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Enough Already!: Clearing Mental Clutter to Become the Best You [Kindle Edition]

Peter Walsh
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Does it seem like everything is moving so fast these days you can barely keep up? Do you sometimes feel that your life is spinning out of control? Most of us are so overwhelmed by the stuff in our daily lives -- work, bills, family commitments, demands from our kids' schools -- that we rush from person to person and place to place. For many of us, life feels completely out of balance because we give one area of our lives too much attention and the other areas nowhere near enough. This crazy imbalance and the resulting stress and unhappiness you feel are the clutter that Peter Walsh wants to help you tackle in Enough Already!: Clearing Mental Clutter to Become the Best You.

Peter examines the six key areas of your life -- Family, Relationships, Work, Health, Money, and Spirituality -- and shows how these unique parts of your life are so interrelated that if just one is cluttered, that clutter will creep into the other areas and throw your life off balance. He then offers a step-by-step plan that helps you acknowledge and address the emotional and mental clutter that holds you back from living the richly fulfilling life you deserve.

Peter knows that freeing up a cluttered life (and mind) can sometimes take even greater work and commitment than clearing out a cluttered home, but he is determined to help you change. With his wry humor, his constant encouragement, and the specific tips and practical advice he offers, Peter helps you prioritize what matters in your life. Then his straightforward approach shows you how to let go of the stress and clutter and regain your balance, focus, energy, and purpose. By following his simple plan you will begin to view your life and how you spend your time and energy in a completely new way. You will finally be able to live a stress-free life of balance and fulfillment -- the life that's been buried under all your emotional clutter for years and the one you've always imagined.

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From Publishers Weekly

Walsh (Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat) skillfully diagnoses and proposes a cure for overburdened people with a six-part plan that systematically addresses relationships, career, family, money, health and spiritual well-being with practical prescriptions and an emotional focus. The relationship section urges readers to become the person you want to come home to and to conduct a personal inventory. Complete with useful clutter-assessment quizzes, this book provides a compelling and comprehensive remedy to the chaos. (Mar.)
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About the Author

Peter Walsh is an organizational consultant and the author of How to Organize (Just About) Everything. His media exposure includes appearances on The Early Show and Fox News, as well as in such publications as USA Today, The New York Times, and Real Simple. He divides his time between Los Angeles and Melbourne, Australia. For more information about Peter visit

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  • File Size: 388 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Free Press; 1 edition (March 3, 2009)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001NLKX3O
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89 of 95 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ready to clear the clutter February 25, 2009
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I had not read Peter Walsh's previous books, and honestly didn't realize that he was the host of TLC's "Clean Sweep" show. I've seen the show a few times before, and while my house and life are nowhere like the ones on the show, there is plenty of clutter I'd like to clear away (in both).

The book is a very easy read. I finished a cursory read in under an hour. That being said, I went back to fill out the numerous quizzes and questionnaires when I had more time to think about them. I considered them very valuable (instead of just a way to fill pages). For instance, in the Work section, he has quizzes like "Is your work life cluttered?" and activities like "Define your vision for your career" and "Quick Desk Purge." Unfortunately, as a consequence of all the clutter in our lives, we never quite get around to asking ourselves these questions or giving ourselves permission to take control...having it in front of me helped.

Because the author's background is actually in educational psychology (instead of just show business), he seems to understand how to make the information accessible to the reader. I also really appreciated that he didn't beat us over the head with the fact that he has a TV show (some books out there by TV personalities are so weak and really just marketing ploys). He does use letters he has received from listeners/fans/viewers to compliment the points he is making.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who feels overwhelmed with life at times. The books covers all possible parts of "life" like relationships, work, and health, so if you've got one or more area that is cluttered, it could really help. Based upon this book, I will also be seeking out his previous books he has written, to see how they may be useful.
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48 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE this book! April 12, 2009
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This book was mainly about mental clutter. It's the first book by Peter Walsh that I've read and it got me clearing out some of the physical clutter that I've been avoiding for at least 10 years. Seven years ago when I moved to the house I live in now, I just moved the clutter from the old house to the new one. Part of the reason was that we sold the old house sooner than we expected and I didn't have a lot of time to declutter, but there was also the mind clutter thing that just froze me whenever I thought about it. I work for a company on the other side of the country and have a home office, so not only do I have personal clutter, but I have work clutter as well.

I love reading books and articles on organization and it's big fun to order them on Amazon and then have an impressive pile of books to read. It puts off the process of actually doing anything because after you've received all the books, you have to decide which one to read first. Then, it takes time to actually read the book. Then you have to process in your mind what you've read and decide whether the author is another hack or if the advice is really doable. Or worth your while. (Usually it isn't and by then you've found something infinitely more fun to do). The next thing is to get motivated enough to actually go into the room and start to physically move, like opening a file folder full of outdated junk and deciding to make a pile of it to be shredded. Then, of course, the shredder can't handle two hours worth of constant shredding and burns out and you have to buy a new shredder. But you have to do a lot of research to know what shredder to buy, one that's going to last and can handle three hours or more of shredding once every 10 years and maybe 2-1/2 minutes worth every so often in between.
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62 of 77 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Applying de-cluttering principles to self-help February 27, 2009
In "Enough Already," organizing expert Peter Walsh takes de-cluttering principles and applies them to many areas of life: relationships, work, family, money, health, and our sense of well-being.

I embraced the idea promised by the subtitle, "Clearing Mental Clutter to Become the Best You," but I was disappointed that Walsh separated mental and physical decluttering so thoroughly. He writes, "Getting rid of the physical clutter is, as they say, another story, and it's one I've already told in my book 'It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff'." So to get more than the barebones basics about dealing with physical clutter, you'll need to buy his other book. In my estimation, it would have been more effective to write a really great book about de-cluttering the physical environment, and include a solid, original chapter on the mental environment, rather than writing an entire book about mental de-cluttering, applying the same principles over and over to different aspects of life.

The chapters are presented in a set formula, which scores points for consistency but eventually becomes tiresome. The common elements are: "Imagine the life you want," "Clear the clutter of unreal expectations," "Watch out for Obstacles," "Declutter Your (family/money/health)," "And then there's the stuff..."

Walsh seems to believe that if you have physical clutter problems you'll have similar issues in all major areas of your life. This may be true of extreme hoarders, but I don't believe that is true for most functional people.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought it for my daughter
I bought this book for my daughter. She has a house of clutter due to a recent illness. Hopefully she can gain some insight into getting rid of the clutter (including the mental... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Elaine L Flowers
5.0 out of 5 stars Product must have been ok, otherwise I would have given it 1 star....
Product must have been ok, otherwise I would have given it 1 star. Great product, I think?? Gave it a 5 anyways.
Published 9 months ago by Joni
5.0 out of 5 stars Get Book 1 first
Excited to get the book THEN it says, get book 1 first and get rid of physical clutter first AND BROOKS PALMER book, said get book 1 first as well...D' you use this ? Read more
Published 15 months ago by Vdan
5.0 out of 5 stars good book for overall clearing clutter.
He has many good suggestions about getting rid of clutter. He deals with the root of it. Too much food is clutter too. Also, we need to get rid of mental and emotional clutter. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Karine Armen
3.0 out of 5 stars Not really what I was looking for, but not the worst book.
Honestly, I don't know where he gets his "authority" to write this book. I know that he has a masters in "educational psychology". . . but. . . Read more
Published 16 months ago by G. Hearn
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
This book helps you realize and clear out your emotional clutter in your personal life. Peter shares real life problems, and how we should respond to them in a positive and... Read more
Published 18 months ago by SW
5.0 out of 5 stars Peter Walsh never disappoints!
All his books will move you forward quickly. Do you want your goal or something you don't need? He's very gentle with his guidence.
Published 20 months ago by A. J.
4.0 out of 5 stars It's True, Clutter Inside=Clutter Outside
This book is an easy read, I managed to get through it fairly quickly. It has helped me to tackle small projects and then move on to bigger ones..... Read more
Published 21 months ago by S. Breeden
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Reading
Peter Walsh is a great author and provides the essential information to help you live by and function in your everyday life. Read more
Published 22 months ago by GodCEO
5.0 out of 5 stars Peter WALSH FAN
This is a really good book! I am almost done with it, but I keep rereading pages and taking notes, ahahha!!!!
Published on June 11, 2012 by snoopy
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More About the Author

Peter Walsh is a clutter expert and organizational consultant who characterizes himself as part-contractor and part-therapist. He can be heard weekly on The Peter Walsh Show on the Oprah and Friends XM radio network, is a regular guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, and was also the host of the hit TLC show Clean Sweep. Peter holds a master's degree with a specialty in educational psychology. He divides his time between Los Angeles and Melbourne, Australia.


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