Monday, February 11, 2008
Yes. I admit it. I have a huge crush on Peter Walsh. He makes my organizing heart go pitter pat. Doesn't help that he has a delicious Aussie Accent...I am so weak. Too bad I am soooo not his type.
But, seriously, Peter Walsh is an organizing genious. I first fell in love with him on the television show, "Clean Sweep" on the TLC channel, and we have continued our affair every Saturday morning around 9:00 am. He is lovely. My first thought of him was, "I'm not the only freak out in the world that thinks organizing is THAT important." Thank goodness.
Mr. Peter has since written a few books and (although I hate to admit it)I have still yet to purchase one. BUT, it is on my very well organized list of "THINGS TO DO"...before I go nuts. Peter is not only magnificent at the art of organizing other people's things, but he is amazing when it comes to the Psycholoy of organizing. He does not just go into someone's clutter camp and spin around a few time and then, voila!!!!...newly organized functional space. No, No, NO, mi cherie. He makes your butt help yourself. You will probably cry too. But it's okay.
The Psychology behind getting you to help de-clutter your space is so that you will avoid not doing it again. Brilliant. If you do get yourself into another pack rat bind, you will at least be knowledgable of a few steps to get yourself started in the cleaning out process again.
Peter's recent book, just released in January 2008, is "Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?: An Easy Plan for Losing Weight and Living More." The book and Peter have also been featured on Oprah. Oprah loves him too because she is a very smart woman. His other books are: "It's All TOO Much" and "How To Organize Just About Everything."
To me, the books look "fun." Hence, why I am an organizing freak. More importantly, the books are helpful. Peter covers so much information that there is definatly something that will apply to you.