Throw Out Fifty Things

Throw Out Fifty Things

Clear the Clutter, Find your Life

Book - 2010
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"A perfect guide to getting the non-essentials out of the way, so that simple joys can make their way into our lives." - Marianne Williamson, author of A Return to Love

"If you want to grow, you gotta let go," is the mantra that bestselling author, columnist, and life coach Gail Blanke lives by. That means eliminating all the clutter - physical and emotional - that holds you back, weighs you down, or just makes you feel bad about yourself.

In THROW OUT FIFTY THINGS she takes us through each room of the house - from the attic to the garage - and even to the far reaches of our minds. Through poignant and humorous stories, she inspires us to get rid of the "life plaque" we've allowed to build-up there.
That junk drawer (you know that drawer) in the kitchen? Empty it! Those old regrets? Throw 'em out! That make-up from your "old" look? Toss it! That relationship that depresses you? Dump it!
Once you've hit fifty (you'll be surprised how easy it is to get there) and once you've thrown out that too-tight belt and too-small view of yourself, you'll be ready to step out into the clearing and into the next, and greatest, segment of your life.
Publisher: New York : Springboard Press, 2010, c2009
Edition: 1st trade ed. --
ISBN: 9780446505789
Branch Call Number: 646.7 Bla 3558ad 1
Characteristics: xxvii, 270 p
Alternative Title: Throw out 50 things


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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... 

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.

Dec 28, 2014

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

Sep 23, 2013

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

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.

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.

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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