Clutter Intervention: How Your Stuff Is Keeping You Stuck

Clutter Intervention

Millennial new age look at how to clear the clutter from your life.

There are some practical clutter removal tips scattered throughout Clutter Intervention: remove the easy stuff first, declutter fast to keep your energy high, and make a prioritized to do list of next steps.  However, the majority of the book is about how to remove the emotional baggage that makes you want to keep stuff you never use or don’t fit into anymore. It may be an image of yourself from twenty years ago.  It may be a gift that you didn’t even like when you received it.  It may be mementos, paperwork or clothes from an old career. Unresolved grief may force you to keep a loved one’s stuff for sentimental reasons.

Clutter Intervention uses some new age techniques like burning sage and using feng shui. Personally, that part wasn’t for me but people who already believe in that type of think will be thrilled to see how to incorporate into their decluttering process. The best part of the book was the digital decluttering section. This topic is seldom explored in decluttering books.

Ever since I read the gold standard of decluttering books, The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, I have been looking for a more practical decluttering book.  I need a book with step-by-step lists of how to declutter.  Typically, I do a great job in one room, get tired and don’t continue. Clutter Intervention did not satisfy that need.  However, it is recommended for readers that are more open to the “why” of decluttering rather than the “how”. 3 stars.

Thanks to the publisher, Llewellyn Publications, and NetGalley for an advanced copy.

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