book review – It’s All Too Much

Peter Welsh is well known as an organizer/TV personality. His on-camera style is slightly abrasive, using a tough-love approach to clearing owners’ clutter. His books are written in a manner that reveals his personality, but not in the same in-your-face way.

In this book, Peter offers real-life examples to motivate you to bring order to your life. One of the greatest takeaways I get from Peter is “It’s not about the stuff.” Clutter is created from disordered thoughts or relationships to items or inability to make decisions. Peter asks you what you want in your life. Once you decide what matters most, you can work toward achieving it.

You can simplify your life.

The first week of August is National Simplify Your Life Week. Letting go of a bit of clutter will be a step toward simplifying your life. Yesterday, I packed a box for the thrift shop, including things I thought I never would be able to give away. Sure, they’re attractive and/or useful, but I’m not using them and someone else can.

What is one thing you can do to simplify your life in the next week?

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