Peter Walsh's "It's All Too Much" DVD: A review and giveaway

17 February 2010

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.

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Great giveaway! I love Peter Walsh – read all his books but I have not seen the DVD. Love your comment about seeing and learning from him on tv is natural. Excellent point. Enjoy your blog!

Theresa Finnigin 02/17/2010 02:15 PM

Thanks so much, Theresa!

Janine Adams 02/17/2010 02:46 PM

It sounds very practical. Thanks for sharing the information.

Tim Cook 02/19/2010 12:54 PM

I agree…Peter Walsh is great… I would like to learn more about his psychological approach to giving sentimental things up…That is the part that is so difficult for me. Thanks for the info, Janine!

Maralee Wilkinson 02/19/2010 12:59 PM

Hope I’m not too late to win!

Tami 02/20/2010 07:59 AM

This DVD might be a helpful push in my husband’s and my newly declared war on our clutter!

Karen Jackson 02/20/2010 02:08 PM

Hmmmm…. I could certainly use some tips for teenagers. My husband and I feel like we live with a couple of squirrels!

Suzanne Gibson 02/20/2010 02:30 PM

I would need this so much! We have way to much clutter and I try and try but still clutter! I need to learn how to go about decluttering!

Shawn 02/20/2010 06:57 PM


Shawn 02/20/2010 07:01 PM

Why are we so obsessed with our stuff? I’m a PO and I’ve seen firsthand how some peoples’ lives are enriched by their stuff yet others’ lives are completely devastated. Organization is a skill set that can be taught to most and it changes peoples’ lives.

Anna Lieber 09/18/2010 12:15 AM

I just don’t know how much is too much! I have lots of space for organizing so things tend to look neat, but I am overwhelmed. I need this to help me.

Connie 02/16/2011 11:26 AM

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Janine Adams

Hello! I’m Janine Adams — a certified professional organizer based in St. Louis, and the creator of Peace of Mind Organizing®.

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