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Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui

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Clear Your Clutter and Transform Your Life!

Clutter is trapped energy that has far-reaching effects physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. The simple act of clearing clutter can transform your life by releasing negative emotions, generating energy, and allowing you to create space in your life for the things you want to achieve. In Clear Your Clutter with Feng
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 4th 1999 by Harmony (first published September 1st 1998)
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Nayra.Hassan
ابي العزيز يحتفظ بكل شيء منذ السبعينات حتى الان كل شيء بلا مبالغة:تذاكر طائرات و قطارات..اطنان من أوراق عمل انتهى ..حقائب حقائب بلا حدود.. و لأسباب فرعونية بحته ..فعندما تسأله لماذا ؟ يجيب للتاريخ!!!؟
بالطبع اشتريت الكتاب لاني اخاف جدا من هذا المصير ..

لا يمكن ان يجتمع الحب و الخوف في المكان نفسه التعلق بالأشياء يعبر عن خوفك من ان تكون على صورتك التي تتمناها ..و إطلاق سراح كراكيبك يفتح الطريق لينفذ الحب لحياتك
حسنا😏لم اهضم ما سبق تماما
لكن هناك مايفيد بالكتاب العجيب

معظمنا يرتدي 20./.فقط مما نمتلك
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Christine
Dec 01, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, 2009
Most of my friends read and raved about this book, so when I was given a copy as a gift I was excited. "Drink the Kool-Aid," they said, and drink I did. I read this book in about three days, which is amazing considering I kept taking breaks to clear out drawers and purge myself of all the unused, unloved objects clouding my chi and bringing my karma down.

Which is the basic premise of this book. The stuff you hoard is more than junk - it becomes an obstacle, blocking you from the life you are me
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Samantha
Jun 25, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dontread, non-fiction
I'm sure that Ms. Kingston's advice works very well for other people, but a lot of what she said boiled down to advice I've heard many times about how an orderly house leads to an orderly life, or that you feel better if you have less clutter. This would make for a fine book, except that I find some of her other statements offensive. If your house burns down, that's a sign from the universe that you need to restart your life. If you have books near your bed, then your primary relationship is wit ...more
Emma
Jan 22, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: healthyness, new-agey
Ok, I have only read a little bit of this so far but already it's inspired me to de-clutter various nooks of my house. It has a way of inspiring you to de-clutter instead of inducing guilt about it.

Feng Shui is about the movement of energy through your home, and not surprisingly clutter is a major thing that gets in the way. She makes the point that you can follow the various advice to put a mirror here or a plant there, but if everything is all cluttered that is going to overshadow whatever pos
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Radwa
Jul 04, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology

تتحدث المؤلفة هنا عن التخلص من الكراكيب، ليس فقط تلك الموجودة في المنزل لكن ايضا كراكيب الجسم والمشاعر والوقت والعلاقات الاجتماعية وغيرها



قضت المؤلفة وقتا طويلا لتحدثنا عن كراكيب من السهل التخلص منها وهي كراكيب المنزل أما عن الكراكيب الأخري فلم تذكرها بنفس الإسهاب

لكن الحياة لا تسير دائما علي هذا النحو؛ فكثير من الكراكيب علينا تحملها لأنها جزء من طريقنا علينا المضي فيه أيا كانت النتائج
علي سبيل المثال: ذكر زملائي الذين انهوا دراساتهم الطبية أن العمل بالمستشفي لا يمت بصلة لما درسوه وأنهم قضوا سنوات
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Amanda L
What does feng shui have to do with what your poo looks like? Everything, apparently.
Amy
I've been on a purge of the "stuff" in our home for a while now, and hoped this book would encourage me to go forth with renewed energy. It did, a little, but I also found a lot in it that made me more irritated at the author than inspired. Books by my bed don't mean that my primary relationship is with books rather than people. It means that I'm an avid reader and read a lot of books, though (now) keep only a smidgeon of what I read. If my house catches on fire, it's not the universe biting me ...more
Louloaa
Feb 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
:') رائِع جدًا جدًا جدًا
يِكفي إنني قد تخلصت من كَراكيبي الداخِلية .. وكَراكيب مكتبتي الدِراسية وكراكيب مكتبة الكُتب .. يِكفي أنني أدركت أن في "التَخلي" قُوة تفوق قُوة "التَمَلُك"
الكِتاب من الكُتب القِلة التي تمنيت لو أن آخر صفحة لم تأتي بعد
بُوركت كارين كينجستون .. وبُورك جُهدها
.. وفي القَريب باذن الله تَعالى ان منحني الله عُمرًا سأكتب باستفاضة ما تعلمته
StarMan
I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway about 3 months ago, but the book failed to arrive. I contacted the author, and she had her US publisher send the book right away. Thank you, Karen Kingston, for going the extra mile.

Attractive small-ish hardcover book. An easy, fairly quick read.

This is a good decluttering book at its core, with some tangents that make you go "Hmmmmm....", such as (view spoiler).

Whether or not you
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Tiffany
This is a book I need. And yet, whenever I read tips about how to de-clutter your life, I seem to always say that the ideas make sense, I can just never follow through with them.

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Most of the tips and advice for clearing clutter was common sense (get rid of things that don't work; get rid of things you're "going to fix some day" that you know you won't; get rid of stuff that has no real sentimental value for you anymore; get rid of stuff you have no use for anymore; etc.
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Carol
Sep 29, 2014 rated it did not like it
I read books on decluttering to keep myself on track. I think this is one I got super-cheap on Amazon. It started out find, if you can over-look all the mystical silliness. No new information, but fine for me as a booster. But. The author seems to think she single-handedly invented the idea that clutter is problematic. Even believes that all the de-cluttering television shows out there are a direct result of this book! But I was even able to mostly ignore that until I got to the chapters on the ...more
Bark's Book Nonsense
Apr 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-age
I am still far from being decluttered but am finding this book extremely helpful and motivating. I've read a few other beginner feng shui manuals and found them too intimidating. This book states the reasons people collect clutter and was a real eye opener for me!

This was a terrific motivator for me and was more helpful than I anticipated. I now have a clean closet near my entryway (starting there because it's most important) and found things that had been buried in there for over 10 years! The
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Alkhayyat Alaa
Dec 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
كتاب عبودية الكراكيب من اروع الكتب للتنميه البشريه التي قرءتها ، استفدت استفاده جمه ، خاصه ان هذه الحيثة لا يتطرق لها الكثير من المعالجين النفسيين وهي حقيقه ، تتكلم الكاتبه عن الكراكيب الخارجيه وكيف نتخلص منها ثم تتحول الي الكراكيب الداخليه النفسيه ، انصح بقراءة الكتاب للتعامل مع التكدسات المنزليه والمهنيه والنفسيه وحتي فب العلاقات التي حولنا ، من الكتب التي ممكن ان تقرءها لاكثر من مره وستجد معلومات اخري وبشكل مختلف ، اعجبت به وعملت جاهده للغايه في تطبيقه ، recommended
Janet
Jan 27, 2009 rated it really liked it
While I ignored most of the feng shui tidbits (I've never really had the patience to figure it all out), I did find the advice for ongoing space clearing to be really terrific. Not too much mumbo jumbo and lots of clear, concise ideas for letting go of unwanted or unneeded stuff.
Tze Ru
Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I picked up this immensely popular, highly readable and raved about book to learn more about the connection between de-cluttering and Feng Shui. After all, the title says "Clear your clutter WITH Feng Shui". TLDR, it delivers on the de-cluttering front, but is misleading on the Feng Shui (FS) component.

To keep the review short, I will simply focus on the FS element. Suffice to say that as a de-cluttering book, this book contains useful information, but majorly not unlike what you will find in si
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Nada Ashraf
Apr 04, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Bullshit..
Nadja Varga
einiges an blödsinn steht auch drin, aber die essenz des entrümpelns und die wohltuende wirkung, die das hat, nämlich altes loslassen und platz für neues schaffen, so banal das klingt, wird motivierend vermittelt.
als betroffene haufenbilderin und sich von allem schwer trennende, habe ich direkt angefangen und eine poster-geschenkpapier-schönes papier-ecke entrümpelt und uralte plakate weggeworfen. was für einen scheiß man aus sentimentalität aufhebt, ohne sich jemals damit zu beschäftigen.
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Danielle
Aug 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This book inspired me to do a complete "feng shui" clean-out of my home! I have been scaling down my belongings for the past few weeks and feel such a surge of excitement with this wonderful revitalization of my living space.

In the process of reading this book and clearing space in my home/life, I have had to stop and consider every single object I have been holding on to...and ask myself: Why? Why do I still own this thing? If it still has a use, then fine, but if there is any negative memory
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Jen
Apr 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. It inspired me to clear out so much clutter. The central idea is that we can let go of our clutter by feeling confident that what you need will be available to you when you need it. In other words, I don't need to keep all the (tons of) craft supplies that I've been lugging around from state to state for years and never using, "just in case." I will be able to craft what I want with fewer things. Who knows, the right tool or doo-dad might just come along serendipitously ...more
Erin
Jan 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: how-to
I found this in my bedside table where I must have swiped it from somewhere and then forgot about it (ironic!) when I decided to clean up a little on New Year's. But after flipping through this (but before really reading much of it) I decided to really declutter my place, and this book was my feng shui guide! Yes, a lot of feng shui is woo woo, but I believe that stuff has energy, much of it negative, and it can hold you back because you feel overwhelmed by the amount of stuff you have. I got ri ...more
Helene
Jun 12, 2008 rated it really liked it
This book has helped me feel motivated to clear out a lot of clutter/junk I have accumulated in my apartment. It makes sense to talk about the "energies" that certain objects/things emit. The book has helped me understand a few things about myself, about why I have accumulated so much unnecessary clutter. I hope after I clean out the clutter from my apartment that I will feel better. This book definitely helped me feel some more interest in learning feng shui.

The only complaint I have about the
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Florence
Jun 08, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: feng-shui
This is a quick read, recommended to me as something I should read, so I could earn some extra cash helping others reduce clutter. Believe me, I have enough clutter, all those items I keep "just in case", or because they were meaningful at one time, even some very special clothes I wore back 40 years ago. They might be something my daughter could wear some day!Hmm! And then there is all this stuff I am storing for the kids!
I once tried to convince a friend who was trying to stage her house for r
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Catherine Woodman
Even though there are some reasonable principals related to getting rid of stuff, why it is helpful, and what prevents us from doing it, the author is condescending, presumes the worst, and promotes things that are downright unprincipled in both emotional and physical terms. To say that you have t buy a place that had happy people in it, and if you screw that up, woe to you, well, she is not speaking to the people who have little or no control over that, and it also defers blame off of you for y ...more
Kathleen
Feb 07, 2009 added it
Recommends it for: anyone who has too much stuff, and that is most of us
I am obsessive about this book - just ask my friends and family - I am always trying to get people to read it. It is a tin litle book, but helps you sort out out the stuff people end up with and just GET RID OF IT. You want to think more clearly? Simplify your life? Spend less time cleaning? Clear your clutter. The section on clothes is the best, and her application of the Pareto Principle -- that most of us only wear 20% of our wardrobe at any given time, with 80% just there, year after year. G ...more
Jody
Jan 02, 2009 rated it really liked it
As a professional Organizer and Certified Relocataion and Transition Specialist, I enjoy this book once a year or so, especially after dealing with client's whose homes are horribly cluttered. Less is More everyone. I find so much more energy and peace when things are in alignment.

I try to start the year out right, although I must admit that after helping someone else sort through their junk all day, it really hard to come home and do your own. Every day is a new day, just 10-15 minutes a day w
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Amanda
Jul 22, 2008 rated it really liked it
While it may seem simple enough to be organized, many of us end up settling for the clutter and chaos in our homes and lives. This book walks through clearing spaces and improving the energy around us. By sorting your junk, you organize your life.

A concept that was particularly difficult for me to embrace was the idea of letting things go. While I am not a pack-rat, there are things I hold onto "just in case." Kingston tackles this idea well, and it goes hand-in-hand with the law of attraction.
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Mary Elizabeth
Really helpful book - I'm not convinced on the feng shui actually, but I really liked her approach to clutter. She gives detailed advice how to go about getting rid of all the stuff you don't need and why it's so important to do. I completely agree that there is a direct connection between a cluttered space and a cluttered mind, things weighing down on you, feeling distracted, frustrated, paralyzed, like you can't finish anything, or move on, etc. In short I recommend it for everyone - just skip ...more
Joni
Apr 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: house-home, 2012
This is a wonderful, inspirational book. I like the author's conversational style. The first few chapters list the reasons clutter is bad for us, why we might have clutter, and what could happen in our lives when we declutter.

I appreciate the information about the baguas in the home. I am sort of familiar with baguas from using them to do yearly treasure maps (vision boards) so I am interested in learning about them in my home.

I really feel like pulling stuff out of cupboards after reading a few
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Shannon
Feb 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book to read and expected to learn about design elements in order to make my home more welcoming and beautiful. I was taken aback when the majority of the book opened my eyes to what emotions I had been harboring in my junk. Not only have I cleared out the physical excess, I've started purging my life of other unwanted clutter (behaviors, hobbies I thought I "needed", etc). I cannot tell you enough how pleased I am that I read this book. It really came into my life by accident a ...more
Lisa Shultz
Sep 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: clutter
This book is so helpful, I am reading it a second time! It had a large impact on my life the first time, but I found that clutter accumulates gradually and also I was ready to go deeper. My life has been smoother and flows with greater ease whenever I clear clutter. I have more energy when I read this book, so if you need a boost of energy and are ready to simplify your life, I recommend the book highly. I know I will read it again in the future!
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Karen Kingston has over 35 years’ experience of helping people to clear their clutter, and offers a range of highly effective online clutter clearing courses that are open to anyone in the world. She is also the world's leading expert in space clearing, the feng shui art of clearing and revitalizing energies in buildings, and trains professional clutter clearing and space clearing practitioners to ...more
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