Throw Out Fifty Things

Throw Out Fifty Things

Clear the Clutter, Find your Life

Book - 2009
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"A perfect guide to getting the non-essentials out of the way, so that simple joys can make their way into our lives." - Marianne Williamson, author of A Return to Love

"If you want to grow, you gotta let go," is the mantra that bestselling author, columnist, and life coach Gail Blanke lives by. 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.
That junk drawer (you know that drawer) in the kitchen? Empty it! Those old regrets? Throw 'em out! That make-up from your "old" look? Toss it! That relationship that depresses you? Dump it!
Once you've hit fifty (you'll be surprised how easy it is to get there) and once you've thrown out that too-tight belt and too-small view of yourself, you'll be ready to step out into the clearing and into the next, and greatest, segment of your life.
Publisher: New York : Springboard Press, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780446505789
Branch Call Number: 648.5 Blanke 03/2009
Characteristics: xxvii, 270 p. ;,20 cm.
Alternative Title: Throw out 50 things

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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.

Life coach Blanke cuts to the chase, ordering her audience to empty that stuffed kitchen drawer. What distinguishes Blanke's book is her advice to let go of not only stuff but also regrets, ideas about one's personality type, and the need to be liked by everyone.

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Dec 28, 2014

Never mind dusty knick knacks and shabby wardrobe, it's sometimes about kicking someone's @$$ to the curb!

Sep 23, 2013

Really worth the read. Simple straight forward and NOT about tidying up!

Mar 11, 2012

If you want to free yourself from materials, thoughts, bad memories, fear and etc, this is the first book to get started. It's not only about throwing things out but also freeing yourself from the burden of things and thoughts that drown you from moving forwarded.

Dec 07, 2011

The premise of Gail Blanke's theory is that you can throw out fifty things and your life will change for the better. And by fifty things, she doesn't mean fifty magazines. She means fifty different categories. So that bag of mismatched socks, one thing.

Where this system is week, is that Blanke spends the back half of her book dealing with your mental clutter. Which is less effective.

Jan 07, 2010

Easy and fun read with practical applications for cleaning out the clutter from your house and mind. I have recommended this book to all my friends.


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