Sunday, February 7, 2010

It's All Too Much DVD Review

Was de-cluttering one of your New Year's resolutions? I know there are quite a few "clutter spots" in our house that I keep meaning to tackle.

Over the last 6 years of marriage, we have acquired so much stuff. Hubby blames it all on me, but we are all responsible. (I don't remember being the one to buy 3 coffee tables). But no one wants to tackle the clutter, and no one wants to take the responsibility.

Recently, Peter Walsh, professional organizer from TLC's Clean Sweep, released It's All Too Much on DVD. Based on the New York Times best-selling book, the DVD offers a step-by-step guide to reducing clutter and getting organized.I have to say, I absolutely loved the DVD. Walsh offers so many tips to help organize your house room by room. The tips are practical, inexpensive, and easy to maintain. He says that the key to organization is looking at the vision you have for your space, than deciding on the function of each area, creating zones within your space and enforcing limits.

I literally sat in front of the DVD taking notes. I have a huge list of ideas that I would love to put into practice in our house.

A few of my favorite tips:
  • In the kitchen, empty your gadget drawer into a box. Every time you use something over the next month, put it back in the drawer. After 4 weeks, look at what's left in the box and decide if you really need it.
  • In a child's room, limit the number of toys and create a routine of putting things where they belong. Also, use a weekly clothes organizer in the closet. (We bought one last month and have saved so much time and worry in the mornings.)
  • In the garage, get things off the floor. Use hooks, mesh bags, and shelving units to organize things you need to store in there.
I'm setting myself a goal of tackling one room per week over the next two months and reducing the clutter that lives there. It's All Too Much has definitely motivated me to want to reduce the clutter in our house and is a wonderful guide to get me started.Buy It:
You can buy Peter Walsh's It's All Too Much DVD for $19.99

A copy of the DVD was provided for review. All opinions are my own.


Henrietta said...

Isn't it just amazing how much you can accumulate! I'm guilty of having an overflowing kitchen gadget drawer for sure! I like the zones idea, I'll have to check this out! Thanks for sharing!

Night Owl Mama said...

Oh my gosh I could of wrote the beginning of your post. I can't tell you how much clutter I have here. Thanks for the tips. Especially the junk drawer tip I have 2 of them in the kitchen isn't that aweful

Cat@3KidsandUs said...

I sooo need to get this for my husband, he's such a friggin pack rat, clutter bug, whatever you call it, he's it! I've got more junk drawers in this house than organized ones because of him.

candace said...

ok seriously I'm buying this for my MIL...she's a borderline hoarder but she's not in denial about it. Maybe if I give her a box of chocolates along with the dvd she love it ;)

Anonymous said...

I miss that show! Watched the reruns about a dozen times each. Then when Oprah sent him out to knock on afraid he'd stop here... and also wishing he would. Now I can bring him home on DVD!

Beeb said...

Sounds like an interesting DVD!