Have you ever felt surrounded by clutter, powerless to get it under control?
While it’s unclear if husband and wife team Lindon and Sherry Gareis have ever felt this way- they are professional de-clutterers so to speak – they do know that it’s worth looking for the root of the problem.
There seems to be a theme in their eight-week study, Declutter Now! Study Guide 8 Weeks to Uncovering the Hidden Joy and Freedom in Your Life. To address the problem of clutter, The Gareises don’t provide strategies of how to get organized or which items to throw away, but their method is to look within instead. This eight-week study includes one chapter for each week that mainly focuses on one way clutter influences or is connected to another facet of life. I found it fascinating how the Gareises were talking about issues that seemingly have nothing to do with having too much stuff. But, everything is connected, and letting go of clutter proves that. The Gareises show the connection of how clutter can influence or show up in our physical health, finances, spirituality and careers.
As a member of the Ambassador International Blogger Review team, I received a free copy of this study guide. It’s designed to be an eight-week journey and the study guide makes references to another work of the Gareises, Declutter Now! Without that book, I could not understand some of the questions and didn’t understand all the contents of the study guide. Another area that influenced my experience was how I read it and with whom. I read this alone and did not use a full eight weeks to get through it. I did get insights from reflecting on the questions, but to get the most from the experience, I recommend going through the journey with at least one other person who wants to de-clutter.
FTC disclosure: I received a free copy of Declutter Now! Study Guide 8 Weeks to Uncovering the Hidden Joy and Freedom in Your Life from Ambassador International, the publisher. The thoughts contained in this review are my own.