“the more you accumulate clutter in your home, the more you distance yourself from your true self.”
Burbank, CA (PRWEB) April 19, 2010
How many times have you started to clean out the closet or garage with the intention of finally getting organized, only to postpone that effort when the phone rings, the kids need a ride, or that report for your boss is due? Despite our best intentions, life can get in the way of organizational aspirations, and no matter how much one wants to clear out, it never gets done.
Mark Brunetz, co-host of the Style Network’s top-rated show Clean House and New York Times bestselling author Carmen Renee Berry are here to help readers clear the mess and de-clutter their homes for good. By focusing on the decision-making process that resulted in the mess and not a person’s lack of organizational skills, TAKE THE U OUT OF CLUTTER: The Last Clutter Book You’ll Ever Need (Berkley Trade Paperback Original; May 4, 2010; $16.00) attacks the tangible issues in addition to the emotional barriers that prevent successful de-cluttering. The primary reason people fail to get organized is that the items they hold onto—clothing in four different sizes, unused childhood toys, a tea cup from an incomplete china set— have present meaning anchored in an incomplete past. Without addressing the central issue at hand, the idea of parting with the items feels like the loss of a precious memory which can stop people in their tracks.
Every item in a home has a story that carries emotional and spiritual significance. By showing readers how to identify and organize the attachments to objects, not the objects themselves, they will quickly learn how to distinguish the objects from the memories gaining the clarity and courage to get rid of the item in the home while maintaining the memory in the heart. Brunetz and Berry state, that “you’re attached to the story that you’ve attached to your belongings.” Some of the important lessons readers will discover are that despite its outward appearance, clutter can be a catalyst for inward change and that every piece of clutter in the home has a story and it’s the story, not the item that holds us back.
This inside out approach reveals the perfect, customized solution for each individual reader. As reformed clutterers themselves, Brunetz and Berry offer an intimate look into their own challenges with living clutter-free along with the ultimate inspiration for readers to live the life they truly deserve. TAKE THE U OUT OF CLUTTER was written for anyone dealing with or knows someone dealing with clutter and the resulting disharmony it causes in the home. It truly is the last clutter book readers will ever need as it goes beyond the conventional wisdom of getting organized and gets directly to the heart of the matter.
With stories from real people and simple strategies to move readers in the direction of their dreams, Brunetz and Berry ignite the self-motivation needed to tackle those projects, both big and small, and kick hoarding practices for good allowing readers to claim their clutter and reclaim their lives.
About the Authors:
Mark Brunetz is the much-loved co-host on the Style Network’s Emmy-nominated Clean House. Mark’s design and lifestyle advice have been included in People, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Everyday with Rachael Ray, InTouch, US Weekly, Cooking Light, and others. Mark currently lives in Los Angeles. Visit his website at http://www.MarkBrunetz.com.
Carmen Renee Berry is the bestselling author or coauthor of 19 books. She’s also a nationally-noted speaker, stress management consultant, and real estate agent. She holds an MA in Social Sciences from Northern Arizona University and MSW from the University of Southern California. Carmen lives in Southern California. Visit her web site at http://www.CarmenReneeBerry.com.
TAKE THE U OUT OF CLUTTER: The Last Clutter Book You’ll Ever Need
By Mark Brunetz and Carmen Renee Berry
Berkley Trade Paperback Original
On-Sale: May 4, 2010
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