With a goal of getting organized for the new year, I borrowed this book and am very glad that I did not waste my own money purchasing a copy. I should have reconsidered when I looked at the cover as is a pet peeve of mine when authors title their books and their names without capitalizing the first letters. This should have steered me away from the book but I gave it a chance thinking that there may be some helpful tips.
Sadly, it is hard to take an author seriously that says “the socks and stockings stored in your drawer are essentially on holiday. They take a brutal beating in their daily work, trapped between your foot and your shoe, enduring pressure and friction to protect your precious feet.” When speaking about off season clothing, the author recommends to “let them know you care and look forward to wearing them when they are next in season” like they are living beings with feelings. It is a good thing that the author did not write this at the beginning of the book, without much time invested, I would have stopped reading right then.
Her method of cleaning is unrealistic – seriously, who would bring every item of clothing from each member of your house and make a big pile to decide what to keep or get rid of? Who would thank a purse for a days work and who would walk into your house and greet it each day? Who would feel sorry for their clothes and treat them as if they were alive?
I think that this author must be laughing all the way to the bank! This book has become a best seller in many countries which must be reflective of our relationship with “stuff”. The one benefit is that the book may help the reader think honestly about the need to discard items and to reconsider bringing more items into the home. I sure hope that she recommends her clients donate unwanted items as she continually talks about the bags of garbage which is a concern to the landfill if others could use these items.
I would definitely not recommend this book. In fact, I think that I could have better used the time reading it, cleaning out my closet full of inanimate clothing! The back of the book reports that this author has a 3 month wait for her services but I cannot imaging how her clients could take her seriously!