Top positive review
A safe pair of hands to guide you all the way.
1 January 2018
You will soon see that Gill Hasson takes the subject of decluttering seriously. we start with the physical stuff -books, kitchen cupboards etc then move on to flushing out your head-space by examining work and commitments as well as tough lesson in dealing with friendships.
Gill took me to a place where I could focus on the benefits of clearing out my home rather than being upset by the losses, think of it like pruning,
she says, creating light and room for growth. She encourages you to make lists and prioritise your belongings and think about how your cast-offs might benefit a charity or make you some money on ebay. Borrow or hire things rather than buy more stuff is a great plan but my favourite tip was to turn your hangers round after washing your shirts and see how many are left unused after six months.
All these ideas and little tips are underlined with reassuring pats on the back, telling you, you are doing good work and life will be better when the job is done.
The second part of the book which looks at decluttering mind, schedules, friends and appointments is a masterclass in self discipline and time management. it helps you to not get bogged down with unachievable lists and trying to complete jobs fully so they don't pop back into your head and distract you.
Somehow I think I would rather have read part two before part one to really get my emotions in the perfect place to tackle my out of control DVD collection without sobbing.
Just like another of Gill Hasson's titles, Overcoming Anxiety, she drip feeds you with tasks, encouragement and reassurance in equal measure.