Monday, April 20, 2009

bridezilla, meet clutterzilla

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My local newspaper publishes a column written by Craig Wilson of USA Today. Titled It doesn't pay to be too wedded to your stuff, his article in the past Sunday paper is a review of sorts about a book that "is coming out now." It looks like a must-read for me.

The book is Throw Out Fifty Things: Clear the Clutter, Find Your Life by Gail Blanke.

In his commentary Wilson weaves in the story of Patti, a woman who once lived next door to him. This is a funny, funny tale that I can't republish here without paying USA Today to do so.....and why would I do that when you are going to simply click here and read the quite short and worthwhile article yourself, right?

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Anonymous said...

That's a great story about the dress. I think I am somewhere between medium and low for keeping stuff, but it's a constant thing - always thinking something may come in handy and also wanting to not have thngs end up in a landfill. Have you read "Clutter's Last Stand" (Don Aslettt)? It changed the way I thougt about holdong on to stuff.

Lydia said...

Glad you enjoyed the story. :)

No, haven't even heard about that book. I'm writing it down now. Great title, and the recommendation comes from someone I admire. :)

Sarah Sofia Ganborg said...

so important to not get overwhealmed by stuff!!!
but I must say, I have a hard time doing so... anyway, need to tidy up, need more time...!
greetings from Scandinavia, SSG

Beth Niquette said...

Stuff stuff everywhere! EEeeeek! I'm beginning to believe stuff isn't worth all that much, considering we can't take it with us....

Lydia said...

'zactly my thoughts (notice shortened word to reduce clutter!) :)