I am a reader. I love books. Many have changed my life. Probably the one at the top of the list is, Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui, by Karen Kingston. I was in a book club years ago, and book club member, Barb Etzkorn, suggested we read it. I had just been dabbling in reading Feng Shui books and was intrigued.
That book lit a fire under me unlike anything else and found that I couldn't read it before bed. One night I had to leap out of bed and clean out my makeup drawer. I got so energized I couldn't wait to clear my clutter. So take caution if you read it yourself.
Sometimes I would read a section heading and get very defensive, for instance when it was regarding books. Note aforementioned love of books. I truly thought that I loved all my books, they were neatly on a shelf, so how could they possibly be clutter?
She convinced me to consider my collection. Were there any that no longer suited my tastes and values? Were they an accurate reflection of who I was now? The trouble with our things is often times we don't even look at them anymore. They are just sitting there. When we actually intentionally look at our stuff with questions in mind like, "do I love it? Is it useful?" we often find that the answers are, "no." I went to my shelf and easily, without hesitation, removed several boxes worth. I couldn't have been more surprised.
Since then, I have continued to clear clutter from our home (we are never done) and have launched my own business to help others do the same. That's one influential book.
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