I really like Peter Walsh. I love that he provides straight-forward, common-sense advice on decluttering and organizing. I also like his innovative storage solutions. You’ve had the opportunity to see him on Clean Sweep, and Oprah. You may have read his books, including It’s All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff. And now you can watch him demonstrate the principles in that book with this terrific new DVD, It’s All Too Much with Peter Walsh.
Peter starts by concisely talking about his organizing philosophies. He explains that before you start organizing you should create a vision for your space, figure out the function of the room you’re organizing, divide it into activity zones, and recognize the limits that the physical space places on you and what it will hold.
Then he takes you room by room (inside a lovely, uncluttered home or set), giving you instruction and inspiration on organizing the living room, the entertainment area, the kitchen, the closet, the kids’ rooms, the home office and more.
The production values of the DVD are excellent. Peter has a great way of being directive without seeming dictatorial. I’ve seen him on TV so much that it feels very comfortable to learn from him in this format. I think the DVD is great—and fast—way to motivate and jump start the organizing progress.
My copy of the DVD was kindly supplied by its publisher and I’m delighted to give it away to one lucky blog reader. If you’d like to win it, just leave a comment below and/or tweet about it. (Be sure to include my Twitter name, @janinea, in the tweet so that I see it.) You’ll get one entry for the comment and an additional entry for each tweet. I’ll even throw in a copy of Peter’s book for teenagers, It’s All Too Much, So Get It Together, also supplied by the publisher. The drawing will take place on Saturday, February 20, in the afternoon.
One little caveat: The DVD case arrived a little smashed and then I stepped on it, breaking the spine of the case. But I promise to wrap it carefully for shipping so that the DVD isn’t damaged.