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Too Much Stuff: De-Cluttering Your Heart and Home

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  31 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
We love stuff. Clothes. Shoes. Make-up. Jewelry. Books. Pictures. Movies. CDs. Letters. Recipes. Magazines. STUFF! Our consumer-driven society is constantly enticing us to want more, and before we know it--it's just too much!We collect things for someday--recipes we plan to bake, craft projects we want to make, or gifts we hope to give. And unfortunately, what begins as an ...more
Paperback, 167 pages
Published March 10th 2006 by Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City
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Ruthmgon
Aug 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: decluttering
Okay this one is actually surprisingly likeable....There are stories of the author's childhood and her hoarding mother interspersed throughout... that are worth reading. But it frankly is a little weird to run across scripture here and there. It makes sense from a the point of view of: comforting and making sense of struggles in the world.


She also shares struggles that other family members had with cleaning up. I have a need to hear other peoples stories as it relates to what they are telling m
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Katie F
Nov 18, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: self-help, christian
I thought this was pretty good. For those of you who have read the Fly Lady's book, this is just a more coherent and better edited option, but all the same good organize-your-life material. The thing that makes this book stand out to me, though, is how the author REALLY inspires you to get rid of clutter...even stuff that you would never ordinarily think of parting with. She calls them "sacred cows" (ex: artificial Christmas trees or wedding dresses). While I personally am not there yet, I have ...more
Glocal Family
Apr 24, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This book has changed how I view my home and the time it takes to clean it. I started going through EVERTHING and got rid of so much and we have so much more room in our little condo. I still need to trim down, but we're definitely working on it. My favorite part of the book is a sample chore schedule: like what to do daily, weekly, monthly and yearly. If you keep it up, your home will stay looking great and you won't have any more last minute clean-up sessions when your husband calls to say he' ...more
BoringLibrarian
Oct 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christianity
I loved this book and found it to be very helpful (and worth at least another read!). For me the most important thoughts were: (1) you can't keep everything and keep a clean house; (2) having too much stuff is not just about "stuff", but also activities and emotional baggage; (3) how many things do you need to keep in order to honor a loved one's memory (grandma's dishes, aunt's furniture, mother's china....).
Tiffani
Nov 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
I read this book to further my research into the Minimalist lifestyle- and I was not disappointed! I found this book incredibly helpful. Mrs. Porter approaches decluttering and keeping a clean home in both a physical and spiritual way, which I appreciated very much.

More about how I felt about it here: http://tiffaniberthold.wordpress.com/...
Clare
Apr 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
Just the book you need to kick your pack rat a**. It's Christian-based and she loves Fox News (eye roll here...) but it's great. Declutter your mind, heart and home.

It's just too much work for me, but this was helpful. You can't keep a clean house if you keep so much stuff.
Elaine
Jul 05, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I've already read this book once and love it! The main thought in the book is "You can't keep everything and keep a clean house." That is so true! Katheryn helps you figure out how to get rid of a lot of your stuff so you can keep a clean house.
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