As I said in my previous post, I e-mailed Peter Walsh and asked if he would donate a book that I could give to a lucky blog reader. He promptly sent a signed copy of Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?.
For those of you that don't know, Peter Walsh is an organizing guru who was the host of the TLC show Clean Sweep. He's the star of the upcoming Oprah Winfrey Network show called Enough Already! with Peter Walsh. I'm so excited that he e-mailed me back and sent along a copy of one of his books. Not only that, but he signed it!
He's helped a lot of people conquer the clutter in their lives by getting to the root cause of the problem. In Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat? he addresses how weight issues and clutter issues are symptoms of the same problems. "This is a book about the clutter around you and the clutter inside you that prevents you from living the life you want and being the person you wish to be," says Walsh on page nine of the introduction. This quote gets to the heart of the book.
Not only does he delve into the why behind the clutter and the weight, but he gives practical advice on how to deal with both issues. I think for those of us that feel overwhelmed and sometimes defeated by clutter, weight or both, this book gives us hope that we can change. We can conquer those old habits that keep us stuck in a state of feeling less than what we want to be.
I love this book and hate to part with a signed copy, but I'm eager to pass it on to help a fellow cluttered person. You can enter this give away twice. Here's how:
1. Leave a comment with a confession about clutter. Is your garage packed to the brim or your bedroom closet overflowing? Or maybe you have stacks of books or toys lining the floors? The first step to fixing a clutter issue is admitting you have a problem. Stare that clutter in the face and acknowledge it! Don't forget to leave an e-mail address so you can be contacted if you are the lucky winner!
2. Post about the give away on your blog with a link back to this blog post. Then, leave a second comment letting me know that you posted and include a link back to your blog. Again, remember to leave your e-mail addy!
I'm going to leave the contest open until September 7, 2010, which is the first day of school for us. Not sure why, but I feel like that's a good date to end the give away. Then, there will be a drawing and I'll contact the winner via e-mail. Good luck!