If you've ever been on a fad diet, you know that starving yourself doesn't work. You might lose some weight, but as soon as you finish the diet, you gain all the weight back and more. The best diets aren't short-term fad diets. The weight stays off if you change your eating habits forever.

The same goes for clutter. We're not talking about a clutter crash diet, we're talking about a lifestyle change. The good news is that maintaining a home that is clutter-free and relaxing is a whole lot easier than denying yourself ice cream and French fries.

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Excerpted from It's All Too Much by Peter Walsh. Copyright © 2007 by Peter Walsh. Reprinted by permission from Free Press, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.


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