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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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da AL
Aug 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
My hunch is that those who need this probably won't read this lol ...more
Samantha
Jun 25, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: non-fiction, dontread
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
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
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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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 fine, 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
Cayleigh Stickler
*I'll write a more comprehensive review later.*

I bought this book for a dime at my local library, and I'm not exaggerating when I say that it changed my life.

Growing up, I lived with a hoarder who didn't allow me to have things, which meant I grew up in a home where there was all this junk around me but none of it was mine. The few things that did come into my possession were later taken for garage sales. Needless to say, when I left home, I went on a possession binge because it translated to s
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Samantha
Apr 14, 2011 rated it did not like it
I am not easily offended, and usually take things with a grain of salt. I also usually give authors the benefit of the doubt, and in this case I really wanted to because I know virtually nothing about Feng Shui. But this book was so extremely out-there that I got the feeling the author may be psychotic. I'm not kidding.

People actually believe that the things that happened in your house before you bought it will probably also happen to you, such as divorce, or bankruptcy?! (page 8) People actuall
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Donna Finke
It was interesting.
Information that basically is in every magazine in January...make your piles and discard in a way that makes you feel better.
Margaret Unger
Sep 05, 2011 rated it did not like it
This book has a few practical points that must be filtered out from stuff that struck me as BS. The practical points are useful and motivating. The BS parts often caused me to laugh out loud and have provided me with amusing funny-story material -- seriously, you must clap your hands in corners and ring specially-designed bells but only if you are experienced or a trained space-clearing consultant, otherwise doing this might be dangerous?? I also had serious issue with her ending notes about the ...more
kate
Mar 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing
So far this book has made he a happier person and I am only on page 50.

I have a lot of clutter, though. Let me know if you want to borrow it.
Emilie Lykfeldt
Dec 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Fucking changed my life. Super inspiring!
Amanda L
What does feng shui have to do with what your poo looks like? Everything, apparently.
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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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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Maria
Jun 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Maria by: Emelie
Inspiring! I have already started to clean up the mess in our basement.
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
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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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
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
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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Bark  |  Laurie  |  LOHF
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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Kitty
Nov 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing
A must for pack rats

This book, more than any other I've ever read, actually inspired me to get up and do something. I bought it thinking that it might help with some of the clutter, back when I was living in a very tiny house. I had no idea that it would cure my pack-rat habit! Less than halfway through, I was compelled to start getting rid of stuff. This book truly makes you want to let go of all your stuff. It gives you a whole new outlook on "material possessions". Whenever the clutter gets o
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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
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!
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. ...more
Annie
Mar 12, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This book is revolutionizing my life... I am already feeling so much lighter and freer since I began implementing the book's suggestions. Seriously a must read for everyone--who knew that cleaning up and decluttering could change your life! Love it! ...more
Alesa
Apr 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Filled with great reminders about the liberation that comes from simplifying.
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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Susan Marie
Jan 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Karen Kingston, the world’s leading expert in space clearing, a branch of Feng Shui that specializes in the art of clearing and revitalizing energies in buildings, published a revised and updated addition since 1998. Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui became an international bestseller, establishing this book as a classic in its field. Karen has over thirty-five years’ experience helping people to clear their clutter.

Her first book, Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui published in 1996 was a gen
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Gwen
Jul 27, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
So this was really motivating in the beginning, however, I already knew about the bagua, and the end got a little too woo woo for me with all the talk about colon cleansing and reincarnation. I was hoping for a more in depth exploration of feng shui. Unfortunately, her other book which seems to have that is not available at my library. I only recommend this if you want a jumpstart to decluttering and need motivation.
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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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