Throw Out Fifty Things

Throw Out Fifty Things

Clear the Clutter, Find your Life

eBook - 2009 | 1st eBook ed.
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Publisher: New York, NY : Springboard Press, c2009.
Edition: 1st eBook ed.
ISBN: 9780446544344
0446544345
Alternative Title: Throw out 50 things
Contents: Introduction : Fueling the urge to purge
Making it to fifty
Getting started
Part I. Getting rid of the physical stuff : Your bedroom
Your bathroom
Your kitchen
Your living room
Your dining room
Your attic
Your garage
Part II. Your office: paring down the professional clutter : Clarifying your brand
Keeping what works, eliminating what doesn't
The phoenix rises from the ashes
Part III. Attacking the mental mess: if you think you can separate the physical from the mental clutter, forget about it! : Letting go of feeling inadequate, irrelevant, and just plain not good enough
Letting go of the type of person you think you are - or aren't
Letting go of the regrets and mistakes of the past
Letting go of being right about how wrong everybody and everything is
Letting go of the need to have everyone like you
Letting go of thinking the worst
Letting go of waiting for the right moment
Letting go of needing to feel secure
Letting go of thinking that you have to do everything yourself
Making it to fifty: the celebration
Part IV. Stepping into the clearing : Your vision for the future
Taking energy from your defining moments
Being unforgettable
Find your song - and sing it!
Your declaration to the world
Appendix: Your throw-outs.

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kellyak
May 16, 2018

Not for me. This read like the author's diary of her throwing things out along with some stories that she heard from others. I didn't find anything new or useful past the title. So for the idea of just setting a goal to throw 50 things out, I gave it a couple of stars. I didn't even read or want to read the last psychologically oriented chapters... 

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lhskarka
Feb 27, 2018

This book is written from a position of affluence and privilege. I found very little of use in it, as many of the examples and subjects have no bearing whatsoever on people who don't have an attic full of antiques, a second garage, and closets full of sporting equipment.

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wiredonjava
Dec 28, 2014

Never mind dusty knick knacks and shabby wardrobe, it's sometimes about kicking someone's @$$ to the curb!

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bobgrant
Sep 23, 2013

Really worth the read. Simple straight forward and NOT about tidying up!

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lingkyang
Mar 11, 2012

If you want to free yourself from materials, thoughts, bad memories, fear and etc, this is the first book to get started. It's not only about throwing things out but also freeing yourself from the burden of things and thoughts that drown you from moving forwarded.

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Ubalstecha
Dec 07, 2011

The premise of Gail Blanke's theory is that you can throw out fifty things and your life will change for the better. And by fifty things, she doesn't mean fifty magazines. She means fifty different categories. So that bag of mismatched socks, one thing.

Where this system is week, is that Blanke spends the back half of her book dealing with your mental clutter. Which is less effective.

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melabelle27
Jan 07, 2010

Easy and fun read with practical applications for cleaning out the clutter from your house and mind. I have recommended this book to all my friends.

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