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Avoid at all costs if you have a clutter problem.
on 18 September 2015
This is one of the most unpleasant books I have ever read. I read it a while ago; perhaps it's changed, but I found it quite upsetting at the time. As someone who has a problem with clutter I was recommended to read this by a friend. For a start, I found it very insulting to be referred to as a 'clutterbug' throughout. It's like calling someone with depression 'saddo' or a an alcoholic 'pisshead' There is a huge amount of stuff (most of the book in fact) describing at (very) great length all the different types of clutter and how dreadful it is. We clutterbugs already know this! That's why we want to change it! The author also brags at great length about how perfect she (and her life) is and how someone remarked how wonderfully clutter free her handbag is (yes really). At the same time, she goes on and on and on about how she can spot a clutterbug at fifty paces, because they are overweight, have a strange smell, no friends and are depressed. Well, thanks a bunch! Not only do I have a clutter problem, I'm fat and smelly as well!
There is no practical advice as to overcoming the clutter problem. In desperation I foolishly paid someone trained by her to use the method in my house - it didn't make an iota of difference. I should have taken the advice of my Chinese sister in law who described this version of Feng Shui in a few words, none of which I can put in the review for the sake of propriety. (insert devil faced icon here)
The author may know everything about feng shui and being tidy, but she knows nothing about how to overcome it if you are struggling with it, and she also could do with some simple therapy/human interaction training.
At the time I emailed her about this but got no reply. Perhaps she put her nose to the screen and smelt a clutterbug!