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What Barbara Hemphill has done with Less Clutter More Life is simply incredible! The simplicity of her strategies are masterful and exude her wealth of knowledge and expertise in this area.
Barbara's approach is comprehensive and vital whether for an individual, or for a company, from which we eliminated over 16 tons of paper and nearly half of the files from our servers prior to moving our offices.
The easy to follow wisdom of Barbara Hemphill will help motivate you to conquer the clutter in your home or office while guiding you through the processes and principles needed to help you make choices and changes that will enable you to experience less clutter and more life!
Barbara Hemphill has managed to create, along with Louise Wannier, in less than 100 pages-a true #1 Best Seller! Designed to be inviting as well as portable, "Less Clutter More Life" is the transparency of the life lessons as experienced by Barbara and many others. This is not just about why and how to clear away the physical and digital clutter in our offices and homes; but addresses the underneath emotional and spiritual clutter that can keep us from our true purpose and living life to our full potential. This gift book came into my life at an important time, and I will be sharing it with many as one that everyone needs to include in their top ten book list of all time! Thanks Barbara for all you do for so many, and know this will be a legacy you will be sharing as you speak and present around the world. (Source: Amazon.com)
Less Clutter More Life is a beautifully written and photographed book which gives you the tools and skills to not only organize your life but eliminate the psychological baggage that physical clutter creates. Through her personal stories as well as friends, Barbara Hemphill compassionately shows us the effect of the choices we make everyday and how they impact our ability to move forward with our lives. All the narratives are accompanied by perfectly matched photographs by Louise Wannier which gently set the emotional tone of the story and introduce a relaxing quality to the book making it a very pleasurable experience overall. I would recommend this book for anyone who feels overwhelmed with the physical as well as emotional clutter in their lives and wants to acquire the life skills to permanently eliminate this forever. (Source: Amazon.com)
I love love love this book. First, it is beautifully crafted. Second, there is no clutter of words. Every thought is clean, provocative, and doable. When so much "stuff" takes over ouor lives, this book is a simple, clean jump start to having more life. Buy it. Read it. and Follow the wisdom. (Source: Amazon.com)
Loved that it was a "grab and go" kind of book -- which seems very on-trend with how people are "getting information" these days. No one has time to read looong books... We are being trained by social media and you tube quick bites is what we want. Loved that I could see myself leaving it on my night table or somewhere else in my house, knowing that I would likely flip to it again very readily. Loved that I also felt that I could just open it to any page to get something out of it. In other words, I felt like I didn't have to re-read it -- but could start anywhere to get moving.... Loved that it gave me a sense of longing to de-clutter. The book just gave me enough to have a "desire" not to be too overwhelming, but in an unassuming way it made me think "is this something I have a desire to do?" And, at the same, time gave me the sense that that desire didn't mean it had to be a daunting task. Loved the imagery! Thought the approach with the pictures was "just right". It didn't look too "over done", yet very purposeful in its approach.
I want you to know that the Less Clutter More Life re-read that the Lord brought to me this morning in front of the fireplace with my bowl of oatmeal touched my heart in really profound ways, and I just wanted to bless you with that today. I appreciate you. I appreciate the way you let the Lord use your gifts and I pray that you have a wonderful day.
Reading your book was very helpful on many levels but the biggest take away was that a productive environment does not mean a perfect environment. It’s not about getting everything organized perfectly but it is about having a system and tools that help you get things done in an efficient manner. I don’t need every surface clear at every point of the day but by using your systems I can have my mind clear and that will make the day more productive. I also felt empowered to act after our meeting – that I had permission to let go of things that were not serving me. I have made good progress in several areas which inspires me to continue, doing what I can, when I can and being happy with the results! (Source: Amazon.com)
I love this book. It has changed my life. I have read it several times. I was able to take action immediately after reading Barbara's book. I got rid of clutter I haven't been able to do for over 5 years. I could not put her book down. She captivated me.It's truly a masterpiece. Buy it not only for yourself, give it away to your family and friends. This is the most beautiful gift they could receive. Thank you Barbara Hemphill
With the beauty and clarity of a precious gem,"Less Clutter, More Life" is a gift of inspiration to us all. It's been said that "you can't make sense out of non-sense". Well, Barbara Hemphill does just that. In heart felt way, she makes sense out the non-sense of physical, and emotional clutter. Using the tools offered, this is a guide book for helping people live the life they want to live.
There is a gentle urging in this book that encourages rather than instructs; the message "Are you enjoying your work and are you enjoying your life?" opens in us a dialogue with ourselves. We are encouraged rather then given criticism for the years of our accumulations and indifference to the weight it presses upon us. The photos by Louise Wannier are likewise gentle and peaceful. They urge us to appreciate beauty, space, color, and all nature has to offer. One particular photo of the shadow of a woman against the grass is sweetly seductive, suggesting a walk in beauty. When I finished reading the book, I sorted through years of holiday cards, keeping only a few photos of those I love, and sent the rest to inhabit some other space, not mine. This book is a deep meditation, and a kind teacher. (Source: Amazon.com)
Barbara's inspirational book is for everyone. Wonderfully illustrated and heartfelt insights that make you laugh, cry, think and grow. Life is richer with Less Clutter More Life. Easy to incorporate into your personal prayer time or as a moment out of a hectic day to refocus your perspective. (Source: Amazon.com)
The stunning images in this book compliment Barbara's teachings in a profound way. Kudos to Barbara & Louise for a truly transformational work of art! (Source: Amazon.com)
What an amazing work of inspired art this book is -- both in its writing and its beautiful images. It's not only a book to read once; rather, it's a book to keep on inspiring you every time you pick it up or even just glance at the cover. It exemplifies the wisdom, beauty, practicality, love, understanding, and godliness that helps us all to live life more abundantly . . . with less clutter of all kinds! (Source: Amazon.com)
I was given the book, Less Clutter More Life, as a gift. I thought it was a book about eliminating clutter that we often collect via mail, newspapers, etc. that accumulates and we never get the chance to clean it up. But, it was not that! It was a book that helps deal with the "stuff" or "clutter" that we emotionally attach to symbols, objects, etc. that hinder our closure on relationships or issues encountered in our life journey. Dealing with this "stuff" can at times be painful. It was helpful to know, through reading Barbara Hemphill's book, that dealing with this clutter facilitates moving forward. The suggestions in the book were extremely helpful. (Source: Amazon.com)
Sometimes it doesn't take a lot of words to have a significant impact. The simple, elegant wisdom here provides us a joyful respite to life's complexities. Not only has Barbara Hemphill crafted a mindful roadmap to readiness and openness, her poetic architecture is fully brought to life by the inspirational photography and artwork of Louise Wannier. This is nature as art, and art as nature, a memorable gift for any occasion, including your own desktop.(Source:Amazon.com)
"Less Clutter More Life" by Barbara Hemphill is a must read for those looking to declutter their homes, their minds and their souls. One of the things worth noting was I felt very calm and at peace as I was reading through it. Not only is Barbara's advice gentle yet powerful, the design of the book is elegant yet simple. If you want to read a book that inspires organization WITHOUT getting overwhelmed, then I highly recommend you check this one out. (Source:Amazon.com)
This masterfully crafted book is full of inspiration that life can truly and fully be celebrated with the release and elimination of the clutter that we so desperately hold onto...but do not need. The awareness that clutter comes in more than a physical state, but also an emotional, mental and spiritual, propels one to launch into clearing them all out of one's life so the joy that has been stifled can be realized! Barbara Hemphill delivers an articulate and beautiful delivery of wisdom that her 35 year career as a professional organizer and life, in general, has taught her. Louise Jane Wannier then punctuated Barbara's words with truly exquisite photographs that perfectly blend with each page of prose! The end result is a beautiful book that is a true treat to the eyes, the heart... and the soul! (Source:Amazon.com)
What an amazing eye opener this book was for me! After reading the first six pages, my heart softened towards a few of my family members that constantly struggle with disorganization. No one, at the end of their life, wishes they collected more stuff. Barbara gets to the core of the matter in this book. It is short, sweet and to the point. The illustrations are captivating. I am grateful that professional organizers, like Barbara, have made it their life's purpose to organize God's people. Barbara has an incredible way of highlighting all the important aspects of getting organized. This book would actually make a great gift for an organized person or a disorganized person. She addresses the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of organizing. Thank you writing this book Barbara. I am forever grateful that you changed the trajectory of my relationship with my daughter. I am back on course. (Source:Amazon.com)
This book is easy to read and very uplifting. It's like a drink of cool water on a summer's day, inspiring those who read it to take care of themselves and nurture the amazing souls that they are. It's a book that can be re-read, and each time you glean something new.
Barbara Hemphill is one of the most phenomenal women you will ever meet. As the Grandmother of Organization and Productivity, her infectious joy for helping people accomplish their work and enjoy their life shines through in every book she writes. She has seen it all, from her humble beginnings as an organizer with paper to owning an extremely successful certification program through the Productive Environment Institute. This book is beautifully written. It will make you look inside yourself, smile and want to be a better person. (Source:Amazon.com)
I have been a fan of Barbara's work for decades! If you're new to Barbara, this book is a great place to begin. In it she combines years of experience into very practical advice on how to eliminate clutter so we can live more fully.
I received and enjoyed your book, Less Clutter More Life. I felt soothed in it's refreshing simplicity. I do strive to have no more than what I can lovingly care for.