Let Go of Clutter:

Paperback | December 25, 2000

byHarriet Schechter

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Almost everyone struggles with clutter. Overflowing desks at work…overstuffed closets and piles of mail at home…overwhelmed minds all the time.… No wonder so many people say they are “drowning in clutter.” In Let Go of Clutter, organizing expert Harriet Schechter presents a fresh approach to overcoming the natural urge to accumulate objects and information. Dispensing equal doses of help, hope, and humor, she provides effective and realistic options for anyone who juggles too much stuff, too many decisions, and too little time. Featuring the innovative insights and time-tested techniques that have already helped thousands of Schechter’s clients and seminar attendees worldwide, Let Go of Clutter:- Shows how to shed sentimental stuff without fear of regret - Provides easy-to-use forms and checklists that help readers decide what to jettison and what to keep- Includes action plans with systems for conquering all types of clutter—past, present and future

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Almost everyone struggles with clutter. Overflowing desks at work…overstuffed closets and piles of mail at home…overwhelmed minds all the time.… No wonder so many people say they are “drowning in clutter.” In Let Go of Clutter, organizing expert Harriet Schechter presents a fresh approach to overcoming the natural urge to accumulate o...

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Stop being a slave to stuff!An internationally acclaimed expert provides a total program for conquering ALL the clutter in your lifeMaximize your life by minimizing what's in it with "Miracle Worker" Harriet Schechter's tried-and-tested techniques for eliminating clutter. Let Go of Clutter answers the most frequently asked question, "W...

Harriet Schechter, a.k.a. "The Miracle Worker," is an internationally acclaimed pioneer in the professional organizing industry. She founded her San Diego-based company, The Miracle Worker Organizing Service, in 1986, and has taught the Learning Annex's popular "Letting Go of Clutter" workshop regularly since 1988.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:193 pages, 8.9 × 5.9 × 0.59 inPublished:December 25, 2000Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071351221

ISBN - 13:9780071351225

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Table of Contents

Part One: The Past - Understanding Your Clutter Background.

Why Letting Go Is Hard to Do.

What Is Clutter?

Part Two: The Present - Dealing With Your Current Clutter.

Banishing your "Energy Enemies".

Purging Papers and Preventing Piles.

Conquering Stuff and Space.

Shedding Sentimental Clutter.

Part Three: The Future - Controlling Your Clutter Quota.

Choosing to Be Choosy.

Managing Mental Clutter.

Afterword: More Top Clutter.

Appendix A: Which Records to Keep and for How Long.

Appendix B: Resources for Additional Help in Conquering Clutter.

Index.

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A must-read for clutter victims. Schechter makes a complex subject manageable and fun. Her fireside chat writing style will make you laugh and get you motivated to put the kibosh on clutter. Case in point: Reading Let Go of Clutter propelled me toward several nasty mountains of filing that had been crying for my attention.