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2.04.2013

5 Days to a Clutter-Free House ~ Review


5 Days to a Clutter-Free House

Quick, Easy Ways to Clear Up Your Space

by Sandra Felton and Marsha Sims

Do you struggle against a swelling tide of clutter?  Well, 5 Days to a Clutter-Free House is here to help you.  When we struggle with clutter it is because we have such a strong attachment to our stuff whether for sentimental reasons or because of some possible future need.  But we need to overcome these tendencies that are motivated by fear of making the wrong decision.

We need to take steps to break our emotional attachments to things.  We need to get a picture in our mind of what we want our dream home to look like.  Is it piles all over the place?  Or is it clear surfaces with everything in its place?

In 5 easy steps you can work toward your ideal home.  But these steps are spread out over 5 days and it is a team effort.  Getting help is an important part of the process.  We need support and encouragement to help us get through this but it worth it.  Each day is broken down into levels.  Day one is feet to knees, day two is knees to shoulders, day three is shoulders to ceiling, day four is interior spaces, and day five is storage places (attic, garage, etc.).  Items are boxed up so that surfaces are cleared and cleaned.  

As you go through your boxes of accumulated stuff you will learn to discern what is important and what is not.  But give yourself a timeline to get through your boxes and as you go through them put everything you are going to keep in its place.  Use the following Bible verse found on page 29 as your motivation Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might.  Don't allow obstacles to get in your way and manage your time and space wisely. 

Personal experiences of are given throughout the book of people desiring change and for each step of the process.  Resources - such as books, classes, and websites are included to help you achieve your goal and to maintain it.

I especially liked the 5 step process as the various personal experiences encourage one to want to experience the same de-cluttering in one's own life.  

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and all opinions are my own.

 Available February 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.