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Throw Out Fifty Things

A book by Gail Blanke, about getting rid of the junk in your home and in your life.

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Spring clean your home and your life.

  • Feb 25, 2009
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This is a great book to get rid of the unnecessary clutter in your home and in your head, cleaning out the junk and having more space for the important things.

When I told my husband about this book, he was immediately threatened, because I've had his stacks of magazines on my junk-busting scope for years, now. It's pure love and tenderness that has kept me from tearing these fire-hazard treasures from his life, but it's the year of YES WE CAN and he's gotta give up the trash.

I think one of the best things about this book is how "throwing" isn't exactly dumping all the things you deem useless in the trash. The book, in fact, encourages getting rid of the junk the right way, either through recycling, swapping, and donating. For a book that encourages throwing things away, it's actually green and almost nothing is wasted.

It takes some work, but consider the proper disposal of things as a cleansing of the mind and body. By making your things accessible to those who need them, and giving them to the people who have use for them, you're doing the earth and your community a favor, and your mind gets some much needed cleansing therapy.
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February 25, 2009
"It's pure love and tenderness that has kept me from tearing these fire-hazard treasures from his life"...I love that. It's so true though we keep things forever thinking we might need/use them someday and of course that day never comes. I really like that this book incorporates green techniques for the disposal of your junk. De-cluttering certainly does reduce the chaos in life...might be time for a little spring cleaning!Thanks for the suggestion.
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"Our lives are so filled with junk from the past-from dried up tubes of glue to old grudges-that it's a wonder we can get up in the morning," exclaims motivator, best-selling author, columnist, and life coach Gail Blanke.

"If you want to grow, you gotta let go," is Blanke's mantra; and that means eliminating all the clutter-physical and emotional-that holds you back, weighs you down, or just makes you feel bad about yourself.

In THROW OUT FIFTY THINGS she takes us through each room of the house-from the attic to the garage-and even to the far reaches of our minds. Through poignant and humorous stories, she inspires us to get rid of the "life plaque" we've allowed to build-up there.

Author: Gail Blanke

Gail Blanke is a world-class motivator and is president and chief executive of Lifedesigns, a company whose vision is to empower men and women to live truly exceptional lives. She has been "The Motivator" columnist in Real Simple magazine, is a contributor to Body+Soul, a Martha Stewart publication, and appears regularly on CBS 2 Sunday Morning. Gail has written three other books, including Between Trapezes and In My Wildest Dreams, a New York Times bestseller. Gail and her husband, Jim Cusick, have two daughters, Kate and Abigail, and live in New York City. You're invited to visit Gail on www.throwoutfiftythings.com.

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ISBN-10: 044650579X (hbk.)
ISBN-13: 9780446505796 (hbk.)
Author: Gail Blanke
Publisher: Springboard Press
Date Published: March 2009
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