although some of the tips seem like reruns from every "get organized" book you've ever read, most of the tips explain how the action will improve the Feng Shui that affects your relationships, wealth, creativity, etc. Much of Feng Shui seems very practical in that the improved appearance of our homes should make us feel better and focusing on certain aspects will bring rewards in that area. Sure, why not.

I'm going to try the money jar idea in my home office which is supposed to start prosperity flowing my way. Can't hurt.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This book doesn't ask you to rededicate your life to clutter-freedom. You probably can't do that if you aren't a naturally neat person or if you like to collect stuff. This book has you do little, random things, whether it's keeping the inbox of your email clear, or else putting mirrors and objects into your Wealth quadrant (using a Feng Shui bagua map.)

This is one of the easiest Feng Shui books I've ever read. Where to put the bagua map (line it up with the entrance wall, see where the room or the house falls on the map.)

The ideas are easy and short and mostly good ideas. This happens to be one of my favorite anti-clutter books because it's so gentle. Little steps. Mindfulness. And a bargain price, so easy on the purse as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 13, 2012
Great recommendations to motivate you to change or get rid of items in your life that are keeping you stuck, holding you back. When you have a hard time letting go of items from your past, they keep you from moving forward. This book is a great motivational tool. It's quick and easy to read. In fact, if you read a page or two at a time, it's just enough to get you moving in a positive direction for change. And you'll feel great each time you take action.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 14, 2014
I found Alexander's book interesting and the book made me think about WHY we clutter because--as in losing weight--the problem returns unless we UNDERSTAND and work from the core cause so thanks Skye for the tips. I usu only skim books and read a bit and will return but I feel Skye has a feel for this subject. We should express gratitude for gifts received and if necessary, disperse what we do not like.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 7, 2012
Nice, quick things to do to help keep clutter under control, with the bonus of Feng Shui. I like this book because it isn't overwhelming. Just a few quick things a day really helps. It's not a huge overview or anything like that, but it's easy and effective.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 21, 2013
I give it to all my friends. They don't take it personal and it's so much more than just cleaning up your clutter by cleaning up your mental garbage as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 5, 2012
Nice to grab for a quick look for a little encouragement to put you in the mood to declutter. I have found it very helpful.
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