Series: 10 Minute
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Fair Winds Press (April 4, 2004)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 6 inches
Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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Reading this book was my introduction to the Feng Shui philosophy. Most of the book has short paragraphs that will help you reduce clutter immediately. This is a great book for just reading a paragraph or two at a time. Read this book; you'll benefit from it!
I confess: I am a person of clutter. I am not a feng shui* devotee, indeed, this book was my introduction. For me, Jeff Campbell's 'Clutter Control : Putting Your Home on a Diet' is still The Best, but this book has its moments, and is a good refresher for New Year's resolutioners. Sorry, Shui sisters. I haven't got time, money or inclination to build a Bagua octagon of Chez Tundra - so my "missing gua" must remain AWOL. The kitchen is where the kitchen is - not to be confused with my Home Office or the bath. Still, the remaining chapters of Skye's Shui offer inspiration and reinforcement for ever-ongoing vigilance against the accumulation of clutter. /TundraVision, Reviewer* For those as new to the Chinese art of Feng Shui as I, (I live up here in the Tundra,) the author explains: "literally translated, feng shui means wind and water. Wind and water, as we know, can be harnessed to produce energy. Feng shui also allows us to control and direct natural forces and utilize their energy. The principle force fend shui considers the ch'i (pronounced chee), the life-giving energy of the universe that flows through everything - our homes, the Earth, our bodies." So, the convergence for this reviewer is inspiration to shovel more stuff out the door!
Easy to read and makes a nice gift. The Feng Shui way of getting rid of clutter is different from the usual organization books! If you are overwhelmed with clutter, this book is a great motivator. I am taking a huge load to Goodwill tomorrow! Enjoy!
Being new to Feng Shui, the short tips format make this an easy book for me to dip into. She covers the basics in the front of the book, explaining how clutter affects the energy and vibes in your home. The Bagua chart was easy to apply to my layout and is clearly explained.Although some of the tips seem like reruns from every "get organized" book you've ever read, most of the tips explain how the action will improve the Feng Shui that affects your relationships, wealth, creativity, etc. Much of Feng Shui seems very practical in that the improved appearance of our homes should make us feel better and focusing on certain aspects will bring rewards in that area. Sure, why not.I'm going to try the money jar idea in my home office which is supposed to start prosperity flowing my way. Can't hurt.
Nice, quick things to do to help keep clutter under control, with the bonus of Feng Shui. I like this book because it isn't overwhelming. Just a few quick things a day really helps. It's not a huge overview or anything like that, but it's easy and effective.
Great recommendations to motivate you to change or get rid of items in your life that are keeping you stuck, holding you back. When you have a hard time letting go of items from your past, they keep you from moving forward. This book is a great motivational tool. It's quick and easy to read. In fact, if you read a page or two at a time, it's just enough to get you moving in a positive direction for change. And you'll feel great each time you take action.
I really love this book, and after owning it for at least a few years, I have enjoyed going back to re-read it several times. This book gives you enough solid information on Feng Shui to be informative (and not dumbed-down) but not too much information to be overwhelming and overcomplicated (to someone just wanting de-cluttering tips). It is very practical and fun to read. The chapters are as follows: The "How Feng Shui Works, "Is Clutter Controlling You?", "Clear your Clutter, Clear you Life", "Control Clutter in Your Home", Control Clutter in Your Workplace", "Control Clutter Outside your Home", "Clutter Control for Kids" & "Control Clutter in Your Personal Life".
I found Alexander's book interesting and the book made me think about WHY we clutter because--as in losing weight--the problem returns unless we UNDERSTAND and work from the core cause so thanks Skye for the tips. I usu only skim books and read a bit and will return but I feel Skye has a feel for this subject. We should express gratitude for gifts received and if necessary, disperse what we do not like.
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