book review – clear your clutter with feng shui

in clear your clutter with feng shui by karen kingston takes a very spiritual approach to the topic of clearing clutter.  and while i consider this a spiritual journey as well, her spirituality proves to be much more mystical and new age than i was comfortable with at times.  she is obviously a strong proponent of feng shui authoring several books of the same nature and speaks often to the energy that is created from clear and sacred spaces in the correct corners of your home based on the feng shui bagua.

while i disagree with many of her spiritual assumptions, i did find this book to be very helpful as we continue through the early stages of our journey.  karen includes some fantastic commentary on “how clutter affects you” and “why people collect clutter.”  in the second section of her book, she identifies common types of clutter in our homes: collections, paper clutter, a/v clutter, miscellaneous clutter, etc. and offers practical advice on what to keep and what to discard.

all in all, reading past the new age spirituality was not difficult and the practical nature of her expertise has been helpful and motivating.  whether it is the best book available on the subject, i’ll let you know.  but my early guess is no.  i’ll give it 3 clutter-free spaces out of 5.

Joshua Becker

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  1. says

    Great blog!Thanks for stopping by mine. I love what you have said about stuff tying us to our past! It’s so true! I threw out my childhood scrapbooks and high school cheer leading uniform and you know what? I don’t miss them at all. I do keep my yearbooks (just in case.)They’re good to peruse before a reunion. Since you are new to blogging may I suggest you get the widget that is on my site so people can bookmark you easily. Just click on get this widget. Cheers!

  2. says

    I found this via another blog, site, or something. hehe I seem to be on a journey toward minimalism. I believe that the Lord has been easing me into something similar. First it was a beginning de-clutter, then sorting out junk, and now becoming minimalistic. One of the books I found to be helpful is (forgot name of the book) a book (now authored 2) by Brooks Palmer. He is a bit too “new agey” and the “universe” talks to him for me, but very informative and helpful without being “You can’t keep this because it’s junk”.

  3. di says

    I was introduced to the bagua by my Chinese therapist. I found that many of my rooms already had many of the qualities needed, such as the yellow sunlight or the water outside my window. However, there were also many aspects that could not be changed without expense. In the end, I chose to focus on mental and spiritual growth without the symbolism of possessions.

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