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Better than Your dreams for a how-to-fix-this-mess book.
on October 27, 2009
The reviews are correct, it will get You in motion and looking at Your home and possessions in a whole new light. I walk around thinking about what to get rid of next and not buying anything that will take up space. If I could exchange all the unused items I have for time with family and nice meals/concerts...that's the kind of thinking this book gives. You will look at everything differently. I don't want much for Christmas because there's not much I want (learn to distinguish want from need, I need new shocks & struts). I was letting wants get in the way of needs. This book will help You save time, money, and space. If followed it will provide sanity. I had long wanted a place to sew but didn't know where that place could be - I have it now. I went through all my kitchen plastics and matched up lids, anything w/o a lid had to be recycled. Now the cabinet is more spacious and I get leftovers put away in a flash. There were times I wouldn't put things away b/c I didn't want to deal w/ finding a place for them. That was a sign I had too much stuff. I'm getting rid of stuff and setting a do-by date for things I haven't gotten to yet. If not done by that date they're gone. No need to keep craft paints around if I'm not painting. This prompts me to do things I've been meaning to do and not be out shopping for things I don't need. The book works if You take the time to pick it up (grab a pen!) and go through each exercise. My boyfriend is a neat freak and this book helps me be more like him. I still have a junk drawer (sorry Mr. Walsh, I'm Southern, I must have a spot for batteries, flashlights, etc.) so don't worry about losing Yourself completely. This book changed how I look at my desk and workroom at work, and at home my bedroom, closets, and yes, even the bathroom. The book is broken down room by room with questions and space for You to answer in each chapter. He even says, to paraphrase, standing outside Your home what did You envision would happen here; that's a powerful question. Please, give this book a try. You'll be glad You did.