Stop Clutter From Stealing Your Life: Discover Why You Clutter and How You Can Stop

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9781601630087: Stop Clutter From Stealing Your Life: Discover Why You Clutter and How You Can Stop

Clutter is not just a minor annoyance or an organizational challenge. For too many people, it is a monster that can destroy self-esteem and relationships, cause financial problems, and even lead to the unemployment line.

Is "overwhelmed" the first word that comes to mind when you think about your clutter? Are your life and happiness limited by your possessions? If clutter is stealing your life, take it back!

Stop Clutter From Stealing Your Life will convince you that you can truly change your life. Author Mike Nelson overcame his own cluttering behavior and shares his triumphs and struggles with humor and insight. He eliminated one ton of clutter the first year. For seven years, he's helped hundreds of clutterers, founded a support group, and kept his own clutter at bay. You are not your stuff. You are a lot more important.

What's changed in this new edition:

* More practical ways to keep clutter from coming into your home or office.

* Proven ways to eliminate computer, financial, and time clutter.

* Business and home office de-cluttering tools.

* Dealing with inherited clutter from relatives.

Stop Clutter From Stealing Your Life combines practical tips and psychological insights to help you change cluttering behavior--permanently. Just keep it away from your "piles."

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Many books will tell you how you should organize your life. This one doesn't tell you that you should follow "systems" and hard rules. It gently leads you to understand why you clutter, how it affects every aspect of your life, why an approach of "practical spirituality" can help you more than a to-do list, and then gives you some very practical tips that only a real clutterer would know. Mr. Nelson approaches a very serious problem that affects millions with a sensitivity that only a fellow sufferer could have, and a wry humor that makes the journey to recovery less painful. One of the stories is about a rock and roll star who has 27 refrigerators! If you've tried and tried to organize, and read other books that didn't seem to speak your language, this book is for you. It passes into the realm of books that can change your life. Unique in Mr. Nelson's approach is that he addresses the strains that cluttering can have on relationships. He's personally released over a ton of useless items. Financial clutter is also addressed. Medical experts, religious leaders, professional organizers, businessmen and clutterers themselves all present their views of the elephant. Mr. Nelson ties them together to show the whole animal.

From the Author:

I was lead to write this book as I learned just how destructive cluttering was to my life. It destroyed relationships, cost me money, lost me a dream job and blocked my spirituality. You are not alone. There are millions of us, and this book is one way for us to reclaim our lives. I use the teachings of many spiritual leaders to guide us on the way: Laotze, Buddha, Jesus and, of course, General George S. Patton Jr.

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