Clutter No More: 12 Steps to Freeing Your Life from Your Stuff

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Red Wheel/Weiser, 2009 - Self-Help - 160 pages
Clutter No More identifies a widespread addiction -- the addiction to messiness, to stuff, to clutter, and offers the possibility of relief through a 12-step approach. Rogers explains there's a "payoff" for all addicts -- for example, alcoholics and druggies escape the reality of their feelings by numbing and altering their minds. And those addicted to clutter? As long as they remain overwhelmed by stuff they don't have to live their lives. Many will take on extra work, volunteer, go out of their way for others -- all to avoid their own problems and with a good excuse. Clutter is a wall built bit by bit of things that will keep the world out. As with other addictions, it becomes a prison that keeps the addict in. Clutterer's Anonymous groups are spring up all over the country, offering the 12-steps and traditions as a way of dealing with an unmanageable, out of control life. As with any other addiction, this approach works if you do the work. Rogers takes readers through each step. In her warm, friendly, but brook no nonsense and tell me no lies style, she invites readers to admit their powerlessness over clutter, to turn to a higher power, to ask for help, and to take the steps that will simplify their lives.

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Barb Rogers is the author of Keep It Simple & Sane: Freeing Yourself from Addictive Thinking, Twenty Five Words: How the Serenity Prayer Can Save Your Life and Clutter Junkie No More. Visit her online at

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