While organizing the lives of her many clients as an organizing expert and a frequent guest on A&E's Hoarders show, Dorothy Breininger learned to face her own clutter, and lost seventy-five pounds in the process. In this one-of-a-kind book, she tackles downsizing from the much-needed perspective of what lies underneath our clutter—metaphorically, physically, and emotionally. With some of the most extreme and memorable true stories from the Hoarders show, Breininger reveals what our clutter is trying to tell us and how it relates to our struggles to lose weight and keep it off.
Whether you're a packrat, a neat freak, or trying to tame the hoarder within, Breininger reveals why, to be successful on the scale, you must first master the clutter within you and around you. With the same no-holds barred candor that resonates with TV viewers, she offers advice to help anyone face their stuff, with an organized, step-by-step approach to either toss it, tame it, or tailor it to fit their lives. Filled with personal stories from clients, her own success story, and tips from fitness coaches and organizing experts, this practical bookgives everyone the tools to declutter their way to their dream size.
"Equal parts cheerleader, therapist, and organizer, Breininger has decluttered personal lives for twenty years."—USA Today
Dorothy Breininger and her team were amazing to work with—they took mountains of paper and created organized files. We no longer feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information we process.—Southern California Edison
Dorothy Breininger can turn your 'To Do' list into an 'It's Done' list!—Organize Magazine
Dorothy Breininger knows a thing or two about motivation and goal setting.—Rapid City Journal
Dorothy is a life coach. She is about organizing; she is about putting together an action plan for setting up the interval steps to get you where you're going, setting realistic goals—and she is good at it.—Dr. Phil McGraw,The Dr. Phil Show
For years Dorothy and her staff have organized my business and my life. For me, Dorothy is like a monthly vitamin, which ensures my personal and business success.—Roxanne Davis, Attorney
In her book, Breininger says what is eating you today can serve up heaps of self-destructive habits that can last a lifetime. And the world's best makeover will not alleviate the pain unless you face your stuff.—Warner Center News
Nobody appreciates a high-class pigsty, though, like Dorothy Breininger. Her tales from the upper crust of disorganization will send you jogging to the nearest Staples.—Forbes magazine
Some people go to Bali on vacation. I just call Dorothy! —Susan Beckman, Artist