"Its All Too Much" Peter Walsh

Posted on Thu 10 July 2008 in ClubReading

If you ever look around your house and feel overwhelmed by the amount of clutter and "stuff" you have, this is the book for you. I am often so overwhelmed with the amount of clutter in my house that I seldom clean the house; picking up the clutter first is too much. I finally found a book that doesn't tell me "just do it," but gives guidance and reassurance that it can be done.

Peter Walsh worked on "Clean House," a cable TV show that tries to end clutter. His philosophy remains that stuff is stuff; memories aren't stuff. If you don't believe it to be beautiful or know it to be useful, get rid of it. This book gives step-by-step instructions on how to end clutter, but it's different from other clutter books. Walsh tells you to determine the purpose of each room and proceed from there. When you discuss with the entire household what the purpose (or purposes) of the room is, it's much easier to organize the room to function.

I'm on my way, tackling small projects at this point, but Goodwill has received lots from us and will get more. Wish me luck!