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About Tilo Flache
I've always been more comfortable with the written medium than voice or visual media. It's not surprising, then, that I naturally gravitated towards blogging when I started my decluttering business as the "ClutterMeister". Over time, not only did the blog develop into a huge part of my outward facing persona, but it also became clear that some things are too elaborate to fit a blog format.
What about my professional background, then? Long story short: I did okay in school, then - being gifted with languages - studied to become a translator, worked as a German language teacher, airline ticketing clerk, office clerk, legal PA, office manager, event organiser, software trainer and project manager.
Finally, I felt ready to put all that planning and organisation to good use and become a professional declutterer and organiser. The rest is history.
Read more about my decluttering business on www.cluttermeister.co.uk.
This book is looking at a totally different angle: not so much what comes from within, but what is imposed upon us from the outside. While I strongly believe that internal forces drive our reluctance to let go, I am convinced that the external influences play an important part in making us accumulate things in the first place.
We often consider decluttering in terms of removing the superfluous from our surroundings. Whatever reasons you come up with to keep yourself from shedding some of the load, none of them are easy to overcome. So why not look at the reasons that make you accumulate more and limit your intake to begin with? Why don’t you simply stop it at the source rather than dealing with the consequences?
That is exactly the approach taken in “Promise Broken. Moving On.” as it looks at the link between advertising, consumerism and the accumulation of things we possess and fill our homes with. It holds up a mirror and shows you how exactly this affects YOU.
Ask yourself – and be brutally honest – are you like a moth to the light, or are you able to resist and fly the other way?