The Clutter Book: When You Can't Let Go

ABOUT Marcie Lovett

Marcie Lovett
Marcie Lovett, Professional Organizer and Productivity Consultant, teaches people how to save time and money by letting go of what they don’t need and finding room for what they value.  As the owner of Organized by Marcie™, she shares insights through her blog, newsletter, speaking e More...



Clutter has a negative effect on your life.  You want to live differently, but you haven't been able to make progress.  Marcie Lovett, Professional Organizer and Productivity Consultant, will motivate you to make the changes you want.  Learn to let go of what you don't need and find room for what you value.  Marcie's direct, accessible writing style and interactive exercises will inspire you to succeed.

This book guides you through the process of letting go of the clutter that keeps you from achieving your goals. Whether it’s caused by things, commitments or thoughts, Marcie encourages you to make the choices to conquer your challenges. If previous attempts have not been successful for you, you will benefit from the motivation and wisdom Marcie offers.

I have been a professional organizer for several years and before that, I shared ideas with people about organizing their spaces. I didn’t realize that other people didn’t have the same skills that I had when it came to sorting, grouping, and eliminating clutter. For the past few years, I have been thinking differently about clutter. Although I endorse a “simple living” approach, I now recognize that doesn’t work with everyone. So the aim of this book is to help you learn to live with what you have. After speaking engagements, participants would ask if I had written a book. My standard reply was, “There are so many organizing books already and I don’t want to add to people’s book clutter.” I have seen people who collect organizing books, thinking the books will change their lives. A book isn’t going to change your life, though; you need to be an active participant in the process. That is why I wrote this book. I will teach you a few tricks that I hope will make a profound difference in how you see your relationship to things. In addition, I hope to inspire you to think about how you live your life and what you want to change. If you don’t want to change, that’s okay, too. In that case, I hope to encourage you to enjoy your life and your choices.

This book gets you involved in the organization process. Find out why you have been unsuccessful in the past, how to overcome those challenges and how to be successful in the future. – Bonnie Joy Dewkett, CPO®, author and host of The Joy of Organizing Radio Show.