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Throw Out Fifty Things by Gail Blanke

Throw Out Fifty Things

by Gail Blanke

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Clutter clearing from a very white-privileged, upper-income-bracket point of view. Reads very much like mid-day talk show advice. I did not find it particularly useful. The resource list might be, but it is now nearly ten years out of date. ( )
  lhskarka | May 15, 2017 |
I'm reading this slowly as I actually throw fifty things out (which means 50 categories of things,not 50 items)...so far, some good progress. I'm not sure if the book is better than most de-cluttering books or if I'm just ready...a little of both, I think.
  Connie-D | Jan 17, 2016 |
Rambles on, from practical tips on organizing to campy, maudlin self-help hints. Overall, rather good! ( )
  Sandydog1 | Nov 10, 2014 |
No. Disliked, didn't finish, don't recommend. Time to get back to the clutter-clearing book that worked for me years ago and can inspire me again. That is NOT this one. ( )
  TanteLeonie | Jan 13, 2014 |
Self-help books and motivational speakers can be a lot like lawyers, everybody likes to dog them until they really need one. BOTTOM LINE: I desperately needed some motivation to clean out my closets before the New Year and this book gave it to me so I'm giving it a thumbs up. I also appreciated this author interspersing websites (several I hadn't heard of before) for recycling/repurposing discarded items. ( )
  dele2451 | Dec 30, 2013 |
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"Our lives are so filled with junk from the past-from dried up tubes of glue to old grudges-that it's a wonder we can get up in the morning," exclaims motivator, best-selling author, columnist, and life coach Gail Blanke.

"If you want to grow, you gotta let go," is Blanke's mantra; and 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.

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"Gail Blanke offers inspiring ways to clear away the debris of your life-both physical and mental-to help you find peace, energy and a better vision of who you are."--Provided by the publisher.

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